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Extron XTP CrossPoint; integrated switching and distribution

James McGrath 20 January 2012
Extron XTP CrossPoint; integrated switching and distribution

Extron is presenting its XTP CrossPoint systems, which it describes as providing a flexible, reliable, and fully integrated signal switching and distribution solution for multiple digital and analogue formats.  Extron’s XTP CrossPoint matrix switchers support local connectivity as well as extended transmission capability for sending high resolution video, audio, RS-232, Ethernet, and power up to 100m over a single Cat5 cable. The switchers are modular and expandable up to 16×16 or 32×32, and can be populated with input and output boards for long distance transmission when paired with XTP transmitters and receivers. I/O boards are also available for direct HDMI, DVI, VGA, video, and audio connections to support local sources and displays.  Extron claims that the XTP CrossPoint, which is HDCP compliant, delivers ultra-fast, highly reliable digital switching, using the company’s SpeedSwitch Technology, as well as a series of integrator-friendly features in a bid to streamline integration. These include a number of Extron-exclusive technologies such as SD Pro, EDID Minder, and Key Minder, which reduces source switching delays. It also features 24/7 system monitoring and hot-swappable modular components.

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