Extron Premieres High Performance Fiber Optic Matrix Switcher

  • Public relations contact:
  • Joe da Silva, Director of Product Marketing
  • Extron Electronics
  • E-mail: pr@extron.com
Anaheim, California (June 19, 2007) - Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the Fiber Matrix 6400, 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 8x8 up to 64x64, and supports up to 4.25 Gbps digital switching. 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 Fiber Matrix 6400 delivers highly reliable, enterprise-wide switching of fiber optic AV and control signals for any mission-critical environment.

"The Fiber Matrix 6400 was specifically designed for facilities requiring a highly robust, dependable switching system using a fiber optic infrastructure to distribute high resolution video signals," 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 Fiber Matrix 6400 is fully compatible with the FOX 500 Series of fiber optic digital transmitters and receivers as well as the FOX HD-SDI. It accepts and routes high resolution video signals including 1600x1200 computer-video, DVI, and multi-rate SDI. The modular board design features eight board slots that can accept Fiber 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 QS-FPC™ - QuickSwitch Front Panel Controller with tri-color backlit buttons, 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 Fiber Matrix 6400 provides convenient user access through the front panel, and can be remotely configured and operated through the RS-232 serial control port, IP Link Ethernet control, and the optional MKP 3000 X-Y Remote Control Panel. For pricing and availability, contact an Extron Customer Support Representative at 800.633.9876 (inside USA/Canada only).


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