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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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ProAVNews: Extron Unleash the Power of 4K with Our Multi-Channel Recording and Streaming Processor

Extron is excited to introduce the SMP 401 Multi-Channel 4K Recording and Streaming Media Processor, the latest addition to our SMP family. The SMP 401 is a high-performance all-in-one 4K/60 processor that easily captures, switches, scales and distributes AV sources and presentations. Powerful processing with H.264/H.265 encoding provides up to five recordings and six streams concurrently. The SMP 401 captures a variety of sources from three HDMI 2.0 inputs, two RTP/RTSP virtual inputs, and an optional 12G-SDI input. Additionally, the advanced audio DSP facilitates independent mixing per channel and supports line or mic level audio, with phantom power for microphones. The user-friendly front panel LCD screen enables video preview for confidence monitoring, and simple menu navigation for ea...

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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping DTP3 Family Expands with One-Gang Wallplate Transmitter

Extron is now shipping the DTP3 T 101 D one-gang decorator-style transmitter sends HDMI up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CAT 6A cable. It extends video resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 without compression, ensuring optimal image quality. This HDCP 2.3-compliant wallplate transmitter provides comprehensive EDID management that supports dependable content display. It also supports multiple embedded audio formats. Installation is easy; it can be powered remotely by a DTP3-enabled product or with the included Extron Everlast™ power supply. Loaded with features and capabilities, the DTP3 T 101 D wallplate transmitter enables placement of an HDMI input connection precisely where you need it. Key FeaturesTransmits HDMI up to 330' (100 m) over a shielded CAT 6A cableSupports computer an...

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