University of North Carolina Hussman School of Journalism and Media Installs Extron NAV Pro AV-over-IP System

March 28, 2023

The University of North Carolina Hussman School of Journalism and Media opened the Curtis Media Center to students in the summer of 2022. The 13,000-square-foot building features a high-tech broadcast studio and control room, a podcast studio, a makerspace and two divisible classrooms equipped for HyFlex learning. Curtis Media Center will educate current and future […]

featured Image

Syracuse University Utilizes Extron to Transform Auditorium for Multiple Uses

February 28, 2023

Central New York had a shortage of large venues that could support regional public, private, and sponsored events. Recognizing this need, Syracuse University included a 744-seat auditorium into their new National Veterans Resource Center at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building. It was designed to support a wide range of activities, including a theater for […]

featured Image

Grand Valley State University Utilizes Extron for Esports Gaming Center

January 12, 2023

Grand Valley State University – GVSU, the fourth largest university in Michigan, had an initiative to add an esports gaming venue on campus. They established the Laker Esports Center, with 25 gaming stations configured in groups, or pods, and a coaching station across the room from dual wall-mounted displays. Players wear headphones with integrated microphones […]

featured Image

Nureva’s HDL300 and Dual HDL300 Audio Conferencing Systems Now Integrate With Extron Control and Automation Solutions

January 10, 2023

Nureva announced that its HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems now integrate with Extron control and automation solutions to deliver camera-tracking features that support hybrid working and learning. Extron used Nureva’s sound location device API, available through Nureva Developer Toolkit, to update the Extron Control Systems Driver. The Extron control processor receives soundtracking data […]

featured Image

Western Carolina University’s Decades of Standardizing on Extron AV Pays Financial and Operational

December 20, 2022

With a full-time staff of five AV specialists in its IT department, Western Carolina University designs, installs, and maintains an AV equipment pool spanning almost 400 learning spaces. To support such a large equipment pool with such a small cohort of technicians, WCU instituted a plan starting in 2006 to standardize its AV system designs on Extron products […]

featured Image

Extron MediaPort 300 Now Available

December 12, 2022

Extron has announced the availability of the MediaPort 300. This new 4K HDMI to USB bridge expands the MediaPort line that integrates ProAV systems with software codec conferencing applications. Supporting software communications platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom, the MediaPort 300 brings 4K capabilities, bridging the gap between simple webcam-to-computer solutions and professional conferencing […]

featured Image

Extron Founder and President Andrew Edwards Moves to Chairman of the Board Position

October 25, 2022

Extron Founder and President Andrew Edwards announced Tuesday he is moving to the position of chairman of the board. He is also promoting Brian Taraci to chief executive officer, Casey Hall to chief marketing officer, and Ed Ellingwood to chief financial officer. These moves are designed to ensure the company is solidly positioned to face […]

featured Image

Extron AV Systems Accommodate All Who Enter Syracuse University’s National Veterans Resource Center

October 6, 2022

Anaheim, California (October 6, 2022) – The new National Veterans Resource Center – NVRC at Syracuse University provides US service members, veterans, and their families with innovative academic offerings and helps with supportive programs. Housed within the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building, it welcomes and provides space and enhanced technology that is enabling for everyone, including […]

featured Image

Five Extron Products Are Now Certified for Zoom Rooms

September 29, 2022

Extron just announced that several of their audio processors, amplifiers and speakers are now certified for Zoom Rooms. The company has worked together with hardware solutions partners, such as Sennheiser, to develop solutions that deliver an unmatched user experience regardless of room type. The products in the Zoom Rooms Certified Design Solutions have been designed […]

featured Image

Extron AV Solutions Help Train and Certify EMT and Paramedic Students at Wake Tech EMS Simulation Suite

September 23, 2022

Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the largest community college in the state, serving approximately 70,000 students. At the Perry Health Sciences Campus, students take courses that prepare them for certification as emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Instruction is enhanced by a simulation suite where students practice hands-on scenario-based medical procedures on […]

featured Image

Extron Fox3 Matrix Switchers Now Feature Integrated IPCP Pro Q Xi Control Processor

September 14, 2022

Extron announced that FOX3 Matrix Switchers now feature an integrated Extron IPCP Pro Q xi control processor, with all the same advanced features, processing power, security and breakthrough technologies found in the stand-alone Extron IPCP Pro xi Series control processors. The Fox3 line has now been extended to include the Fox3 Matrix 560x and Fox3 […]

featured Image

Extron’s ShareLink Pro LinkLicense for Active Learning Now Available

August 31, 2022

Extron has announced that the ShareLink Pro LinkLicense for Active Learning is now available. This LinkLicense enables users to simultaneously share content between multiple ShareLink Pro 1100 systems. Extron says this is ideal in active learning classrooms with multiple small groups working together with a central instructor station. Content can be assigned to various displays […]

featured Image

Extron Updates Fiber Optic Design Guide

August 25, 2022

Extron announced an update to its Fiber Optic Design Guide, its resource for AV designers and integrators looking to employ fiber optic technology in professional AV installations. This guide is loaded with information including tutorials, common design challenges/solutions, signal flow diagrams, lists of necessary equipment and more. Extron says fiber optic cables have emerged as […]

featured Image

Extron Adds Two New Size Options for SB 33A Adjustable Width Sound Bar

August 15, 2022

Extron has launched two new sizes for its SB 33A Adjustable Width Sound Bar. These new sizes accommodate displays from 82″ to 100″ in width in addition to the existing sizes that support displays down to 46″. The SB 33A can be customized onsite to precisely match the width of the display, offering “high performance […]

featured Image

Extron High Performance AV Switching Systems Enable Practical & Emergency Medical Training at VinUniversity

August 11, 2022

VinUniversity in the Gia Lam district of Hanoi, Vietnam, offers education, skills development, and career placement for its students. The Medical training programs at this new, non-profit university include lecture, team-based learning, and hands-on experience through simulation. Simulation spaces in the two buildings are based on a modern hospital and home-health service, covering diagnostics, procedures, […]

featured Image

Third Edition of Extron’s ‘Videowall Systems Design Guide’ Now Available

August 5, 2022

Extron just released the third edition of its “Videowall Systems Design Guide,” and it is now available for download. This comprehensive reference is for AV professionals tasked with creating high-performance video wall systems. It includes coverage of topics such as space design, video processing features, display technology, system control and cost of ownership. The guide […]

featured Image

Extron Quantum Ultra Video Wall Processor Drives Entertainment at Iowa City’s Hotel Chauncey

July 28, 2022

Hotel Chauncey, located in downtown Iowa City close to the University of Iowa, includes a family-friendly entertainment venue, with movie theaters, an arcade, a restaurant, a full-service bar and two bowling alleys. The two SpareMe bowling alleys are on separate floors and each features a wall-to-wall video wall just above the lanes. They are high-usage […]

featured Image

Extron AV Switching, Streaming, and Sound Systems Augment Lab Studies at VinUniversity

July 14, 2022

The not-for-profit VinUniversity in the Gia Lam district of Hanoi, Vietnam, has a mission to educate and develop the talents and skills of Vietnam’s youth and provide in-country career paths. The campus buildings include lecture halls, classrooms, labs, meeting and multipurpose rooms, a medical simulation center and a technologically enhanced library. The university uses new […]

featured Image

Appalachian State University Belk Library Video Recording Center Relies on Extron Switching, Distribution, and Control

June 30, 2022

Anaheim, California (June 30, 2022) – The video recording Center at the Belk Library and Information Commons is a versatile and convenient resource for students, faculty, and staff at Appalachian State University in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The center is a self-service one-stop shop where users of all skill levels create professional live videos of […]

featured Image

Extron Taking Orders for New USB-C 8K Video Optical Cables with USB Data and 60 W Power Delivery

June 23, 2022

Anaheim, CA (June 22, 2022) – Extron is now taking orders for the high-performance USBC Pro 8K Series, active, hybrid optical-copper USB-C cables that transmit 8K/30 DisplayPort AV, USB 2.0 data, and power signals simultaneously over distances up to 30 feet (9.1 meters). They are ideal for USB-C-enabled devices that support video and audio over four DisplayPort lanes. To streamline integration, […]

featured Image

Extron Now Shipping USBC Pro 8K Series USB-C Cables

June 23, 2022

Extron is starting to ship the new USBC Pro 8K Series, active, hybrid optical-copper USB-C cables that transmit 8K/30 DisplayPort AV, USB 2.0 data, and power signals simultaneously over distances up to 30 feet (9.1 meters). They are ideal for USB-C-enabled devices that support video and audio over four DisplayPort lanes. To streamline integration, they support power delivery […]

featured Image

Latest Philips B-Line Business TV Range Brings Sleek Design with Maximum Flexibility and Collaboration

June 14, 2022

CHARLOTTE, June 2022 — Combining the best of digital signage and professional TVs, PPDS – the exclusive global provider of Philips digital signage, interactive displays, direct view LED and professional TV products and complementary solutions – is showcasing its latest range of remodeled and updated 4K Philips B-Line Business TVs at InfoComm 2022. One of […]

featured Image

Citadel Bastin Hall Case Study Reveals Extron’s Latest Technology

June 13, 2022

The Citadel is one of six senior military colleges in the United States. On a 300-acre campus near downtown Charleston, South Carolina, it educates 2,300 undergraduate students in schools of Business, Education, Engineering, Mathematics, and Humanities within a classical military framework stressing leadership and character development. Bastin Hall, home to the Tommy and Victoria Baker […]

featured Image

The Citadel Military College Enlists Extron AV Solutions to Educate Business Majors at New Bastin Hall

June 10, 2022

Anaheim, California (June 8, 2022) – The Citadel is one of six senior military colleges in the United States. On a 300-acre campus near downtown Charleston, South Carolina, it educates 2,300 undergraduate students in schools of Business, Education, Engineering, Mathematics, and Humanities within a classical military framework stressing leadership and character development. Bastin Hall, home to […]

featured Image

Extron Announces Promotion of Joe da Silva to Vice President of Marketing

June 2, 2022

Extron has announced the promotion of Joe da Silva to the position of Vice President of Marketing. He will be responsible for setting worldwide marketing strategies in line with overall company objectives. A 30-year veteran of the company, da Silva has overseen multiple departments at Extron, including Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Product Marketing. As […]

featured Image

Extron Delivers Superior AV to an Advertising Company’s Many Interesting Spaces

May 25, 2022

Anaheim, California (May 25, 2022) – Through the course of growth and success, Salem North Carolina-based advertising firm, The Variable, had outgrown its previous office location and the staff found themselves in need of more space as well as new AV technology. They wanted AV that was far better, more reliable, and easier to use […]

featured Image

InfoComm Survival Guide- [Un]Compressed Video

May 13, 2022

Well it’s trade show season and the press releases are starting to pour in.  Before you head onto the InfoComm ’22 floor, it’s a good idea to polish your armor to best avoid being hit with a poison arrow of misinformation. If you missed my first post on “deceptive specs” you should check it out […]

featured Image

Extron NAV Connects the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine’s Surgical Education Center

May 12, 2022

Leaders at the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, tapped UNC AV engineer Christopher Ferrer to design and install state-of-the-art AV systems in a comprehensive renovation of the fourth floor of the Burnett Womack Building on the Chapel Hill campus. Central to the project was the creation of a 140-seat surgical […]

featured Image

Extron Qualifies LG DVLED Display Series as ‘Quantum Ultra Certified’

May 5, 2022

When coupled with the Extron Quantum Ultra 4K Videowall Processor, the flagship direct-view LED (DVLED) display series from LG Electronics has been certified for consistent, stable presentation of source content. The LG MAGNIT MicroLED LSAB009 Series has passed Extron’s extensive testing program and is now identified as “Quantum Ultra Certified.” “Direct-view LED systems are becoming […]

featured Image

Extron Updates ‘AV Technology for Learning Environments’ Design Guide

May 2, 2022

Extron announced an update to its “AV Technology for Learning Environments” design guide that captures the latest AV product innovations and the newest AV applications for learning spaces. This guide is a resource that includes details on AV Technology and its integration within classrooms, huddle spaces, lecture halls, meeting areas, multipurpose rooms, esports spaces and […]

featured Image

Extron AV Switching, Distribution and Control Help Renovate NCSU Library

April 28, 2022

The D. H. Hill Jr. Library on the campus of North Carolina State University has been a resource for students and the surrounding community for decades. The library has constantly reinvented itself over the years and completed its latest major renovation in 2021. Extron AV switching, distribution, and control were successfully deployed in the renovation […]

featured Image

Extron’s NAV System and ControlScript Provide Hybrid Learning Support in New Academic Building at UNCW

April 18, 2022

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s (UNCW) newest and largest academic building, Veterans Hall, needed to be filled with flexible spaces that would support “Active Learning” and “Hybrid Distance Education.” Their Integrated Educational Technology team knew the traditional way of large matrix switching cabinets and stand-alone control systems wasn’t meeting their needs, so they […]

featured Image