Extron introduces the IPL T SFI244 with Two Serial Ports and Four Flex I/O Ports, and Four IR Ports

Extron Electronics is proud to unveil the IPL T SFI244, a compact Ethernet control interface with two serial ports, four Flex I/O ports and four IR ports, and an IR learner.

Extron Electronics is proud to unveil the IPL T SFI244, a compact Ethernet control interface with two serial ports, four Flex I/O ports and four IR ports, and an IR learner. It also features an integral Web server that enables almost any A/V device to be controlled, monitored, and accessed from any computer connected to a Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), or even the

Internet.

The IPL T SFI244 is a member of the IP Tools™ family, designed to integrate Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity into A/V systems. Projectors, plasma displays, switchers, A/V sources, lights, drapes, and many other devices can now be made part of an existing network, enabling maximum control capability.

Flex I/O Ports
Four Flex I/O ports allow the IPL T SFI244 to accept an input voltage and then send out a serial command, send an email or trigger another event. These ports can support TTL and analog signals from 0 to 24 volts, allowing a wide variety of devices to be controlled and monitored. The Flex I/O ports can be configured in three ways: analog in, digital in, or digital out.

Flex I/O ports can receive analog voltages from a wide variety of devices, such as photo sensors, level feedback, strain gauges, thermocouples, variable potentiometers, and other devices. Incoming analog voltages from 0 to 24 volts are sampled with 12 bit precision. For

example, a thermal sensor installed in an equipment rack can be connected to one of the

Flex I/O inputs, and the IPL T SFI244 can be configured to send an e -mail message, turn on auxiliary cooling fans, and turn off equipment if the rack temperature exceeds a specified value.
Configured as digital inputs, the Flex I/O ports can connect to switches, motion sensors, moisture sensors, and tally feedback. This provides the ability to receive status from a variety of devices including projector lifts, motorized projection screens, room partition switches, and push buttons.

IR Ports
The IPL T SFI244 includes four fully programmable IR ports. Each IR port can output IR signals with or without the carrier signal using a wired IR emitter or an IR broadcaster. IR control data can be collected and stored in two ways: IR data file download and IR learning.

IR Learning
The IPL T SFI244 has the ability to learn IR commands for virtually any IR controllable device. IR learning is a simple and easy process using the IR remote provided with the device. Specific serial command strings can also be associated with specific IR commands. An intuitive PC -based application is provided for assisting with IR learning and managing IR data files.

The IPL T SFI244 is a member of the IP Tools™ family, designed to integrate
Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity into A/V systems. IP connectivity gives users the ability to remotely and proactively monitor and troubleshoot projectors, plasma displays, switchers, and other products. The IPL T SFI244 uses Extron's exclusive IP Link™ technology, a high performance intelligent network solution specifically engineered to meet the needs of professional A/V environments, from large universities and businesses to small residential installations. Multiple Ethernet -enabled A/V products can be managed and supported by a technician or administrator at any time from any computer with a Web browser.

For pricing and other information, please call an Extron Customer Support Representative at: +800 39876673 (+800 EXTRON S3) or +31 (0)33 4534040.

Extron Electronics, headquartered in Anaheim, California, is a leading manufacturer of professional A/V system products including computer -video interfaces, switchers, matrix switchers, distribution amplifiers, scalers, scan converters, signal processing devices, Ethernet control interfaces, and high resolution cables. Extron products are used to integrate video and audio into presentation systems for today's high tech boardrooms, presentation/training centers, university lecture halls, and other applications.

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