GSS 100 Retired

Graphic Still Store
Key Features
  • Stores BMP and JPEG format high resolution graphic files, plays back on analog RGBHV output
  • Upload graphic files from a PC via Ethernet
  • RGB pass-through for easy system integration and operation
  • Plays back stored images as an automated, programmable slide show
  • Ethernet monitoring and control
  • Smooth image transitions including cut and variable-rate dissolves
The Extron GSS 100
Model Version Description Part #
GSS 100 Graphic Still Store 60-684-01 Retired

This product has been retired.
Suggested Replacement
SMD 202

The Extron GSS 100 Graphic Still Store is a unique, compact still store designed to play back high resolution company logos, digital photos, presentation slides, and other text or graphic images, as part of an AV presentation. The GSS 100 is useful for displaying text or graphics between presentation sessions, or for continuous slide show playback in kiosks or store signage. The GSS 100 replaces the need for a dedicated graphics PC in event staging, conference rooms and boardrooms, houses of worship, digital signage, and similar applications.

The GSS 100 accommodates BMP or JPEG format graphics up to SXGA+ (1400x1050) and HDTV 1080p/60. Graphics files are easily uploaded from a PC via the GSS 100's high-speed Ethernet port. Ethernet control allows the GSS 100 to be managed and controlled locally or remotely, with multiple-level password protection, ensuring that only authorized images are displayed. With 16 MB of internal image storage, the GSS 100 accommodates six XGA resolution (1024x768) BMP graphics files, or 100 or more XGA resolution JPEG images at typical rates of compression. Stored images may be played back selectively or sequentially in a slide show presentation. Transition effects include cut and variable-rate dissolves, with user-programmable slide display and transition intervals.

The GSS 100 is designed for a wide range of image display needs. For dynamic digital signage, ideal for eye-catching displays in high-traffic retail locations, BMP files at XGA resolution can be loaded and displayed in as little as 3 seconds between images. For applications using a greater number of JPEG files, such as meeting agendas, daily schedules, electronic menus and billboards, and environmental art, XGA resolution files are loaded and displayed in 5 seconds or less.

A special RGB pass-through enables easy installation between the output of a source or switcher and the display device, without the need for separate RGB switching. For effortless, automated operation, the GSS 100 automatically engages its output whenever the pass-through input is interrupted, such as during the exchange of laptops in a presentation. The output resolution is selectable, up to UXGA, to match the native resolution of the display device. The GSS 100 also provides the appropriate sync format to match the display monitor or projector.


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GSS 100
Video input
   Number/signal type 1 VGA-UXGA RGBHV, RGBS pass-through
   Connectors 5 female BNC
   Nominal level 0.7 Vp-p for RGB
   Minimum/maximum levels Analog: 0.3 V to 1.5 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 145 kHz
   Vertical frequency 30 Hz to 170 Hz
   Return loss <-42 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset (max. allowable) 1.5 V
Video output
   Number/signal type 1 VGA-SXGA+ RGBHV, RGBS (selectable for stored images, follows input type for pass-through input)
   Connectors 5 BNC female
   Nominal level 0.7 Vp-p for RGB
   Minimum/maximum levels 0 V to 0.7 Vp-p (unity gain of pass-through input)
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Vertical frequencies 50 Hz, 60 Hz, 72 Hz, 96 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz
   Output resolutions 640x4801,2,3,4,5,6, 800x6001,2,3,4,5,6, 852x4801,2,3,4,5, 1024x7681,2,3,4, 1024x8521,2,3,4, 1024x10241,2,3, 1280x7681,2, 1280x8001,2, 1280x10241,2, 1360x7651,2, 1365x7681,2, 1365x10241,2, 1366x7681,2, 1400 x 10501,2, 1440x9001,2
HDTV: 480p1,2, 576p1,2, 720p1,2, and 1080i1,2, 1080p1,2
= at 50 Hz, 2 = at 60, Hz 3 = at 72 Hz, 4 = at 96 Hz, 5 = 100 Hz, 6 = 120 Hz
    NOTE     For the output resolutions listed below, the total pixel and active pixel values are reduced:
  1080i: 1440x1080 active pixels
  1080p: 1440x1080 active pixels
The sync timings and line widths are correct and most displays recognize the rate correctly.  Image files should be compressed to 1440x1080 to fill the entire video raster.
   Return loss -43 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset ±5 mV with input at 0 offset
   Input type RGBHV, RGBS
   Output type RGBHV, RGBS
   Input level 1.5 V to 5.0 Vp-p
   Output level TTL: 4.5 Vp-p, unterminated
   Input impedance 510 ohms
   Output impedance 75 ohms
   Max. input voltage 5.0 Vp-p
   Max. propagation delay 20 ns
   Polarity Selectable
File loading times
Memory and image storage
   Internal memory 16 MB
   Image storage memory requirements 
    NOTE     JPEG image storage is highly variable and is based on file size.  To calculate the total number of JPEG images you can store, divide 16 MB by the JPEG file size.  For example, 16 MB ÷ 500 KB (0.5 MB) = 32 images.
Control/remote — video processor
   Serial control port RS-232, 9-pin female D connector
   Baud rate and protocol 2400 to 115200 baud (configurable)
Default settings (adjustable: 9600 baud; 8 data bits; 1 stop bit; no parity
   Serial control pin configurations 2 = Tx, 3 = Rx, 5 = GND
   Ethernet control port 1 RJ-45 female connector
   Ethernet data rate 10/100Base-T, half and full duplex with autodetect
   Ethernet protocol ARP, ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, DHCP, Telnet
   Ethernet default settings Link speed and duplex level = autodetected
IP address =, subnet mask =, default gateway =
DHCP = off
   Program control Extron's Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer®, Telnet
   Power 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 30 watts, internal
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +113 °F (0 to +45 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Convection, no vents
      Rack mount Yes, with optional 1U rack shelf
      Furniture mount Yes, with optional brackets
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.75" H x 8.75" W x 9.5" D (1U high, half rack wide)
(4.4 cm H x 22.2 cm W x 24.1cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and knobs.)
   Product weight 4.5 lbs (2.1 kg)
   Shipping weight 7 lbs (4 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
   Everlast power supply warranty 7 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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