The World’s First 50 Gbps Digital Backplane Comes from Extron’s New XTP II Switchers

extron-backplane-0415Extron’s new XTP II CrossPoint matrix switchers claim the world’s first 50 Gbps digital switching backplane (think: uncompressed 4K).Extron says the XTP II enables the deployment of an AV system infrastructure with a switching bandwidth that exceeds the data rate required to distribute 4K/60 video with 4:4:4 chroma sampling at 16 bits per color. These matrix switchers can be configured with a variety of boards, including the new XTP II HD 4K PLUS input and output boards that support HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, a new family of XTP 4K fiber optic boards and endpoints, or any of the existing products in the XTP Systems family.

XTP II CrossPoint matrix switchers are engineered to exceed the bandwidth required by HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.3 signals. Three modular frames are available for 16×16, 32×32, as well as larger 64×64 I/O sizes, and can be configured with XTP II HDMI input and output boards, which offer the highest level of HDMI 2.0 performance with a full 18 Gbps data rate throughput at each port. The XTP II boards are also HDCP 2.2 compliant, ensuring reliable switching of encrypted, 4K video content. To streamline integration, all products within XTP Systems are compatible with one another. This enables complete end-to-end system solutions, and provides a wide range of possibilities for future system upgrades to support emerging video standards and formats.

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