Low-Cost HDMI Quad Screen Splitter/Multiviewer/Extender

Display real-time 1080p video from four HDMI/DVI sources simultaneously on a single display that can be extended up to 250 feet away

Also known as: Quad screen splitter, HDMI quad splitter extender, video quad display, quad monitor, four video sources displayed on one monitor, extend four sources to display on one monitor, quad monitor extender

SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LC (Front & Back)

Product Highlights

  • HDMI & DVI
  • HDTV resolutions to 1080p
  • Quad, Picture in Picture, & Full Screen modes

Also Available:

HDCP & TAA Compliant HDMI Multiviewer with Custom Display Mode

Additional Images

  • SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LC - Included HDMI Receiver (Front & Back)
  • SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LC - Included IR Remote
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) via RS232 for the Low-Cost HDMI Multiviewer/Extender

The SPLITMUX® Low-Cost HDMI Quad Screen Multiviewer allows you to simultaneously display real-time HDMI/DVI video from four different sources on a single monitor. It is capable of displaying the video sources in quad, PiP, or full screen mode. The audio/video output can be extended up to 250 feet away via a single CAT6/6a/7 cable.
Note: This device does not support HDCP.

The SPLITMUX® Low-Cost HDMI Quad Screen Multiviewer allows you to simultaneously display real-time HDMI/DVI video from four different sources on a single monitor. It is capable of displaying the video sources in quad, PiP, or full screen mode. The audio/video output can be extended up to 250 feet away via a single CAT6/6a/7 cable.

  • Quad, Picture in Picture, and Full Screen display modes.
  • Independent video in to video out resolution.
  • Supported resolutions:
    • Input: HTDV resolutions to 1080p and computer resolutions to 1920x1200.
    • Output: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 1024x768, 1360x768.
  • HDMI features supported:
    • Inputs: 24-, 30-, and 36-bit xvYCC, sRGB, and YCbCr.
    • Outputs: 24- and 30-bit sRGB.
    • Four-channel non-mixing stereo with 16-, 20-, or 24-bit uncompressed PCM audio.
    • Bandwidth up to 165 MHz.
      • Inputs: 2.25 Gbps
      • Output: 2.0625 Gbps
  • Fluid, real-time video performance with 60 frames per second (fps) in all four quadrants.
  • Switch audio independently of video from connected HDMI sources in Quad mode.
  • Any DVI source or display can be connected by using the DVI-HD-xx-MM cable (not included).
    • Use DVIA-HD-CNVTR-LC or DVI-HD-CNVTR DVI + Audio to HDMI Converters to pass and independently switch audio signals to the multiviewer.
  • Control the multiviewer through front panel buttons, IR remote, or Graphical User Interface (GUI) via RS232.
    • Bi-directional IR control from multiviewer and remote unit locations.
  • Cascade multiviewers to display video from any number of video sources on one screen.
    • Each unit in the cascade must be configured and controlled individually.
    • Cascaded outputs can be extended using the remote unit as long as the combined total CAT6/6a/7 cable length between all levels of the cascade does not exceed 250 feet.
    • Compatible with SPLITMUX-HD-4RT for cascade configurations.
  • Adjust output video brightness, contrast, color, and sharpness.
  • Supports simultaneous local and remote HDMI output.
    • Features coax SPDIF audio outputs at the multiviewer and receiver.
  • Built-in default EDID table.
    • Supported output resolutions can be selected.
  • ARC (Audio Return Channel) support at the receiver unit via coax SPDIF output for speakers.
    • Turn ARC on to play audio from an HDTV with ARC support to the connected speakers.
    • Turn ARC off to play audio from the multiviewer source to the connected speakers.
Note: This device does not support HDCP.

Multiviewer

Inputs
  • Four female HDMI connectors.
  • One 3.5mm port for IR receiver.
  • One RS232 port for Graphical User Interface (GUI) control.
  • Supports digital HDMI devices, such as DVD/Blu-ray players, satellite receivers, and HDTV tuners.
  • A DVI source can be connected by using the DVI-HD-xx-MM cable (not included). The cable does not pass audio to the multiviewer.
    • Use a video + audio to HDMI video converter to pass embedded HDMI audio into the multiviewer (see Compatible NTI Products below).
Outputs
  • One female HDMI connector for local display.
  • One RJ45 connector for CATx cable to remote unit.
  • One coax connector for local SPDIF audio.
  • Four 3.5mm ports for IR emitters.
  • Output resolutions: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 1024x768, 1360x768.
  • A DVI display can be connected by using the DVI-HD-xx-MM cable (not included). The cable does not pass audio to the display.
    • Use a video + audio to HDMI video converter to pass embedded HDMI audio into the multiviewer (see Compatible NTI Products below).
Power
  • 100 to 240 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz via AC adapter.
  • Power consumption: 10W.
Dimensions
  • WxDxH (in): 9.84x4.65x1.26 (250x118x32 mm)
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C).
  • Storage temperature: -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C).
  • Operating and storage relative humidity: 20 to 90% non-condensing RH.
Regulatory Approvals
  • CE, FCC, RoHS
Package Includes
  • One HDMI Multiviewer
  • One remote unit
  • One 12V, 2.5A power supply
  • One 5V, 1A power supply
  • One IR remote
  • Five IR emitters
  • Two IR receivers
  • One 4.6 ft (1.4 m) RS232 cable
  • Wall mount brackets with screws
  • User manual
Compatible NTI Products
  • Combine NTI's multiviewers and video converters for cost-effective display configurations.

Note:This device does not support HDCP.

Remote Unit

Inputs
  • One RJ45 connector for CATx cable to multiviewer.
  • One 3.5mm port for IR receiver.
Outputs
  • One female HDMI connector for remote display.
  • One coax connector for remote SPDIF audio.
    • Supports ARC (Audio Return Channel)
  • One 3.5mm port for IR emitter.
  • Supports crisp and clear HDTV resolutions to 1080p and computer resolutions to 1920x1200.
  • A DVI display can be connected by using the DVI-HD-xx-MM cable (not included). The cable does not pass audio to the display.
    • Use a video + audio to HDMI video converter to pass embedded HDMI audio into the multiviewer (see Compatible NTI Products below).
Power
  • 100 to 240 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz via AC adapter.
Dimensions
  • WxDxH (in): 4.02x2.60x1.02 (102x66x26 mm)
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C).
  • Storage temperature: -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C).
  • Operating and storage relative humidity: 20 to 90% non-condensing RH.
Regulatory Approvals
  • CE, FCC, RoHS

Distances & Resolutions for
CAT5/5e/6/6a/7 Cables
Cable Distance Max Std Resolution
CAT5 Stranded STP100 ft 1080i/60Hz
720p/60Hz
CAT5 Solid STP50 ft 1080p/60Hz
100 ft 1080i/60Hz
720p/60Hz
CAT5e Solid UTP/STP175 ft 1080i/60Hz
720p/60Hz
CAT5e Stranded UTP/STP90 ft 1080p/60Hz
CAT6 Stranded UTP90 ft 1080p/60Hz
CAT6 Solid UTP125 ft 1080p/60Hz
250 ft 1080i/60Hz
720p/60Hz
CAT6a/7 Solid STP250 ft 1080p/60Hz
Quad Mode
  • In quad mode, the screen is split into four fields of equal size each displaying the entire contents of four different video sources.
  • Fluid, real-time video performance with 60 frames per second (fps) in all four quadrants.
Full Screen Mode
  • In full screen mode, one of the four video sources is displayed in full screen size and maximum resolution.
Picture in Picture (PIP) Mode
  • In PIP mode, the full screen display of one of the four video sources is accompanied by three small images (thumbnails) of the three other video sources on the right hand margin of the screen allowing simultaneous monitoring.
    • If there is no video source connected to one of the thumbnails, its screen will remain black.
Infrared Remote Control
  • IR control of multiviewer
    • Locally control with the included IR remote using the built-in IR receiver on the multiviewer.
    • Remotely control with the included IR remote via an IR receiver connected to the remote unit.
  • IR control of connected sources
    • Each IR emitter connected to the multiviewer must be placed close to the corresponding video source.
      • E.g. IR Tx 1 emitter must be placed near Input 1 device.
    • Locally control with the source IR remote using the built-in IR receiver on the multiviewer.
    • Remotely control with the source IR remote via an IR transmitter connected to the multiviewer and an IR receiver connected to the remote unit.
  • IR control of connected display
    • Locally control the remote display with the display IR remote via the IR receiver on the multiviewer and an IR transmitter connected to the remote unit.
Front Panel Interface
  • Use front panel buttons to locally change ports, select a display mode or change resolutions.
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Configuration and control can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) via an RS232 connection.

Application Drawings

  •  How to Display real-time 1080p video from four HDMI/DVI sources simultaneously on a single display that can be extended up to 250 feet away
    How to Display real-time 1080p video from four HDMI/DVI sources simultaneously on a single display that can be extended up to 250 feet away

Application Notes

  •   How to Cascade SPLITMUX-HD-4RT and SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LC
    How to Cascade SPLITMUX-HD-4RT and SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LC
    The SPLITMUX-HD-4RT and SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LC can be cascaded together in any combination, with either model as the master and/or slaves in any combination and any number of slave levels. The SPLITMUX-HD-4RT supports Full Screen, PiP, Quad, and Custom modes. The SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LC supports Full Screen PiP, and Quad modes. Keep both limitations in mind when configuring the desired cascade effect. Cascaded outputs for the SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LC can be extended using the remote unit as long as the combined CAT6/6a/7 cable length between all levels of the cascade does not exceed 250 feet.

    In this example, the SPLITMUX-HD-4RT is the master unit, and the four slaves are SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LC units. Slave 1 and 2 are configured as Full Screen mode, Slave 3 as PiP mode, and Slave 4 as Quad mode. Input/Slave 1 is also extended up to 250 feet using a single CAT6/6a/7 cable. Using Custom Mode on the master unit, the following inputs are configured as below:

    Input/Slave 1:
      - Background image
      - Red border

    Input/Slave 2:
      - Vertical image using adjusted aspect ratio
      - Blue border

    Input/Slave 3:
      - Windowed image (Quad image)
      - Green border

    Input/Slave 4:
      - Overlapping windowed image (PiP image)
      - Yellow border

    Note: SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LC is not TAA or HDCP compliant.

    Below are the configuration limitations for a cascade set-up

    Master Slaves How to Configure
    SPLITMUX-HD-4RTSPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LC Individually
    SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LCSPLITMUX-HD-4RT Individually
    SPLITMUX-HD-4RTSPLITMUX-HD-4RT,
    SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LC
    All connected SPLITMUX-HD-4RT can be adjusted via the master's Custom Mode in Web Interface as long as there is a chain link; all connected SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LC must be configured individually
    SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LCSPLITMUX-HD-4RT,
    SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LC
    Individually

Low-Cost HDMI Multiviewer/Extender

NTI Part # Description Price Quote Buy
SPLITMUX-C5HDR-4LC HDMI Quad Screen Splitter/Multiviewer/Extender $720.00

HDMI Male-Male Cables

NTI Part # Length Price Quote Buy
HD-3-MM 3 feet $2.70
HD-6-MM 6 feet $3.45
HD-10-MM 10 feet $5.00
HD-15-MM 15 feet $7.50
HD-20-MM 20 feet $9.75
HD-30-MM 30 feet $22.00
HD-50-MM 50 feet $35.75
HD-100-MM 100 feet $97.00

DVI-D Male to HDMI-A Male Single Link Cable

NTI Part # Length Price Quote Buy
DVI-HD-1M-MM 1 meter $4.30
DVI-HD-2M-MM 2 meter $8.00
DVI-HD-3M-MM 3 meter $10.00
DVI-HD-5M-MM 5 meter $11.00

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