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Extron Announces New DisplayPort Switcher and Distribution Amplifier

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the SW2 DP two input DisplayPort switcher, and the DP DA2 two output DisplayPort distribution amplifier. They are HDCP compliant, and support data rates up to 10.8 Gbps and computer resolutions up to 2560×1600 @ 60 Hz, including HDTV 1080p/60. The SW2 DP and DP DA2 feature EDID Minder®, an Extron-exclusive technology, which maintains continuous EDID communication between connected devices for reliable video content display. The DP DA2 also features Key Minder®, an Extron-exclusive technology that continuously authenticates HDCP encryption between all devices, ensuring the simultaneous distribution of source content to both displays. Additionally, dual-mode support on the DP DA2 allows source signals to be distributed to multiple HDMI, DVI, or VGA display devices with appropriate adapters. more

Extron Expands Cable Retraction System for Cable Cubby® Enclosures

Extron is pleased to announce the addition of three new models to the Retractor series, a cable retraction system for Extron Cable Cubby series cable access enclosures. The Retractor provides a discreet, convenient solution for accessing AV cable connections and then storing them effectively. New models include the Retractor VGA-A, which combines VGA and 3.5mm stereo audio in a single Retractor module, providing a cost-effective option for VGA and audio source connectivity. Also new are two special-purpose models: the Retractor DC, which can be used to extend DC power for many Dell, HP, and Compaq PCs – laptop power supply not included; and the Retractor VGA SM, which incorporates the functionality of the recently introduced Extron VGA “Show Me” Control Cable for remote input connection and selection for the Extron VSW2 VGA A and SW VGA Ars switchers. Retractor modules are available in versions to support most AV and data signal types and fit any Cable Cubby or TouchLink™ Touchpanel Cable Cubby enclosure. more

Extron Now Shipping HDCP-Compliant Scaler with Seamless Switching

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DVS 605, a high performance video scaler that includes three HDMI inputs, two universal analog video inputs with auto-format detection, and simultaneous HDMI and analog high resolution outputs. The DVS 605 accepts a wide variety of video formats including HDMI with HDCP, HDTV, RGB, and standard definition video. It features advanced Extron video signal processing with 1080i deinterlacing, Deep Color processing, and true seamless switching for professional-quality presentations. The DVS 605 also features SpeedSwitch™ Technology that delivers ultra-fast switching speed for HDCP-encrypted content. It is available in models with audio switching plus HDMI audio embedding / de-embedding, and also 3G-SDI/HD-SDI output with genlock. more

Extron Announces Expanded Training Schedule & More Locations

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce an expanded Extron Institute On-The-Road schedule and six new locations, which include: Columbus in May, Philadelphia in June, St. Louis in July and August, Calgary, Alberta in August, Montreal, Quebec in October, and Denver in November. With the expanded North America schedule, Extron will now offer over 50 instructor-led training courses in 2012. Led by some of the industry’s best trainers, Extron Institute offers AV professionals an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and keep pace with new technologies and product developments. more

Extron Announces Two Output HDMI Distribution Amplifier

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the HDMI DA2, a one input, two output distribution amplifier for HDMI video and embedded multi-channel digital audio. 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. This HDCP-compliant distribution amplifier supports all HDTV rates including 1080p/60 and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200. It features two Extron-exclusive technologies: EDID Minder®, which maintains continuous EDID communication between connected devices; and Key Minder®, which authenticates and maintains continuous HDCP encryption between input and output devices. The compact HDMI DA2 is ideal for applications that require the distribution of an HDMI source signal to two displays. more

Extron Expands with Five New Facilities Throughout North America

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce that it will open five new training and product demonstration facilities in the Chicago, Dallas, New York, Silicon Valley, and Toronto areas. Extron is actively looking to hire system design engineers and sales, support, and training staff in each of those facilities. more

Extron Expands into New Facility in Raleigh, North Carolina

Extron Electronics has moved its East Coast operations into a new, four-story, 146,000 square foot building on a seven-acre campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. The new building includes an 8,000 square foot training and product demonstration facility, and expanded areas for sales and manufacturing, as well as research and development. This new, larger East Coast facility will allow Extron to better serve its customers with more convenient training and certification programs, and a larger sales staff that is ready to assist with product or application questions, technical support, or system design advice. 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 4002-70V two channel power amplifier. This compact 1U, convection cooled amplifier delivers 400 watts rms per channel for 70 volt distributed speakers. The XPA 4002-70V is an ENERGY STAR® qualified amplifier with an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design. It 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. The XPA 4002-70V 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. more

Extron Manufactures Speakers at New Raleigh, North Carolina Facility

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce that it is now manufacturing its award-winning, patented Flat Field® and SoundField® ceiling tile speakers at the company’s brand new, 146,000 square foot East Coast regional headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. more

Extron MediaLink® for iPad is Now Available

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MediaLink for iPad. MediaLink for iPad is an AV control system app designed for the Apple iPad. It provides users with an additional point of control for up to twelve rooms with an installed Ethernet-enabled MediaLink controller, such as the MLC 104 IP Plus or the MLC 226 IP. Within the app, each button press is tracked between the app and the controller, allowing both to stay in sync. Presenters can wirelessly control the AV system using a Wi-Fi network, giving them the freedom to move throughout the room. more

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