Extron’s new IN1604 DTP is an HDCP-compliant scaler with three HDMI inputs, a universal analog video input and a DTP output, all housed in a 1U, half rack enclosure. The IN1604 DTP is designed for installation beneath conference tables and in lecterns to provide localized switching support for sources such as presenter devices, as well as signal extension up to 330 feet (100 meters) over shielded CATx cable to reach a wall or ceiling-mounted display. The IN1604 DTP features automatic switching and a scaling engine that converts both HDMI and analog video sources.
The IN1604 DTP includes a DTP twisted pair output (HDBaseT-compliant) that can be used to extend video, audio and control to a DTP receiver behind a flat-panel display on a wall or above a ceiling-mounted projector, with the receiver powered over the same shielded CATx cable. Integrators can choose from a complete line of DTP 230 receivers for 230-foot (70-meter) signal extension or DTP 330 receivers for 330-foot signal extension, to accommodate distance requirements of specific applications. The DTP output can also be used for sending video and embedded audio, plus bidirectional control signals to any HDBaseT-enabled display (a projector or monitor with a direct HDBaseT input). The IN1604 DTP scaler includes 1080i de-interlacing and Deep Color processing and the box is integrated with Extron’s EDID Minder, Key Minder and SpeedSwitch.
Finally, the IN1604 DTP has some interesting audio integration capabilities that include HDMI audio embedding and de-embedding, audio switching with two individually assignable analog audio inputs, switching transitions, gain and attenuation adjustments for each analog input, output volume control, and input audio muting — a lot, quite frankly, for a small 1/2 rack width box. The IN1604 DTP can be controlled via front panel controls, on-screen menus, USB, RS-232, and contact closure with tally output.