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Extron Introduces New Fiber Optic Scaling Receiver

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the FOXBOX SR HDMI, a high performance fiber optic-to-HDMI scaling receiver for the FOX Series of fiber optic transmitters. It accepts a fiber optic signal with audio, RS-232 control, and HDCP-compliant HDMI, DVI, VGA, or YUV video, scaling the video to the optimal output resolution for the display. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high resolution image performance, the FOXBOX SR HDMI supports resolutions up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60. Available in multimode and singlemode models, it also provides many integrator-friendly features such as Key Minder® for continuous authentication of HDCP compliance, audio de-embedding, Auto Input Memory, internal test patterns, and a compact enclosure for discreet placement. The FOXBOX SR HDMI is ideal for fiber optic installations that require scaling of high resolution content with the highest quality. more

Extron Introduces the SME 100 H.264 Streaming Media Encoder

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the SME 100, a live H.264 encoder for streaming audio, video, and computer-video signals. The SME 100 employs standards-based H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC encoding, and outputs an IP stream that can easily be decoded and viewed on desktop or laptop PCs. It is designed specifically to address the input requirements common to pro AV applications and supports RGB or DVI input signals up to 1920×1200 as well as standard definition and high definition video up to 1080p/60. The SME 100 also features an integrated three-input switcher with audio and buffered loop-through connections to simplify integration and offers a range of compression and bit rate controls. High performance Extron signal processing scales and optimizes video input signals for the intended viewing application. Encoding controls also provide adjustments for bit rate and quality. By extending AV signals over networks, the SME 100 significantly expands AV system capability. more

Extron Introduces XTP CrossPoint® Platform for Digital AV Systems

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the new XTP CrossPoint® System, a flexible, reliable signal switching and distribution system that provides a completely integrated solution for multiple digital and analog formats. XTP CrossPoint Systems support local connectivity as well as extended transmission capability for sending high resolution video, audio, RS-232, Ethernet, and power up to 330 feet (100 m) over a single CAT 5-type cable. more

Extron Introduces New HDCP-Compliant Scaler with Seamless Switching

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the DVS 605, a high performance video scaler that includes three HDMI 1.3-compatible 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 Introduces 7-inch TouchLink Touchpanel With Contemporary Thin Bezel Design

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce two, newly-designed 7-inch touchpanels. The TLP 710MV and TLP 710TV are fully configurable, 7″ touchpanels featuring contemporary, thin bezel designs that complement the aesthetics of any environment. The Extron TLP 710 Series has an 800×480 resolution touchscreen and incorporates PoE – Power over Ethernet, which eliminates the need for a local power supply. Each model has a built-in MTP – Twisted Pair receiver, which accepts either S-video or composite video signals over standard CAT 5 cable. This enhanced connectivity provides integration flexibility and aids in cable management by minimizing the number of connections at the touchpanel. The TLP 710MV mounts on a wall, lectern, or other flat surface, while The TLP 710TV is designed to sit on a tabletop or install on a VESA mount. Both are ideal for control environments requiring a 7-inch control surface within an elegant touchpanel design. more

Extron Founder Andrew Edwards Receives InfoComm Pioneers of AV Award for Extraordinary Contribution to the AV Industry

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InfoComm International®, the leading trade association representing the professional audiovisual industry, announced today that Extron president and founder Andrew Edwards has been awarded the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award. The award is designed to recognize individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the formation of the AV industry. Over nearly three decades, Edwards’ vision and leadership have made Extron one of the leading providers of innovative products, training, and customer support to the professional AV industry. more

Extron MLS 608 D Series for Digital Switching Simplified Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the simple-to-use MLS 608 D, a switcher that integrates digital and analog sources in a single product. The switcher enables AV system expansion when more inputs are required than what the projector can handle. The MLS 608 D offers digital video switching with four HDCP-compliant HDMI inputs and analog video switching with four universal inputs plus an Extron Universal MTP Twisted Pair input. It outputs HDMI and analog MTP Twisted Pair signals to the included MTP/HDMI U R twisted pair receiver, providing a complete digital and analog video and audio switching system. In addition, the MLS 608 D includes many integrator-friendly features such as HDMI audio de-embedding, Mic/line audio matrix mixing, and ProDSP™, an exclusive Extron technology with an extensive array of easy-to-use digital audio processing tools for audio system set-up and fine-tuning. Switcher control is provided via the front panel backlit buttons or through RS-232 for separate display and room control capabilities. It can also work seamlessly in conjunction with an Extron TouchLink™ touchpanel control system or a MediaLink® Controller for enhanced display and room control. more

Extron Now Shipping New Two-Way SoundField®, Full-Range Ceiling Tile Speaker

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction and immediate availability of the new SoundField SF 228T, a two-way ceiling tile speaker for 70 volt/100 volt systems. This Extron exclusive design features a low profile, 2′ x 2′ (61 cm x 61 cm) by 5.3″ (13.5 cm) deep enclosure that is UL 2043 plenum rated, weighs less than 20 pounds (9 kg), and drops directly into standard suspended ceilings, providing quicker installations. The two-way ported design includes an 8″ (165 mm) woofer and a 1″ (2.5 mm) silk dome tweeter that provides a frequency response of 50 Hz to 20 kHz for high fidelity music and speech reproduction. The SF 228T offers 60 watts continuous pink noise and 120 watts continuous program output. This speaker is sold in pairs and is designed for fast and easy installation into sound systems requiring high quality, wide bandwidth audio playback. more

Extron Now Shipping 10 Input Scaling Presentation Switcher

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DVS 510, a 10 input, multi-format Presentation Scaling Switcher that accepts and scales standard definition, HDTV, DVI, and RGB signals to a common, high resolution output rate. The DVS 510 is HDCP-compliant and features simultaneous DVI and two analog RGB/YUV outputs. It is a true presentation switcher for professional environments, with audio switching for all video input sources, an available 50 watt stereo integrated amplifier, picture-in-picture, and glitch-free switching. The DVS 510 also offers flexible control options including front panel control, Ethernet, RS-232, USB, and IR. more

Extron Introduces LockIt™ HDMI Cable Bracket

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the LockIt™ HDMI Cable Lacing Bracket. This unique cable bracket is used to secure HDMI cables to a product’s input and output connectors. It reduces the stress on the HDMI connectors and prevents intermittent or complete signal loss due to a loose cable connection. Its compact design allows for easy installation with most HDMI cables and devices, including in space constrained areas where HDMI connectors are stacked, or as a retrofit to secure previously installed cables. more

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