Networks and Signal Distribution

Extron's BUC 202: Two Channel Balanced & Unbalanced Audio Converter with Precision Input Signal Matching

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BUC 202

Extron Electronics announces the immediate availability of the BUC 202, a two channel balanced and unbalanced audio converter, and audio line driver.

It features two balanced or unbalanced inputs and outputs, both on captive screw connectors. The BUC 202 provides two independent channels of signal matching between unbalanced and balanced audio equipment.

Two rotary switches provide precise trim adjustment from -21 to +21 dB in clearly-labeled 3 dB steps. In addition to serving as an interface from consumer products to professional AV systems, the BUC 202 is a high-quality line driver for sending and receiving audio signals up to 1,000 feet (300 m).


Extreme Networks Summit X440 Series: AVnu Certification

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Summit X440 Series

AVnu Alliance announces the first AVnu-certified AVB series of switches from Extreme Networks: the Extreme Networks Summit X440 Series of stackable switches has passed all testing for certification and will now bear the AVnu-certified Logo.

Extreme Networks' AVB Summit X440 Series is a stackable switch that extends the benefits of the ExtremeXOS operating system to intelligent, affordable, edge switching for professional audio/video applications, where data, audio and video co-exist on a single standards-based network.

IT managers and AV integrators benefit from simplified deployments, enhanced quality of service and reduced costs from a converged network.

The Summit X440 Series Switch was demonstrated in the AVnu Alliance Pavilion at ISE 2014.

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Extron’s WindoWall Pro System

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Extron WindoWall Pro System

Extron Electronics introduces the WindoWall Pro System that features a highly scalable architecture for optimum performance and reliability. Full HDCP compliance at all HDMI inputs and outputs assures worry-free presentation of protected content.

WindoWall Console software is the user interface to the system, facilitating control and configuration of videowall systems, and the creation of presentations with multiple, independent windows for displaying graphics, HDTV, and video. The WindoWall Pro System is designed for applications that require highly reliable, multi-window videowall systems.

Each WindoWall Pro processor allows for the display of up to 4 windows and employs Extron video processing technologies to deliver a real-time video output. Because a discrete processor is dedicated to each display unit in the videowall, WindoWall Pro is fully scalable, supporting a wide variety of display layouts from 1x2 to 2x3 and larger.


Hughes Launches Managed Network Services

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HughesON logo

Hughes Network Systems launches HughesON, a suite of managed network and digital media solutions for the enterprise and government markets designed for companies with multiple branch locations in retail, restaurant, hospitality, and financial markets, as well as federal, state and local government agencies.

“Organizations cannot afford to have their networks slow down their operations,” says Mike Cook, Senior VP, No. American Division at Hughes. “Today’s IT managers are dealing with challenges ranging from new cloud and mobile initiatives, to customer WiFi and rich-media signage and training applications. These applications require more bandwidth and higher performance than typical networks can provide, as well as higher reliability and more security options. HughesON meets these needs with network solutions that deliver multi-branch applications at a better price/performance ratio than traditional solutions.”


Adder to Launch 100m DisplayPort and USB Extender

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AdderLink Infinity Matrix

Adder will launch the DX500, a DisplayPort KVM extender, at NAB, which runs from April 6th to 11th in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The DX500 extends two DisplayPort video streams plus high speed USB (480Mbps), analogue audio and digital audio (SPDIF) more than 100 m (300 feet) of CATx cable. The link is capable of supporting support a single 2560x1600 @60Hz screen or two screens running at 1080p resolutions.

Also at the show will be the enhanced CCS4-USB Command and Control switch which enables a user to work across up to four computers and screens though a single keyboard and mouse significantly reducing the desk clutter. The CCS4-USB delivers switching of USB 2.0 and audio, using an upgraded version of Adder’s USB True Emulation technology.

The most significant feature is their Free-Flow technology which enables the user to switch control of computers by moving the mouse cursor seamlessly from screen to screen.

Adder will also be demonstrating the AdderLink Infinity Matrix [shown in photo]. This Digital KVM matrix switcher solution, says the maker, enables an operator to work on any computer across a LAN using standard 1Gb Ethernet infrastructure at any distance without any loss in capabilities.