MediaPort 200

HDMI and Audio to USB Scaling Bridge
Key Features
  • Seamlessly integrates pro AV sources or systems into software codec applications
  • USB 2.0 device connection uses generic USB drivers for universal compatibility
  • Video scaling provides USB output from 320x180 to 1080p/15 to match common software codec requirements
  • Integrated audio DSP
  • AEC reference output
  • HDCP-compliant HDMI input and loop-through
The Extron MediaPort 200
Model Version Description Part #
MediaPort 200 HDMI and Audio to USB Scaling Bridge 60-1488-01

The Extron MediaPort 200 is an HDMI to USB bridge for integrating pro AV sources or systems with software codec conferencing applications. It works seamlessly with a computer using generic USB video and audio drivers. The MediaPort® features an HDMI input with HDCP-compliant loop through, accepts signals up to 1920x1200, and scales video to a USB 2.0 output. Audio features include program and mic inputs, HDMI audio de‑embedding, and USB bidirectional audio, plus AEC reference and line level outputs. The MediaPort 200 also includes DSP with EQ, filters, mixing, dynamics, and ducking. This allows the MediaPort 200 to serve as a complete soft codec interface, with the added flexibility of integrating into larger hardware codec or DSP systems. The MediaPort 200 enables versatile integration of conferencing computers into pro AV designs.

The MediaPort 200 bridges the gap between simple Webcam-to-computer solutions and traditional hardware videoconferencing systems. For small meeting spaces with just a computer and display, the MediaPort 200 is ideal for enhancing audio and video quality by adding support for professional-grade equipment such as videoconferencing PTZ cameras, boundary microphones, and sound reinforcement systems.

In boardrooms and large conference rooms, the MediaPort 200 easily integrates a conferencing computer into a fully equipped AV system with a hardware codec, video distribution and processing, control, DSP, microphones, and full sound reinforcement. In addition to conferencing, the connected personal computer can be used with a software application to record meeting sessions, presentations, or lectures.

Streamlined Installation

The MediaPort 200 connects to Windows® or Mac®-based computers with USB plug-and-play simplicity, using industry standard UVC - USB Video Class and UAC - USB Audio Class drivers. It can be used with popular software and cloud-based communications platforms including Microsoft® Skype®/Skype® for Business/Teams, Adobe® Connect™, BlueJeans, Cisco® WebEx®, Citrix® GoToMeeting™, Zoom, and more.

With the buffered HDMI input loop-through, the MediaPort 200 also works in conjunction with hardware codec solutions from manufacturers such as Polycom®, Cisco, and LifeSize® to augment communications capabilities in established videoconferencing environments. Additionally, the HDMI input and loop-through are HDCP-compliant, enabling straightforward integration into systems for passing encrypted content from a source to a display.

Optimal Video Processing for Soft Codecs

The MediaPort 200 accepts resolutions up to 1080p/60 and 1920x1200, and provides high performance deinterlacing of interlaced signals up to 1080i. To ensure the HDMI source is presented with the highest possible image quality to a soft codec, the MediaPort 200 incorporates video processing technology, specifically engineered for optimized image scaling and frame rate conversion that preserves detail and legibility of source content. Output resolutions range from 320x180 to 1080p/15, and are dynamically configured by the software codec as it responds to real-time CPU usage and bandwidth conditions between near-end and far-end locations. The video output is delivered as an MJPEG-encoded stream over USB 2.0.

The MediaPort 200 is a fully featured video processor with many of the core integration features common to Extron scalers, including aspect ratio control, internal test patterns, Auto-Image™, and Auto Input Memory. It can also display a user-supplied logo image whenever no signal is present at the HDMI input.

Versatile Audio Integration with DSP

The MediaPort 200 accepts a microphone input and program sources as analog audio and de‑embedded HDMI two-channel audio. The USB connection provides a 4x2 channel audio interface with a personal computer, similar to a standard USB sound card with send and return audio capability. This allows the MediaPort 200 to send a two-channel mix of the microphone, analog program, HDMI audio, and USB playback audio to the computer. The interface also allows the MediaPort 200 to receive four audio channels from the computer, including program audio plus two-channel communication audio from the soft codec’s far-end, completely eliminating the need for any analog audio connections to the personal computer.

The audio DSP in the MediaPort 200 is designed with audio capabilities beyond those found in hardware codec-based audio systems. Essential digital audio processing tools including gain, mixing, parametric EQ, filtering, dynamics, and ducking are available. The DSP can be used to optimize microphone and program source signals, as well as outgoing signals bound for the personal computer, sound reinforcement systems, or outboard DSPs. The MediaPort 200 also delivers far-end audio as a dedicated AEC reference output to an AEC-equipped DSP, such as the DMP 128 C. Using the AEC reference signal, a DMP 128 C can provide distributed AEC processing for several microphones, to ensure that far-end conferencing participants always receive clear, echo-free audio from the near-end AV system.

Multiple Options for Control and Operation

The MediaPort 200 features front panel controls with an LCD menu display for quick access to system settings. Remote configuration and control are available via Ethernet, USB, and RS‑232. The MediaPort 200 can be configured using Extron’s PCS - Product Configuration Software with a user-friendly GUI that is very easy to navigate. This software application allows for expedited setup and commissioning, real-time operation and monitoring, firmware updates, plus full configuration of the DSP and its audio processing tools.

In addition to configuration and control capabilities, the MediaPort 200 includes front panel LED indicators that provide comprehensive visual feedback for HDMI input and loop-through signal presence, HDCP status, and USB signal status for host, video, and bidirectional audio.

The MediaPort 200 includes two digital input and two digital output ports which facilitate triggering mic activation and muting via contact closure, as well as illumination of mic status LEDs.

Convenient Under-Table and Surface Mounting

The MediaPort 200 is housed in a compact 1U, half rack width enclosure that can be installed virtually anywhere, including inconspicuous placement underneath a conference table, inside a credenza, or in a lectern. Extron UTS Series and MBU 125 mounting hardware are available separately to facilitate under-table mounting. Passive convection cooling ensures silent operation.


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MediaPort 200
Video input and loop through
   Number/signal type 1 HDMI/DVI (HDCP compliant)
1 HDMI/DVI loop-through (HDCP compliant)
   Connectors 1 female HDMI
1 female HDMI loop-through
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency 24 Hz to 75 Hz
   Resolution range 640x480 through 1600x1200, 1920x1200 (with reduced blanking), 480i, 576i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p
   Digital pixel data bit depth 8, 10, and 12 bits per channel; 165 MHz pixel clock
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI 1.4, HDCP 1.3
Video processing
   Colors 11 million (8-bit 4:2:2 processing)
Video output
   Number/signal type 1 USB digital video
   Connectors 1 female USB type B
   Power for active cables 1.0 W max for the HDMI port
   Peripheral device power 200 mA per output
   USB scaled resolutions 320x1801,2, 320x2401,2, 424x2401,2, 640x3601,2, 640x4801,2, 848x4801,2, 960x5401,2, 720p1,2, 1080p1
1 = at 15 Hz, = at 30 Hz
USB encoding
   Number/signal type 1 USB (scaled, non-HDCP compliant)
   Vertical frequency 15 Hz, 30 Hz
   Video encoding MJPEG
   Resolution 320x180 through 1080p
   Audio PCM, 24-bit, 48 kHz
   Bit rate Up to 60 Mbps
   USB standards USB 2.0 high speed, USB 1.1 full speed
   Gain Unbalanced output, -6 dB; balanced output, 0 dB
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.2 dB
   THD + Noise <0.03%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz at maximum level
   S/N >90 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, at maximum balanced output (unweighted)
   Crosstalk ≤-90 @ 20 Hz to 20 kHz, fully loaded 
Audio input
   Number/signal type 1 stereo, de-embedded from HDMI (PCM only)
1 stereo line level, balanced or unbalanced
1 mono mic/line level, balanced or unbalanced (with available phantom power) 
2 stereo USB, embedded (communications and program audio)
   Connectors 1 female HDMI
(1) 3.5 mm, 5 pole captive screw, for line level (stereo)
(1) 3.5 mm, 3 pole captive screw, for mic/line level
1 female USB B
   Impedance >10k ohms unbalanced, >20k ohms balanced
   Nominal level Line inputs: +4 dBu, -10 dBV, adjustable
Mic/line inputs: -60 dBV, +4 dBu, -10 dBV, adjustable
   Maximum level +21 dBu, balanced, when input gain is set to 0 dB, at rated THD+N
   CMRR >75 dB @ 1 kHz
   Input gain adjustment Line input: -18 dB to +24 dB, in 0.1 dB steps
Mic input: -18 dB to +60 dB in 0.1 dB steps
   DC phantom power +48 VDC ±10% (can be switched on or off for the mic/line input)
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
Audio output
   Number/signal type 1 stereo, balanced or unbalanced, on a 3.5 mm, 5 pole captive screw connector. Can be configured as stereo or dual mono (variable).
2 mono, balanced or unbalanced (variable), on a shared 5 pole captive screw connector
1 stereo USB (embedded)
1 HDMI (loop output embedded)
   Connectors (2) 3.5 mm, 5 pole captive screw
1 female USB type B
1 female HDMI
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Gain error ±0.1 dB channel to channel
   THD <0.03%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz at maximum level
   Maximum level (Hi-Z) >+21 dBu, balanced; >+15 dBu, unbalanced
   Output volume range -100 dB to 0 dB, in 0.1 dB increments
   Serial control port 1 bidirectional RS-232 on (1) 3.5 mm, 5 pole captive screw connector, shared with +12 V remote power on rear panel
   Serial control pin configuration Pin 1 = Tx, pin 2 = Rx, pin 3 = ground
   Baud rate and protocol 9600 (default), 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   Digital I/O control 2 digital inputs on (1) 3.5 mm, 5-pole captive screw connector, shared with two digital outputs and a common ground
    2 digital outputs on (1) 3.5 mm, 5-pole captive screw connector, shared with two digital inputs and a common ground
   Remote power (1) +12 V DC power on (1) 3.5 mm, 5 pole captive screw connector, shared with RS-232 port; 100 mA
   USB control port 1 female USB mini-B (front panel Config port)
   USB standards USB 2.0
   Ethernet control port 1 female RJ-45
   Ethernet data rate 10/100/1000Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
   Ethernet protocol ARP, ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, DHCP, HTTP, SFTP, SNMP, Telnet
   Program control Extron Product Configuration Software (PCS) for Windows®
Extron Simple Instruction Set™ (SIS™)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer®, Telnet
   Power supply Internal
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz 
   Power consumption 18.9 watts
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
​Operation: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Passive; side and rear vents
   Thermal dissipation 59.2 BTU
      Rack mount Yes, with optional rack shelf
      Furniture mount Yes, with optional under-desk or through-desk mounting kit
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.66" H x 8.68" W x 9.5" D (1U high, half rack wide)
(4.2 cm H x 22.1 cm W x 21.6 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
   Product weight 2.3 lbs (1.4 kg)
   Regulatory compliance CE, c-UL, CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, UL, VCCI, RoHS, WEEE
   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.
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Part # Height Width Depth Weight
    60-1488-01 5.0" (12.7 cm) 14.0" (35.6 cm) 15.0" (38.1 cm) 4.0 lbs (1.81 kg)


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