Extron Introduces New XTP HDMI 4K/60 Board with Integrated Dante Audio Output

Extron XTP II CP 4o HD AT 4K PLUS features four HDMI and four Dante digital audio outputs for a more flexible networked solution.

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Extron recently introduced the XTP II CP 4o HD AT 4K PLUS, an XTP output board with four HDMI and four Dante digital audio outputs.

The new product is HDCP 2.2 compliant and accommodates data rates up to 18 Gbps for support of video resolutions up to 4K/60 with 4:4:4 color.

The Dante output adds the capability to take any four stereo audio signals that are routed through the XTP system and transport them as Dante audio over a network using standard Internet protocols.

The new Extron XTP output board also supports AES67, along with Audinate Dante Controller and Dante Domain Manager software.

Paired with Extron’s many Dante-enabled audio processing products, the XTP II CP 4o HD AT 4K PLUS board facilitates convenient expansion of XTP Systems as part of a complete networked audio system solution.

“The addition of Dante support within XTP Systems gives system designers a highly flexible networked solution for audio distribution throughout an entire facility, building, or campus,” says Casey Hall, VP of worldwide sales and marketing for Extron, in the company announcement.

“Dante continues to be the preferred audio networking solution deployed across professional AV environments bringing benefits of easy scalability and simplified installation,” said Hall.

XTP Systems “provide a completely integrated switching and distribution solution for multiple digital and analog formats,” according to the Extron press release.

XTP Output Board Also Supports…

They support local connectivity as well as extended transmission capability for sending video with resolutions up to 4K, audio, RS‑232/IR, and Ethernet up to 330 feet (100 meters) over shielded CATx cable, and up to 10 km (6.21 miles) over fiber optic cable.

Each system is HDCP compliant, and delivers ultra-fast, highly reliable digital switching with Extron’s SpeedSwitch Technology. With hot swappable modular components, a wide selection of XTP transmitters and receivers, and advanced 24/7 system monitoring, XTP Systems are designed to provide continuous, trouble-free operation in the most critical applications.

Here’s more from Extron’s announcement:

The XTP II CrossPoint Series modular digital matrix switchers represent a monumental leap in engineering and product design, providing unmatched, high performance routing of video, audio, bidirectional control, and Ethernet in a future-ready integrated solution.

The 50 Gbps digital backplane easily exceeds the data rate required to distribute 4K/60 video with 4:4:4 chroma sampling at 16 bits per color.

These matrix systems can be configured with a complete family of boards and endpoints, including XTP 4K twisted pair, XTP 4K fiber optic, and XTP II HDMI input and output boards that support HDMI 2.0b, HDR, and HDCP 2.2.

They are available in three configurable frames for I/O sizes from 4×4 to 16×16, 32×32, and 64×64 to meet the application needs of today’s AV switching and distribution systems.

XTP II CrossPoint is the definitive AV industry standard you can depend on now and to meet the challenges of an 8K future.

4K Twisted Pair and Fiber Optic Switching and Transmission

Twisted pair and fiber optic I/O boards and endpoints deliver end-to-end capability for extending 4K video along with audio, control and Ethernet over a single cable.

HDCP 2.2 compliant, XTP 4K Twisted Pair supports signal transmission up to 330 feet (100 meters) and supports remote powering of endpoints.

XTP 4K Fiber offers a completely integrated solution that incorporates Extron-exclusive, custom designed optical modules with increased distance performance over standard OM4 fiber.

Local I/O to Support HDMI 2.0b

HDMI 2.0b I/O boards with HDCP 2.2 deliver 18 Gbps throughput for HDR support and switching 4K/60 with 4:4:4 chroma sampling at 8 bits per color. For enhanced system design versatility, the XTP II CP 4o HD AT 4K PLUS output board provides Dante digital audio output. The output board enables audio transport of up to four stereo audio signals over a network using standard Internet protocols.

Reliability and Performance by Design

Designed and engineered to the highest standards, the 50 Gbps backplane delivers bandwidth performance that exceeds HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 signal requirements for all 4K/60 rates and gives future support for emerging resolutions, such as 8K.

Power Supply Design

Extron state-of-the-art power supply design utilizes the highest quality and performance-rated components available.

Thermal Management

Dual, monitored fan banks with top and bottom chassis ventilation deliver optimal thermal management by drawing cool air from the bottom, pushing forced air through the I/O board chamber, and expelling of warm air out the top of the enclosure.

Modularity

The modular design and hot-swappable capability delivers substantial flexibility by allowing onsite field-service, upgrade, and expansion without affecting system operation.

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