Extron Combines Matrix Switching and High-Performance Scaling with the Extron ISM Series Integration Scaling Matrix Switchers with Audio
Anaheim, California (June 13, 2001) - Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the ISM Series Integration Scaling Matrix Switchers with Audio. The ISM Series provides eight, fully configurable inputs and two independent audio/video outputs that feature built-in, high performance scalers for each video output. This series is designed for applications that require matrix switching and two individually scaled outputs. The ISM Series provides flexibility in selecting output resolution to two different displays. These matrix switchers are ideal solutions for use in dual-display videoconferencing and presentation environments such as boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, courtrooms, churches, and auditoriums. There are two matrix switchers/scalers in this series: the ISM 182 and the ISM 482. Both offer comparable features: eight video inputs configurable for RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, component video, S-video, or composite video on female BNCs; and two high resolution RGB outputs on female BNCs and/or female 15-pin HD connectors. Stereo audio (balanced/unbalanced) comes in on eight, 3.5 mm captive screw connectors and is output (balanced/unbalanced) on two, 3.5 mm captive screw connectors. In addition to the listed video formats, the ISM 482 can also accept HDTV. The other difference between the two models is in the scaled output rates each supports. The ISM 182 can output 17 different rates up to 1024 x 768. The ISM 482 supports 32 different output rates, up to 1365 x 1024 and including 480p, 1080p, and 1080i. For optimal image quality, the ISM series is equipped with 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown, Dynamic Motion Interpolation (DMI™), and Extron's patent-pending Accu-RATE Frame Lock (AFL™) scaling technology. 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown is an advanced film mode processing technique that maximizes image detail and sharpness for NTSC or PAL sources that originated from film. DMI is an advanced motion detection and compensation method used to deliver the best aspects of still and motion algorithms, resulting in a superior image. AFL solves frame rate conversion issues experienced by video scalers, resulting in superior performance and image quality. The ISM 182's part number is 60-424-01, and the ISM 482's part number is 60-425-01. For more information, please call an Extron Customer Support Representative at: 800.633.9876 (Extron USA); +800.EXTRON.S³ (Extron Europe); +65.383.4400 (Extron Asia).