Extron’s IN1608 IPCP is a new addition to the IN1608 product family that features a built-in Extron IP Link Pro control processor. You may already know that the IN1608 is an AV system in one box, including an HDCP-compliant, multi-format video switcher, a scaling engine, integrated DTP 230 transmitter and receivers, a mono or stereo amplifier, comprehensive audio processing, and now has added a control processor that is uniquely expandable.
The IN1608 IPCP features a built-in IP Link Pro control processor, with the same advanced features, processing power, and technologies found in the standalone Extron IPCP Pro control processors. The IN1608 IPCP delivers high-speed processing and control port capacity for complete, customizable control of an entire AV system, including all source devices and displays, plus room functions. You can connect an Extron TouchLink Pro touch panel to the built-in Gigabit Ethernet switch (without the need for an external interface) directly to the IN1608 IPCP.
As with all Extron control systems, the IN1608 IPCP is intuitive and configurable with their Global Configurator software. The latest version of Global Configurator includes features such as conditional logic, local variables, and macros. Global Configurator Professional adds unprecedented scalability with Controller Groups, a unique feature that allows an IN1608 IPCP to be combined with additional IP Link Pro processors to create a large-scale control system. This is aimed at not only rooms, but controlling multiple systems or even remote locations around the world. IN1608 IPCP systems throughout a facility, building, campus, or offices worldwide can be monitored and managed using Extron GlobalViewer Enterprise server-based software.
With the purchase of an Extron LinkLicense with the IN1608 IPCP, a tablet or laptop can serve as the primary control interface for the AV system. A unique benefit of LinkLicense is the ability to use Extron GUI Designer software to design interfaces for specific user roles in an organization. LinkLicense works seamlessly with Extron’s TouchLink for iPad app, and allows an interface to be duplicated to many additional devices. It simplifies deployment of AV system control for BYOD with a single license purchase per system and no per-user fees, and allows a standardized BYOD strategy for AV control across an organization.