Extron is US’s 1st to Receiver Coveted UL Environment Energy Efficiency Certification

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UL Environment, Inc., a global leader in environmental evaluation and certification, announced on June 2nd that Extron Electronics is the first domestic company to successfully undergo UL Environment’s independent testing for U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR performance and earn the UL Environment Energy Efficiency Certification (EEC) Mark for external power supplies and professional audio amplifiers. The […]

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Extron’s HDCP Compliant HDMI Matrix Boards Now Shipping

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Last week, Extron announced the immediate availability of HDCP-compliant HDMI matrix boards for the SMX System MultiMatrix, Extron’s modular, field-configurable matrix switching platform. Available in I/O sizes from 4×4 to 8×8, the new SMX HDMI matrix boards are HDMI 1.3 compatible and have been designed with a number of key, intelligent technologies for HomeAV integration, […]

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Extron Introduces VN-Matrix Encoders and Decoders for A/V Over IP

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Last month, Extron launched their newest product in the form of the VN-Matrix 200 Series and VN-Matrix 300 Series  – their first encoders and decoders for real-time transmission of high resolution AV content across standard IP networks. Unveiled under the Extron banner for the first time since the acquisition of the Products Division of Electrosonic, […]

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Extron Power Supplies Reach the Demonstrated MTBF Mark of One Million Hours

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Extron announced yesterday that their own custom designed and manufactured power supplies have reached the 1,000,000-hour mark in demonstrated MTBF, Mean Time Between Failures. This feat was accomplished by exposing the power supplies to extreme testing in our in-house heating chamber that supports elevated temperature as well as constant temperature conditions. While most manufacturers purchase […]

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Extron Debuts Modular Power Enclosure for Twisted Pair and Fiber Optic Transmitters

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Extron recently introduced the PowerCage 1600, a rack-mountable, 16-slot enclosure that supports the range of Extron fiber optic and twisted pair A/V transmitter and receiver boards. Billed as providing an efficient way to power and mount multiple transmitters and receivers, the PowerCage 1600 simplifies integration for large, rack-mounted systems by offering an optional redundant, hot-swappable […]

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Extron Premieres New Modular Power Enclosure for Fiber Optic and Twisted Pair Extenders

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Extron has launched their PowerCage 1600, a rack-mountable, 16-slot enclosure that supports a wide range of Extron fiber optic and twisted pair A/V transmitter and receiver boards. Providing an efficient way to power and mount multiple transmitters and receivers, the PowerCage 1600 simplifies integration for large, rack-mounted systems. The PowerCage 1600 also features an optional […]

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Extron Launches New Presentation Controller/Switcher

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Extron added a new all-purpose meeting room controller/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 […]

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Extron Announces Multi-Rate SDI to DVI and RGB/Component Converter

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Extron debuted the DVC 501 SD, which converts SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI serial digital video signals to DVI-D and analog RGB or component video formats. It extracts embedded AES3 audio, automatically equalizes incoming SDI signals to optimize transmission over long cables, and includes RS-232 serial control. The DVC 501 SD is ideal for applications including […]

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Extron Debuts SDI to DVI and Component Converter

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Extron debuted the DVC 501 SD, which converts SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI serial digital video signals to DVI-D and analog RGB or component video formats. It extracts embedded AES3 audio, automatically equalizes incoming SDI signals to optimize transmission over long cables, and includes RS-232 serial control. The DVC 501 SD is ideal for applications including […]

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Extron Launches HD Video Player

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Extron introduced a complete line of HD and 2K Video Players for single and multi-channel applications at the 2010 NAB Show last week. The MMP 9500 is an HD MPEG video player that supports ATSC-compliant formats for single or multi-site digital signage applications. The JMP 9600 Two-Channel JPEG2000 Players are ideal for home entertainment applications. […]

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Extron Classroom A/V System Grant Programs Near $2.0 Million Milestone

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Last month, Extron said that so far it had granted over $1.8 million in classroom A/V systems to U.S. school districts. More than 580 pilot classrooms have been granted to enable district technology leaders, administrators, and instructors to evaluate and define audiovisual system standards that can be implemented in additional classrooms. The main goal of […]

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Extron Launches New Presentation Classroom Controller/Switcher

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Extron added a new all-purpose classroom controller/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, […]

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Extron Expands HQ with 200,000 Square Foot Building

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Extron Electronics is expanding its headquarters with the construction of a new six-story, 200,000 square foot building adjacent to the company’s current facilities in Anaheim. A major part of the expansion will be new training facilities that will be 20 percent larger than the current training facilities in Anaheim occupying 15,000 square feet including three […]

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Extron Debuts Classroom AV System Configurator

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Last week, Extron launched an online Classroom A/V System Configurator, an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop configuration utility that allows users to customize PoleVault, WallVault, and VoiceLift-based AV systems. Extron says the graphical user interface of the Classroom A/V System Configurator makes system customization easy, and wizards ensure that only valid systems are built and vital accessories are […]

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Extron Buys Electrosonic’s Products Division

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Extron has purchased the Products Engineering and Development Division of Electrosonic Group a premier worldwide AV systems integration and service provider. This is the first company ever purchased by Extron. The Electrosonic Group systems integration and service business is not part of the acquisition and will continue forward as a wholly independent organization. Electrosonic’s Products […]

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Extron Launches New Control Associate Certification Program

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Extron Electronics launched the new Extron Control Associate certification program designed to provide recognition for individuals who understand the best practices for planning, design, and implementation of a complete configurable control system. Available to anyone who has already earned the Extron A/V Associate designation, Extron Control Associate certification is earned through successful completion of an […]

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Extron Acquires Electrosonic’s Products Division

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To my knowledge, this is the first company Extron’s ever purchased – so Electrosonic clearly has some intellectual property and technology that Extron wants! And, if you read the quote from Extron President, Andrew Edwards, below, he clearly identifies their IP-based video solutions as the key reason for the acquisition. Still think you can survive […]

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Extron Debuts 320 x 320 Fiber Optic Matrix Switcher

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Extron has launched the FOX 4GMatrix 320x. This high performance, modular fiber optic matrix switcher provides what Extron calls complete, end-to-end digital A/V signal transmission and routing over fiber optic cable in very large environments such as university and corporate campuses. It is expandable from 16×16 up to 320×320, and supports digital switching at rates […]

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Extron Launches WallVault for Education Market

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Extron has launched WallVault Systems, a family of complete, centralized A/V switching and control systems designed for use with wall-mounted, short-throw projectors and flat panel displays. According to Extron, these are easy-to-use, easy-to-install, economical classroom A/V systems that use twisted pair technology for transmitting signals and include network connectivity for Web-based asset management, monitoring, and […]

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Extron Announces the Industry’s First Energy Star Qualified Commercial Amplifiers

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Yesterday, Extron launched the ProAV industry’s first power amps that are Energy Star qualified and meet the new Version 2.0 Audio/Video specification (you can read the entire 2.0 spec here: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=revisions.audio_video_spec. The MPA 401 and XTRA Series high performance amplifiers comprise a complete family of mono, stereo, and multi-channel power amplifiers for a wide range […]

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Extron Ships Energy Star Qualified Mini Audio Amplifier

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Extron is shipping the MPA 401, an integrated Mini Power Amplifier that delivers 40-watts rms for 70-volt distributed speaker systems in classrooms, training rooms, and multi-purpose meeting rooms. This Energy Star qualified amplifier features a highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design with patented CDRS – Class D Ripple Suppression technology – that provides a […]

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Extron Ships MPA 401 with Energy Star Rating

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This week Extron announced it was shipping their MPA 401, an integrated Mini Power Amplifier that delivers 40 watts rms for 70-volt distributed speaker systems for applications such as bars, restaurants, country clubs and pools. This ENERGY STAR qualified amplifier features an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design with patented CDRS – […]

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Extron Launches Touch Panels for MediaLink Line Aimed at Education

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With the launch of their new TouchLink line of touch panels at InfoComm, Extron is truly a full-fledged control system company. TouchLink is being promoted as the first fully configuration-based touch panel control system with the power to handle the control needs of single classrooms rooms, dual-display rooms, divisible meeting rooms, multi-image systems, and even […]

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Extron Shows Flat-Field Speaker for Meeting Rooms

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Perfect for distributed audio in a classroom or meeting room, the new Extron FF 120T is a full-range sound field speaker for 70 volt/100 volt systems. The FF 120T features Extron patent-pending Flat Field technology that reduces beaming of mid and high frequencies directly under the speaker, delivering consistent sound levels across the listening area. […]

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Extron Finally Launches Touch Panels for MediaLink Line

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With the launch of their new TouchLink line of touch panels, Extron is truly a full-fledged control system company. TouchLink is being promoted as the first fully configuration-based touch panel control system with the power to handle the control needs of single display rooms, dual display rooms, divisible rooms, multi-image systems, and videoconference suites. TouchLink […]

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