Video Switchers

Overview

A switcher is used to “switch” between multiple audio/video devices and one or more displays. AV switchers are available in a variety of formats: HDMI, DVI, VGA, Component, Composite, and digital or analog audio. Many switchers today utilize HDBaseT technology which allows audio, video, ethernet, and control to be transmitted over long distances using a single Cat5/6/7 cable. Many also have built-in scalers for compatibility with devices of different resolutions. When choosing the right switcher, you’ll need to know the types devices and displays you have and how many. You’ll also need to know the distance from your switcher to your display. In typical residential applications, you may have multiple sources (e.g., game consoles, cables boxes, movie players) but a lack of input connections on a TV. In this case, a 4×1 switcher (4 inputs and 1 output) would suffice.

In commercial applications involving restaurants or bars with the need to show different programming on different TVs a Matrix Switcher is typically employed. Matrix Switchers come in a variety of different sizes depending on the number of input devices and display outputs required. Matrix Switchers work well in these situations because they provide the ability for centralized control over what is displayed on each screen.



BZBGEAR Solutions

Professional level live stream production is feasible with the BZBGEAR® BG-HDVS42U, a compact 4-channel HDMI video switcher.
Don’t let the compact size of the BZBGEAR BG-MFVS61 portable A/V Mixer fool you, it packs a punch! The ideal mixer for mobile events or situations in which space is a premium, it’s lightweight and portable yet tough enough to withstand field deployments.
The BG-PS41-BYOD-4K is ideal for small businesses or private conference rooms. By connecting the unit to an ethernet cable like a Cat5/6 versus wireless, the device is suitable for those requiring secure LAN connectivity. It’s straightforward to set up a valuable solution for any conference room.
Part 2 of our segment covering the BZB Gear BG-PSC6x2-4K & BG-PSC6x2-4K Presentation Switchers, our tech expert Chris Graham unboxes, installs, and demos both units.

Industry Leading Warranty and Support


BZBGEAR Pro AV products and Cameras come with a three-year warranty. An extended two-year warranty is available for our Cameras upon registration for a total of 5 years.

BZBGEAR provides technical support out of Sacramento, CA via phone, email, or chat. Our team provides exceptional assistance on all our products and is knowledgeable on a multitude of brands and models when it comes to compatibility. You will always reach a specialist tuned in to your needs, providing unique solutions for your installation.

Technical Support hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. (PST). Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (PST).

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