rAVe Scoop: Extron Debuts Digital Version of PoleVault Classroom System
Extron is now shipping a digital version of its PoleVault classroom packaged system, appropriately dubbed the PoleVault Digital. Basically, it’s a family of complete AV switching and control system that seamlessly integrate digital and analog video sources. Each system uses CATx twisted pair cable for transmitting high resolution audio and video signals, and includes network connectivity for Web-based AV resource management, monitoring and control. PoleVault Digital Classroom AV Systems are fully HDCP compliant with support for both HDMI and VGA sources commonly found in modern classrooms. At the heart of these systems is a switcher/amplifier that meets ENERGY STAR requirements for AV products and includes two power saving modes designed to lower energy usage and reduce operating costs.
Each system includes all the necessary audio and video switching, audio amplification, system control, source connectivity, speakers, mounting hardware, and cabling needed for a complete classroom AV system. All that remains is to add a video projector, screen or flat panel display and sources.