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


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 […]

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


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 […]

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


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 […]

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


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 […]

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


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, […]

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


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 […]

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


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 […]

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Citadel Bastin Hall Case Study Reveals Extron’s Latest Technology


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 […]

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


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 […]

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


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 […]

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


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 […]

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InfoComm Survival Guide- [Un]Compressed Video


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 […]

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


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 […]

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


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 […]

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Extron Updates ‘AV Technology for Learning Environments’ Design Guide


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 […]

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Extron AV Switching, Distribution and Control Help Renovate NCSU Library


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 […]

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


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 […]

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Extron Launches Free Esports System Design Guide


Extron launched the Esports Systems Design Guide. The company said, “unique performance needs of esports facilities require particular AV system design knowledge and expertise to ensure an excellent experience for both players and spectators alike. With an overview of the market potential, important design considerations and a selection of Extron high performance products, this guide […]

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Extron’s Switching, Distribution, Control and Streaming Solutions Revamp Lee University’s School of Nursing


Experiencing growing student enrollment in 2016, Lee University, a private Christian institution in Tennessee, constructed a spacious hall for its School of Nursing to host lectures covering nursing procedures, biology, and life sciences. The hall has soaring ceilings, tiered desk seating for 120+, and an extensive audiovisual system. To meet the challenges of COVID-19 and support […]

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Extron Introduces VCA 100 Virtual Control Appliance for Centralized AV Control


Extron introduced the VCA 100 Virtual Control Appliance with integrated virtual control processors, also known as VCPs. This new virtual control system helps organizations deploy, scale and manage their AV systems by providing the flexibility of hosting AV control resources in a central location. The VCA 100 with VCPs is designed for centralized AV control […]

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Extron DTP System and Pro Series Control System Provide Wireless Audio Processing and Streaming for The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum


The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum includes a state-of-the-art Cinemark Theater that provides a premium viewing environment for the heart-stirring survivor testimonials shown every hour. It includes a theatrical-grade projection system with a wall-to-wall screen and an immersive surround sound system. Museum administrators decided that they wanted to enhance the theater space’s capabilities to […]

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New Extron LinkLicense Upgrade Integrates SMP 300 Series With YuJa Video Platform


Extron announced that the latest LinkLicense upgrade is available. The upgrade integrates SMP 300 Series products with the YuJa video platform to facilitate streaming and publishing of live and on-demand video content. The SMP 300 Series devices ingest recording and livestreaming schedules for publishing to the YuJa video management platform. This experience provides automated publishing workflows that deliver engaging […]

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Extron Accepting Orders For SF 8CT SUB In-ceiling Subwoofer


Extron is taking orders for its SF 8CT SUB in-ceiling subwoofer for the Extron range of ceiling speakers that extend the low-frequency response in music and high-performance audio applications. Designed to be mounted in the ceiling structure, the plenum-rated SF 8CT SUB blends in with other ceiling speakers in the system. The eight-inch (203 mm) […]

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Extron Announces Multiple Solutions Now Certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms


Extron announced that several of its audio processors, amplifiers and speakers are now certified for Microsoft Teams 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 that are certified for Teams Rooms have been designed and […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2022 Edition


Welcome to my 22nd annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I can’t believe I have written this article 22 times. I am beyond humbled by how many of you read this; last year, it was viewed by over 90,000 #AVtweeps. #LOVE ❣️ The bottom line is I love writing this article. It keeps me curious and humble. […]

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Extron Taking Orders for Quantum Ultra II 610 and Quantum Ultra II 305 Videowall Processors


Extron is taking orders for the Quantum Ultra II 610 and Quantum Ultra II 305, the next generation of Extron videowall processors. The 18 Gbps HDMI connections on the 4K input and output cards facilitate single-path 4K/60 signals and are HDCP 2.3 compliant. The 8K-ready HyperLane video bus supports more than 20 4K/60 sources. Embedded HDMI […]

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Nureva Announces Integration With Extron Scaling Presentation Switchers


Nureva announced an integration between Nureva audio systems and Extron scaling presentation switchers with integrated IPCP Pro control processors. The integration was inspired by a request from IT staff at TU Delft, a large technical university in the Netherlands, that wanted to streamline the operation of its Nureva audio systems through its Extron TouchLink Pro touch panels. Built by developers […]

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Extron Now Shipping USBC Pro Series Cables


Extron is now shipping its USBC Pro Series USB-C cables. The active hybrid optical-copper cables are USB 3.2 compliant and are compatible with previous USB standards. The cable has a diameter of 0.26 inches (6.5 millimeters) and Extron says it has a bend radius that allows for installation in tight spaces. The cables are available […]

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Extron Taking Orders for ISS 612 Seamless Switcher


Extron announced it is now taking orders for the new ISS 612, a 12-input seamless switcher for the dynamic presentation and scaling of HDMI, DisplayPort and 12G-SDI content at resolutions up to 4K/60. It supports a maximum data rate of 18 Gbps and features advanced Extron Vector 4K scaling technology. Separate Preview and Program outputs […]

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Extron Now Shipping Power Management Solution for Small, Medium AV Systems


Extron is shipping the IPL EXP PDU4H control system power expansion interface. This compact interface is designed to provide centralized power management for small and medium-sized AV systems. It delivers the ability to control individual AC outputs remotely and allows for aggregate current sensing. The IPL EXP PDU4H is Ethernet enabled and features four AC […]

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Extron’s NAV Pro AV-over-IP Series Receives JITC Approval


Extron announced the NAV Pro AV over IP Series has received Joint Interoperability Test Command — JITC approval by the U.S. Department of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). This approval complements Extron FIPS 140-2 validation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Extron says the […]

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Extron Intros SF 8CT SUB for Low-Frequency Response Extension in Audio Applications


  Extron introduced the SF 8CT SUB, an in-ceiling subwoofer that complements the Extron range of ceiling speakers by extending the low-frequency response in music and high-performance audio applications. The plenum-rated SF 8CT SUB blends in with other ceiling speakers in the system and is designed to be mounted in the ceiling structure. The 8-inch […]

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