IOGEAR's 4-Port HDMI Switch allows users to connect up to four HDMI source devices to one HDMI display. For easy access and convenience: this switch has one HDMI port on the front panel that can be used to connect your portable devices: such as laptops: tablets or digital cameras. The three additional HDMI ports on the back provide permanent connections for your Blu-ray players: set-top boxes: video game consoles and more. Switching between HDMI source devices can be done via the front panel buttons: IR remote control or RS-232 bi-directional control. Easy identification of source inputs using the front panel LED indicators for each source device.