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Extron TouchLink™ Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the first two Extron TouchLink™ touchpanel models: The TLP 700MV 7″ Wall Mount Touchpanel and TLP 700TV 7″ Tabletop Touchpanel. The IPL 250, a new control processor designed for use in TouchLink systems, is also now shipping. TouchLink is the first fully configuration-based control system with the power to handle the control needs of single display rooms, dual display rooms, divisible rooms, multi-image systems, and video conference suites. more

Extron Introduces New Digital Design Guide for Professional A/V Systems

digital_design_guid_01c_pub.jpgExtron Electronics is pleased to announce the new Digital Design Guide for Professional A/V Systems, a practical approach to the integration of digital technologies into new and legacy presentation systems. The richly illustrated 80-page Guide is an essential reference as the A/V industry adopts digital video and audio. It provides a comprehensive resource for A/V system designers seeking to understand these emerging technologies and the many options available to them. more

Extron Introduces TouchLink Control System

Touch Link FamilyAnaheim, California (June 17, 2009)- Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce TouchLink™, the first fully configuration-based touchpanel control systems with the power to handle the control needs of single display rooms, dual display rooms, divisible rooms, multi-image systems, and video conference suites. TouchLink Control Systems can be deployed much faster than traditional programmable control systems and are easier and less costly to support. The new TouchLink products include three touchpanel models, an Ethernet control processor, and Extron GUI Configurator Software. TouchLink Control Systems integrate seamlessly with the award-winning Extron GlobalViewer® Enterprise software and Free GlobalViewer® Web application for complete A/V resource monitoring, management, and control over a computer network. more

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Extron Premieres New Universal Signal Processor

USP 507Anaheim, California (June 17, 2009)- Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the USP 507, a Universal Signal Processor that provides video scaling, transcoding, as well as analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog video conversion in a single product. The new USP 507 features a seven input switcher that supports all common analog and digital video formats, from composite video to DVI, RGBHV and optional SDI/HD-SDI. Advanced video processing automatically detects the input video format and applies high performance scaling. Two RGBHV outputs are standard, plus an Extron MTP Twisted Pair output that significantly enhances integration flexibility. In addition, optional output boards are available for scan-converted video, DVI, and HD-SDI. The USP 507 is ideal for applications that require universal compatibility to accept any input video format and produce high quality video for display. more

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Extron Premieres Professional Surround Sound Processor

SSP 7.1Anaheim, California (May 21, 2009) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the new SSP 7.1, a high performance, five input Surround Sound Processor designed to provide up to eight channels of surround sound for pro A/V applications in corporate and commercial environments. The SSP 7.1 automatically detects and decodes audio content in various Dolby® and DTS® formats from DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and HDTV broadcasts. It also offers Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx and DTS Neo:6® processing to provide surround sound from two-channel stereo. The SSP 7.1 features coaxial and optical digital inputs, plus an analog balanced/unbalanced two-channel input. It is designed for integration into pro A/V installations, with a compact, rack-mountable metal enclosure, as well as RS-232 serial control and balanced/unbalanced line level outputs. The included control software offers a user-friendly GUI for setup and operation. more

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Extron Adds Patent-Pending Flat Field™ Speakers and Other Enhancements to PoleVault® Systems

PoleVault SystemAnaheim, California (May 12, 2009) – Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce several key enhancements to the PoleVault System, Extron’s innovative approach to classroom A/V integration. This new equipment offers enhanced sound, connectivity, and mounting options to facilitate a better learning environment for schools, universities, and corporate training facilities. All PoleVault systems now include the FF 120, a full-range sound field speaker with Extron’s patent-pending Flat Field™ technology, and the new PVT CV D PoleVault Composite Video and Stereo Audio Input Wallplate with IR pass-through. In the coming weeks, the PMK 550 PoleVault Mounting Kit and the PCM 340 Projector Drop Ceiling Mount with Adjustable Pole will also be added more

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Extron Launches New Online Configurator for VoiceLift™ Microphone Systems

Configurator for VoiceLift™ Microphone SystemsAnaheim, California (May 6, 2009) – Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the VoiceLift™ Microphone Systems Configurator, an online, drag-and-drop configuration utility that allows users to design VoiceLift Microphone Systems. The dynamic, graphical user interface makes system customization easy. After launching the VoiceLift Microphone Systems Configurator, users will start with the standard single pendant microphone, two speaker package and then customize that system to meet their specific requirements. For example, users can specify an additional pendant microphone and desktop charging station or additional speakers. more

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Extron Expands SMX System MultiMatrix With New HD-SDI and Fiber Optic Matrix Boards

Scan Converter Output Board for ISM 824Anaheim, California (May 5, 2009) – Anaheim, California (May 5, 2009) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new 4×4 multi-rate SDI matrix board and two new 16×16, 4-Gbps fiber optic matrix boards for the SMX System MultiMatrix, Extron’s modular, field-configurable matrix switching platform. These new matrix boards bring the total number of available SMX matrix boards to 41, covering all popular analog and digital A/V signal types from composite video and wideband RGB to 3G-SDI, DVI, and HDMI, as well as stereo audio. The SMX System MultiMatrix is ideal for use in applications that require the switching of different signal types and a cost-effective upgrade path for ongoing I/O or signal format changes. more

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Extron VP of Engineering Steve Somers Wins Harald Thiel Volunteer of the Year award

Steve Somers Wins Harald Thiel Volunteer of the Year awardAnaheim, California (May 5, 2009) – Anaheim, California (May 5, 2009) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce that Steve Somers, Extron Vice-President of Engineering, has been presented the Harald Thiel Volunteer of the Year award by InfoComm International. This award reveals and celebrates the volunteer who has contributed greatly to the InfoComm association, and who is not recognized in other ways for that contribution. Somers was recognized for being the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out Committee and Event Chairman from 1998 to 2001, and for being the driving force behind the creation and annual production of the accompanying Shoot-Out CDs and DVDs. During his tenure as Shoot-Out chair, he was also the Shoot-Out’s Engineering Manager, directing and managing the technical design of the event from 1992 to 2001. more

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Extron Announces VTG 400DVI Video and Audio Test Generator Now Shipping

VTG 400DVIAnaheim, California (April 16, 2009) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce that the VTG 400DVI is now shipping. The VTG 400DVI is a professional quality Video and Audio Test Generator for setting up, testing, calibrating, and troubleshooting today’s complex video and audio systems. lt offers DVI output for use with digital display devices, and delivers accurate, full bandwidth video signal reproduction and high performance audio test signals. In addition to DVI, analog high resolution computer-video, component video, S-video, and composite video are supported. When used with DVI devices, the VTG 400DVI will display the native resolution whenever new EDID data is received. The VTG 400DVI also offers Scope-Trigger, a patented feature that enables analysis of a specific area within the pattern image using an oscilloscope. more

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