HARMAN Professional Solutions has announced the immediate availability of the AMX by HARMAN N7142 Networked AV Presentation Switcher.

HARMAN says the unit is the first all-in-one presentation switcher to combine local matrix switching with low-latency networked AV video distribution. With the ability to switch local AV sources and distribute video over the network in one flexible solution, the N7142 presentation switcher is being presented as a strong solution for a variety of applications, including active learning environments and overflow classrooms.

“Customer interest in the AMX N7142 has been extremely high, so it’s exciting to announce its availability,” says Paul Hand, product manager, video distribution for HARMAN Professional Solutions. “The N7142 brings a range of exciting features, including 4K60 local and networked video, audio DSP with acoustic echo cancellation (AEC), high-wattage amplifier and a variety of control options, making it a robust, yet cost effective solution.”

The AMX N7142 also brings a variety of connectivity options, including 6×2 video switching along with two available networked AV card slots for use with the range of AMX encoder and decoder cards.

The switcher distributes UHD content from the latest 4K60 sources to most modern displays thanks to support for 4K60 4:4:4 video, HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. Each of the two discrete video outputs also has a mirrored HDMI port for connecting to an additional display, encoder card or other video distribution equipment.

The maker says the two available networked AV slots and an integrated gigabit Ethernet switch make distributing classroom presentations to student workstations or overflow seating as easy and immediate as a single LAN connection.

Audio too

Along with the flexible video capabilities, the N7142 all-in-one presentation switcher includes robust audio features as well. The switcher supports source HDMI audio, two microphone inputs with phantom power, as well as six independent stereo inputs.

For a high-quality sound experience, the N7142 includes a built-in DSP with AEC and a 60W stereo amplifier that can operate in 4Ω/8Ω, 70V or 100V modes via a user-selectable switch, making it straight-forward to integrate the N7142 Presentation Switcher with existing AV infrastructures.

The N7142 Presentation Switcher features an intuitive web interface designed to make it easy to configure, control and use. For basic input switching or volume adjustment, teachers and presenters can use the straightforward front-panel controls.

The N7142 is also AMX NetLinx Native for use in NetLinx control systems.

The AMX N7142 Presentation Switcher is available in two configurations: the NMX-PRS-N7142 and the NMX-PRS-N7142-23, which adds an N2300 Series encoder and N2300 Series decoder to the base configuration for ease of ordering and implementation.

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