Extron Ships IN1608 with HDBaseT

extron-in1608-0715bExtron has started shipping its new IN1608 HDBT, a new model of the IN1608 product family integrated with HDBaseT-compatible output for streamlined integration with HDBaseT-enabled displays. This twisted pair output can be used to send digital video and embedded audio, plus bi-directional RS-232 and IR signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over shielded CATx cable. The IN1608 is a highly versatile scaling presentation switcher that delivers all of the technologically advanced capabilities you need to design and integrate a complete AV system in one box. This includes an HDCP-compliant, multi-format video switcher, an advanced scaling engine, integrated DTP signal extension, an available high performance mono or stereo amplifier and an available built-in IPCP Pro 350 control processor for complete AV system control.

The IN1608 supports both local and remote displays as the two DTP twisted pair inputs are compatible with Extron’s DTP 230 and DTP 330 Series transmitters for extending audio, video and control signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable. The IN1608 can also remotely power each of the DTP transmitters over the same CATx cable, streamlining system design and installation. In addition, the IN1608 features an advanced scaling engine that can scale HDMI, RGB, component, and standard definition video signals to a common high resolution output. It provides 30-bit color processing to deliver optimal image quality, as well as motion-adaptive de-interlacing for input signals up to 1080i. With Extron exclusive EDID Minder, Key Minder and SpeedSwitch, integrators can easily connect sources and displays with plug-and-play simplicity, automatic device negotiation, and nearly instantaneous switching.

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The IN1608 can serve as the central component for audio system integration. It includes eight-input audio switching, two mic/line inputs, HDMI audio embedding and de-embedding, and several audio processing features for mixing, ducking, tone adjustments and more. IN1608 SA models feature a two 50 watt Class D stereo power amplifiers, while IN1608 MA models include a 100 watt Class D mono power amplifier.

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