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John Kurtinecz is Vice President of JP Lilley focusing on technical products and services facing the audio, video and presentation communities. John is a member of InfoComm International, ICIA which is now known as AVIXA, a member of various business chambers throughout the region, and Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau. In 1995 John was among the first 26 people in the world to achieve CTS-I certification by InfoComm International. He has been actively serving the AV industry for 31 years. His drive and vision will continue to lead the audio, video and presentation industry for many years to come.

ProAVNews: MIddle Atlantic Products Select Series PDUs with RackLink™ are going international

Finally, you can truly control your power from anywhere.Power your AV installations around the world with RackLink™. Select Series PDUs with RackLink now have higher voltage models with IEC outlets that are CE and UKCA, so you can get the RackLink you know and trust for your international deployments.Middle Atlantic's Select Series PDUs with RackLink have been reliably powering the AV industry in North America for the last 7 years.With the new CE Rated models we are making it easy to standardize the intelligent power you use in every installation, ensuring the same, simple experience for you and your customers wherever they may be.These PDUs still have all the RackLink features you know and love. You can manage the start-up or shutdown of your equipment, automate actions such as Autoping a...

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ProAVNews: Extron Introducing Our New Compact and Economical Encoder - The NAV E 121

Extron is excited to introduce the NAV E 121 compact encoder, the latest addition to our award-winning NAV® Pro AV over IP Series, that's NOW SHIPPING. The NAV E 121 streams ultra-low latency, high quality HDMI video and audio over 1 Gbps copper Ethernet and standard IP networks. This new economical NAV encoder is just half the size of competing encoders, yet it offers the same ground-breaking performance and is fully compatible with our existing NAV models. Featuring our patented PURE3® codec, the NAV E 121 delivers real-time streaming of visually lossless video at resolutions up to 4K/60 with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and ultra-low latency over 1 Gbps. The NAV E 121 features an HDMI 2.0 loop-thru for local display or confidence monitoring and an RS-232 control port. Support for embedded digi...

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ProAV News: Extron Now Shipping - Powerful 4K Collaboration and Presentation Switcher with USB-C

Extron is pleased to announce that the UCS 303 is now shipping. Unified Communication (UC) meeting rooms are convenient, effective collaborative spaces for local and remote users to share content and ideas. The UCS 303 is a powerful collaboration and presentation switcher designed to meet the unique needs of these UC meeting spaces. Three inputs support connection of USB, HDMI, and DisplayPort sources, while five USB device ports connect to peripherals such as USB cameras and microphones. The USB-C input provides video/audio, USB data, and 60W of power to charge a user's laptop computer. With the UCS 303, your meeting space can integrate your room's USB cameras and microphones with users' portable laptops into Teams® or Zoom™ meetings. Collaboration is intuitive with auto switching, which ...

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ProAVNews: Extron and Zoom Deliver New Ways to Add Superior Collaboration and Control to Any Space

Extron is pleased to announce the ZRTP Pro Series of Zoom-certified touchpanels and the Extron Control for Zoom Rooms App. The ZRTP Pro Series are Zoom Rooms touchpanels that can operate as either a Zoom Rooms controller or a Zoom Scheduling panel. As a Zoom Rooms controller, these touchpanels let users manage the Zoom Rooms meeting experience. You can expand touchpanel capabilities to include full featured AV system and room control by adding the new Extron Control for Zoom Rooms App and an Extron IPCP Pro xi control processor. This App works with any Zoom Rooms controller, including the ZRTP Pro Series touchpanels, to add powerful and fully customizable AV system and room control. Run the ZRTP Pro touchpanel in Zoom Rooms scheduling display mode and it becomes a dynamic room scheduling d...

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ProAVNews: Extron XTP Systems 8K Boards Now Include Dante Support

The Extron XTP II CrossPoint® Series modular matrix switchers feature a 50 Gbps backplane to deliver a future-proof AV infrastructure that supports convenient growth and upgrade without needing to replace equipment. The newest board to join the XTP Systems® family is the XTP II CP 4o HD AT 8K, an XTP® output board with four HDMI and four Dante® digital audio outputs. It is HDCP 2.3 compliant and supports HDMI 2.1 performance at video resolutions up to 8K/30 HDR video with 4:4:4 color sampling at data rates up to 40.1 Gbps. Dante output adds the capability to take any four stereo audio signals that are routed through the XTP® system and transport them as Dante audio over a network using standard Internet protocols. This XTP output board supports convenient integration as part of a complete ...

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