Extron Unveil New TLP Pro 1025T Tabletop Touchpanel

Extron TLP Pro 1025T - Performance and Style in a Sleek 10"  Touchpanel

Extron Electronics, a market leading innovator and manufacturer of audio visual solutions, have been busy announcing loads of new products in the past week and one of their most interesting announcements has been the unveiling of a newly redesigned 10” tabletop touchpanel.

Named the TLP Pro 1025T, the latest of the company’s extensive range of control touchpanels has been redesigned with a whole host of innovative features. Those include a new, high-performance quad-core processor, eight times more memory, a higher resolution, 1280×800 capacitive touchscreen built with scratch and smudge resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, and a distinctive enclosure with a sleek, gracefully sweeping back.

On top of those potentially beneficial features, Extron also exemplified a number of other elements of the new TLP Pro 1025T as part of their announcement. Those include, most notably, the convenience of PoE – Power over Ethernet, which allows the touchpanel to receive power and communication over a single Ethernet cable. That makes the TLP Pro 1025T ideal in any environment requiring a stylish, tabletop touchpanel with a fully-customizable interface, according to Extron.

An interesting new device which could be perfect for a range of different environs, Extron’s vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, Casey Hall, explained the improvements which the company have made in its production:

‘We designed these new TLP Pro 1025T touchpanels with a number of significant enhancements in both performance and style…We boosted processing power, memory, and graphics, then wrapped it all in a sleek enclosure that simply looks stunning.’

If you would like to discuss your requirements for Extron audio visual solutions please call us on 0800 195 4825.


Extron Introduce New 4K/60 HDMI Distribution Amplifiers

Extron Introduces New 4K/60 HDMI Distribution Amplifiers

In one of a series of recent announcements, Extron Electronics, a world leading manufacturer of audio visual solutions, revealed that they are now offering a new series of 4K/60 HDMI Distribution Amplifiers.

Named the DA HD 4K PLUS Series, the new audio products are described as one input, multiple output distribution amplifiers for HDMI signals at resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 chroma sampling. According to Extron, they are also HDCP 2.2 compliant, and support data rates up to 18 Gbps, HDR, Deep Colour up to 12-bit, 3D, and HD lossless audio formats.

‘Integrator friendly features’, too, are included as part and parcel of the new distribution amplifiers, and include automatic input cable equalization, automatic color bit depth management, and selectable output muting via RS-232.

Available in two, four, and six output sizes, the DA HD 4k PLUS Series distribution amplifiers are ideal for installations that require the distribution of a 4K/60 HDMI source signal to multiple displays. That makes them a high performance option suitable for a multitude of uses, in the opinion of Extron vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, Casey Hall:

‘We are pleased to introduce the next generation of Extron HDMI distribution amplifiers, meeting the increasing need for 4K video distribution…With 18 Gbps data rate capability, the DA HD 4K PLUS series provides the performance required to distribute 4K/60 signals at 4:4:4 chroma sampling, ensuring pristine performance for the most demanding applications.’

If you would like to discuss your requirements for Extron audio visual solutions please call us on 0800 195 4825.


Extron Introduce New AV System Management Software

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Extron Electronics, a market leading producer of audio visual solutions, have in the past week announced the launch of brand new AV system management software. Named GlobalViewer Enterprise – GVE version 2.7, the new software is designed to simplify AV system resource management with intuitive control for hundreds of common AV tasks.

Extron claim that whether an AV system comprises five rooms or 500, their new GlobalViewer Enterprise software provides a powerful, flexible way to manage, monitor, and control nearly any device over a standard network. What’s more, the powerful nature of the software is twinned with impressive agility to access usage data, create reports, and control systems from any computer on the network.

There are a great many features of the software which help it to deliver those impressive benefits, and those include support for the Extron RoomAware Outlook Add-in to automate conference room functions for scheduled meetings. Additionally, the new 2.7 version of the software also includes compatibility with additional facility calendars such as Microsoft® Exchange 2013, Exchange 2016, and Office 365.

Given that array of interesting and potentially beneficial features, it’s not surprising that Extron vice president of global sales and marketing, Casey Hall, is bullish about the utility of the new software:

‘GlobalViewer Enterprise is used in thousands of rooms worldwide, helping technicians automate tasks, and providing help desk personnel with powerful AV monitoring and reporting tools…This new version of GVE adds enhanced analytics, support for the RoomAware Outlook Add-in to automate conference room functions, as well as a host of other new features that streamline resource management and room automation.’

If you would like to discuss your requirements for Extron audio visual solutions please call us on 0800 195 4825.


Extron Introduce New Compact Two-Channel Dante Audio Interface

Extron Introduces Compact Two-Channel Dante Audio Interface

Extron Electronics, a globally renowned producer of audio visual solutions, have in the past week announced the introduction of a new compact two-channel Dante Audio Interface. Named the AXI 02 AT, the new compact audio interface is described by the company as having been designed to extract two channels from a Dante audio network.

Taking up only an eighth of the width of an AV rack, the brand new AXI 02 AT compact audio interface is able to provide two channels of output to devices without Dante connectivity. It also features two line level analog outputs and a mirrored two-channel S/PDIF output for added functionality.

Powered through PoE, the new AXI 02 AT can interface with any Dante-equipped audio device, such as an Extron DMP 128 Plus C AT, over a standard local area network. That enables audio system scalability over such a local area network using standard internet protocols, and the interface is also compatible with Extron Rack Shelves and ZipClip mounting solutions.

All of that, therefore, means that the new Dante Audio Interface could be ideal for a range of different AV installations. At least according to Extron’s vice president of world wide sales and marketing, Casey Hall:

‘Dante is the preferred audio networking solution deployed by AV integrators across all professional AV environments…The AXI 02 AT provides a compact, cost-effective solution for taking two channels from the Dante network and providing the signal to local devices.’

If you would like to discuss your requirements for Extron audio visual solutions please call us on 0800 195 4825.


RTI Unveil New Commercial Products at InfoComm MEA 2017

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RTI, a world leading manufacturer and innovator in the fields of residential and commercial automation and control, last week unveil a host of new commercial products. Aimed at meeting the demands of offices, restaurants, hotels and other commercial environs, the new products were rolled out at the 2017 edition of the InfoComm MEA tradeshow in Dubai.

The new selection of products unveiled in Dubai fell largely within the audio visual niche, and were described by RTI as providing ‘a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for the commercial market’. Amongst the new audio visual solutions were new video matrix switchers, presentation switchers, multi-viewers, interactive displays, and more.

As you would expect from a company specialising in smart control and automation, the new products are also designed to become an extension of the RTI control ecosystem, which includes in-wall and table top touch panels, control apps, handheld remotes, and processors. It is that, therefore, which makes them so potentially beneficial to the commercial market according to RTI’s CEO Ed McConaghy:

‘Our products deliver a fully customizable [sic] and intuitive user experience, which makes RTI perfectly positioned for the commercial market…We’ve been gaining momentum in this space as our product offerings continue to evolve to meet the demands of offices, hotels, and restaurants. These new solutions are just the next step in that evolution, and we are especially proud to show them at InfoComm MEA.’

If you would like to discuss your requirements for RTI automation or smart control solutions please call us today on 0800 195 4825.


Sonos and Ikea Tease Upcoming Collaboration

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Whole home audio and wireless speaker specialists, Sonos, and retail giants, Ikea, have this week announced an upcoming collaboration aimed at creating ‘future home sound experiences’. Believed to involve the production of a new line of Sonos products, the collaboration is set to begin bearing fruit in 2019.

According to Ikea, the upcoming collaboration represents the third step in their ongoing Ikea Home Smart Initiative. That initiative represents the retailer’s attempts to establish themselves within the smart home technology space and has already seen them integrate Qi wireless charging into its furniture back in 2015 and launch smart lighting products in 2016.

Speaking about this newly announced collaboration, Bjorn Block of Ikea’s Smart Home Division offered a little more insight:

‘Together with Sonos we want to democratize music and sound in the home, and we want to create products designed for how people listen together at home. By teaming up with Sonos we want to combine IKEA home furnishing knowledge with Sonos’ expertise within great home sound.’

The exact nature of the upcoming Sonos and Ikea collaboration, therefore, is still very much open to interpretation. Some industry commentators, however, have latched onto the fact that ‘sound’ rather than just ‘music’ has been given top billing. There is speculation, as such, that any new range of Sonos and Ikea products may involve speakers able to act as an electronic doorbell, an intercom system, or as a mechanism to deliver chimes alerting you to the end of the laundry cycle or other similar devices.

If you would like to discuss your requirements for Sonos multi room audio solutions please call us on 0800 195 4825.