Where to buy | Partner Portal | eShop

16x16 Modular Matrix Switch

Discontinued Suggested Replacement Model
MSRP: Quote Upon Request
  • Connects any of 16 video sources to any of 16 displays in combination with ATEN Modular Matrix Solutions
  • Hot-pluggable: Modular Fan Design Power Module Easy integration of I/O boards
  • Optional redundant power supply for continuous operation
  • Multiple Control Methods – system management via front-panel pushbuttons, RS-232 control, and Ethernet connections (Web GUI)

The VM1600 Modular Matrix Switch offers advanced access and real-time control of multiple local and remote A/V input devices and displays from a single chassis. The VM1600 allows users to independently switch and route video and/or audio content directly to various monitors, displays, projectors and/or speakers simply by pressing front panel pushbuttons. A built-in Scaler encodes the video format in order to provide seamless, real-time switching. The front panel LCD shows a quick view of active port connections, with an option to select an EDID Mode that yields the best resolution across different monitors.

VM1600 is easily expandable and accommodates a lineup of hot-swappable ATEN I/O boards. Equipped with automatic signal conversion, it allows any combination of digital video formats, such as, HDBaseT (VM7514 / VM8514), HDMI (VM7804 / VM8804), DVI (VM7604 / VM8604), 3G-SDI (VM7404) and VGA (VM7104), thus making it ideal for large-scale A/V applications such as broadcasting stations, traffic and transportation-related control rooms, emergency service centers and any application that requires customizable high speed A/V signal routing.

Package Contents

  • 1x VM1600 Modular Matrix Switch
  • 1x Power Cord
  • 1x Terminal Block connector
  • 1x Fan Module (pluggable)
  • 1x Power Module (pluggable)
  • 1x User Instructions
  • Connects any of 16 video sources to any of 16 displays in combination with ATEN Modular Matrix I/O Boards
  • Multiple means for system configuration including front-panel pushbuttons, RS-232/422/485 control, and Ethernet connections for web GUI or Telnet
  • 4K resolutions – up to UHD (3840 x 2160) and DCI (4096 x 2160) with refresh rates of 30 Hz (4:4:4) and 60 Hz (4:2:0)*
  • Seamless Switch™ – features close-to-zero second switching for continuous video streams, real-time switching, and stable signal transmissions*
  • Scaler – features a (4K) video scaling function to convert input resolutions to the display’s native resolutions*
  • Video wall – allows you to create custom video wall layouts via intuitive web GUI*
  • EDID Expert – selects optimum EDID settings for smooth power-up, high-quality display, and use of the best resolutions across different screens
  • Audio-enabled – HDMI audio can be extracted and stereo audio can be embedded*
  • Bi-directional RS-232 channel – allows you to control the connected serial devices simultaneously through the web GUI
  • Supports redundant power module for higher reliability
  • Hot-swappable design for easy integration of I/O boards, fan module, and power supplies
  • HDCP 2.2 Compatible*
  • HDMI: 3D, Deep Color, 4K*
  • Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) supported*
  • ESD protection for HDMI
  • Rack mountable (6U design)
    * Note:
    1. The availability of the features with “*” depends on which I/O board is inserted.
    2. When Seamless Switch™ is enabled, 3D, Deep Color, or interlace (i.e., 1080i) formats will not be supported. To use these formats, make sure to disable Seamless Switch™.
    3. Videos may not display within range when Seamless Switch™ or Video Wall is enabled, in which case please adjust the display settings on your device.
Video Input
InterfacesDepends on which I/O board is inserted
Impedance100 Ω
Max. Data Rate10.2 Gbps (3.4 Gbps per lane)
Max. Pixel Clock340 MHz
ComplianceHDMI (3D, Deep Color, 4K)
HDCP Support depends on the boards selected
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
HDBaseT Compatible
InputDepends on which Input board is inserted
OutputDepends on which Output board is inserted
RS-232Connector: 1 x DB-9 Female (Black)
Serial Control Pin Configurations:
Pin2 = Tx, Pin 3=Rx, Pin 5= Gnd
Baud Rate and Protocol:
Baud Rate:19200, Data Bits:8, Stop Bits:1, Parity: No, Flow Control: No
RS-485/RS-422Connector: 1 x Captive Screw Connector, 5 Pole
EthernetConnector: 1 x RJ-45 Female
EDID SettingsEDID Mode: Default / Port1 / Remix / Customized (EDID Wizard support)
Power1 x 3-Prong AC Socket
Maximum Input Power Rating100-240 VAC; 50-60Hz; 1.0A
Power Consumption378W (Max.)
*A power module can be purchased for power redundancy.

● The measurement in Watts indicates the typical power consumption of the device with no external loading.
● The measurement in BTU/h indicates the power consumption of the device when it is fully loaded.
FanAirflow: 60 cfm
Operating Voltage: 10.8 - 13.8 VDC
Operating Temp: -10 - 70°C
Operating Temperature0 - 40°C
Storage Temperature-20 - 60°C
Humidity0 - 80% RH, Non-Condensing
Physical Properties
Weight17.00 kg ( 37.44 lb )
Dimensions (L x W x H)48.22 x 39.90 x 26.59 cm
(18.98 x 15.71 x 10.47 in.)
Rack Height (U Spaces)6U
Carton Lot1 pc
NoteFor some of rack mount products, please note that the standard physical dimensions of WxDxH are expressed using a LxWxH format.

Desc.Ver.Release DateFile Name
Firmware UpgradeV4.2.4122019-08-16 vm1600_v4.2.412.zip
Firmware Upgradev4.2.4112019-06-13 vm1600_v4.2.411.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.2.3122019-03-27 vm1600_v3.2.312.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.1.3032018-07-05 vm1600_v3.1.303.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.1.3012018-03-23 vm1600_v3.1.301.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.0.2982018-03-05 vm1600_v3.0.298.zip
Firmware Upgradev2.2.2112017-01-10 vm1600_v2.2.211.fw
Firmware UpgradeV2.1.2022016-07-26 vm1600_v2.1.202.zip
Firmware UpgradeV1.7.1632016-04-20 vm1600_v1.7.163.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.6.1542015-12-10 vm1600_v1.6.154.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.5.1452015-08-07 vm1600_v1.5.145.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.4.1392015-06-15 vm1600_v1.4.139.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.4.1322015-05-18 vm1600_v1.4.132.fw
Firmware Upgradev1.3.1262014-12-24 vm1600_v1.3.126.zip
We are here to help! Please visit ATEN eService for technical assistance.