Extron Expands VersaTools® Line with New Switchers

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  • Joe da Silva, Vice President of Marketing
  • Extron
  • E-mail: pr@extron.com
Anaheim, California (June 12, 2002) – Extron Electronics is expanding the VersaTools® family of compact, affordable products. In addition to the current line of 12 Mini Distribution Amplifiers (MDAs), seven new VersaTools Series switchers are now available. Like the MDAs, the switchers are housed in durable, quarter rack width, metal enclosures with flexible mounting options (stand-alone, rack-, projector-, or under-desk mountable) and external, international power supplies. The small size of the VersaTools switchers and distribution amplifiers makes them an ideal solution for easy integration into new and existing AV systems including boardrooms, training facilities, home theater, command and control centers, and rental and staging environments. The Extron VersaTools MSW 4 Series of four input video Mini Switchers includes three models. The MSW 4V is a composite video switcher utilizing BNC connectors. The MSW 4SV is an S-video switcher utilizing 4-pin Mini DIN connectors. The MSW 4V SDI is an SDI video switcher with two buffered, re-clocked outputs on BNC connectors. All three models include two buffered outputs for simultaneous viewing on a monitor and projector (the MSW 4SV features a built-in video encoder to output composite video in addition to the S-video output). Each model also includes a 3.5 mm captive screw connector for contact closure capabilities, as well as 250 MHz (-3dB) of bandwidth for maintaining optimum signal integrity. The Extron VersaTools MediaLink® MLS 100 Series of switchers includes four models. The MLS 100 A is a four input active audio switcher utilizing 3.5 mm captive screw connectors. The MLS 102 VGA is a two input active RGB computer-video switcher utilizing 15-pin HD connectors. The MLS 103 V is a three input active composite video switcher utilizing BNC connectors. The MLS 103 SV is a three input active S-video switcher utilizing 4-pin mini DIN connectors. With four switchable audio inputs and pre-amp volume control, all MLS 100 Series switchers can be used in conjunction with the MediaLink Controller MLC 206 or as stand-alone products. The VersaTools line of Mini Distribution Amplifiers (MDAs) includes models for composite video, composite video with audio, S-video, S-video with audio, SDI, and audio only. MDAs are equipped with one input and three, four, or five outputs— depending on the model.

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