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Extron Awarded United States Patent for Flat Field® Speaker Technology

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce that it has been granted a United States Patent for its Flat Field® Technology. Flat Field is an Extron exclusive loudspeaker technology that helps sound system designers address an important challenge: ensuring uniform delivery of audio content to all participants in a classroom, conference room, or boardroom. While this can be achieved by spacing a sufficient number of ceiling speakers throughout the room, designers often have to limit the quantity of speakers due to budget concerns. The result is inadequate coverage where the level is too high in some areas and too low in others. Flat Field Technology solves this problem with a proprietary speaker design that produces even sound pressure levels over a sound field much wider than a conventional ceiling speaker. With this uniform sound distribution, two Flat Field speakers can deliver the same audio coverage that would have required four or more typical ceiling speakers. This technology is available in the Extron FF 120, FF 120T, and FF 220T ceiling tile speakers. more

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Extron Now Shipping HDMI Audio De-Embedder

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Extron Electronics announces the immediate availability of the HAE 100, an audio de-embedder that extracts the audio from the HDMI signal and provides outputs for analog stereo and digital S/PDIF audio. The HAE 100 supports data rates up to 6.75 Gbps for compatibility with HDMI 1.3 Deep Color. It is HDCP compliant and compatible with HDTV 1080p/60 or computer-video resolutions up to 1920×1200. The HAE 100 is equipped with several integrator-friendly features, including a buffered HDMI video output with EDID Minder® for simplified EDID management between the input source and the display, plus input cable equalization and comprehensive LED status display. more

Extron MTPX Plus 6464 Twisted Pair Matrix Switcher is Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MTPX Plus 6464, a 64×64 twisted pair matrix switcher for RGBHV, HD component video, standard definition video, audio, and RS-232. It is one of five models in the MTPX Plus 6400 Series of large-scale twisted pair matrix switchers, and incorporates industry-leading features of the MTPX Plus Series with new capabilities, including EDID Minder® for local inputs and outputs, RS-232 insertion from the Ethernet port to all MTP outputs, and switchable video pre-peaking on all outputs. more

Extron Receives UL Accreditation to Self-Certify Safety Tests

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Extron Electronics is proud to announce that Underwriters Laboratories® – UL has awarded our in-house regulatory compliance testing facility with two accreditations: Client Test Data Program – CTDP and Supervised Manufacturer’s Testing – SMT. CTDP was established by Underwriters Laboratories to allow manufacturers to use their own testing facilities to test and certify product samples in support of UL mark certification. SMT accreditation certifies that a manufacturer’s testing laboratory meets ISO standards for operation and recognition of test results generated at that facility. At Extron, we are continually enhancing our fully-equipped testing facility to qualify products under additional safety, reliability, and environmental standards. By testing and certifying devices in-house, product designs are refined continuously, allowing safe products to reach the market sooner. more

Extron Introduces New IP Link® Control Processors to Support Larger AV Systems

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the IPCP 505 and IPCP 305, two new IP Link® control processors, designed to support larger configurable control systems. These control processors integrate Ethernet connectivity into AV systems, giving users the ability to remotely control, monitor, and troubleshoot AV equipment, including display devices and switchers. With a high-performance embedded Web server, multiple bidirectional serial ports, relays, flex I/O ports, including Ethernet and an eBUS™ port, these control processors are ideal for applications that require control for multiple devices within a large-scale AV system. Bidirectional ports provide simultaneous two-way control and monitoring of serially controlled devices such as displays, switchers, and other AV equipment. more

Extron Debuts Fiber Optic Cables, Connectors, and Tools

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the addition of pre-terminated and bulk fiber optic cables, cable termination tools, field-installable connectors, and test equipment to complete our line of fiber products. Combined with the existing line of extenders, matrix switchers and distribution amplifiers, these new products comprise the most comprehensive line of fiber optic products in the industry and enable transmission of pixel-perfect video, audio, and control over extreme distances. Bend-insensitive, plenum-rated bulk cable and factory-terminated cable assemblies in various lengths are available in both OM4 multimode and singlemode versions. For bulk cable, the Fiber Optic Termination Kit and Quick LC fiber optic connectors enable fast and reliable termination in the field. To ensure system-wide reliability, use the FPM 101 fiber optic power meter in conjunction with either the FLS 850 Fiber Optic Light Source for multimode cabling or the FLS 1310 Fiber Optic Light Source for singlemode solutions to measure optical power and loss throughout the fiber optic infrastructure. These new accessory items round out and complement the extensive line of fiber optic products from Extron, which includes switchers, matrix switchers, signal processors, extenders, and distribution amplifiers. more

Extron Introduces an HDCP-compliant Fiber Optic Extender for HDMI

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the FOXBOX HDMI, a 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, it uses the Extron exclusive all digital, zero compression technology to deliver perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission of HDMI computer-video images up to WUXGA 1920×1200 resolution, including HDTV 1080p/60. Available in multimode and singlemode models, the FOXBOX HDMI includes 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 with HDMI-equipped devices. Compact, low profile enclosures allow for discreet installation behind a flat-panel display. more

Extron Offers New Training for Emerging Technologies

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce a new training offering, the School of Emerging Technologies. This three day school provides in-depth instruction designed to allow system designers and integrators to master the newest AV technologies within a short time span. The training concentrates on new as well as evolving technologies, including digital video, AV streaming, and fiber optics. To help refine digital and hybrid AV system design and enhance understanding, concepts and techniques are provided through instructor-led training and demonstrations along with hands-on experiences. This training timeline and method ensures that students are thoroughly exposed to each technology and solution before moving on to the next. The student-instructor ratio is kept low to ensure that each class member receives individual attention. Just as with other Schools from Extron Institute, Emerging Technologies provides continuing and renewal credits for multiple industry certifications. The School of Emerging Technologies addresses system designs for real-world scenarios to reinforce understanding of new and evolving technologies. more

Extron Multi-Port Replacement Power Supply is Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce that the new PS 1230, an energy-efficient replacement power supply, is now shipping. This newest member of the PS Series of Desktop Power Supplies has three12 Volt 2-pole captive screw ports and offers a total of 3.0 amps across all outputs with no per-port current limitations. The PS 1230 is designed to conserve energy and reduce costs. The power supply snaps into the included ZipClip™ 200 mounting bracket for secure mounting to rack rails, tables, or lecterns. The PS 1230 also features a quarter-rack width, 1U enclosure with threaded inserts to mount the power supply directly on Extron rack shelves. The power supply is designed and engineered by Extron for increased durability and reliability with a calculated MTBF – Mean Time Between Failures – of over 400,000 hours to prevent power supply-related failures and disruption to system operation. more

Extron HDCP-Compliant Matrix Switchers for Pro AV Integration Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce that the DXP HDMI Series and DXP DVI Pro Series matrix switchers are now shipping. These HDMI 1.3 compatible matrix switchers support HDTV 1080p/60 and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200. They are HDCP compliant, enabling simultaneous distribution of protected content to one or more HDCP-compliant displays. The switchers feature intelligent technologies that help integrators ensure reliable system operation and compatibility between digital devices including Key Minder™, HDCP Visual Confirmation, EDID Minder®, and Automatic Input Cable Equalization and Output Reclocking. Available in I/O sizes from 4×4 to 8×8, the DXP HDMI and DXP DVI Pro Series matrix switchers are ideal for use in applications that require reliable, high performance routing of HDMI and DVI signals between multiple sources and displays. more

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