MSD-402; the A/V switch that keeps it simple

IDK Corporation is a customer-focused Japanese manufacturer and has been serving the needs of the demanding Japanese Pro-AV market for over 26 years. Each of our products is proudly designed, developed, manufactured, and rigorously tested at our own facilities in Japan. IDK's continuing success, together with an expanding worldwide demand for sophisticated, high quality and high performance solutions is enabling IDK's enthusiastic response to the needs of the global Pro-AV community.

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MSD-402; the A/V switch that keeps it simple
The MSD-402 is a compact, half-rack-width simple to use, digital audiovisual signal switcher with built-in scan converter and integrated HDBaseT extension; both at the inputs and outputs. Integrated signal extension and an excellent feature set, makes this switch especially well suited to classrooms and conference rooms.
Specifically, the I/O facilities include four digital inputs; two (2) HDBaseT and two (2) HDMI/DVI and two individually addressable outputs; one (1) HDBaseT output and one (1) HDMI.
Since all MSD models include a built-in scan converter, configuration settings during startup are unnecessary. Also, switching between inputs is seamless, with only a single black frame inserted during transitions. Total switching execution times are less than one second, providing an elegant and stress-free user experience, even when handling HDCP encrypted signals.
As with other MSD products, the MSD-402 provides many features that make for rapid and simple implementation, use and assurance of uptime. Advanced IDK default settings eliminate a need for user configuration settings, enabling immediate, out-of-the-box success. Automatic input detection and switching assures a successful installation followed by positive user experiences. While plugging in a presenter's laptop for example, it is unnecessary to command the switcher, thanks to this auto-switching function that selects the most recently presented input signal.
The MSD-402 features both default and user configurable aspect ratio and resolution format controls that can be set optimally and independently for each input and each output to support source and sink devices operating at different resolutions or formats simultaneously. The process can be operated in auto mode.
Additional auto modes make routing signals to the desired displays simple, such as IDK's anti-snow feature. One of root causes of a snowy image occurs when the sink device fails to share decryption key with the source device. The MSD 402 automatically corrects snowy noise at startup. After the initial signal is established, the connection reset function is then enabled, this auto feature will fix HDCP handshake failures without physically removing and inserting the cables. Users and A/V Pros are pleased that content is presented correctly at the display immediately and without any need to grapple with settings.


For applications requiring analog inputs, the MSD-402 can be integrated together with the HDC-TH200 CAT6 transmitter. This configuration offers analog input capability while taking advantage of HDBaseT signal extension between the source and the HDBaseT input of the switch.
Like other switches in the MSD product family, the MSD-402 also includes valuable uptime-assurance tools like port level system status reporting, automatic recovery from HDCP errors or display blackout.
MSD-402 Key features:
■ Automatic input switching
■ HDMI input cable EQ Input: up to 33 ft. to 99 ft. approx. (10 m to 30 m)
■ HDBaseT inputs and outputs support up to 328.08 ft. approx. (100 m) extension over a Cat6 cable
■ Aspect ratio control
■ Seamless switching
■ Picture in Picture
■ D/A conversion
■ Control via RS-232C, LAN and IDK's IQ control apps for Apple and Android devices
■ EDID emulation

IDK Corporation is a customer-focused Japanese manufacturer and has been serving the needs of the demanding Japanese Pro-AV market for over 26 years. Each of our products is proudly designed, developed, manufactured, and rigorously tested at our own facilities in Japan. IDK's continuing success, together with an expanding worldwide demand for sophisticated, high quality and high performance solutions is enabling IDK's enthusiastic response to the needs of the global Pro-AV community.

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