The Atlona AT-HD-SC-500 is a 3×1 switcher and HD scaler with two HDMI inputs and a VGA input with audio.
It is designed to take video signals from switchers, PCs, or laptops, and scale them to an HDMI output at a wide range of resolutions and rates,
up to 1080p @ 60 Hz and 1920×1200. The HD-SC-500 can serve as the central component of a compact, automated AV system with the convenience of automatic input selection and display control.
It enables input selection, volume, and display on/off control from the front panel or external RS-232 or TCP/IP commands.
The HD-SC-500 incorporates many popular integration convenience features while delivering excellent value for classrooms, huddle rooms, and meeting spaces.
The HD-SC-500 offers advanced scaling capabilities including image adjustment capability, and an auto-set feature for matching incoming signals to the display’s native resolution.
Integrated scaling helps optimize image quality and switching performance.
This switcher and scaler also features audio de-embedding, and third-party TCP/IP and RS-232 control of the scaler and display.
Surface mounting brackets are provided with the HD-SC-500 for easy under-table, furniture, or on-wall installation.
Automatic Display Control
The HD-SC-500 provides control to a display through TCP/IP, RS-232, or CEC*, without the need for a separate control system.
This simplifies system design and integration while reducing costs. With automatic display control, the HD-SC-500 can trigger a display to power on automatically whenever a laptop or other device is connected.
At the end of the presentation, when the presenter disconnects the laptop, the HD-SC-500 forces the display to power off.
Ease of presenter interaction with the system, and the savings incurred by automatic display shutdown provide a significant return on investment.
The HD-SC-500 display control capability can also be triggered by an external control system.
A power button on the front panel can be used for manual on/off control of either the HD-SC-500 or the display.
Front panel volume controls are also available to control the display’s internal audio, or another device with volume control, such as a DSP or another switcher.
The HD-SC-500 automatically selects an input source based on detection of the 5 volt hot plug detect (HPD) signal, as well as active video.
This ensures reliable auto-switching operation for all video sources, including DVRs, DisplayPort / Mini DisplayPort adapters, and other devices that always maintain the HPD line at the 5 volt “high” state but may not be delivering active video.
• Complete system applications – The HD-SC-500 provides a compact, yet comprehensive and cost-effective system integration solution with automatic input selection, display control capabilities, and essential audio processing.
• (See this featured application as an example, and read about the HD-SC-500 in this case study.)
• Expanding system capabilities – The HD-SC-500 can also be used as an input device on a switcher, matrix switcher, or distribution amplifier that doesn’t have a VGA input, and as a dedicated scaler for any device with an HDMI output.