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Extron goes beyond 4K with 50Gbps switchers

Extron says its new 50Gbps XTP II CrossPoint matrix switchers deliver the highest level of performance in the pro AV industry.

Extron Electronics says its new XTP II CrossPoint matrix switchers, which feature a 50Gbps digital switching backplane, enable users to meet the challenges of 4K and beyond and deliver the highest level of performance in the pro AV industry.

XTP II enables the deployment of an AV system infrastructure with a switching bandwidth that exceeds the data rate required to distribute 4K/60 video with 4:4:4 chroma sampling at 16 bits per colour. It is claimed to be the only AV technology platform that supports uncompromised 4K video while providing additional bandwidth to accommodate anticipated future video resolutions and formats.

These matrix switchers can be configured with a variety of boards, including the new XTP II HD 4K PLUS input and output boards that support HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, a new family of XTP 4K fibre optic boards and endpoints, or any of the existing products in the XTP Systems family.

“We are very excited to be the first to offer a 50Gbps switching backplane with our new XTP II CrossPoint Series, making Extron XTP Systems the first in the Pro AV industry to deliver an AV infrastructure for 4K and beyond,” said Casey Hall, vice president of sales and marketing for Extron. “Integrators can feel confident installing a XTP system that meets today’s requirements as well as the emerging video standards of tomorrow.”

XTP II CrossPoint matrix switchers are engineered to exceed the bandwidth required by HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.3 signals. Three modular frames are available for 16 x 16, 32 x 32, as well as larger 64 x 64 I/O sizes, and can be configured with XTP II HDMI input and output boards, which offer the highest level of HDMI 2.0 performance with a full 18Gbps data rate throughput at each port. The XTP II boards are also HDCP 2.2 compliant, ensuring reliable switching of encrypted, 4K video content.

To streamline integration, all products within XTP Systems are compatible with one another. This enables complete end-to-end system solutions, and provides a wide range of possibilities for future system upgrades to support emerging video standards and formats.