Extron today announced the addition of the DXP 42 HD 4K PLUS to the DXP HD 4K PLUS Series of high-performance HDMI matrix switchers.
This 4×2 DXP 42 HD 4K PLUS model supports data rates up to 18 Gbps and video resolutions up to 4K/60 with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. It provides automatic cable equalization on each input and independent output reclocking to reshape and restore video signal timing on both HDMI outputs.
Extron technologies such as EDID Minder and Key Minder “ensure optimal system performance and compliance with HDCP-encrypted content,” according to the company announcement.
The DXP 42 HD 4K PLUS matrix switcher also facilitates “easy integration into a wide variety of professional AV applications, with audio de-embedding and audio breakaway capabilities,” the Extron announcement says.
These features combined with multiple control options make the DXP 42 HD 4K PLUS “an ideal solution for applications that require reliable, high performance matrix switching of 4K/60 HDMI video and audio signals,” according to the Extron press release.
“System designers and integrators often need compact matrix switchers for use in small meeting rooms and collaboration spaces,” said Casey Hall, VP of worldwide sales and marketing, in the Extron announcement. “The DXP 42 HD 4K PLUS is the answer.
“It’s small in size and big on performance, delivering 4K/60 4:4:4 signal routing and de-embedded audio outputs without need for additional equipment,” said Hall in the Extron announcement.
Inside the Extron DXP 42 HD 4K PLUS
The audio outputs on the DXP 42 HD 4K PLUS “simplify integration with a local audio system,” according to the Extron announcement. Embedded digital audio from a source can be switched along with its corresponding video signal to either or both selected HDMI outputs.
Built-in audio de-embedders allow signals to be routed to analog audio outputs and made available as line level stereo audio on captive screw connectors. The internal de-embedders eliminate the need for external HDMI audio extraction products.
The result of integrating the DXP 42 HD 4K PLUS matrix switcher is fewer boxes in the AV system for reduced system complexity and maintenance costs.