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Extron Fiber Optic USB Extender Now Shipping

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new FOX USB Extender, a fiber optic transmitter and receiver set capable of extending USB 2.0 signals over very long distances. Peripheral devices can be located up to 10 km (6.25 miles) from the host computer. The FOX USB Extender is an efficient solution for professional AV system designs that require KVM – Keyboard/Video/Mouse support, reducing the need for additional IP network drops, equipment, and software. To ensure proper system boot-up and operation in switching environments, the transmitter enables uninterrupted communication between the host computer and USB device. The FOX USB Extender is ideal for extending USB signals over long distances in a wide variety of professional AV applications. more

Extron Announces New High Resolution VGA Line Driver with EDID Minder®

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the new Extender Plus VGA and Audio Line Driver with EDID Minder®. This one input, one buffered output line driver extends VGA-QXGA and HDTV component video along with audio signals up to 250 feet (75 m). Unbalanced computer stereo audio is converted to balanced, line level stereo audio to eliminate noise usually associated with unbalanced audio when distributed over long cable runs. It features EDID Minder, which automatically manages EDID communication between connected devices to ensure that the source powers up properly and reliably outputs content for display. The Extender Plus is available in Decora®-style and AAP form factors, providing convenient AV access and signal extension for a wide variety of environments. more

Extron Now Shipping 800 Watt ENERGY STAR® Qualified Power Amplifier

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the XTRA™ Series XPA 4002 two channel power amplifier. This compact 1U, convection cooled amplifier delivers 400 watts rms per channel into 4 ohms or 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms. The XPA 4002 replaces the XPA 2002 amplifier at the same price. It is an ENERGY STAR® qualified amplifier with an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design. The XPA 4002 also features patented CDRS™ – Class D Ripple Suppression technology that provides a smooth, clean audio waveform and an improvement in signal fidelity over conventional Class D amplifiers. It is half the size of comparable amplifiers, conserving rack space and weighing only 9 lbs (4 kg). The Extron exclusive, high efficiency design generates very little heat and allows the amplifier to be convection cooled.

“The ENERGY STAR qualified XPA 4002 delivers a unique combination of high power output and very efficient operation,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “It is ideal for driving large, high powered speakers in environments such as auditoriums and houses of worship, while consuming less energy, running cooler, and taking less space than competitive amps of this wattage.”

The XPA 4002 includes an auto power-down feature that automatically places the amplifier into standby after a period of inactivity, and consumes 30 watts or less when idle and less than 1 watt in standby mode. It also has an ultra low inrush current draw to prevent power circuit overload that occurs when multiple amplifiers are switched on simultaneously. This feature eliminates the need for power sequencing in systems with multiple amplifiers in large centralized equipment racks, and prevents other equipment from experiencing power interruption from associated power surges. Additionally, the XPA 4002 amplifier features very low thermal dissipation under full load, which keeps racks and equipment racks cool.

Visit www.extron.com for more information.

Extron’s New Modular Fiber Optic HDMI Extender Now Shipping

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new PowerCage FOX HDMI fiber optic extender, a modular transmitter and receiver set that enables long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI, audio, and control signals over fiber optic cabling. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high resolution image performance, it uses Extron all-digital technology to deliver pixel-perfect transmission of HDMI computer-video images up to 1920×1200 resolution, including HDTV 1080p/60. Integrator-friendly features include Key Minder®, EDID Minder®, Auto Input Memory, audio embedding/de-embedding, audio gain and attenuation, internal test patterns, and real-time system monitoring. The transmission capabilities and comprehensive feature set of the PowerCage FOX HDMI make it ideal for a wide range of applications requiring long distance extension of high resolution content with the highest quality. more

Extron Quantum® HDCP-Compliant HDMI Input and Output Cards are Now Shipping

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of HDMI Input and Output Cards that add HDMI connectivity and HDCP compliance to the Extron Quantum Elite Videowall Processing System. These cards enable presentation of Blu-ray Disc, digital satellite or cable, and other HDCP-encrypted sources on HDCP-compliant displays. The Quantum HDMI Input Cards accept two HDMI inputs at resolutions up to 1920×1200 and HDTV 1080p/60. The Quantum HDMI Output Cards include two HDMI outputs for driving two videowall displays at resolutions up to 1920×1200 and HDTV 1080p/60, and display up to 128 windows per output card. The input and output cards feature high performance scaling technology to optimize real-time image processing and ensure high quality image presentation on videowall displays. The Quantum Connect videowall processor is also available in HDCP-compliant system configurations. more

Extron Now Shipping HDCP-Compliant HDMI Fiber Optic Extenders

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the FOXBOX HDMI fiber optic transmitter and receiver set for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI video, audio, and RS-232 control signals over fiber optic cabling. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high resolution image performance, the fiber optic transmitter and receiver use Extron-exclusive all digital technology to deliver pixel-for-pixel performance with signals up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60. Available in multimode and singlemode models, FOXBOX HDMI products include Key Minder®, EDID Minder®, Auto Input Memory, RS-232 control from multiple locations, internal test patterns, and real-time system monitoring. EDID Minder manages EDID communication and Key Minder supports continuous authentication of HDCP compliance, providing enhanced and simplified integration. Compact, low profile enclosures allow for discreet installation such as behind a flat-panel display. more

Extron Now Shipping Low Profile, Fast-Installing Speaker with SpeedMount™

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the SM 3, a compact, fast-installing flush mount speaker featuring the Extron SpeedMount System. This 8 ohm speaker features a 3″ (7.6 cm) full-range driver and tuned bass port, a wide frequency response of 75 Hz to 18 kHz, and a power rating of 15 watts continuous pink noise, 30 watts continuous program capacity. The enclosure for the SM 3 measures less than 4″ (10.2 cm) deep. SpeedMount is an Extron-exclusive, concealed mounting system designed to speed up installation. During rough-in, electrical contractors can install a 0° or 10° mounting plate on the wall and terminate the speaker cable to the mount’s integrated wiring contacts. Later, installers can slide the SM 3 speaker onto the mount and secure it into place with a “click,” automatically connecting to the wiring contacts on the mounting plate. more

Extron Launches XTP System Certification Program

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the XTP System Certification program for AV system designers and integrators. The program consists of online and instructor-led training for design and implementation of enterprise-wide digital systems based on Extron’s XTP CrossPoint Systems. XTP CrossPoint is a flexible, reliable signal switching and distribution system for local and remote devices that provides a completely integrated solution for multiple digital and analog formats. Achieving this manufacturer certification is an industry-recognized way to demonstrate acquired expertise related to digital AV applications. more

Extron Fiber Optic Audio Extractor is Now Shipping

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the FOX AEX 108, an eight-port fiber optic audio extractor for independent processing and routing of audio signals in a fiber optic AV distribution system. Each fiber optic input port extracts the two channel audio signal to provide analog balanced or unbalanced stereo audio. Available in multimode and singlemode models, the FOX AEX 108 is ideal for use in FOX Matrix system applications that require extraction of audio signals for local processing and independent distribution. more

Extron Now Shipping Two Output HDMI Distribution Amplifier

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the HDMI DA2, a one input, two output HDMI distribution amplifier. The HDMI DA2 supports HDMI specification features including data rates up to 6.75 Gbps, Deep Color up to 12-bit, 3D, Lip Sync, and HD lossless audio formats. The HDCP-compliant distribution amplifier supports all HDTV rates including 1080p/60 and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200. It also features two Extron-exclusive technologies: EDID Minder®, which maintains continuous EDID communication between connected devices, and Key Minder®, which continuously authenticates HDCP encryption between all devices, ensuring the simultaneous distribution of source content to both displays. The compact HDMI DA2 is ideal for applications that require the distribution of an HDMI source signal to two displays. more

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