Crestron shipped a new HDMI switcher and extender pair that’s aimed at small meeting rooms, huddle rooms, and classrooms. Dubbed the HD Scaling Presentation Switcher & Extender (HD-MD-400-C-E) the package includes 3×1 switcher with an HD receiver that requires no programming. Mount the transmitter under a table or inside a podium and it hash two HDMI inputs, one VGA input (with one analog audio input) and that sends signals HDBaseT to the receiver mounted behind the room display or above the projector. The receiver features an additional HDMI input for a local source.
Both the transmitter and receiver are compact enough to fit discreetly inside a presentation lectern, beneath a table, or mounted on a wall behind a flat-panel display, or on the ceiling above a projector. They can even be attached to a single rack rail in the back of an equipment cabinet. Both devices are powered together using a single wall mount power pack (included), which can be connected either at the receiver or at the transmitter location. Power is carried between the transmitter and receiver over the HDBaseT connection.