Interfaces, Switchers, DA's, Signal Processors, etc.
An Interface is a signal amplifier that includes signal processing capabilities to drive a signal over various lengths of cable. This is recommended for ensuring signal format compatibility between various sources and destinations, and to compensate for the effects of marginal quality or long lengths of RGB cable.
Switchers enable multiple video and audio signals to be selected and sent to one or more display devices. For example, to view two computers with separate presentations, a switcher would be used to physically connect both of the inputs to the display device. The switcher would then be used to select or "switch" between the two computer presentations, allowing the user to alternate back and forth. Seamless switchers accomplish the change in images without the associated "glitch" of passive switchers.
Distribution amplifiers are used in applications that require multiple projectors or monitors to display the same source's image at the same time. For example, with a distribution amplifier, the single video output on most computers can be converted to two, four, or more outputs.
Switcher with Integrated Video Scaler
Matrix Switchers have multiple inputs and multiple outputs. Any input can be sent to any of the outputs in any combination. The media presentation matrix switcher combines three switchers in a single, compact enclosure: an 8x6 VGA switcher; a 6x6 composite video and S-video switcher; and a 14x6 audio switcher. This product provides an ideal, one-box solution for many presentation systems or divisible-room applications which must support multiple displays or a variety of room configurations.
A Universal Signal Processor combines high performance scaling, switching, scan conversion, standards conversion, and transcoding in one unit. It accepts a wide range of video input signals and transcodes them, or converts them up or down, into a number of different signal formats to meet the video signal requirements of virtually any system.
Video Scalers are commonly used to scale standard definition video signals, such as component video, S-video, and composite video, to high resolution output rates, including HDTV. Many of the scalers in this category also offer input switching, aspect ratio conversion, and quad standard video decoding for worldwide compatibility.
High Resolution Computer-to-Video Scan Converter
Tilt-Up HSA - Hideaway Surface Access Enclosure
Enhanced MLC - MediaLink™ Controller with IP Link®
Scan Converters optimize high resolution computer-video signals for use on standard definition video displays. Each scan converter Extron manufactures provides a different set of features and level of functionality.
Aesthetics and ergonomics are prime considerations in today's business environments, especially when it comes to installing sophisticated A/V equipment.
Architectural Connectivity Products provide inconspicuous access to computer-video interfaces and controls, the HSA products are designed for easy mounting into virtually any table surface.
The MediaLink System is a family of easy-to-install and easy-to-use products that work together to connect, control, and switch A/V presentation equipment in small, one-projector environments. The complexity often associated with A/V integration is replaced with standardized and simple one-touch functionality that provides a complete system solution.
Twisted Pair Transmitter
Serial Port IP Link® Ethernet Control Interface
Cables & Adapters
The TP Series offers the highest transmission distance for high resolution video and consists of transmitters, receivers, distribution amplifiers, and switcher capable of handling RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, S-video, component video, and composite video, along with stereo audio signals. The TP Series is capable of distributing signals 1,000 feet (300 meters) or more over any CAT 5, 5e, or 6 twisted pair cable or with Extron Enhanced Skew-Free™ A/V UTP cable.
The IP Link® Series of compact Ethernet Control Interfaces enables almost any A/V device to be controlled, monitored, and accessed from any computer connected to a Local Area Network, Wide Area Network, or the Internet. Projectors, VCRs, screens, lights, heating, air conditioning…all items currently controlled by a handheld remote or a control panel on the wall can be networked together for centralized management and operation.
Cables and adapters form the backbone and are critical components of every A/V system. VWS offers an extensive variety of pre-terminated cables and adapters that meet virtually all your A/V needs. The high performance cable assemblies and adapters are fully tested to ensure consistent quality.
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