Ever since Extron launched its configurable MediaLink control systems some 10 or so years ago, nearly every dealer has been asking when they were going to go head-on against AMX or Crestron in larger control applications.
Earlier this week Extron answered that question with the launch of its new Pro Series Control Systems. The Pro Series includes 12 more TouchLink Pro touch panels in sizes from 3.5” to 15”, including five with capacitive touchscreens; a TouchLink interface that allows a third party touchscreens of any size to be used as a control interface within an Extron control system; six IP Link Pro control processors; and an Extron LinkLicense which allows people to use their phones, tablets, laptops or desktop computers as a primary control interface in an Extron control system.
The touch panels include TLP Pro 1520 series and TLP Pro 1220 series, which are 15” and 12″ touch panels (1366×768 and 1280×800 resolution, respectfully) with capacitive, edge-to-edge glass, full-motion video preview with HDMI and XTP inputs, compatibility with all IP Link Pro control processors and PoE. In addition to these models, Extron has 10 other ranging from 5” to 12” — all capacitive touch.
Six new IP Link Pro control processors were launched with built-in Gigabit Ethernet and new network protocols for secure connections. When combined with their new Global Configurator Plus and Global Configurator Professional configuration software, they’re capable of conditional logic as well as advanced scheduling and monitoring.
The Extron TLI Pro 101 is a TouchLink interface that allows a third party touchscreen display to be used as a point of control within an Extron Pro Series control system. This interface includes a scaled HDCP-compliant HDMI input for video preview and the scaled output supports displays from 800×600 to 1920×1200, as well as HDTV 1080p/60.
Extron’s LinkLicense is a simple way for people to use their mobile devices or computers as primary control interfaces in an Extron control system. All new IPCP Pro control processors may be purchased with or without a LinkLicense.
Extron GUI Designer is a software application used for the design, creation, and maintenance of Extron TouchLink Pro user interfaces. Begin with ready-to-use design templates and resource kits, or start from scratch and build your own layout using our comprehensive software. The available design elements are fully customizable and matched to AV system applications. In many cases, all the input sources, display control, and environmental settings are already in place. These resources are fully developed and include complete, detailed documentation.