New 4K/60 HDMI Switchers with Ethernet Monitoring and Control

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Anaheim, California (November 6, 2017) - Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce two new high performance HDMI switchers that support data rates up to 18 Gbps and signals up to 4K/60 with 4:4:4 color sampling. The two input SW2 HD 4K PLUS and the four input SW4 HD 4K PLUS are HDCP compliant, and support HDR, 12-bit Deep Color, 3D, Lip Sync, HD lossless audio formats, and CEC pass-through. The switchers provide automatic input cable equalization up to 25 feet (7.6 meters) on Extron HDMI Pro Series cable. The switchers are easy to operate using the front panel controls or auto-switching. Ethernet, RS-232, and contact closure ports provide ample options for integration with any control system. Both models feature EDID minder, which maintains communication with connected devices and ensures that the HDMI sources power up properly and maintain correct video output.

"Extron SW switchers have been a favorite among AV integrators for years, and we are pleased to introduce the next generation for reliable display and switching of HDMI 4K/60 video signals." says Casey Hall, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Extron. "The SW2 HD 4K PLUS and SW4 HD 4K PLUS also feature Ethernet control and monitoring for remote operation and management, and support a variety of HDMI 2.0 signal options to deliver a more transparent experience for the end user."

To enhance and simplify integration, the SW HD 4K PLUS provides integrator-friendly features, including automatic input cable equalization, automatic color bit depth management, indicators for monitoring and troubleshooting, as well as peripheral device power on the output. Automatic input cable equalization corrects for signal loss due to lengthy input cables, ensuring signal integrity up to 25 feet (7.6 meters), when used with Extron HDMI Pro Series cable. The SW HD 4K PLUS automatically adjusts color bit depth based on the display EDID, preventing color compatibility conflicts between source and display. Front panel LED indicators provide immediate visual confirmation of HDCP authentication and signal presence for each input and output. If HDCP-encrypted content is transmitted to a non­compliant display, a full-screen green signal provides immediate visual confirmation that protected content cannot be viewed on that display. The SW HD 4K PLUS also provides +5 VDC, 250 mA on the HDMI output for powering peripheral devices such as an Extron HD 4K 101 Plus cable equalizer.

For more information on the SW HD 4K PLUS, click here.

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