Extron has announced the IN1804 DI/DO, the newest member of the IN1804 family of compact, four-input scalers that provide video scaling, switching, and integration features. It supports HDMI 2.0 data rates up to 18 Gbps and is HDCP 2.2 compliant. To ensure image quality, the switcher incorporates the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and 30-bit internal video processing. A DTP2 input and a DTP2 output facilitate easy extension of AV and control signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) per endpoint over a shielded CATx cable. Delivering the convenience of fast and reliable automatic switching, along with advanced capabilities such as audio embedding/de-embedding, seamless transition effects, logo keying, and twisted pair extension, the IN1804 DI/DO scaler provides the performance and flexibility needed to support the most demanding presentation environments, says its maker.
“The IN1804 Series sets the bar for 4K/60 4:4:4 switching and scaling with uncompromised image quality and advanced features,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “The new IN1804 DI/DO switcher is the answer to designers’ demand for a compact 4K/60 scaler that delivers the line’s same high performance while providing both DTP2 input and output signal extension in a single enclosure, enabling ultimate system flexibility.”
The IN1804 DI/DO includes two DTP2 twisted pair connections. The DTP2 input can receive signals from remote DTP and DTP2 transmitters mounted at a conference table, lectern or wall. The DTP2 twisted pair output 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. DTP transmitters and receivers are available in compact, low-profile enclosures, plus wallplate and floor box form factors to suit a range of professional installations.
In addition to supporting DTP endpoints, the IN1804 DI/DO can be integrated into an XTP II CrossPoint matrix switcher system. This is ideal for facility-wide AV system applications with a centralised AV signal distribution infrastructure, as well as several presentation spaces with local AV switching and processing. This scaler in a room can connect into the matrix switcher in a central equipment rack or closet to receive shared AV resources, while also distributing content to local and remote display devices. The IN1804 DI/DO switcher provides an economical and effective means for scaling, switching, and extending signals to and from HDMI-equipped devices.