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Extron Introduces New Market-Leading Speaker Innovation for Suspended Ceilings

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the SpeedMount® Ceiling Speaker System, a patented low profile, plenum rated two-piece ceiling tile speaker system for division-of-labor installations. The CS 1226T SpeedMount speaker system features the newest speaker innovation from Extron, a unique speaker design that greatly simplifies ceiling speaker installation and delivers significant time and cost savings. The two-piece system consists of the CS 120P plenum rated enclosure and a CS 26T two-way speaker cartridge. A low-voltage contractor places the CS 120P enclosure directly on the ceiling grid without the need for a tile bridge, C-ring, or tile rails. Signal wiring is then routed to the enclosure. This dramatically cuts installation time and costs during the rough-in phase. Later, an AV technician can quickly complete installation by connecting the CS 26T speaker cartridge to the wiring and securing it into the enclosure. The CS 1226T is the latest in Extron’s expanding lineup of speaker system solutions that divide the installation labor between contractors, reduce parts counts, and streamline sound system integration.

“Extron continues to lead the AV industry with exclusive innovations in speaker technologies that deliver tangible cost-saving benefits for AV integrators, from a growing product family that includes our Flat Field® ceiling tile speakers, the SM 3 SpeedMount surface mount speaker, and the new CS 1226T SpeedMount ceiling speaker system,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “Installing ceiling speakers is often a laborious and time-consuming process involving several speaker parts – the CS 1226T is just two pieces which makes installation much quicker and simpler.”

The CS 1226T is available as a complete assembly of a pair of CS 120P enclosures and a pair of CS 26T speaker cartridges. The enclosures and speaker cartridge can also be purchased in pairs separately, so they can be delivered to low-voltage and AV system contractors.

The CS 120P plenum enclosure installs quickly into 2′ x 2′ (61 cm x 61 cm) or metric 600 mm x 600 mm suspended ceiling grids. It features a shallow 5″ (12.7 cm) profile, which simplifies installation into congested ceiling spaces around piping and ducts. The integrated tile bridge of the enclosure rests on the ceiling tile above the grid, evenly distributing the weight of the CS 120P and the CS 26T speaker cartridge. This avoids the need to assemble V-rails and C-rings, greatly reducing the number of installation steps and the chance of losing installation hardware.

The CS 26T speaker cartridge features a 6.5″ (16.5 cm) woofer and a 3/4″ (1.9 cm) tweeter in a coaxial design, and can be used in 70/100 volt or 8 ohm operation. It installs quickly and easily into the CS 120P enclosure. The CS 26T delivers high performance, full-range audio reproduction with a frequency response of 70 Hz to 20 kHz, and is optimized for a wide range of audio presentation applications for music, program, and voice. It features a power rating of 30 watts continuous pink noise and 60 watts continuous program capacity, and offers both direct 8 ohm or 70/100 volt operation with a behind-the-grille, six position power selector switch. The CS 26T features a magnetically attached grille and a thin-edged bezel for a refined appearance on the ceiling.

To view a product video and for more information, please visit www.extron.com/speedmountcsspr.

VNS 104 Multi-Stream Decoding Software Now Available

Extron VNS 104Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its VNS 104 Multi-Stream Decoding Software. This new software decodes and presents one or four video sources and one associated stereo audio source streamed from VN-Matrix® 225 or 200 Series Encoders, or a VN-Matrix Recorder. VNS 104 multi-stream decoding software includes text overlay and status messaging features, which are valuable for distinguishing between AV sources during operation and system commissioning.

“VN-Matrix streaming systems often manage many sources, therefore we’ve seen a real need to present multiple source streams on a display,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “VNS 104 software, provides a convenient, cost-effective solution to decode and monitor one or four streams on a single display.”

VNS 104 multi-stream decoding software operates on Windows® PCs and is managed as a part of a system by a VN-Matrix Enterprise Controller. It offers aspect ratio management for VN-Matrix streams, including FILL, FOLLOW, and a 1:1 mode, which can be applied independently to each decoded source. VNS 104 provides an effective method for monitoring multiple streaming sources in a variety of environments including command and control, after action review, training and simulation, and medical or geological visualization.

Extron Now Shipping Economical Wall Mount HDMI Twisted Pair Extender

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DTP HDMI 230 D, a Decora®-style transmitter and receiver set for transmission of HDMI, audio, and bidirectional RS-232 and IR control signals up to 230 feet (70 meters) over a single CATx cable. The HDCP-compliant extender provides an economical and effective means for extending HDMI with embedded multi-channel audio from HDMI-equipped devices. In addition, the DTP HDMI 230 D accepts analog stereo audio signals and digitizes them for simultaneous transmission over the same twisted pair cable. The wall-mountable design and remote power capability make the DTP HDMI 230 D ideal for extending HDMI, audio, and bidirectional control while offering aesthetically pleasing integration in space-challenged environments.

“AV system designers need the flexibility be able to place input and output connection points right where they are needed,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “The DTP HDMI 230 D achieves this with a wall-mountable design, allowing for convenient installation while also sending HDMI video, audio, and bidirectional control signals over a single twisted pair cable and ensuring optimal signal quality.”

This extender streamlines integration with analog and digital audio signals. It allows a direct analog audio connection from devices with stereo output, such as desktop computers or laptops, and provides balanced and unbalanced audio output from the receiver. Additionally, the DTP HDMI 230 D continuously maintains DDC communication of EDID and HDCP between a source and display for reliable operation, ensuring direct compatibility and optimal signal transmission between devices.

The DTP HDMI 230 D is compatible with CAT 5e, CAT 6, and CAT 7 twisted pair cable, and can be used as a point-to-point solution or integrated with an HDMI matrix switcher to extend inputs or outputs to remote locations. It supports signal resolutions up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 and 2K, and supports HDMI specification features including data rates up to 6.75 Gbps, Deep Color up to 12-bit, 3D, HD lossless audio formats, and CEC. For added flexibility, either the transmitter or receiver can be powered over the original twisted pair cable, allowing both devices to share one external power supply. Both devices are available separately, and may be mixed and matched with the desktop DTP HDMI 230 transmitter or receiver to suit the installation requirements of a specific application.

Extron Now Shipping VNR 100 VN-Matrix Single Channel Recorder

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the VNR 100, a single channel recorder that digitally records and plays back high-definition computer graphics, video, audio, and data streamed in VN-Matrix® systems. It can simultaneously record and play back streaming content. This provides flexibility for recording and playback workflows, and can help increase the duty cycle of expensive source and presentation equipment. The VNR 100 presents a scalable solution that can be deployed in single source or multi-source applications.

“The VNR 100 is a scalable, advanced recording solution for quality-critical AV streaming applications,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “Its ability to record and play back simultaneously makes it ideally suited for a variety of streaming and recording applications.”

Pre-recorded content can be streamed while an independent source is recorded in time-slip applications, and chase-play capabilities allow time-shifted delays to be introduced into a live stream. Additionally, multiple VNR 100 units can be configured to accommodate recording and playback of AV content presented on multi-screen display systems. As a part of Extron’s line of VN-Matrix streaming solutions, the VNR 100 is ideally suited for AV streaming and recording applications with the most demanding quality and performance requirements. Common applications for the VNR 100 include command and control, training and simulation, multi-site houses of worship, and staged entertainment events.

Extron Introduces Long Distance DVI Twisted Pair Extender

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the DTP DVI 330, a transmitter and receiver set for long distance transmission of DVI-D video, audio, and bidirectional RS-232 and IR control signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a single CATx cable. The extender provides an effective means for extending single link DVI-D or HDMI signals. In addition, the DTP DVI 330 accepts analog stereo audio signals and digitizes them for simultaneous transmission over the same twisted pair cable. The transmitter is equipped with a buffered DVI loop-through output to support a local computer monitor. The compact enclosure and remote power capability make the DTP DVI 330 ideal for extending DVI-D, audio, and bidirectional control in space-challenged environments.

“The DTP DVI 330 provides a convenient way to overcome distance challenges in applications, so that sources and devices can be added precisely where you need them,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “This extender not only ensures optimal signal quality and integrity over long distances, it also allows you to take advantage of the benefits of twisted pair.”

The DTP DVI 330 supports computer-video to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 Deep Color and 2K, and is fully compatible with HDMI signals when used with the appropriate DVI-HDMI adapters from Extron. The extender can transmit HDMI signals, supporting Deep Color up to 12-bit, CEC, and embedded HD lossless audio formats. It also allows a direct connection from devices with an analog stereo audio output, such as desktop computers or laptops, and provides balanced and unbalanced audio output from the receiver.

In addition, the extender continuously maintains DDC communication of EDID and HDCP between a source and display for reliable operation, ensuring direct compatibility and optimal signal transmission between devices. The DTP DVI 330 is compatible with CAT 5e, CAT 6, CAT 7, and Extron XTP DTP 24 twisted pair cable, and can be used as a point-to-point solution or integrated within DVI switching and distribution environments to extend inputs or outputs to remote locations. For added flexibility, either the transmitter or receiver can be powered over the original twisted pair cable, allowing both devices to share one external power supply.

Extron Fiber Optic RS-232 Inserter Now Shipping

Extron FOX RS 104Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new FOX RS 104, a four port RS-232 inserter for long-haul transmission of control signals to remote source and destination equipment over fiber optic cabling. Each port provides a bidirectional fiber optic connection to an Extron FOX Series transmitter or receiver for the insertion and extraction of control data, while maintaining a continuous pass-through link for video and audio. The FOX RS 104 is ideal for use in applications with a centralized control system that require the long-haul transmission of AV and control signals over fiber optic cabling.

“The FOX RS 104 provides system designers and integrators with a simple way to provide control to remote locations,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “By embedding control data into the fiber optic AV signal, the inserter eliminates the need for separate control system wiring.”

RS-232 data from the Ethernet port is inserted onto one or more of the fiber optic outputs, providing remote monitoring and control. Reclocking on the unit’s buffered fiber optic outputs ensures signal integrity and transmits the fiber optic signal at its original power level. The FOX RS 104 maintains the performance of the optical signal transmission while providing bidirectional control from a control processor, eliminating the need for separate control system wiring to remote devices. Available in multimode and singlemode models, it is compatible with the extensive line of FOX Series extenders, distribution amplifiers, switchers, and matrix switchers.

Extron Now Shipping Economical DVI Twisted Pair Extenders

Extron DTP DVI 230 SeriesExtron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DTP DVI 230 and DTP DVI 230 D desktop and Decora®-style twisted pair extenders. These extenders transmit DVI-D video, audio, and bidirectional RS-232 and IR control signals up to 230 feet (70 meters) over a single CATx cable. The DTP DVI 230 and DTP DVI 230 D provide an economical and effective means for extending single link DVI-D or HDMI signals. The transmitters are each equipped with a buffered DVI loop-through output to support a local computer monitor. Both models feature remote power capability of either the transmitter or receiver, and can be mixed and matched for installation flexibility.

“The addition of the DTP DVI 230 and DTP DVI 230 D to our growing DTP twisted pair extender line provides our customers with valuable tools for digital AV signal distribution,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “The DTP DVI 230 provides a low profile enclosure for discreet placement behind displays or beneath tables, while the DTP DVI 230 D increases system flexibility with convenient in-wall mounting that enables AV system designers and integrators to add inputs and outputs exactly where they are needed.”

The extenders support signal resolutions up to 1920×1200 and 1080p/60, and are fully compatible with HDMI signals when used with the appropriate DVI-HDMI adapters from Extron. The DTP DVI 230 and DTP DVI 230 D can transmit HDMI signals, supporting Deep Color up to 12-bit, CEC, and embedded HD lossless audio formats. They also allow a direct connection from devices with an analog stereo audio output, such as desktop computers or laptops, and provide balanced and unbalanced audio output from the receiver.

In addition, the extenders continuously maintain DDC communication of EDID and HDCP between a source and display for reliable operation, ensuring direct compatibility and optimal signal transmission between devices. The DTP DVI 230 and DTP DVI 230 D are compatible with CAT 5e, CAT 6, and CAT 7 twisted pair cable, and can be used as a point-to-point solution or integrated with a switching and distribution system to extend inputs or outputs to remote locations. Extron XTP DTP 24 shielded twisted pair cable is available for optimal performance, providing added protection from outside interference.

TouchLink for iPad Now Available

Extron TouchLink for iPadWe are pleased to announce the immediate availability of TouchLink® for iPad, an easy-to-use AV control system app designed for the Apple iPad. TouchLink for iPad provides users with an additional point of control for rooms equipped with any TouchLink touchpanel. The app is compatible with projects created using Global Configurator 3.5, which is also available now. With this app, presenters can wirelessly control their AV system using a Wi-Fi network, allowing them the freedom to move around the room, or even between rooms. Each button press is tracked in real time between the app and the touchpanel, so that both stay in sync. TouchLink for iPad requires no additional GUI configuration, as it emulates the interface of the existing touchpanel. TouchLink for iPad is available for download now on the App Store.

“TouchLink for iPad brings all of the functionality and ease-of-use of our TouchLink touchpanels to the iPad,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “Features such as Demo Mode, Auto-Reconnect, and Global Configurator 3.5 compatibility, make TouchLink for iPad a very powerful and flexible app.”

TouchLink for iPad is compatible with all current versions of the iPad, including the iPad mini. To safeguard against theft in high traffic environments, the Extron TLM 100T, secure mounting enclosure can secure most iPads to a tabletop, wall, or other flat surface. For more information on TouchLink for iPad, please contact your Extron Customer Support Representative.

To view a product video and for more information, please visit www.extron.com/touchlinkforipadpr.

Extron GlobalViewer Enterprise 2.0 Brings Enhanced Functionality and Powerful New Features

Extron GlobalViewer 2.0Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce GlobalViewer® Enterprise 2.0. This advanced, server-based software takes enterprise-wide scheduling, monitoring, and help-desk functionality to a new level. Building on an already powerful feature set, this latest version provides a host of new and enhanced features that streamline and simplify many common AV tasks. Microsoft® .NET® technology allows GlobalViewer Enterprise to integrate with third-party facility scheduling software for viewing room availability and managing meeting schedules. Working in conjunction with GVE, Extron’s mobile AV resource management app, iGVE has been updated with several new features as well. This latest version of iGVE is available for download on the Apple App Store.

“Since its introduction five years ago, GlobalViewer Enterprise has proven to be a powerful tool for our customers looking for enterprise-scale AV management,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “GVE 2.0 leverages this robust platform, offering many customer-requested features that enhance functionality and ease of use.”

In addition to the features found in the current version of GlobalViewer Enterprise, version 2.0 offers many enhancements, including the ability to import up to five configurations at once; at-a-glance import status with progress bars and new icons; mouse-over tool tips for system menu, enhanced Event Alert List that is always visible or accessible in Help Desk and Monitor views; and added drag and drop functionality for rooms within Tree Manager. Also, with the addition of Google Chrome, this latest vesion of GlobalViewer Enterprise now supports all four of the most popular browsers.

There are many other new features as well. For a full description of the new capabilities of GlobalViewer Enterprise 2.0, please visit www.extron.com or contact your Extron Customer Support Representative.

Extron Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

Extron 30th AnniversaryThis year, Extron celebrates 30 years of bringing uncompromising service, support, and solutions to our customers, worldwide. Extron started in 1983 with a single product designed to solve a specific problem. The RGB 100 interface converted non-standard CGA graphics card signals to an analog video format compatible with existing projectors and monitors. From this one product to the thousands produced today, Extron holds true to its goal of solving AV problems with creative innovation and backing these solutions with support and training that many AV professionals regard as the best in the industry. Over the last two years, Extron has expanded its global presence with the opening of several new regional offices. When the remaining offices open in 2013, the company will have more than 30 offices worldwide.

“We are at a very exciting time of growth here at Extron,” says Andrew C. Edwards, President and Owner of Extron Electronics. “In recent years we’ve embraced digital AV with hundreds of new products, broadened our control line to include sophisticated touchpanels, and designed fiber optic, twisted pair, and streaming technologies that have transformed the industry. Plus, with the addition of many new global offices, our customers have more convenient access to training and the latest in Extron technologies. For three decades, Extron has been characterized by our S3 Service, Support, and Solutions. S3 remains at the core of what we stand for—today, and for the next 30 years.”

Early on, Extron recognized the value of AV training for industry professionals and, in 1989, held its first full-day interfacing course. Since that time, Extron has trained thousands, and has grown to become recognized as the industry leader in AV technology education. Today, Extron’s S3 Technical Institute offers a variety of AV training programs that can be found in Extron’s worldwide offices, via the Web, and through Extron School On The Road. Extron also offers a structured certification program. Extron certifications are internationally recognized credentials earned through the completion of specialized training on the latest AV technologies. Currently, four certifications are available, with additional certification programs scheduled to begin soon.

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