VP1420 and VP1421 are the new True 4K proposals by ATEN: presentation matrix switcher for all collaboration and presentation needs in educational and government fields. Currently available with a promotion, where the control keypad is included.
Before the technical details, let’s give ourselves an overview: why do the new ATEN VP1420 and VP1421 stand out? First, they offer users high-quality video streams (up to 4K) with support for the most popular HDR formats, to allow presentations and sharing sessions with vivid and natural images. From the point of view of connectivity, these new solutions offer a multi-format AV interface, with the ability to connect different types of signals, from VGA to HDMI to get to the modern HDBaseT solution, with stereo audio, line out and optical outputs. In short, all the necessary connectivity. The VP1421/VP1420 integrate AV processing capabilities (e.g. HDBaseT connectivity), as well as audio mixing and microphone support. All this, in order to propose a solution that is not too expensive, easy to configure and performing.
These matrix switchers are suitable for collaboration environments, in the education field as well as in the government one. To give an example, in the education sector, quality is fundamental: clear and pleasant images, in real 4K, increase students’ interest in learning, while ease of use and management meets the needs of teachers. who usually like to deal with ‘turnkey’ systems.
The ATEN VP1420 is a multi-in-one presentation switcher that integrates video matrix functions, 4K 4: 4: 4 scaler up to 4,096 x 2,160 @ 60Hz (HDMI), audio processor and analogue converter in one compact device – digital, has four analogue / digital inputs and two HDMI outputs. It offers the ability to switch analogue and digital AV signals, with configurations of, for example, three HDMI inputs and one VGA and HDMI outputs, as well as support for audio embedding and de-embedding. For control, the options are many: front panel, IR remote control and RS-232 port, with web-based GUI. The video scaler function supports video upscaling to 4K for display A and downscaling to 1080p for display B.
ATEN VP1421 is always a 4×2 multi-format AV switcher that allows you to switch between one HDBaseT input, two HDMI inputs and one VGA input to one HDBaseT and one HDMI output, with audio DSP support. This product is based on HDBaseT-Lite technology and is capable of extending uncompressed AV, IR, RS-232 and power signals over Cat 6 / 6a cable up to 70 meters.
On the resolution side (we recall the features: True 4K 4.096×2.160 at 60 Hz 4: 4: 4 in HDMI and 4: 2: 0 in HDBaseT), on HDR support and on scaler functions (upscaling up to 4K for the display A and downscaling to 1,080p for the display B) the characteristics of the VP1421 are very similar to those of the VP1420.
And, in case you need to select one of the two products from a remote location, such as in the case of a meeting room where it is necessary to change the content source, you can use the VPK104 Keypad. It has four keys, can be mounted on the wall or meeting table, it is simple and reliable for use even by non-expert people. Currently the keypad (VPK104) is included with every purchase of the presentation matrix switches, learn more about the promotion.
This pair of products, in combination with the Keypad VPK104 for remote control, therefore represent the latest ATEN solution not only for the Educational world, but also for government environments, struggling (such as companies) with the need for remote sharing with clear communication, command and control. VP1420 and VP1421 enable reliable connections and provide optimized meeting environments even for critical government meetings.