Anaheim, California (June 10, 2010) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of HDCP-compliant DVI and HDMI matrix boards for the SMX System MultiMatrix, Extron’s modular, field-configurable matrix switching platform. Available in I/O sizes from 4×4 to 8×8, the new SMX DVI Pro and SMX HDMI matrix boards are HDMI 1.3 compatible and have been designed with a number of key, intelligent technologies for A/V integration, including HDCP Status Reporting and Compliance Checking, which actively reads and reports HDCP status for all connected sources and displays; and EDID Minder™, which automatically manages EDID communication between the display and input source. Extron SMX DVI Pro and HDMI matrix boards also feature Input Equalization to  compensate for weak source signals or signal loss due to long or poor quality cables, and Output Reclocking which restores signal amplitude, timing, and clock rate, resulting in a signal that’s equal to or better than the original. The SMX System MultiMatrix is an ideal choice for conference and training facilities, medical imaging systems, and other mid-sized applications that require the switching of different signal types and a cost-effective upgrade path for ongoing I/O or signal format changes.

“Extron has long been recognized for engineering products that work, out of the box, to enhance A/V system integration, “says Casey Hall, Extron Vice President of Sales and Marketing for North America. “With the release of these new, HDCP-compliant DVI and HDMI matrix boards for the SMX System MultiMatrix, Extron has addressed the key challenges faced by integrators as they help their customers make the transition to digital A/V.”

The SMX HDMI Series Matrix Switcher Boards are designed for routing HDMI video signals with HDCP – High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. They support computer video to 1920×1200 and HDTV to 1080p as well as embedded audio and control signals, and enable the routing of content from Blu-ray Disc players and other content-protected sources to one or more displays. SMX HDMI matrix boards provide +5 VDC, 250 mA of power on each output for external peripheral devices.

The SMX DVI Pro Series Matrix Switcher Boards are designed for routing single link DVI-D video signals with HDCP – High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. These HDCP-compliant matrix boards support computer video to 1920×1200 and HDTV to 1080p, and enable the routing of content from Blu-ray Disc players and other content-protected sources to one or more displays. SMX DVI Pro matrix boards provide +5 VDC, 250 mA of power on each output for external peripheral devices. For installation convenience and flexibility in cable selection, the boards are equipped with DVI-I connectors for inputs and outputs.

Visit our Web site at www.extron.com for more information.


For additional information, contact an Extron Customer Support Representative at:
USA 714.491.1500 or 800.633.9876 (inside USA and Canada only)
Europe +31.33.453.4040
Asia +65.6383.4400
Japan +81.3.3511.7655

Extron Electronics is a leading manufacturer of professional A/V system products including A/V control systems, computer-video interfaces, switchers, matrix switchers, distribution amplifiers, video and graphics over IP encoders/decoders, SD and HD video players, audio amplifiers, speakers, twisted pair and fiber optic equipment, videowall processors, video scalers, classroom sound field systems, and high resolution cables.

Public Relations
Kristine Fowler
PR / Media Manager
Extron Electronics
Tel: 714.780.4014
E-mail: pr@extron.com
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