Utah Tech University Integrates Extron Technology in Its Campus

February 22, 2024

Utah Tech University (formerly Dixie State University) in St. George, Utah outfitted its new 163,000 square-foot Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) building with the latest AV technology. Extron AV switching, distribution, control and audio amplification equipment was installed in 35 classrooms, labs, lecture halls and conference rooms. Beyond the new-build SET building, an AV standardization […]

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Extron Launches Third Edition of the Esports Systems Design Guide

February 20, 2024

Extron announced the immediate availability of the third edition of the Esports Systems Design Guide. Due to the diversity and customized nature of esports systems, designing them demands a tailored approach to meet the specific needs of each space. Whether you are well-versed in esports environment development or just exploring your options, starting with a […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

February 19, 2024

Welcome to my 24th annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! It’s been an honor to have written this for 24 straight years and even more of an honor for it to have so many thousands of readers annually — it’s almost always our most-read article of the year on rAVe [PUBS]. So, if you’re reading this right […]

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Extron Debuts HDMI Splitter Amplifier for MS Teams and It Can Do 8K Signals

February 15, 2024

Extron announced the DA2 HD 8K L, an HDCP 2.3-compliant distribution amplifier for HDMI 2.1 signals. The company says it supports resolutions up to 8K/30 @ 4:4:4, including 5K applications such as for Microsoft Teams 21:9 in Front Row installations. The dual-output distribution amplifier supports data rates up to 40.1 Gbps, HDR, Deep Color up […]

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Extron Just Made Sending HDMI Through Fiber a Lot Easier

February 7, 2024

Extron announced that the FOX3 T 101 and FOX3 R 101 are now in stock and available. This compact fiber optic transmitter and receiver pair offer long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI video with embedded audio over fiber optic cabling. Engineered for exceptional high-resolution image performance, they use Extron all-digital technology to deliver mathematically lossless […]

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Chapel Hill NC Public Library Gets Extron Facelift

February 7, 2024

The Chapel Hill Public Library in North Carolina is more than just a book repository, it is a hub of activity for the town’s residents and the surrounding communities. The 80,000-square-foot facility includes four meeting rooms that are available for public use. The upgraded AV systems include a variety of improvements such as larger displays […]

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New Extron XPA U 4004 FX is Four-Channel, Multi‑Zone Power Amplifier

February 2, 2024

Extron introduced the XPA U 4004 FX four-channel, multi‑zone audio power amplifier. The company says this ENERGY STAR-qualified amplifier can deliver 400 watts simultaneously into 8-ohm, 4-ohm, 70-volt and 100-volt loads, independently configurable per channel. Each channel of an adjacent pair dynamically draws power from the pair’s total wattage, delivering optimal power where it’s needed […]

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New Extron XTP II CP 4o HD AT Includes 8K Output Board With Dante and HDCP 2.3

February 1, 2024

Extron is shipping the XTP II CP 4o HD AT 8K output board, the newest product to join the XTP Systems family. The company says this XTP output board provides four HDMI outputs and four Dante digital audio outputs. It is HDCP 2.3 compliant and supports HDMI 2.1 performance at video resolutions up to 8K@30 […]

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Extron Promotes Rob Reconnu to Director of Technical Services

January 23, 2024

Extron promoted Rob Reconnu to director of technical services — network technologies. Rob has held a leadership role within Extron’s Network Technologies Support Group which brings together a team of senior network and AV engineers that specialize in AV-over-IP and Enterprise Network Support. With multiple high-level certifications under his belt, including a CCIE Certification from […]

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Extron Now Shipping DTP3 T 101 D One-Gang Decorator-Style Transmitter

January 17, 2024

Extron is shipping the new DTP3 T 101 D, a one-gang decorator-style transmitter for sending HDMI up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded Cat6A cable. It extends video resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 without compression, ensuring optimal image quality. This HDCP 2.3-compliant transmitter includes EDID Minder, a comprehensive EDID management technology for […]

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Extron Now Shipping UCS 303 Collaboration and Presentation Switcher

January 12, 2024

Extron announced that the UCS 303, a collaboration and presentation switcher designed to meet the needs of UC meeting spaces, is now shipping. The UCS 303 includes three inputs to support connection of USB, HDMI, and DisplayPort sources, as well as five USB device ports that connect to peripherals such as USB cameras and microphones. […]

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Extron Launches Smallest 1G AV-over-IP Encoder in the World — the NAV E 121

January 10, 2024

Extron just debuted the smallest AV-over-IP Encoder in the world (literally handheld-sized) into its NAV ecosystem with the NAV E 121, and it’s already shipping. The NAV E 121 streams ultra-low latency and high-quality HDMI video and audio over 1 Gbps copper Ethernet and standard IP networks. This new economical NAV encoder is just half […]

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Extron’s Unique Line Array for Install in Large Spaces Ships

January 5, 2024

Extron is already shipping its new CA 163, an easy-to-install column array speaker, designed to combine excellent speech intelligibility, a contemporary aesthetic and integration-friendly mounting options. Two mounting systems are available to accommodate different room layouts and sizes. Ideal for acoustically challenging environments, it features a focused vertical dispersion that efficiently directs sound to listeners […]

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Extron Ships the CA 163 Integration-Friendly Column Array Speaker

January 4, 2024

Anaheim, California (January 04, 2024) – Extron is excited to announce immediate availability of the CA 163, an easy-to-install column array speaker, designed to combine excellent speech intelligibility, a contemporary aesthetic, and integration-friendly mounting options. Two mounting systems are available to accommodate different room layouts and sizes. Ideal for acoustically challenging environments, it features a focused […]

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Extron Ships ZRTP Pro 1025 and ZRTP Pro 725 Series of Zoom-Certified Touch Panels

December 21, 2023

Extron is shipping its ZRTP Pro 1025 Series and ZRTP Pro 725 Series of 10″ and 7″ Zoom-certified touch panels. These Zoom Rooms touch panels can operate as either a Zoom Rooms controller or a Zoom Scheduling panel. As a Zoom Rooms controller, these touch panels let users manage the Zoom Rooms meeting experience. Extron […]

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Endicott College Partners With Integrated Multimedia Solutions to Deploy Extron Products to Support Active Learning

December 15, 2023

When Endicott College wanted to identify the best technology to support active learning classrooms throughout campus, the AV staff selected the Team Building classroom as a pilot room for a proof of concept design. While its existing AV switching system was adequate, the intent for the new design was to streamline communication within the room […]

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Extron Releases DTP3 T 203 Transmitter

December 15, 2023

Extron announced the DTP3 T 203, a three-input twisted pair transmitter for sending USB-C video, HDMI and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CAT 6A cable. The company says it includes technologies that extend video with optimal image quality. This DTP3 transmitter supports 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) signals and is HDCP 2.3 compliant. […]

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Extron Intros UCS 601 Pro 4K Dock for Connecting USB-C Laptops to HDMI Displays

December 7, 2023

Extron’s new UCS 601 Pro 4K USB-C dock is now available to connect USB-C laptops to HDMI displays, supporting up to three USB devices, and ensuring data rates of up to USB 10 Gbps. The HDMI output supports resolutions up to 4K, while the USB-C input handles video/audio, USB data and even charges the user’s […]

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New PlenumVault Direct View System From Extron Is Now Shipping

December 5, 2023

Extron announced that its new PlenumVault Direct View System is now shipping. This system is designed to maximize flat panel displays in educational spaces. Whether your classroom is used for in-person, hybrid, or remote learning, PlenumVault Direct View provides students and instructors with an intuitive user interface and unsurpassed audio and video quality that create […]

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Extron Launches IPL EXP PDU8L Control System Power Expansion Interface

December 3, 2023

Extron just launched the IPL EXP PDU8L, a control system power expansion interface that provides centralized 12V DC power management, monitoring and temperature sensing. It delivers 60 watts across eight individually controllable outputs. The IPL EXP PDU8L is Ethernet enabled and features the ability to monitor power consumption while providing a temperature port and thermistor […]

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Extron Quantum Ultra Drives Wisconsin Operations Center Videowall

December 1, 2023

Anaheim, California (November 30, 2023) —The operations center for Wisconsin Public Services, Electric Operations is a mission-critical facility run by WEC Energy Group. The system operators use the space’s videowall to monitor and manage the public power grid for the state and its service territories. When it was time to upgrade the installation, Camera Corner […]

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Extron Turns 40

November 30, 2023

Extron is celebrating its “40 years of growth and success.” Having started with a single problem-solving computer-video interface in 1983, Extron says it now makes over 5,000 products and its technologies are “enhancing the experiences of millions of people around the globe every day.” The company says it is marking its 40th anniversary celebration with […]

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THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 2: Let’s Talk Tech: AV Solutions for Your Esports Arena

November 16, 2023

Get the inside scoop on AV solutions for esports arenas with THE rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert. We provide expert guidance on creating a top-notch gaming environment. Discover the technology that brings your esports dreams to life. We’ll provide the key components that create an immersive and unforgettable gaming experience, from high-quality audio solutions […]

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Extron Enters New Speaker Market With Killer New Column Array Speaker

November 15, 2023

Extron just entered a new audio category with its CA 163, a unique column-array speaker designed to combine speech intelligibility, a contemporary aesthetic and integration-friendly mounting options. I’ve had the chance to already play around with, and use, this speaker and it’s a creative option to simplify speaker installs in rooms like auditoriums, large classrooms […]

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Wake Technical Community College Partners with Inter Technologies Corporation to Install Extron AV Switching, Distribution and Control Products

November 9, 2023

Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently commissioned a “versatile, high-tech lecture hall” and an adjacent sunlit atrium in which they conduct classes and stage large college and community events. The 4,600 square-foot lecture hall includes a stage facing an audience of 275. The room hosts presentations, plays, singing competitions, television broadcasts and […]

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Extron Expands VoiceLift Pro Wireless Microphone System Packages for Educators

November 9, 2023

Extron announced the expansion of its VoiceLift Pro wireless microphone system packages offered to educators. The company says these complete audio reinforcement packages are simple to purchase and integrate and include capabilities for mixing and digital signal processing of audio sources to fit the needs of various teaching methods like HyFlex, allowing students to clearly […]

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Extron Intros Quantum IN4FOX3 Series, Quantum OUT4FOX3 Series Input/Output Cards

November 7, 2023

Extron introduced the Quantum IN4FOX3 Series and Quantum OUT4FOX3 Series of input and output cards that facilitate integration of an Extron Quantum Ultra II video wall processor within a secure FOX3 distribution architecture. Extron says each card offers four channels of connectivity. They incorporate “exclusive technology to distribute pixel-perfect, uncompressed video up to 4K/60 @ […]

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Message From Extron CEO: ‘Extron Products Are in Stock and Ready to Ship’

October 31, 2023

According to Extron, its products are in stock and shipping — aka supply chain issues are no longer a concern for the company. rAVe received the following release from Extron’s CEO, Brian Taraci. Dear Extron Customer, I’m pleased to announce that at Extron, our supply chain issues have been resolved and we have returned to […]

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Extron Just Debuted a 4K-Capable USB Docking Station for All UCC Spaces

October 27, 2023

Extron just took aim at UCC spaces by offering the UCS 601, a 4K USB-C dock that connects USB-C laptops to HDMI displays, supporting up to three USB devices with data rates of up to USB 10 Gbps. The company says the HDMI output supports resolutions up to 4K, while the USB-C input handles video/audio, […]

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Extron Introduces DTP3 T 101 D Transmitter

October 25, 2023

Extron just introduced the new DTP3 T 101 D, a one-gang decorator-style transmitter for sending HDMI up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CAT 6A cable. Extron claims the product extends video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) without compression, ensuring optimal image quality. This HDCP 2.3-compliant transmitter includes EDID Minder, a comprehensive EDID […]

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British Columbia Institute of Technology Collaborates With Extron to Outfit New Health Sciences Centre

October 18, 2023

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver, British Columbia, needed more space to meet the ever-increasing requirement for well-trained healthcare professionals throughout the province. Their new Health Sciences Centre (HSC) meets this need, bolstering theoretical studies with scenario-based experience using a wide array of products and technologies from Extron. “McSquared as the design consultants, […]

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Extron XTP II CrossPoint Series Now Does 8K

October 12, 2023

Extron XTP II CrossPoint Series modular matrix switchers feature a 50 Gbps backplane to deliver a future-proof AV infrastructure that supports convenient growth and upgrade without replacing equipment. The newest board to join the XTP Systems family is the XTP II CP 4o HD AT 8K, an XTP output board with four HDMI and four […]

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