Universal Matrix Switcher with USB-C connectivity and Dante Audio

 Lightware’s universal matrix switcher that exploits the USB-C connectivity for a simplified transmission of 4K video, audio, control signals and power, providing meeting participants with easy host switching as well as comprehensive and secure Ethernet features accompanied by Dante/AES67 audio capabilities.

Highlighted features

  • USB-C input connectivity for 4K Video, Audio, Data, and Power (Video, Audio, Data and Power over a single USB-C connection)
  • Multiple USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity for any type of USB devices (Camera, speakerphone, touch monitor, USB-HID devices etc…)
  • Separate USB 3.1 Host switching layer for multiple USB hosts and USB devices
  • Charging via USB-C up to 60w
  • HDMI Stereo embedded Audio can be de-embedded and converted to 2 channel Dante/AES67 streams
  • Dedicated secure corporate and room utility Ethernet connectivity
  • Smart & noiseless cooling system
  • USB-C charging up to 2 x 60W, depending on the AC/DC power supply type (from Firmware V1.4)
  • CEC at the HDMI outputs (from Firmware V1.4)
  • Supports HDMI 4K signal formats (4K UHD @60Hz RGB 4:4:4, up to 18 Gbps)

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USB C Switch

Bring Collaboration Spaces to the Next Level

The UCX-4x2-HC30D universal matrix switcher enhances and extends the possibilities of a meeting room and allows meeting participants to easily use their own devices such as laptops, and preferred video conference platforms while also utilizing the available assets of the meeting space, just like the HDMI displays, room cameras, and other USB peripherals.

Exploit the Possibilities of USB connectivity

The device utilizes the USB-C connectivity for a simplified transmission of 4K video, audio, control signals, and power, and allows data speeds of up to 5 Gbps under the USB 3.1 Gen1 and allowing video resolution capabilities up to 4K@60Hz at 4:4:4. Users who connect their laptop or other mobile devices to the USB C switch can also enjoy charging up to 60w, thus eliminating the need to look for a wall plug and to avoid sudden interruption of meetings.

Devices such as laptops that do not come with USB-C connectivity can also be connected quickly and easily, using a combination of HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.1 Gen1 connections without compromising on either video resolution or data speeds.

The device is designed to be a centerpiece of any collaboration space and can be connected to four USB peripherals via USB-A type connectors.

The device allows up to four hosts to be connected to the system, and also ensures quick and easy switching between these hosts, making this universal matrix switcher a perfect fit for smaller meeting areas, involving 6-12 people.

Additional Features and Capabilities

Automated room control features are also included through GPIO ports, besides RS-232 and occupancy sensor connectivity.

The switcher also thrives when it comes to audio capabilities, offering analog audio de-embedding features as well as support for DANTE/AES67 network connection to send DANTE/AES67 audio stream directly to a dedicated audio system.

Security is always a key concern in the corporate world, therefore our engineers ensured that the UCX-4x2-HC30D adhere to the strictest security standards.

Secure corporate Ethernet interfaces ensure secure device control and configuration under the SSH, SSL, and HTTPS standards, whilst the device can also be securely connected to a closed network of room control devices such as wall panels or routed to the corporate system for additional control options, all via separate Ethernet layers.

The Taurus UCX offers noiseless operation in most environments where conditions are considered regular, just like in a meeting room where temperatures do not exceed the low 20s in Celsius or about 70-75 in Fahrenheit. The built-in fan is designed to operate only if the device is installed in a cabinet or other environment with insufficient airflow. We specified a maximum of 30dBA noise level for our ventilation system in a meeting room, to comply with the NC-30 and NR 30 standards.

In today’s collaboration environments, it is key that the technology offers flexible and versatile ways for participants to unlock the full potential of a collaboration space and to not be limited by the default options offered by their meeting rooms.

The Taurus UCX product family is Lightware’s ground-breaking innovation offered for the increasingly growing demand for cutting-edge solutions in the world of Unified Communications.

 Variant UCX-2x2-H30 UCX-2x1-HC30 UCX-4x2-HC30 UCX-4x2-HC30D UCX-4x3-HC40
HDMI input 2 1 2 2 2
USB-C connectivity (4K Video, Audio, Data, Power charge) 0 1 2 2 2
HDMI output 2 1 2 2 3
USB-A 3.1 Gen1 Connection (for USB Devices) 4 4 4 4 4
USB-B 3.1 Gen1 Connection (for PC hosts) 2 1 2 2 1
USB-C Gen1 Connection (for PC hosts) with Video cancel 1 2 2 2
USB-C Gen1 Connection (for PC hosts) USB Data only cancel cancel cancel cancel 1
USB host switching check check check check check
DANTE/AES67 audio support cancel cancel cancel check cancel
Analog audio de-embedding (5-pole Phoenix) check check check check check
Secure control Ethernet check check check check check
Utility Ethernet cancel check check check check
Configurable Ethernet cancel check check check check
GPIO connection 6 6 6 6 6
Occupancy sensor connection check check check check check
RS-232 connection 2 1 2 2 2
Welcome Screen check check check check check
lightware taurus ucx

Lightware's Next Generation USB-C Connectivity Platform

The TAURUS UCX product family is Lightware’s ground-breaking innovation offered for this increasingly growing demand for cutting-edge solutions in the world of Unified Communications.

This unique connectivity platform allows users to share their content, switch hosts and control their meeting room easily and intuitively.

Resolution Up to UHD/4k@60Hz 4:4:4 
Signal Type DP Alt Mode, HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.x, DVI
Maximum data rate 18 Gbps
Maximum pixel clock 600 MHz
Content protections HDCP 1.x, HDCP 2.2
Connector type (IN) 2x HDMI receptacle type A with screw locking option
2x USB-C receptacle type A with screw locking option
Connector type (OUT) 2x HDMI receptacle type A with screw locking option
Video processing Signal parameter measurement
Audio mode Simultaneous pass-through and de-embedding to the Audio layer
Supported audio formats for pass-through All HDMI2.0 audio formats
Supported audio formats for de-embedding Uncompressed LPCM (up to 2 channels, 192 kHz, 24 bits per sample)
Ethernet Control 1x 100Base-T via RJ-45 for Secure Control
User Data 1x 100Base-T via RJ-45 for Utility AV
1x 100Base-T via RJ-45 for Configurable Ethernet
Audio 1x 100Base-T via RJ-45 for Dante audio (output)
RS232 Connector 2x 3Pol Phoenix
Symbol rate between 9600 and 115200 baud
Configuration Parity: none, odd or ever
Stopbits: 1 or 2
USB Connectors 2x USB Type C with charging function (2x60W), Optional Ethernet access
1x mini USB Type B (reserved for service)
1x USB Type A (reserved for furure developments)
2x USB Type B for user application
4x USB Type A for peripherals
Room Occupancy Sensor Connector 3Pol Phoenix
GPIO Connector 8Pol Phoenix
Powering External 160W power supply
Power consumption (max) 137.8 W
Heat dissipation 471 BTU/h (max)
Dimensions Width 271 mm
Height 26 mm
Depth 150 mm
Weight 968 g
Operating conditions Ambient temperature 0-50oC
Relative humidity 0-90% (non-condensing)
Transportation conditions Ambient temperature -20-70oC
Relative humidity 0-95% (non-condensing)
Complience EN 55032:2015
IEC 61000-3-3:2013+AMD1:2017
FCC CFR Title 47, Part 15, Subpart B
Warranty 3 years
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