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Extron begins shipping ‘industry first’ HDMI scalers

Duncan Proctor 1 July 2016
Extron begins shipping ‘industry first’ HDMI scalers

Extron has announced the immediate availability of the DSC HD-HD 4K Plus A and DSC HD-HD 4K Plus A xi (pictured), claimed to be the AV industry’s first scalers able to process single-path 4K/60 video signals at 4:4:4. The DSC HD-HD 4K Plus A xi provides the added flexibility of scaling and managing 4K/60 as a dual path signal.

Launched earlier this year, the scalers incorporate Extron’s proprietary Vector 4K scaling engine. Vector 4K delivers is the latest generation of Extron scaling, whether integrating legacy sources with 4K displays, or downscaling 4K content to HD displays.

The scalers also provide a number of features to aid integrators, such as on-screen display, stereo audio embedding and de-embedding, internal test patterns, and the ability to display custom on-screen images and logos.

“The DSC HD-HD 4K Plus A scalers are the AV industry’s first to support 4K resolutions at 60Hz with 4:4:4 signal processing. They are ideal for critical-quality imaging of full-motion video and highly detailed graphics in the most demanding 4K applications,” said Casey Hall, VP of sales and marketing for Extron. “This industry-leading 4K scaling performance is a direct result of our on-going commitment to world class engineering and research.”

The DSC HD-HD 4K Plus A has a single HDMI input and output that support resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 at 60Hz. The DSC HD-HD 4K Plus A xi features a pair of HDMI inputs and outputs. The additional input and output allow integration with source devices and displays that support 4K as two columns. The DSC HD-HD 4K Plus A xi can also accept two matched-resolution inputs for side-by-side display on a single screen, or provide duplicate outputs for driving a pair of displays.

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