Extron Introduces New CrossPoint Ultra, 600 MHz Matrix Switchers

  • Public relations contact:
  • Joe da Silva, Director of Product Marketing
  • Extron
  • E-mail: pr@extron.com
Anaheim, California (June 18, 2008) - Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the new CrossPoint Ultra Series of Ultra-wideband matrix switchers. CrossPoint Ultras are designed to deliver uncompromised performance in the most demanding, high resolution computer-video and stereo audio routing systems. CrossPoint Ultra sets a new standard of engineering in all critical measures of matrix switcher performance, including an amazing 600 MHz bandwidth, ultra-flat frequency response, best-in-class efficiency, reliability, power consumption, and control. CrossPoint Ultra is available in twelve models and six I/O sizes from 8x4 to 16x16 and is ideal for complex AV routing applications that require efficient, reliable operation at the highest computer-video resolutions without signal loss or degradation.

"CrossPoint Ultra represents the latest achievement in more than 15 years of development and five generations of Extron matrix switcher design and technology," says Lee Dodson, Vice President of Marketing for Extron. "CrossPoint Ultra sets new benchmarks for performance, efficiency, and reliability, against which matrix switchers will be measured for years to come."

Key features of CrossPoint Ultra models include Ultra-wideband performance of 525 to 600 MHz (-3dB) RGB video bandwidth, fully loaded, depending on model. Ultra-flat frequency response of ±0.5 dB or less through the critical portion of the bandwidth curve, from 0 to 130 MHz, translates to a transparent AV signal path for the high resolution system designs with multiple levels of signal processing. Ultra-low crosstalk, with channel-to-channel isolation of -56 dB or better at 100 MHz, minimizes signal leakage across video channels and eliminates signal bleed-through that can compromise critical imagery or highly-secure environments. All models are engineered for Ultra-low power consumption, drawing 30 watts at 120 VAC under a full load and generating less heat than a standard desk lamp. A single, cool-running Ultra-efficient power supply allows the use of a fan-free enclosure for silent operation in noise-sensitive applications. For ease of integration, CrossPoint Ultra matrix switchers feature Ultra-flexible control; all models come fully equipped with front panel, RS-232 serial, and IP Link® Ethernet control.

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