Extron Debuts Pro-Grade Surround Sound Processor


Earlier this month, Extron debuted their new SSP 7.1, a high-performance, five-input surround sound processor designed to provide up to eight channels of surround sound targeted at ProAV installations.  The SSP 7.1 automatically detects and decodes audio content in various Dolby and DTS formats from DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and HDTV broadcasts. It also offers Dolby […]

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Extron Premieres New Universal Signal Processor

Today at InfoComm, Extron introduced the USP 507, a Universal Signal Processor that provides video scaling, transcoding, as well as analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog video conversion in a single product. The new USP 507 features a seven input switcher that supports all common analog and digital video formats, from composite video to DVI, RGBHV and optional […]

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Extron Launches Touchpanels for their MediaLink Lineup

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

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Extron Adds HD-SDI and Fiber Optic Boards to SMX Matrix


In the matrix-switching world, everyone’s been talking about Extron’s SMX Series because of the combination of performance and modularity.  Technologically, this is, hands-down, the most flexible matrix switcher on the market – and I am not just some random writer saying that – I worked for two leading matrix switcher companies before writing for rAVe.  […]

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Extron Ships Scan Converter Board for ISM 824


Last week, Extron started shipping the ISM SC computer-to-video scan converter board for the ISM 824 MultiSwitcher. The ISM SC converts ANY high resolution RGB or HDTV component video signal to NTSC or PAL composite video, S-video, or even component video. It also accepts low-resolution video as pass-through signals, and can transcode composite video, S-video, […]

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Extron Ships SMX System Matrix with HD-SDI


Extron say that they have “immediate availability “of a new 4×4 multi-rate SDI matrix board and two new 16×16, 4-Gbps fiber optic matrix boards for the SMX System MultiMatrix, Extron’s modular, field-configurable matrix switching platform. These new matrix boards bring the total number of available SMX matrix boards to 41, covering all popular analog and […]

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Extron’s VoiceLift Classroom Mic System Ships


Extron’s new VoiceLift Microphone, an infrared wireless microphone system, is now shipping. The VoiceLift Microphone integrates seamlessly into new or existing Extron PoleVault installations to create a sound field that allows a teacher’s voice to be heard clearly throughout the classroom. Studies show that use of a sound field system results in increased student achievement […]

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Extron Ships Best Test Generator Ever


Extron’s VTG 400DVI is now shipping. The VTG 400DVI is a professional-quality Video and Audio Test Generator for setting up, testing, calibrating, and troubleshooting high-end HomeAV systems. It offers DVI output for use with digital HDTVs (use a DVI to HDMI adapter), and delivers accurate, full-bandwidth video signal reproduction and high-performance audio test signals. In […]

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Extron Adds DVI To Test Generator

Extron has introduced the new VTG 400DVI, an advanced programmable and upgradeable video and audio test generator for setting up, testing, calibrating, and troubleshooting today’s complex digital video and audio systems. It delivers accurate, full bandwidth video signal reproduction and high performance audio test signals. The VTG 400DVI offers DVI output for use with most […]

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Extron Introduces ENERGY STAR-Qualified Power Supplies With ZipClip Mounting

Extron Electronics introduced the PS Series of External Power Supplies. These ENERGY STAR-qualified power supplies are designed with high efficiency to reduce operating costs and help meet green building requirements. The design, says Extron, provides more than 10 times the life expectancy of traditional power supplies. The PS Series also offers the ZipClip mounting system […]

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Extron Premieres New 1500′ Twisted Pair Receivers for Extended Distances

Among the rumored 100 products Extron introduced at InfoComm was the MTP 1500RL Series of extended distance twisted pair receivers. Available in four models, the new extended distance receivers work with MTP Series transmitters to send high resolution video along with RS-232 or audio signals 1,500 feet or more over a single CAT 5-type cable. […]

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Extron Introduces Fiber Optic Extender

Extron’s new DVI 104 Fiber Optic Extender is a transmitter and receiver set for extending single link DVI-D signals beyond the specified 5 meter (15 foot) limitation for standard DVI cables. Extron says the engineering focuses on reliability and high resolution image performance, with all digital, zero compression technology for pixel-for-pixel transmission of computer-video images […]

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Extron to Bring New HDMI and DVI Matrix Boards for the SMX System MultiMatrix to CEDIA

Extron is introducing a new range of HDCP-compliant HDMI and DVI matrix boards for the SMX System MultiMatrix, Extron’s modular, field-configurable matrix switching platform. These new matrix boards, available in I/O sizes from 4×4 to 8×8, bring the total number of SMX matrix boards to 35, covering all common analog and digital A/V signal types […]

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Extron Introduces CrossPoint Ultra, 600 MHz Matrix Switchers

Extron introduced at InfoComm the CrossPoint Ultra Series of Ultra-wideband matrix switchers. Extron says these are designed for deliver uncompromised performance in demanding, high resolution computer-video and stereo audio routing systems. CrossPoint Ultra is distinguished by its 600 MHz bandwidth, ultra-flat frequency response, efficiency, reliability, power consumption, and control. Also of note, CrossPoint Ultra is […]

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Extron Introduces RGB to HDMI Scaler

Extron introduced at InfoComm the RGB-HDMI 300, a high performance RGB to HDMI scaler that converts incoming analog component video and RGBHV signals to HDMI signals. It accepts HDTV and high resolution computer-video signals up to 1920×1200, and offers multiple, selectable HDMI output rates up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60. The RGB-HDMI 300 is housed […]

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Extron Brings Cable Raceway System, Twisted Pair Matrix Switchers and Surface Mount Speakers to InfoComm

Extron introduced a far more attractive way to route cables, data connectors, and power cords with the new AVTrac, a low-profile, floor-mounted cable raceway system with a modular AAP – Architectural Adapter Plate enclosure. It is designed for use in any environment where A/V devices require connectivity but are not positioned near a wall or […]

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New HDMI Extender From Extron

Extron introduced the HDMI 201 Tx/Rx HDMI Extender, a transmitter-receiver unit for sending HDMI signals over long distances using conventional twisted pair cabling such as CAT 5e, CAT 6, and CAT 7. It fully supports HDMI for extending digital video, multi-channel audio, and control signals from HDMI-equipped devices. The HDMI 201 Tx/Rx can transmit HDTV […]

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