Anaheim, California - Extron Electronics recently announced shipment of the DTP T USW 233, a three-input switcher for sending HDMI or analog video, audio and control up to 230 feet (70 meters) over a single CATx cable to an Extron DTP 230 receiver. The new switcher is HDCP compliant and provides two HDMI inputs, one RGBHV or component video input, and one DTP 230 twisted pair output. Analog video input signals are digitized to ensure a high-quality digital video signal is transmitted to the DTP 230 receiver.
"We're excited to deliver the DTP T USW 233 to integrators and consultants looking for a compact product that meets connectivity requirements at the conference table or lectern," said Casey Hall, vice president of sales and marketing for Extron. "The DTP T USW 233 combines digital and analog AV switching with twisted-pair extension into one compact product that simplifies the installation and design of most systems."
The DTP T USW 233 provides switching and transmission of HDMI signals, supporting Deep Color up to 12-bit and embedded HD lossless audio formats. For simplified operation, the DTP T USW 233 can automatically switch between the digital and analog sources. In addition, the analog audio input can be assigned to any of the three video inputs, or it can be set to follow the input switch. To simplify integration of sources and displays, the switcher features EDID Minder and Key Minder. EDID Minder manages EDID communication between the display device and input sources to ensure that the correct video formats are displayed reliably. For HDMI signals with protected content, Key Minder authenticates and maintains continuous HDCP encryption between input and output devices to ensure quick and reliable switching.
The switcher includes an RS-232 and IR insertion port, enabling simultaneous transmission of bidirectional RS-232 and IR signals from a control system using the same twisted pair cable that transmits video and audio. For added installation flexibility, a single external power supply can be used to remotely power the DTP T USW 233 transmitter or a DTP 230 receiver over the twisted pair cable. The DTP T USW 233 offers convenient control options, including front panel control, RS-232, and contact closure with tally output for easy integration into a variety of environments.