Extron Intros Two New USB-3.2-Compatible Switchers

extron 2Extron introduced the SW2 USB Pro and SW4 USB Pro, a two- and a four-input USB switcher that facilitate USB 3.2 compatible switching between multiple host devices and multiple USB peripherals. They provide solutions for USB-C and Thunderbolt hosts and peripherals with data rates up to 10 gigabits per second. HID peripheral ports support hotkey input switching via a connected keyboard. SW USB Pro Series switchers also support auto and manual host and peripheral switching and control via RS-232 or Ethernet. They feature Host and Peripheral Emulation Mode, which provides “keep alive” functionality by continuously mimicking host and keyboard/mouse communications within the switcher. This emulation eliminates the need for enumeration and reduces the chance of failed device communications throughout the switching process.

SW USB Pro Series switchers act as active USB hubs, supplying power to attached devices. In addition, the switchers are USB 3.2 compatible including SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps and 10 Gbps and are backwards compatible with all previous USB data rate specifications, including low-speed 1.5 megabits per second, full-speed 12 Mbps and high-speed 480 Mbps. The SW USB Pro Series incorporates rack-mountable, 1U, half-rack width enclosures for simplified integration and includes an external, universal power supply for worldwide power compatibility.