Startup Launches New Presentation Switchers
Presentation Switchers, a new Los Angeles-based AV manufacturer, recently launched operations and debuted its flagship line of modular digital presentation switchers.
Presentation Switchers PS550
Targeted to what the company described as the "sweet spot" of the multimedia presentation marketplace, including corporate presentation, higher education, and military briefing centers, Presentation Switchers' new Series 500 line of modular, digital presentation systems supports popular signal types including HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, VGA, component, composite, and S-video. AV integrators can select any combination of input boards to meet their current installation requirements.
The modular nature of the inputs provide field upgradability, making the Series 500 an good choice for future-proofing installations, according to company officials. Video output is provided on simultaneous HDMI with embedded audio and VGA (HD-15) connectors. Stereo audio outputs include a line level preamp output and a 70V or 100V, 100W Class-D amplifier for commercial speaker systems in stereo or mono formats. Front panel control is standard, along with RS-232 and Ethernet interfaces.
Presentation Switchers is the brain child of industry veterans Phil Hale, president and CEO, and Tamer ElSawah, chief technology officer. Hale has spent 19 years in the AV industry, with positions at XN Technologies/AutoPatch (now an AMX company), Extron, and Altinex. ElSawah is an electrical engineer with more than 16 years design experience at Altinex and On Command (now a LodgeNet company).
"We are extremely excited about Presentation Switchers," said Hale in a statement. "The company represents an intense focus on a specific class of products within our industry. We are not trying to be everything to all people. Instead, we will continue to develop our expertise in digital presentation systems. The Series 500, the product of our focus, represents an innovative and modular approach to presentation systems that did not previously exist. We are confident system integrators will value this commitment."