Extron Electronics, a world leading manufacturer and innovator in the audio visual field, have been making announcement after announcement in recent days and the latest regards the introduction of their new IN1808 Series of presentation switchers.
The new series comprises eight-input seamless presentation switchers with 18 Gbps support and uncompromised 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 video scaling. Each switcher within the series also features the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine with 30-bit internal video processing for best-in-class image upscaling and downscaling.
One of the major benefits of the new IN1808 Series is the flexibility afforded when it comes to inputs and outputs. The switchers, after all, all incorporate a mix of DisplayPort, HDMI, and DTP2 inputs as well as an assignable input loop-through and simultaneous HDMI and DTP2 outputs.
The IN1808 Series are packed full of additional features, too, with Extron ProDSP audio processing, seamless video transition effects, and logo keying all included. According to Extron, then, the presentation switchers are ‘ideal for use in meeting rooms, boardrooms, classrooms, and collaboration environments that require support for 4K/60 video’.
Casey Hall, Extron’s vice president of global sales and marketing, was particularly effusive in his praise of the new IN1808 Series:
‘The IN1808 Series delivers the highest level of performance and capability in the industry for this category…The combination of market leading video and audio processing technologies, plus its secure control capabilities, truly make it the ultimate 4K/60 presentation switcher.’