Extron Electronics, a world renowned supplier of audio visual solutions, have in the past few days announced the introduction of a new range of compact four input scalers. Named the IN1804 Series, the new scalers are described as providing state-of-the-art video scaling, switching and integration features that set a new benchmark standard for the industry.
Each of the new scalers within the IN1804 Series support HDMI 2.0b data rates up to 18 Gbps and incorporate the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and 30-bit internal video processing for best-in-class image quality, according to the company’s announcement.
As well as all of that, the new scalers are also slated as providing a whole host of additional features. Some of the most notable of those features include seamless switching effects, logo keying, still image recall, and optional twisted pair input / output capability.
According to Extron’s vice president of global sales and marketing, Casey Hall, all of that means that the IN1804 Series can deliver the highest of high performance:
‘The IN1804 Series sets the bar for 4K/60 4:4:4 switching and scaling with uncompromised image quality and advanced features…These next generation scalers deliver the highest performance for the most demanding applications and give customers flexibility in addressing a wide variety of system designs.’
The IN1804 Series contains two distinct models named the IN1804 DI and the IN1804 DO. The IN1804 DI includes a DTP2 twisted pair input that can receive signals from remote DTP and DTP2 transmitters mounted at a conference table, lectern or wall. The IN1804 DO, meanwhile, has a DTP2 twisted pair output that can send signals to a DTP or DTP2 receiver mounted behind a flat panel display, above a ceiling mounted projector, or in other remote locations.