Roland XS-42H 4 x 2 HDMI Matrix Switcher
Meet. Share. Repeat.
The XS-42H is the switcher anyone can connect to and immediately start sharing information to one or two screens for effective meetings and huddles. It is easily installed without any AV experience turns any flat panel TV into a meeting room system.
When it comes to sharing ideas and collaborating, it’s important to create the right environment. The growing popularity of ‘huddle spaces’ show that people need quick, flexible ways to meet and get things done. But how many times have you been in a meeting, only to waste the first 10 minutes trying to connect the laptop to the large screen or projector? And when ‘home’ TVs are used for business, you quickly realize they’re not up to the task – with clunky remote controls and user interfaces that are unsuitable for repeatedly switching inputs.
The Roland XS-42H gets your meetings started in no time, with fast seamless connection of up to four computers and tablets over HDMI. Installed in minutes, the XS-42H means you can lose the remote controls, forget ‘connection anxiety’ and create a meeting space that anyone and everyone can use in seconds - without needing to call the IT department yet again.
DIY — Huddle without the hassle
Professionally installed huddle space AV systems aren’t cheap — and for smaller companies the cost is often prohibitive. But if you can mount a TV on a wall, then you can install and set up the Roland XS-42H, giving you a huddle space that’ll make everyone’s lives easier. The XS-42H is small, light and easy to position, and the supplied mounting bracket means it can be located out of sight, but ready for action. You don’t even need to physically press the button to change input sources, as the XS-42H can be controlled from a web browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
No more ‘guess the input’
Even when successfully connected to a display, you may not see ‘your’ screen because the correct input isn’t selected. This triggers a cycle of chaos as you scramble for the right input settings, while everyone starts checking their smartphones. The XS-42H’s auto input detection solves this problem by automatically switching to a newly connected device, making the transition to a new presenter incredibly smooth while keeping everyone focused on the meeting.
Connect with confidence
The XS-42H can connect and display a reassuring variety of sources. It achieves this in two ways; EDID and scaling. EDID (or Extended Display Identification Data) tells your PC or tablet the correct resolution to output, so you don’t ever need to get involved. Scaling lets you connect, switch and display between a variety of different sources and resolutions – so no matter what’s going in, it’ll come out fine.
Replace blank screens with something special
When a computer is disconnected, the XS-42H can automatically return to a specified input instead of the typical black screen of a blank input. This lets you display a stored still image with your company’s logo, the name of the meeting room or a connected Apple TV or Chromecast screen saver. You can even provide a nice greeting for the participants before the meeting begins.
Connect to better speakers for superior sound
Although most TV LED and LCD panels look good, the sound is often an afterthought. The Roland XS-42H includes stereo RCA outputs for connection to external speakers or soundbars, for dramatically superior audio quality. The internal audio mixer of the XS-42H will switch the audio to match the video input, using the audio embedded in the computer’s HDMI signal — no extra audio cables required.
Get more done with two displays
Using two screens side by side lets you share more information and get more done. You can compare multiple documents, research the web while updating a proposal, or have a video conference on one screen with research material on the other. The XS-42H lets you do all this and more, with ten scenes that can be recalled to automatically switch both screens to the correct input sources, along with the correct audio.
High-end touchscreen operation, without the cost
High-end AV meeting room systems often include a touchscreen interface — usually with a high-end cost. The XS-42H lets you use any inexpensive tablet as a convenient touch controller, via the browser application. Once connected to your company network, simply connect to the XS-42H’s IP address and use the tablet to select presets, switch inputs and control the volume — all without having to leave your seat.
Keep the Huddle Space useable for every meeting.
Setting a default input source leaves the meeting space set and ready to go before each meeting. Advanced menu functions can only be accessed on a secondary screen.