Extron Electronics, world leaders in the manufacture of audio visual solutions, have announced the introduction of a new scaling presentation switcher known as the IN1608 xi. Described as the newest member of the company’s popular presentation switcher family, the IN1608 xi is also slated as providing several key enhancements.
Amongst the new switchers added elements are DTP output with HDBaseT compatibility, RS-232 insertion from the Ethernet control ports and for IPCP models, an integrated three-port AV LAN switch. That, according to Extron, makes the IN1608 xi a highly versatile scaling presentation switcher that delivers all of the technologically advanced capabilities needed for a high end AV system.
Alongside the new and enhanced features, the switcher also offers an HDCP-compliant, multi-format video switcher, an advanced scaling engine, integrated DTP signal extension, an available high performance mono or stereo amplifier, and an available built-in IPCP Pro control processor for complete AV system control.
It is the trio of notable new elements, however, which are most likely to appeal to Extron audio visual solution users. That is at least according to the company’s vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, Casey Hall:
‘We gave the IN1608 xi the top three features most requested by customers…First, all IN1608 xi DTP outputs are configurable for compatibility with HDBaseT-enabled displays. Second, RS-232 insertion from Ethernet provides comprehensive control of remote devices while saving installation time and effort. Finally, IN1608 xi IPCP models with an integrated AV LAN switch enhance security by isolating the control network from outside interference or intrusion.’