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ProAVNews: Atlona Now Shipping the OME-CS31-SA Series

AV Presentation and Collaboration System Atlona is  pleased to announce that our new OME-CS31-SA Series products are now shipping! These presentation and collaboration systems feature AV switching, USB routing, audio mixing, amplification, and control making them ideal for modern classroom and meeting environments. Applications Classrooms — In addition to the AV switching, audio amplification, USB routing, and control needed by modern classrooms, the OME-CS31-SA provides additional features for education environments including ducking program audio for an instructor microphone and muting the system for public address messages. Conference Rooms — The OME-CS31-SA is an all-in-one solution for hybrid meeting spaces that need AV switching, audio amplification, USB routing, and display con...

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ProAVNews: Roland V-160HD Version 3.0 Now with 3 AUX Buses

V-160HD Version 3.0The Roland V-160HD HD Streaming Video Switcher's latest update brings a number of new features to this powerful solution for live events. This free update adds 2 additional AUX buses, multi-view display on the iPad Remote app via USB (compatible iPad required), and several additional improvements.To learn more about these products, get a free quote or to schedule a demo send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 800.554.5539

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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! 8K HDMI Distribution Amplifier with EDID Minder Plus

Extron is excited to announce the immediate availability of the DA2 HD 8K L, an HDCP 2.3-compliant distribution amplifier for HDMI 2.1 signals. It supports resolutions up to 8K/30 @ 4:4:4, including 5K applications such as for Microsoft® Teams® 21:9 in Front Row installations. The dual-output distribution amplifier supports data rates up to 40.1 Gbps, HDR, Deep Color up to 12 bits, 3D, and HD lossless audio formats. It also provides CEC capability to streamline operation. For rock-solid performance, it features multiple Extron technologies. Two of these technologies are EDID Minder® Plus for support of additional memory blocks and Key Minder®, which ensures simultaneous distribution of HDCP-encrypted source content. Other integration-friendly features include automatic input equalization, ...

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ProAVNews: Extron New Product - XPA Ultra FX Amplifier Line Expands with High Power and Energy Savings

The XPA U 4004 FX is a four channel, multi-zone, high performance audio amplifier. This ENERGY STAR qualified amplifier can deliver 400 watts simultaneously into 8 ohm, 4 ohm, 70 volt, and 100 volt loads, independently configurable per channel. Each channel of an adjacent pair dynamically draws power from the pair's total wattage, delivering optimal power where it's needed according to system requirements. This exceptional flexibility allows a single unit to be set up in a variety of configurations to support large systems with multiple speaker types. The XPA U 4004 FX features two exclusive technologies that work together to provide exceptional energy savings. ECO Standby automatically maximizes the time the amplifier operates in its lowest possible power state, while the Extron-exclusive...

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ProAVNews: Extron DTP3 Wallplate Transmitter for USB-C and HDMI

Extron is excited to introduce the DTP3 T 212 D, a two-gang decorator-style transmitter that sends USB-C®, HDMI, audio, and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CAT 6A cable. It supports video resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 and is HDCP 2.3 compliant. For maximum image quality and minimal latency, all supported video resolutions are transported without compression. This handy wallplate transmitter includes many of the same integrator-friendly features you expect with a DTP family member, such as EDID Minder®, auto-switching between inputs, and bidirectional RS-232 pass-through for remote AV device control. A separate analog input enables audio embedding alongside the video signal. Also, it shares remote power with a DTP3-enabled product over the same twisted pair connection ...

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