Extron Launches New Presentation Classroom Controller/Switcher

Extron added a new all-purpose classroom mps409-v2controller/switcher in the form of the MPS 409 – a switcher for integrating digital and analog signals. It combines five independent switchers in one rack-mountable enclosure: 3×1 HDMI with embedded audio, 2×1 DVI, 2×1 VGA/HDTV component video, 2×1 composite video, and 9×1 analog stereo audio.

For system design applications, the MPS 409 features three selectable switching modes, including the ability to route all DVI and HDMI sources to the display using a single HDMI cable, and it maintains continuous EDID communications between the HDMI, DVI, and VGA sources and the display device and ensures the reliable display of video. HDMI and DVI inputs and outputs are HDCP compliant, ensuring the display of content protected media.

The MPS 409 will start shipping this month and you can see all the specs here:  http://www.extron.com/product/product.aspx?id=mps409

The features and specs listed sound right on the mark for a hybrid (new digital and legacy analog) switcher for bread and butter presentation environments.