Extron Delivers Small Switching Scaler

Lectern-size scaler/switcher
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Anaheim, Calif. — Extron Electronics announced the immediate availability of its IN1604 DTP, an HDCP-compliant scaler with three HDMI inputs, a universal analog video input and a DTP output, in a compact 1U, half-rack enclosure. The IN1604 DTP can be installed beneath conference tables and in lecterns, to provide localized switching support for sources such as presenter devices. The unit also provides signal extension equalization for up to 330 feet (100 meters) over shielded CATx cable to reach a wall or ceiling-mounted display.

The IN1604 DTP provides the convenience of source switching with a high-performance scaling engine for HDMI and analog video sources. The IN1604 DTP also includes a host of audio processing features and many control options.

“The IN1604 DTP lends itself well to conference room applications or collaboration systems, with a compact enclosure that can be mounted inconspicuously under a conference room table or in a lectern to support multiple guest laptops or tablets, and built-in DTP extension that simplifies integration of the display,” said Casey Hall, vice president of sales and marketing for Extron. “The scaler delivers high performance and a compelling feature set with the core capabilities of the Extron professional grade presentation switchers, but in a smaller form factor.”

The IN1604 DTP includes a DTP twisted pair output that can be used to extend video, audio, and control to a DTP receiver behind a flat-panel display on a wall or above a ceiling-mounted projector, with the receiver powered over the same shielded CATx cable. Integrators can choose from a line of DTP 230 receivers for signal extension up to 230 feet (70 meters) or DTP 330 receivers for signal extension up to 330 feet, to accommodate distance requirements of specific applications.

The DTP output can also be used for sending video and embedded audio, plus bidirectional control signals to any HDBaseT-enabled display. The IN1604 DTP features a scaling engine that can scale HDMI and analog video signals to a common high-resolution output. It provides 1080i de-interlacing and Deep Color processing to maximize image quality. With Extron EDID Minder, Key Minder and SpeedSwitch, integrators can easily connect sources and a display with plug-and-play simplicity, automatic device negotiation and nearly instantaneous switching.

The IN1604 DTP delivers essential audio integration capabilities that include HDMI audio embedding and de-embedding, audio switching with two individually assignable analog audio inputs, switching transitions, gain and attenuation adjustments for each analog input, output volume control, and selectable audio muting. The IN1604 DTP also features options for remote control and operation, including front-panel controls and on-screen menus, USB, RS-232 and contact closure with tally output for integration into a variety of environments.

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