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VGA and Audio Matrix Switch with IP and Serial Control, 16 x 16

Matrix HD video and audio switching
IP and RS-232 control!


Please call 877-877-2269 for a replacement product or part.
Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

Product Features

  • For cross-point switching of PC or HD (VGA or YPbPr) video and audio signals.
  • Available with 16 or 32 HD15 ports (8 input/8 output or 16 input/16 output).


  • Switch using front-panel buttons, RS-232 commands, or via its IP port.
  • Switched video output can also be blanked with audio on the same channel muted.
  • Outputs PC video resolutions up to 1900 x 1200 and HD video up to 1080p. Also works with analog SD video.
  • IP control of matrix switching provided through its 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX port using Telnet or Virtual Serial Port Driver.
  • RS-232 serial command control provided through either a screw terminal and an RJ-45 port interface.
  • Balanced stereo audio outputs give you interference-free connections, immune to ground noise pickup, with audio and video synchronized to the same channels.
  • Blinking CHECK light alerts you to any detected system faults. Unit also monitors voltage levels and temperature.
  • Use front panel to view switch routings (ties) either from input or from output side.
  • Intuitive up and down arrow buttons on front-panel keypad enable you to check channel status and configure new input/output ties.
  • Also has front-panel controls for adjusting the level of each audio input channel. Digital VU meter provides bar graph display of sound levels.
  • For easy recall, stores up to 8 or 16 preset routing patterns. Reconfigure for frequently used switch patterns at the push of a button.
  • Can also be programmed to switch between preset patterns at certain times of the day—great for automating video/audio distribution to digital signage.
  • For scheduling reliability, features a real-time clock with battery backup.
  • Ideal for large digital signage display systems where you want to switch source inputs for screen output on various screens.
  • Also great for broadcast, multimedia conference, and classroom applications, as well as command and control centers.
  • Works with BLACK BOX® Mini CAT5 Extenders for transmitting VGA signals over CAT5 cable.
  • Compact and reliable, with a 2U-high, 19" rackmountable enclosure.
  • RoHS compliant.

  • Tech Specs

    Audio Bandwidth 10 Hz to >10 MHz (supports passthrough of analog or digital S/PDIF audio sources)
    Audio Levels Supported Input: 0 to +4 dBu (0.78 to 1.23 Vrms) line level; Output: -10 dBV
    CE Approval Yes
    Connectors Video input: (8) or (16) HD15 F (VGA); Video output: (8) or (16) HD15 F (VGA); Audio input: (8) or (16) unbalanced RCA (single-ended); Audio output: (8) or (16) balanced +/- screw terminals (differential or single-ended); Serial (RS-232) control: (1) 3-screw terminal with detachable mating connector, (1) RJ-45 (auxiliary); IP: (1) RJ-45 (10/100)
    MTBF 900,000 hrs. (estimated)
    Power 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, autosensing
    Resolutions Supported (Maximum) PC: 1900 x 1200 at 60 Hz; HD video: 1080p
    Size 3.5"H (2U) x 19"W x 12.8D (8.9 x 48.3 x 7.2 cm)
    Video Levels Supported 0.3 V to 0.7 V (1 V p-p) on RGB; 0 to 5 VDC on sync
    Weight 9.4 lb. (4.3 kg)

    NOTE: HD15-to-3 RCA cables may be required for some video connections. To order, contact our FREE Tech Support.

    * Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.



    Double Diamond Warranty

    Extended 1 Year Warranty Available

    Protect your purchase with an additional 1 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $795.00

    Extended 3 Year Warranty Available

    Protect your purchase with an additional 3 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $1,589.99


    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)

    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The VGA and Audio Matrix Switch with IP and Serial Control, 16 x 16 comes with a standard 3 Year Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard) already included.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.