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Extron First US Company to Recieve UL Energy Efficiency Certification

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Extron Electronics is the first US manufacturer to receive EEC – Energy Efficiency Certification from UL Environment, Inc. As an acknowledged global leader in environmental qualification and certification, UL Environment acts as an independent third party to test and certify products for compliance to a broad range of domestic and international energy efficiency requirements. Several Extron engineered products now carry the EEC mark, signifying compliance with multiple government energy efficiency standards, including strict adherence to U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® Version 2.0 requirements. more

Extron Power Supplies Reach the Demonstrated MTBF Mark of 1,000,000 Hours

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce that our Extron designed and manufactured power supplies have reached the 1,000,000 hour mark in demonstrated MTBF, Mean Time Between Failures. This feat was accomplished by exposing the power supplies to extreme testing in our in-house heating chamber that supports elevated temperature as well as constant temperature conditions. While most manufacturers purchase off-the-shelf switch mode power supplies that can be subject to variations in quality and reliability, we design and manufacture our own power supplies to ensure Extron quality throughout the product. To demonstrate the exceptional performance of our power supplies, we subjected them to grueling testing that lasted more than two years. We simulated an accelerated operational life span by placing a sample quantity of power supplies in a heat chamber at an ambient temperature of 85°C. This produced a demonstrated MTBF rather than a less reliable calculated MTBF that is based on the stated specifications of the individual components. more

Extron Universal Twisted Pair Transmitter for Digital and Analog Signals Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MTP/HDMI U T A D, a Decora®-style, universal twisted pair transmitter for digital and analog video sources. Dedicated inputs on the MTP/HDMI U T A D accommodate digital and analog video, audio, and bidirectional RS-232 or IR signals. These signals are transmitted long distances over economical CAT 5-type cabling to remote receiver locations. more

Extron Classroom A/V System Grant Programs Near $2.0 Million Milestone

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce it has so far granted over $1.8 million in classroom A/V systems to U.S. school districts. Over 580 pilot classrooms have been granted to enable district technology leaders, administrators, and instructors to evaluate and define audiovisual system standards that can be implemented in additional classrooms. The main goal of the Extron grant program is to provide increased visibility and expanded access for K-12 classroom A/V technology by supplying selected pilot classrooms with advanced audio/video solutions at no cost to the district. Each grant award includes installation of Extron classroom A/V system technology, VoiceLift® microphone, and complete training. more

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Extron Premieres New Fiber Optic SDI to DVI and Analog RGB / Component Video Converter

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the FOX 3G DVC, which receives fiber optic SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI serial digital video signals over a single fiber, and converts them to DVI-D and analog RGB or component video. It is compatible with the FOX HD-SDI Fiber Optic Extender, as well as FOX Series distribution amplifiers, switchers, and matrix switchers. The FOX 3G DVC features extraction of embedded AES3 audio, RS-232 serial control, and a fiber optic input loop-through that allows multiple FOX 3G DVC and FOX HD-SDI units to be daisy-chained. It is ideal for applications including television production, medical imaging, military simulation, houses of worship, and live events that require long distance transmission of SDI signals from broadcast-type sources, and interfacing them with professional / consumer-level displays and other products. more

Extron Unveils HD Video Players at 2010 NAB Show

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce a complete line of HD & 2K Video Players for single and multi-channel applications at the 2010 NAB Show. The MMP 9500 is an HD MPEG video player that supports ATSC-compliant formats for single or multi-site digital signage applications. The JMP 9600 Two-Channel JPEG2000 Players are ideal for entertainment and commercial applications where superior image quality is critical to the audience experience. more

Extron Introduces New Modular DVI Matrix Switchers

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the DMS 3600 and DMS 1600, two modular DVI matrix switchers that combine the simplicity and reliability of a fixed I/O matrix switcher with the convenience and flexibility of a modular matrix switcher. They accept various combinations of 4-port DVI input boards, 4-port DVI output boards, and 4×4 DVI input / output boards for switching high-resolution DVI digital video signals without copy protection. The DMS 3600 is an 8U enclosure that can be configured in I/O sizes from 4×4 to 36×36, while the DMS 1600 is a 4U model, configurable from 4×4 to 16×16. A modular, field-upgradable, and hot-swappable design allows for future system expansion, as well as continuous system reliability with a fan assembly and redundant power supplies that can be replaced at any time. more

Extron Premieres New SDI to DVI and Analog RGB / Component Video Converter

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the DVC 501 SD, which converts SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI serial digital video signals to DVI-D and analog RGB or component video formats. It extracts embedded AES3 audio, automatically equalizes incoming SDI signals to optimize transmission over long cables, and includes RS-232 serial control. The DVC 501 SD is ideal for applications including television production, medical imaging, military simulation, houses of worship, and live events that require interfacing SDI signals from broadcast-type sources to professional / consumer-level displays and signal distribution systems that only accept DVI or analog signals. more

Extron Showcases Newly Acquired Line of Multi-Image Display Processors at NAB 2010

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Following its recent acquisition of the Products Division of Electrosonic, Extron Electronics will exhibit a lineup of multi-image display processors at NAB 2010. These video and graphics videowall processors feature highly scalable input, output, and windowing capabilities, plus high performance image scaling technology. The Quantum™ Elite is designed for large videowalls up to 28 screens and larger, while the Quantum Connect is ideal for small to medium-sized videowalls up to 14 screens. more

Extron Premieres New Modular Power Enclosure for Fiber Optic and Twisted Pair Extenders

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the PowerCage 1600, a rack-mountable, 16-slot enclosure that supports a wide range of Extron fiber optic and twisted pair A/V transmitter and receiver boards. Providing an efficient way to power and mount multiple transmitters and receivers, the PowerCage 1600 simplifies integration for large, rack-mounted systems. The PowerCage 1600 also features an optional redundant, hot-swappable power supply plus active power and thermal management to optimize reliability in mission-critical environments where continuous, 24/7 operations is essential. The hot-swappable, modular design allows for replacing or upgrading boards in the field at any time, without having to power down the system. more

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