SDS-2500 ‘Hydra’

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

Key Features

  • 2×2 video wall controller
  • Quad split PIP/POP
  • 4×4 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 4×4 seamless switching and scaling matrix, 2×2 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
  • 2×2 video wall controller
  • Quad split PIP & POP
  • 4×4 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


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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