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Extron develops Vector 4K scaling technology

Paddy Baker 16 November 2015
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Extron Electronics has announced Vector 4K, its latest generation of scaling engines specifically engineered for critical-quality 4K signal processing. The Vector 4K scaling engine can provide clean upscaled images when integrating legacy sources with 4K displays, and faithfully render a source’s detail and integrity when downscaling 4K content to HD displays.

Building on the company’s 20 years of experience in this area, Vector 4K was developed internally by Extron’s expert team of signal processing engineers, and includes patented image processing technologies. Features such as bicubic scaling, 30-bit colour depth, and 4:4:4 chroma sampling ensure very high image quality while preserving detail present in the original source material. Extron says that thanks to this in-house developed scaling technology, it can design to exacting specifications and have absolute control over the end product.

Vector 4K is also said to deliver consistent, reliable performance that takes the guesswork out of signal capture and source management. Featuring what is claimed to be the industry’s most accurate source capture technology, and the ability to manually adjust image parameters with fine precision, even unusual signal formats are displayed with speed and dependability. Additionally, scalers and video processors with Vector 4K scaling include a variety of user-friendly features such as EDID and HDCP management, which streamline integration and optimise system performance.

Vector 4K scaling technology is featured in the Extron DTP CrossPoint 4K Series of scaling presentation matrix switchers, as well as the Extron XTP SFR HD 4K fiber optic scaling receiver.

“Delivering the best customer support always begins with having the right products for our customers, engineered by Extron from the ground up to meet our standards for the best possible quality and performance,” said Andrew Edwards, president of Extron. “Our no-compromise approach to engineering extends to the scaling engines and video processing algorithms we’ve developed over the years leading up to Vector 4K, which delivers the highest level of image quality for 4K applications.”

Extron Vector 4K scaling technology

 

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