Extron Announces New 144x144 High Performance, Modular Fiber Optic Matrix Switcher

  • Public relations contact:
  • Joe da Silva, Director of Product Marketing
  • Extron Electronics
  • E-mail: pr@extron.com
Anaheim, California (June 18, 2008) - Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the FOX 4G Matrix 14400, a high performance, modular fiber optic matrix switcher for complete, end-to-end digital AV signal transmission and routing over fiber optic cable. It is expandable in sizes from 16x16 up to 144x144, and supports digital switching at rates up to 4.25 Gbps. Equipped with all of the convenience features common to Extron matrix switchers, together with hot-swappable I/O boards, real-time system monitoring, and redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, the FOX 4G Matrix 14400 delivers highly reliable, enterprise-wide switching of fiber optic AV and control signals for any mission-critical environment.

"The FOX 4G Matrix 14400 is the new addition to our line of fiber optic matrix switchers, specifically designed for facilities requiring a highly robust, dependable, large-scale switching system using a fiber optic infrastructure," says Lee Dodson, Vice President of Marketing for Extron. "We've built specific features into this matrix switcher that expedite AV system integration and ensure uninterrupted, continuous 24/7 operations."

The FOX 4G Matrix 14400 is fully compatible with the FOX Series of fiber optic digital transmitters and receivers. It accepts and routes standard definition video, high resolution computer-video, DVI-D, and multi-rate SDI. The modular board design features nine board slots that can accept FOX 4G Matrix I/O Boards in 850 nm multimode and 1310 nm singlemode versions.

A host of familiar, integrator-friendly matrix switcher features are available, including I/O grouping, rooming, and memory presets.For optimum performance and reliability, a real-time monitoring system continuously provides self-diagnostics of the I/O boards, fiber links, power supplies, internal fans, and general functions of the switcher. Finally, the FOX 4G Matrix 14400 can be remotely configured and operated through the RS-232 serial control port, IP Link® Ethernet control, and the optional FPC 5000 Front Panel Controller and MKP 3000 X-Y Remote Control Panel.

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