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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! SuperSpeed USB-A Optical Cables for Reliable Extension of USB Data and Power

Extron is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our revolutionary USBA Pro Plenum Series active, hybrid optical-copper USB-A cables. Available for immediate shipping, the new cables support USB 3.2 signals and are backward compatible with previous USB standards. Engineered for Pro AV, each unidirectional extension cable reliably transmits data and power over long distances. They support a SuperSpeed USB data rate of 5 Gbps and deliver 5 V and up to 900 mA of power to the USB peripheral device. The ultra-thin 0.24" (6 mm) diameter and narrow bend radius allow for installation in tight spaces, including plenum air spaces. These optical-copper extension cables are powered by the host computer, and an LED provides visual notification of host power status. For peripherals that requi...
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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! Mirror Windows 10 Devices via Miracast with ShareLink Pro

Extron is pleased to announce that the ShareLink Pro WFA 100 is now shipping. The WFA 100 is a Wi-Fi Miracast™ adapter that enables anyone to share content from a Windows 10 device to a ShareLink® Pro 1100 or ShareLink Pro 500 without installing any software. It connects to the USB port on a ShareLink Pro, making it discoverable to Windows 10 users. Users share content by selecting the desired ShareLink Pro device and mirroring their screen from within Windows. Content shared via Miracast can be presented on the ShareLink Pro display along with content shared via the ShareLink Pro App, Apple mirroring, WebShare browser sharing, or the HDMI input. The WFA 100 is available individually or as part of a kit with the ShareLink Pro 1100 or ShareLink Pro 500. Key FeaturesShare Windows 10 content ...
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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! Compact Control Processor Delivers Performance, Security, and Enhanced Features

The new IPCP Pro S1 xi is now shipping! This high-performance control processor is designed for centralized AV control in small to medium-size applications. It has enhanced performance with greater processing power and twice the memory of our IP Link Pro series. It also features advanced security standards and Gigabit Ethernet, which ensures compatibility with multiple TouchLink Pro touchpanels, Network Button Panels, and IPL EXP expansion interfaces using a standard network infrastructure. The IPCP Pro S1 xi is an ideal choice for AV applications that require a powerful yet compact control processor. Key FeaturesSupports TouchLink Pro touchpanels, Network Button Panels, and IPL EXP expansion interfacesSupports secure industry standard communications protocolsManage, monitor, and control A...
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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! Problem-solving HDMI scalers for Challenging 4K/60 Applications

Extron is excited to announce the immediate availability of the DSC 401 and DSC 401 A, high-performance scalers capable of processing HDMI signals up to 4K/60 with full 4:4:4 color sampling. They support data rates up to 18 Gbps and incorporate the Extron-exclusive Vector™ 4K scaling engine. Both scalers support 4K/60 signals on a single HDMI connection. Some of the many shared integrator-friendly features include on-screen menus, internal test patterns, and status LEDs. The DSC 401 scalers are ideal for any environment where high-quality 4K scaling of HDMI signals is required. Key Features4K/60 HDMI to HDMI scalingAdvanced Extron Vector™ 4K scaling engine HDCP 2.3 compliant Accepts HDMI video from 480i up to 4096x2160 @ 4:4:4 Selectable output rates from 640x480 up to 4096x2160 @ 4:4:4 Se...
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ProAVNews: Extron - Upgraded SoundField Ceiling Tile Speaker with Improved Performance & Easier Installation

Now available, the new Extron SoundField® SF 228T Plus, is a two-way ceiling tile speaker for low impedance and 70 volt/100 volt systems with a new coaxial driver that delivers high power handling with a smooth frequency response and exceptional clarity. This innovative design features a low profile, 2' x 2' (610 mm x 610 mm) by 5.3" (135 mm) deep enclosure that is UL 2043 plenum rated, utilizes toolless connections, and drops directly into standard US style suspended ceilings. This speaker is sold in pairs and is designed for fast and easy installation into sound systems requiring high performance audio playback. Key Features2' x 2' (610 mm x 610 mm), 18.9 lb (8.6 kg) drop-in ceiling tile speaker designed for US-style suspended ceilingsNEW - High performance coaxial driver with 8" (203 mm...
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