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ProAVNews: Extron and Lenovo - Working Together to Improve Your Meeting Experiences

Extron is pleased to announce the immediate availability of several Extron and Lenovo scalable meeting solutions for modern workspaces. Through our partnership, Extron has integrated room automation, audio, and signal extension capabilities with the Lenovo ThinkSmart, Microsoft Teams Rooms®, and Zoom Rooms™ solutions. Our partnership with Lenovo brings Extron audiovisual control capabilities to the ThinkSmart Tiny and ThinkSmart Hub, providing complete AV and conferencing control across the enterprise. With this new solution, a simple tap on the ThinkSmart Hub screen can control call volume for the room as well as send commands that trigger automation events for display control, shades, lighting, and more.As part of this conferencing, control, and automation ecosystem, occupancy sensors ca...
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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! New Network Button Panel Provides Room Control with Cable Cubby Convenience

Extron is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the NBP 1200C. This furniture-mountable Cable Cubby enclosure has a Network Button Panel integrated directly into the lid. It conveniently combines intuitive AV control, connectivity, and power, and works with all Extron Pro Series control systems and HC 400 Series products. This fully-customizable, easy-to-use control panel works with a control processor to perform a wide variety of AV system functions such as display On/Off, input switching, volume control, and much more. The flip-up button panel has ten customizable, soft-touch buttons that are backlit for easy operation in low-light environments. The NBP 1200C enables integrators to deploy a contemporary, furniture-mountable Network Button Panel with cable management and easy ...
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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! Discover Powerful, Simplified Control in a Compact 3.5" Wall Mount Touchpanel

Extron is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the TLP Pro 300M 3.5" portrait wall mount TouchLink Pro Touchpanel. The TLP Pro 300M is designed to control video, audio, lighting, shades, HVAC, security, and other systems within virtually any environment. This touchpanel is equipped with a 320x480 resolution capacitive touchscreen built with scratch and smudge-resistant Corning® Gorilla Glass®. The TLP Pro 300M also features the convenience of Power over Ethernet, which allows it to receive power and communication over a single Ethernet cable. It conveniently mounts in a one-gang junction box without the need for additional mounting hardware. The TLP Pro 300M is ideal for any environment requiring a wall-mountable, portrait touchpanel with a fully customizable interface.Key Fea...
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ProAVNews: Extron XPA Ultra Power Amplifiers Get More Flexible with Switchable Bridging

Extron is excited to introduce the XPA U 1004 SB and XPA U 2002 SB four and two channel ENERGY STAR qualified audio power amplifiers with flexible channel pairs that can drive 8 ohm, 4 ohm, 70 volt, or 100 volt loads. The individually bridgeable channel pairs of the XPA U 1004 SB can deliver two 100 watt channels into low impedance systems or one 200 watt channel into low or high impedance systems, while the XPA U 2002 SB delivers 200 watts and 400 watts respectively. A rotary switch on the rear panel of the amplifier makes it quick and easy to select the desired output mode. The convection cooled, plenum rated enclosures do not require empty rack spaces for ventitlation and include rack mount hardware. Both models feature Extron's highly efficient advanced Class D amplifier design with de...
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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! Enhance Your Presentations with 4K Seamless Switching

Extron is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the ISS 608. It is an eight-input seamless switcher for the dynamic presentation and scaling of DisplayPort and HDMI content at resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 at a maximum data rate of 18 Gbps. Advanced features include Extron Vector™ 4K scaling technology and multiple transition effects, as well as logo insertion, video keying, and PIP to complement primary content. Separate Preview and Program outputs enable the operator to review sources before switching them to the viewing audience. For streamlined integration, the switcher provides audio de-embedding and multiple control options, including an intuitive front panel, RS-232, and Ethernet. Matrix Mode adds automatic, seamless transitions to any matrix switcher with HDMI outputs...
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