Extron Ships Mammoth Twisted-Pair Switcher
Extron Electronics is now shipping its MTPX Plus 6464, a 64x64 twisted-pair matrix switcher for RGBHV, HD component video, standard definition video, audio, and RS-232.
Extron MTPX Plus 6464
Extron Electronics is now shipping its MTPX Plus 6464, a 64x64 twisted-pair matrix switcher for RGBHV, HD component video, standard definition video, audio, and RS-232. The company says it is one of five models in the MTPX Plus 6400 Series of large-scale twisted pair matrix switchers and incorporates expected features of the MTPX Plus Series, as well as new capabilities, including EDID Minder for local inputs and outputs, RS-232 insertion from the Ethernet port to all MTP outputs, and switchable video pre-peaking on all outputs.
"With the availability of the MTPX Plus 6464, AV designers can now deploy twisted-pair signal distribution in much larger systems," said Casey Hall, Extron vice president of sales and marketing, in a statement. "Its advanced features make system integration easier and eliminate the headaches encountered with other twisted-pair solutions."
The MTPX Plus 6464, the largest in the MTPX Plus 6400 Series, is capable of switching local and remote AV signals to multiple destinations and is fully compatible with the entire Extron MTP product line, company officials said. The series includes additional features to reduce costs associated with rack space, cabling, and installation, including dynamic skew equalization to maintain RGB color alignment at all times, video level and peaking compensation for brighter and sharper images, local RS-232 insertion ports to eliminate the need for control system wiring to remote displays, local high-resolution video inputs and outputs to eliminate the need for additional transmitters and receivers, and local audio output volume adjustment and muting to eliminate the need for preamplifiers in many AV systems.
When paired with Extron MTP U Series universal transmitters and receivers, MTPX Plus Series Twisted Pair Matrix Switchers allow VGA, component video, S-video, and composite video, along with audio or RS-232 control signals, to be sent over a single Cat-5-type cable and output on the appropriate connector at the display. Using one cable for all signal types simplifies system wiring and requires only a single matrix switcher output and MTP U R Series receiver per display, according to Extron.
Additional models in the MTPX Plus 6400 Series include the MTPX Plus 4864, MTPX Plus 4848, MTPX Plus 6448, and MTPX Plus 6432.