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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! Low Profile Two-Way Ceiling Speaker Fits Into Tight Spaces

The Extron SoundField® XD model SF 26CT LP is now available. This low profile 6.5" two-way ceiling speaker features a 4.2" (107 mm) deep composite back can for use in restricted height plenum environments. The driver complement includes a 6.5" (165 mm) woofer coupled to a 3/4" (19 mm) ferrofluid-cooled dome tweeter. The SF 26CT offers both direct 8 ohm and 70/100 volt operation with a behind-the-grille, six position power selector switch. With high impedance taps at 8, 16, 32, and 64 watts, the SF 26CT is ideal for applications that require a high power distributed speaker system in plenum spaces that will not accommodate a taller back can. Key Features6.5" (165 mm) long throw woofer3/4" (19 mm) ferrofluid-cooled dome tweeter4.2" (107 mm) deep low profile composite back canFrequency range:...

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ProAVNews: Extron NAV Series Meets FIPS 140-2 Government Cryptographic Requirements

Extron is pleased to announce that our NAV Series integrates the Extron cryptographic module that meets NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology - guidelines for FIPS 140-2 certification. FIPS 140-2 is an information technology security accreditation program that validates cryptographic modules meet well-defined security standards required by federal government agencies. Ideal for use in federal government installations, NAV® is the only no-compromise Pro AV over IP solution for distribution and switching of ultra-low latency, high quality video and audio signals over an Ethernet network at low bitrates. It delivers groundbreaking performance with real-time, lossless video over IP at resolutions up to 4K @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and ultra-low latency. To learn more a...

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ProAVNews: Crestron Newly designed for today’s office. Touch screens in touch with the way we work.

Today we're working, engaging and learning in more kinds of spaces than ever before. Huddle rooms, conference rooms, classrooms, training centers. The new Crestron 70 Series touch screens were designed to put all the promise of technology within easy reach–for the best possible experience. The Crestron 70 Series help make working easier, no matter what kind of work or workspace you're in. Available in 5", 7" or 10" starting at $1,100 MSRPProximity Sensor detects motion and awakens screen upon approachLarger, sharper screen resolution communicates with perfect clarityBluetooth® beacon enables touchless room control from any mobile deviceRemote management and mass deployment with Crestron XiO Cloud® management platform Discover what the Crestron 70 Series can do for your business today. To l...

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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! The Industry's First 8K Switching and Distribution System

Extron is excited to announce the immediate availability of the XTP II CP HD 8K I/O Boards. They accept HDMI 2.1 data rates up to 40.1 Gbps, enabling support of uncompressed 8K video with HDR. These HDCP 2.3-compliant boards provide input equalization and output reclocking and feature connections for powering active, Ultra High Speed HDMI cables. The XTP II CP HD 8K I/O Boards leverage the 50 Gbps backplane of XTP II CrossPoint® Series matrix switchers to deliver a future-proof AV infrastructure that supports convenient growth and upgrade without needing to replace equipment. Video ResolutionRefresh (Hz)Chroma SamplingMax. Bit Depth8K (7680 x 4320)604:2:088K (7680 x 4320)304:4:484K (4096 x 2160)604:4:4124K (4096 x 2160)1204:4:481080p (1920 x 1080) 1204:4:412Supported HDMI 2.1 Resolutions a...

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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! Our Most Powerful NetPA Ultra Amplifier Offering 2 x 200 Watts, Dante, and DSP

Extron is now shipping the NetPA U 2002 SB, an ENERGY STAR qualified, Dante-enabled audio power amplifier with flexible outputs that can drive 8 ohm, 4 ohm, 70 volt, or 100 volt loads. This half rack width, convection cooled amplifier has a plenum rated enclosure and includes rack mount hardware. The bridgeable outputs can deliver two 200 watt channels into low impedance systems or one 400 watt channel into low or high impedance systems. Onboard audio DSP includes a 6x6 mix matrix, filters, and dynamics. Four mic/line inputs and two line outputs can be utilized as Dante endpoints or as additional inputs to the onboard DSP. System monitoring provides detailed amplifier status via the Dante connection. The NetPA U 2002 SB features Extron's patented highly efficient Class D amplifier design w...

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