Extron Introduces New Three Input Switcher with HDMI and Fiber Optic Outputs

The switcher includes integration-friendly features

Anaheim, California (December 13, 2012) - Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the new FOX T USW 203, a three input switcher with an integrated fiber optic transmitter for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI, RGBHV, or HD component video, stereo audio, and RS-232 control signals over fiber optic cabling. Engineered for exceptional high resolution image performance, this three input switcher uses Extron all-digital technology to deliver perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission of video images at resolutions up to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60. Analog AV input signals are digitized to ensure that a high quality signal is transmitted to the final destination. To streamline installation and system operation, the switcher includes integration-friendly features such as buffered HDMI output and VGA input loop-through, EDID Minder®, Key Minder®, audio embedding, auto-input switching, RS-232 control, and real-time system monitoring. The FOX T USW 203 is ideal for a wide range of applications requiring long distance transmission of high resolution content with the highest quality.

"Integrators and consultants are often challenged with supporting both analog and digital sources in fiber optic AV systems," says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. "By including a switcher with analog and digital inputs, outputs for local monitors, and a built-in fiber optic transmitter, the FOX T USW 203 provides the versatility needed in a wide variety of applications."

As part of the extensive line of FOX Series fiber optic products from Extron, the FOX T USW 203 is compatible with FOX Series HDMI, DVI Plus, DVI, and VGA receivers. This transmitter can also be used in combination with FOX Series matrix switchers for HDCP-compliant signal distribution systems up to 1000x1000 and larger. To ensure system operability, EDID Minder manages EDID communication between sources and destinations, and Key Minder continuously authenticates HDCP encryption. Available in multimode and singlemode models, the FOX T USW 203 is ideal for a wide range of applications that require long haul transmission of high resolution digital and analog content from a single location.

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