Premium Scaling for Today's Digital Technologies: The Extron DDS 402 Digital Display Scaler

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Anaheim, California (June 13, 2001) - Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the DDS 402—the newest generation of high-performance digital display scalers. The DDS 402 uses superior technology to scale computer video and component video signals up or down to one of 33 output rates. This scaler is ideal for use with display devices such as video walls, LCDs, DLPs, and plasma displays. For scaling inputs up, the DDS 402 takes the horizontal and vertical sync timing and number of lines for the low-resolution analog RGB or HDTV/component video input and converts them to match the native resolution of the projector or other display device, producing an undistorted, smoother, and brighter-looking picture. For scaling inputs down, the DDS 402 accepts any computer resolution up to 1600 x 1200, with horizontal scan rates up to 100 kHz and vertical scan rates up to 120 kHz, and converts it to match the native resolution of a lower-resolution display device. The DDS 402 can output resolutions up to 1365 x 1024, including HDTV rates of 720p, 1080p, and 1080i. To optimize the output image quality, the DDS 402 features Extron's patent-pending Accu-RATE Frame Lock (AFL™) technology. AFL solves frame rate conversion issues experienced by video scalers, resulting in superior performance and image quality. The rack-mountable DDS 402 has two video inputs: the first, on a 15-pin HD, accepts RGB video and includes a buffered local monitor output; the second, on five female BNCs, accepts RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, and component video. Video output (as RGBHV, RGBS, and HD component video) is available on five female BNCs or a female 15-pin HD connector. The DDS 402 part number is 60-426-01. For additional information, please call an Extron Customer Support Representative at: 800.633.9876 (Extron USA); +800.EXTRON.S³ (Extron Europe); +65.383.4400 (Extron Asia).

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