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The SDS-2500 'Hydra' is a triple play video processor capable of acting as a 2x2 video wall processor, a 4x4 seamless switching/scaling matrix, and includes the ability to act as a quad-split PIP/POP processor with multiple user select layouts.

Key Features

  • 2x2 video wall controller
  • Quad split PIP/POP
  • 4x4 seamless switcher
  • 1920x1080p @ 60Hz
  • HDCP 1.3 compliant
  • Multiple control options
  • HDMI 1.3 & DVI 1.0


The Smart-e SDS-2500 'Hydra' is a highly integrated compact unit capable of multiple functions using its internal Hydra processing engine. The SDS-2500 can be used as a 4x4 seamless switching and scaling matrix, 2x2 video wall processor and the added ability to act as a quad-split PIP/POP processor with multiple user selectable layout options.

Four multi-format video inputs are available, each able to accept HDMI, VGA or composite video signals. Stereo audio can also be added separately or use the embedded audio within the HDMI connection. All analogue video inputs are digitised and up-scaled where necessary to create a seamless image. The SDS-2500 provides four HDMI outputs designed to connect to four HDMI compliant monitors accepting resolutions up to 1080p.

Multiple control options are provided including: front panel button control, infra-red control via the provided handset or remote-control options of RS232 or TCP/IP for interfacing to an external control system.


  • Hydra video processor engine
  • 2x2 video wall controller
  • Quad split PIP & POP
  • 4x4 seamless switcher
  • Supports 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
  • HDCP 1.3 compliant
  • HDMI 1.3 & DVI 1.0
  • CEC compliant
  • HDMI, VGA & composite inputs
  • Separate stereo audio input
  • HDMI output x 4
  • Front panel control
  • EDID management
  • 19" rack mounting
  • RS232 & IR control
  • Ethernet control 

Application Drawing

Quad Split POP/PIP Processor

Quad Split display ISO


2x2 Video Wall Processor

 2x2 video wall



4x4 Seamless Switching Matrix



4x4 matrix


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Description Type Size
Datasheet PDF File 587 KB
User Manual PDF File 2,581 KB
SDS-2500 Control Software User Guide PDF File 1,500 KB
SDS-2500 Control Software ZIP file 118 KB
Protocol Document PDF File 236 KB


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