Extron Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Crestron over Cable Retractor

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Anaheim, California (June 18, 2014) - Extron Electronics, a leading manufacturer of professional AV system integration products, announced today that it has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against Crestron Electronics, Inc. for infringement of Extron’s US Patent No. 8,740,127 entitled "Cable Retractor."

The Extron Cable Retractor patent relates to a cable retraction and management system designed to work with cable access enclosures. Crestron's retractor products accused of infringing Extron's Cable Retractor patent include Crestron’s cable retractor models CBLR-HD, CBLR-VGA, CBLR-AUDIO, CBLR-USB, and CBLR-CAT5E, which the federal complaint alleges implement Extron’s patented technology.

"Extron's engineers have led the way in the development of the cable retractors," says Andrew Edwards, President and CEO of Extron. "When Extron believes its inventions and patented technology have been copied or otherwise infringed, we take the necessary steps to protect our intellectual property."

Extron's innovative Retractor series of cable retraction products enables smooth and effortless pushbutton cable retraction. Extron’s Retractor products, along with its Cable Cubby tabletop enclosures, have become an industry standard for discreet, convenient access to AV, data and power connections. The Retractor series is available with the widest selection of AV and data connectivity including HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, USB, PC audio, and Network.

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