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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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Extron Introduces New Universal Twisted Pair Output Board for ISM 824

ISM MTP UT 4DAAnaheim, California (April 9, 2009) – Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the new ISM MTP UT 4DA, a unique MTP Twisted Pair Series transmitter board with four outputs for the ISM 824 MultiSwitcher. The ISM MTP UT 4DA is a universal transmitter that accepts any input signal from the ISM 824 and then transmits video, audio, and control signals up to 600 feet (185 meters) on a single UTP cable to up to four MTP Series twisted pair receivers. The ISM MTP UT 4DA also features local RS-232 insertion ports, which eliminate the need for additional control system infrastructure to support remote displays, while overcoming the 100-foot (30m) distance limitation for RS-232 signals. more

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Extron New DVI Twisted Pair Extender Now Shipping

201xi Tx Twisted Pair ExtenderAnaheim, California (April 8, 2009) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new DVI 201xi Tx Twisted Pair Extender. The DVI 201xi Tx enables DVI or HDMI signals to be carried over distances significantly greater than with standard DVI cables. It works together with an Extron DVI 201 or DVI 201 A D Twisted Pair Receiver and two CAT 5-type cables to send single link DVI or HDMI signals over 200 feet (60 meters) for HDTV and XGA (1024×768). The DVI 201xi Tx offers several features to optimize system integration for DVI signal transmission, including EDID Minder which automatically manages EDID communication between the input source and the display, automatic input equalization which allows for the use of long DVI input cables by compensating for signal loss, and a rack-mountable 1U, half rack width metal enclosure. more

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Extron CVC 300 Component Video to RGB Converter Now Shipping


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Anaheim, California (March 19, 2009) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the CVC 300, a new universal, high definition component video to RGB converter. It accepts all standard definition and high definition analog component video formats, from 480i and 576i to HDTV 1080p/60 and 1920×1200, and transcodes the incoming component video signal for output as RGBHV or RGBS. The CVC 300 is ideal for use in applications that require the integration of devices with component video output, such as DVD players, DTV tuners and DVRs, or game consoles, into RGB-based A/V system designs. more

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New Extron Fiber Optic Switcher and Distribution Amplifier Now Shipping

FOX 4G GroupAnaheim, California (March 19, 2009) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of two new additions to the company’s growing line of fiber optic products. These include the FOX 4G DA8, an eight output fiber optic distribution amplifier, and the FOX 4G SW8, an eight input fiber optic switcher. more

Extron 2009 Product Catalog Now Available

extron_cat_3d_09_en_pub.jpgExtron Electronics is pleased to announce that it has released the Extron 2009 Product Catalog. This full-color publication contains more than 900 pages of the latest information on Extron’s broad product line, including interfaces, switchers, distribution amplifiers, signal processors, fiber optics, cables, audio and speaker products, MediaLink®, and IP Link®. more

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