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Extron Introduces New Multi-Format Media Presentation Switcher

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the MPS 409, a multi-format presentation switcher for digital and analog signals. It combines five independent switchers in a single compact enclosure: 3×1 HDMI with embedded audio, 2×1 DVI, 2×1 VGA/HDTV component video, 2×1 composite video, and 9×1 analog stereo audio. For optimum flexibility in system design, the MPS 409 features three selectable switching modes, including the ability to route all DVI and HDMI sources to the display using a single HDMI cable. EDID Minder™ provides continuous EDID communications between the HDMI, DVI, and VGA sources and the display device and ensures the reliable display of video. HDMI and DVI inputs and outputs are HDCP compliant, ensuring the display of content protected media. The MPS 409 is ideal for use in single-display applications that require a hybrid switcher for integration of digital and analog video sources and associated audio signals, including conference rooms, classrooms, training facilities, and rental/staging. The MPS 409 will start shipping this month. more

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Extron Introduces VN-Matrix™ Encoders and Decoders for Streaming High Quality A/V Over IP

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At the 2010 NAB Show, Extron Electronics will exhibit the VN-Matrix™ 200 Series and VN-Matrix 300 Series encoders and decoders for real-time transmission of high resolution audio visual content across standard IP networks. Unveiled under the Extron banner for the first time since the acquisition of the Products Division of Electrosonic, the VN-Matrix Series is ideal for live viewing, collaboration, storage, and playback of high quality A/V signals. With the scalable VN-Matrix system, you can start small and add additional encoders and decoders later to turn your IP network into a virtual routing matrix switcher that is practically limitless in size. The VN-Matrix 200 Series enables streaming of DVI & RGB video, while the VN-Matrix 300 Series supports SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI video. Both VN-Matrix Series can be used on uncorrected networks and provide visually lossless picture quality for large projected images and high resolution graphics. more

Extron to Expand Corporate Headquarters in Anaheim

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Extron Electronics is expanding its headquarters with the construction of a new six-story, 200,000 square foot building adjacent to the company’s current facilities in Anaheim. more

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Extron Acquires Products Division of Electrosonic

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Extron Electronics today announced that it has purchased the Products Engineering and Development Division of Electrosonic Group a premier worldwide AV systems integration and service provider. more

Extron Launches New Extron Control Associate Certification Program

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the new Extron Control Associate certification program designed to provide recognition for individuals who understand the best practices for planning, design, and implementation of a complete configurable control system. Available to anyone who has already earned the Extron A/V Associate designation, Extron Control Associate certification is earned through successful completion of an online or instructor-led training course and an Extron-proctored exam. Classroom instruction and exams will be conducted at Extron’s world-class training facilities in Anaheim, CA and Raleigh, NC, as well as other locations throughout the United States. more

Extron Introduces an Easy-to-Use Online Application for Customizing Classroom A/V Systems

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the Classroom A/V System Configurator, an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop configuration utility that allows users to customize PoleVault®, WallVault™, and VoiceLift® systems. The dynamic, graphical user interface of the Classroom A/V System Configurator makes system customization easy, and helpful wizards ensure that only valid systems are built and vital accessories are included. Users may change or add speakers, change wallplates or A/V inputs, specify mounting hardware options, and select component colors. The Classroom A/V System Configurator can also be used to print or save an equipment list and submit a request for quote to Extron Sales. more

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Extron Premieres High Performance 320×320 Fiber Optic Matrix Switcher

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction of the FOX 4G Matrix 320x. This high performance, modular fiber optic matrix switcher provides complete, end-to-end digital A/V signal transmission and routing over fiber optic cable in very large environments such as university and corporate campuses. It is expandable from 16×16 up to 320×320, and supports digital switching at rates up to 4.25 Gbps. With hot-swappable I/O boards, real-time system monitoring, and redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, the FOX 4G Matrix 320x delivers highly reliable, enterprise-wide switching of fiber optic A/V and control signals for large scale, mission-critical environments. more

Extron Introduces New USB Extender

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the USB Extender, a two-piece transmitter and receiver set for extending USB up to 450 feet (135 meters) on a single, standard CAT 5/5e/6 or CAT 7 cable. The USB Extender is compatible with USB 1.0, 1.1, or 2.0 and includes a four port hub supporting simultaneous connection of up to four USB devices. The USB Extender is ideal for use in applications utilizing the Extron Annotator and remote touchscreen displays, as well as for applications that require the remote location of USB peripherals such as interactive whiteboards, keyboards, mice, and other HID-human input devices. It can also be used with USB 2.0 peripherals that require high data transfer speeds, including webcams and document scanners as well as thumb drives and other mass storage devices. more

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Extron Announces the Industry’s First ENERGY STAR® Qualified Commercial Amplifiers

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the industry’s first commercial power amplifiers that are ENERGY STAR qualified and meet the new Version 2.0 Audio/Video specification. The MPA 401 and XTRA Series high performance amplifiers comprise a complete family of mono, stereo, and multi-channel power amplifiers for a wide range of applications from classrooms and boardrooms to multi-purpose rooms, auditoriums, and open spaces. They draw less than 1 watt while in standby mode, and also offer low power consumption while idle and under load. Extron power amplifiers feature compact, space efficient enclosures that are ideal for installation in racks and lecterns, and do not require fans for cooling. more

Extron MPA 401 ENERGY STAR® Qualified Mini Power Amplifier Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MPA 401, an integrated Mini Power Amplifier that delivers 40 watts rms for 70 volt distributed speaker systems in classrooms, training rooms, and multi-purpose rooms. This ENERGY STAR qualified amplifier features an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design with patented CDRS™ – Class D Ripple Suppression technology that provides a smooth, clean audio waveform and an improvement in signal fidelity over conventional Class D designs. This Extron exclusive, high efficiency design allows the amplifier to be fanless and operate in environments with little or no ventilation. more

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