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Extron Announces the VNR 100 VN-Matrix Single Channel Recorder

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce 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.

“Recognizing that recording is an integral part of many streaming applications, we’ve created the VNR 100 as a scalable solution with advanced capabilities designed to support AV streaming requirements,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “The VNR 100 can record and playback at the same time, accommodating 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, or multi-site House of Worship and staged entertainment events.

Visit our Web site at www.extron.com for more information.

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Extron Announces Upgrade to its H.264 Streaming Media Encoder

Anaheim, California (February 4, 2013) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce an upgrade to the popular SME 100 encoder, enabling the support of additional network and streaming protocols. The SME 100 now supports push streaming in unicast or multicast applications applying native RTP or MPEG-2 Transport Streams. Session Announcement Protocol and Session Description Protocol are applied to manage push streaming sessions. These new network and streaming protocols make the SME 100 compatible with a greater variety of third party decoding devices and streaming configurations. Other new capabilities include HTTP tunneling and closed captioning support for the EIA-608B standard. These new features are included in all SME 100 units that are shipping, and this firmware upgrade is available as a free download for current users.

“Streaming encoders are used in many different applications and network configurations. This latest firmware update supports integration into a broader variety of streaming applications, and provides compatibility with a greater variety of H.264 devices including set-top box decoders,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “We have expanded our support of encoding, network protocols, and control features in the SME 100 to give AV professionals a broader set of tools for AV streaming applications.”

The SME 100 is available in two models, the SME 100 SD, which streams at resolutions from 166×120 up to 720×576, and the SME 100 HD, which streams at resolutions from 166×120 up to HDTV 1080p/30. Both models accept standard definition video and high definition video signals, including 1080p and computer-video signals up to 1920×1200 plus audio. Extron has developed the SME 100 feature set specifically to support the broad source, control, and processing capabilities that AV applications require.

Visit our Web site at www.extron.com for more information.

Extron Introduces USB Power Plates for Charging Mobile Devices

USB PowerPlate 200 Series

USB PowerPlate 200 Series

Anaheim, California (January 31, 2013) – Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the USB PowerPlate 200 Series, a new line of architectural-mount, two-outlet USB chargers for powering mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Available in Decora-style, and Extron AAP and MAAP Architectural Adapter Plate form factors, the USB PowerPlate 200 provides two 5 VDC USB power outlets and 2.1 A / 10.5 watts of total power. Its unique design can deliver full power to either USB outlet when only one device is connected, ideal for use with high current-demand tablets.

“The proliferation of mobile devices has created a nearly constant search for a place to plug in a USB charger, not to mention the frustration when that charger is forgotten or lost and batteries are running low,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “We designed the USB PowerPlate 200 for easy integration in conference rooms, libraries, student lounges, coffee houses, and other areas where mobile devices are typically used and available AC outlets are at a premium.”

All versions of the USB PowerPlate 200 include an energy-efficient, external universal power supply, rated at one million hours MTBF, for worldwide power compatibility.

Visit our Web site at www.extron.com for more information.

Extron Introduces New DMS Series Modular Frames & Fiber Matrix Boards

Extron DMS 2000

Extron DMS 2000

Anaheim, California (January 28, 2013) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the addition of the DMS 2000 and DMS 3200 Frames and DMS Fiber Matrix Boards to the DMS Series of Modular DVI Matrix Switchers. The DMS Series combine the simplicity and reliability of a fixed I/O matrix switcher with the convenience and flexibility of a modular solution. The compact DMS 2000 and DMS 3200 are designed to fit in a wide range of installations. The DMS 2000 is available in I/O configurations of 4×4 up to 20×20 in a 3U enclosure, and the DMS 3200 is available in I/O configurations of 4×4 up to 32×32 in a 5U enclosure. For design flexibility, the DMS Fiber Matrix Boards support transmitted distances up to 300 meters (984 feet) on one multimode fiber. Available in 4×4 I/O, 4-input, and 4-output configurations, the fiber optic boards can be mixed-and-matched with available DMS DVI Matrix Boards. The DMS Series is ideal for a wide variety of environments where switching and distribution of high resolution digital video signals without copy protection is needed and a fully digital pathway is essential to maintain the highest possible image quality.

“The modular DMS DVI Matrix Switcher system has become a favorite of AV integrators because of its proven, robust performance and high reliability in mission-critical installations,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “The addition of these new compact frames and DMS Fiber Matrix Boards now extends the DMS platform into a broader range of environments and offers even greater design flexibility in demanding digital signal distribution applications.”

DMS Series Frames are available in sizes to fit I/O combinations from 4×4 to 36×36. The DMS 2000 and DMS 3200 frames are designed for applications requiring a compact enclosure size with a single, fixed power supply. For mission critical, 24/7 applications that require dual AC power inputs and hot-swappable power supplies, the DMS 1600 and DMS 3600 frames support I/O configurations up to 16×16 or 36×36, respectively. All four DMS frames accept any combination of the available DMS DVI and Fiber Matrix Boards.

The DMS Fiber Matrix Boards are compatible with the new Extron DFX 100 DVI extenders. The boards utilize standard LC connectors, which provide reliable physical connectivity and precise fiber core alignment, and allow the use of low-cost, widely available pre-terminated cables.

Visit our Web site at www.extron.com for more information.

Extron Introduces Industry’s First Secure iPad Enclosure

Extron TLM 100T

Extron TLM 100T

Anaheim, California (January 23, 2013) – The Extron TLM 100T mount is a secure, stylish tabletop enclosure designed for use with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation iPads. It is the first iPad enclosure designed specifically for the professional AV market that combines security, aesthetics, and a wide variety of mounting options. The TLM 100T allows access to key iPad functions and has several features that make it ideal for high-traffic areas where an iPad is running Extron control apps or is being used as a presentation video source. When locked in with the included security fasteners, the iPad is safeguarded against theft. The discrete cable management system allows iPad adapters and charging cables to be routed through the adjustable and removable base.

“Many customers with iPads are enjoying the convenience that Extron control system apps, such as TouchLink® for iPad and MediaLink® for iPad, bring to AV,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Extron. “While wireless control allows freedom to move from room to room, there are many scenarios where an iPad needs to remain in a fixed location as part of an integrated control solution. The TLM 100T allows the iPad to act as a secure, permanent control interface in a classroom, boardroom, or any AV environment.”

The base of the TLM 100T allows for 45 degrees of tilt and can be paired with an optional Extron SMA-1 Swivel Mount Adapter. This allows the iPad to tilt and swivel, providing convenient viewing for multiple users. The TLM 100T can also be paired with an Extron LPVM-1 Low Profile VESA Mount for additional mounting flexibility.

Visit our Web site at www.extron.com for more information.

Extron Announces New Compact DVI Fiber Optic Extender

Extron DFX 100

Extron DFX 100

Anaheim, California (January 22, 2013) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DFX 100 Fiber Optic Extender, a transmitter and receiver set for long haul transmission of DVI video signals over one fiber optic cable. This extender delivers single link DVI-D signals over multimode fiber optic cable at lengths up to 300 meters (984 feet). Engineered for reliability and exceptional image performance, it uses all digital technology to deliver perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission of video images up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60. Its integrator-friendly features and compact size make the DFX 100 ideal for applications that require long distance transmission of high resolution video content with the highest quality.

“The Extron DFX 100 offers system designers a very compact solution for extending DVI signals long distances over a fiber optic cable,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “With the attached ultra-flexible DVI cable and standard LC fiber optic connectivity, it is also easy to integrate.”

The DFX 100 can be used for simple point-to-point applications or in combination with DMS Series Modular Matrix Switchers that include the new DMS Fiber Matrix Boards. DMS Series matrix switchers can be populated with any combination of DMS DVI and DMS Fiber matrix boards to support local and remote devices. To simplify integration, ultra-flexible DVI cables are attached to the transmitter and the receiver to allow direct connection to source and destination devices. Pre-terminated multimode fiber optic cable assemblies from Extron are available in various lengths from one meter (3.3 feet) to 60 meters (197 feet). Both the DFX 100 transmitter and receiver are housed in 1U, one-eighth rack width enclosures for discreet installation.

Visit our Web site at www.extron.com for more information.

Extron Introduces New DMP 128 Audio DSP Models with Dante™

Extron DMP 128 AT with Dante™

Extron DMP 128 AT with Dante™

Anaheim, California – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce a major expansion to the DMP 128 Series of Digital Matrix Processors with three new models featuring Dante network connectivity from Audinate. The DMP 128 is a 12×8 audio mixer featuring Extron ProDSP™, automixing, I/O expansion capabilities, and available AEC – acoustic echo cancellation. The three new DMP 128 AT models feature a 56 input by 24 output expansion matrix, providing efficient scalability for creating larger audio matrixes over a local area network using standard Internet Protocols. A built-in four-port Gigabit switch provides direct interconnection of multiple DMP 128 AT units. DMP 128 processors offer a configuration approach to DSP that simplifies mixing, routing, conferencing, and room optimization. Quick and intuitive configuration using the DSP Configurator™ Software allows the DMP 128 to be installed in very little time, with easy-to-learn adjustments that can be heard in real-time.

“We are pleased to be offering our DMP 128 audio DSPs with Dante digital audio networking capability, which provide a very wide range of possibilities for large-scale audio system designs and future system expansion,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “These three models are new additions to our growing family of DMP 128 audio processors which offer several advanced features including AEC.”

“Extron is recognized for its leadership position for integrated commercial AV installations and we are excited to be a part of this innovative new matrix mixer,” says Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. “The new Dante enabled DMP 128 offers flexible, scalable audio matrixing, while providing Extron customers with widespread interoperability with other Dante networked products. This delivers an unparalleled rich audio experience for conferencing and presentation systems.”

DMP 128 AT models provide scalable audio transport over a local area network using standard Internet protocols. Each processor sends out 24 channels of 24-bit/48 kHz digital audio and can receive 56 channels over the network. A built-in four-port Gigabit switch also provides direct interconnection of multiple DMP 128 AT units to create larger, cost-effective audio matrixes. Dante technology distributes a virtually unlimited 512×512 audio channels at 24-bit/48 kHz over a single Gigabit Ethernet link, or 48×48 audio channels at 24-bit/48 kHz over a single 100 Mbps Ethernet link, plus integrated control data with extremely low latency. Both Dante and the DMP 128 AT processor’s four-port switch are AVB – Audio Video Bridging ready.

The DMP 128 features Extron ProDSP, engineered from the ground up using a powerful 64-bit floating point DSP engine and studio grade 24-bit converters with 48 kHz sampling. ProDSP is managed by the intuitive DSP Configurator Software, featuring an easy-to-use GUI that allows for complete audio system visualization within a single window. All DMP 128 models include an automixer with gated and gain sharing modes for managing up to eight groups of microphone signals. Select DMP 128 processors feature Extron AEC with eight independent channels of high performance, fast echo cancellation for optimal intelligibility in conferencing applications.

To view a product video and for more information, please visit www.extron.com/dmp128atpr.

Extron Introduces Long Distance HDMI Twisted Pair Extender

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DTP HDMI 330, a transmitter and receiver set for long distance transmission of HDMI, audio, and bidirectional RS-232 and IR control signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a single CATx cable. The HDCP-compliant extender provides an effective means for extending HDMI with embedded multi-channel audio from HDMI-equipped devices. In addition, the DTP HDMI 330 accepts analog stereo audio signals and digitizes them for simultaneous transmission over the same twisted pair cable. The compact enclosure sizes and remote power capability make the DTP HDMI 330 ideal for extending HDMI, audio, and bidirectional control in space-challenged environments. more

Extron Introduces New Three Input Switcher with HDMI and Fiber Optic Outputs

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the new FOX T USW 203, a three input switcher with an integrated fiber optic transmitter for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI, RGBHV, or HD component video, stereo audio, and RS-232 control signals over fiber optic cabling. Engineered for exceptional high resolution image performance, this three input switcher uses Extron all-digital technology to deliver perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission of video images at resolutions up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60. Analog AV input signals are digitized to ensure that a high quality signal is transmitted to the final destination. To streamline installation and system operation, the switcher includes integration-friendly features such as buffered HDMI output and VGA input loop-through, EDID Minder®, Key Minder®, audio embedding, auto-input switching, RS-232 control, and real-time system monitoring. The FOX T USW 203 is ideal for a wide range of applications requiring long distance transmission of high resolution content with the highest quality. more

Extron Announces a New Compact HDMI Fiber Optic Extender

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the HFX 100 HDMI Fiber Optic Extender, an economical transmitter and receiver set for long distance transmission of HDMI video and embedded audio signals over one fiber optic cable. It extends HDCP-compliant HDMI signals over a multimode cable at lengths up to 300 meters (984 feet). Engineered for reliability and exceptional image performance, the compact extender uses all-digital technology to deliver perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission of images up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60. The HFX 100 is ideal for use in applications that require long distance transmission of HDMI video and embedded multi-channel digital audio signals. more

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