Extron begins shipping compact four input scaler with DTP extension13 August 2014
Extron Electronics has announced the immediate availability of the IN1604 DTP – an HDCP-compliant scaler with three HDMI inputs, a universal analogue video input, and a DTP output, in a compact 1U, half rack enclosure.
The company describes the IN1604 DTP as ideal for installation beneath conference tables and in lecterns to provide localised switching support for sources such as presenter devices, as well as signal extension up to 330ft (100m) over shielded CATx cable to reach a wall or ceiling-mounted display. The IN1604 DTP provides the convenience of fast and reliable switching, along with a high performance scaling engine for HDMI and analog video sources. The IN1604 DTP also includes a host of audio processing features and many versatile options for control.
“The IN1604 DTP lends itself well to conference room applications or collaboration systems, with a compact enclosure that can be mounted inconspicuously under a conference room table or in a lectern to support multiple guest laptops or tablets, and built-in DTP extension that simplifies integration of the display,” said Casey Hall, VP of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “The scaler delivers high performance and a compelling feature set with the core capabilities of the Extron professional grade presentation switchers, but in a smaller form factor.”
The IN1604 DTP includes a DTP twisted pair output that can be used to extend video, audio, and control to a DTP receiver behind a flat-panel display on a wall or above a ceiling-mounted projector, with the receiver powered over the same shielded CATx cable. Integrators can choose from a complete line of DTP 230 receivers for signal extension up to 230ft (70m) or DTP 330 receivers for signal extension up to 330ft, to accommodate distance requirements of specific applications. The DTP output can also be used for sending video and embedded audio, plus bidirectional control signals to any HDBaseT-enabled display. The IN1604 DTP features an advanced scaling engine that can scale HDMI and analog video signals to a common high-resolution output. It provides high performance 1080i deinterlacing and Deep Color processing to deliver optimal image quality. With Extron EDID Minder, Key Minder, and SpeedSwitch, integrators can easily connect sources and a display with plug-and-play simplicity, automatic device negotiation, and nearly instantaneous switching.
The IN1604 DTP delivers essential audio integration capabilities that include HDMI audio embedding and de-embedding, flexible audio switching with two individually assignable analog audio inputs, switching transitions, gain and attenuation adjustments for each analog input, output volume control, and selectable audio muting. The IN1604 DTP also features convenient options for remote control and operation, including front panel controls and on-screen menus, USB, RS-232, and contact closure with tally output for easy integration into a variety of environments.