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ProAVNews: Extron XPA Ultra Power Amplifiers Get More Flexible with Switchable Bridging

Extron is excited to introduce the XPA U 1004 SB and XPA U 2002 SB four and two channel ENERGY STAR qualified audio power amplifiers with flexible channel pairs that can drive 8 ohm, 4 ohm, 70 volt, or 100 volt loads. The individually bridgeable channel pairs of the XPA U 1004 SB can deliver two 100 watt channels into low impedance systems or one 200 watt channel into low or high impedance systems, while the XPA U 2002 SB delivers 200 watts and 400 watts respectively. A rotary switch on the rear panel of the amplifier makes it quick and easy to select the desired output mode. The convection cooled, plenum rated enclosures do not require empty rack spaces for ventitlation and include rack mount hardware. Both models feature Extron's highly efficient advanced Class D amplifier design with de...
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ProAVNews: Extron VoiceLift Pro Now Integrates with More Systems

The VoiceLift® Pro Microphone EB system integrates with eBUS enabled control systems to provide voice amplification for a wide variety of installations. The VoiceLift receiver connects to the eBUS port on an Extron IPCP control processor for power and customizable control. State-of-the-art wireless technology for voice amplification utilizes digital transmission and pairing in a dedicated spectrum to provide superior performance over traditional systems. VoiceLift Pro EB integrates seamlessly with IPCP control processors and an audio power amplifier to provide a complete voice amplification solution.Key FeaturesIntegration with Extron control systems provides flexible control capabilities. The pendant microphone buttons can trigger events such as an Instant Alert or start/stop recordings o...
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ProAVNews: Extron Room Scheduling Now Supports Ad Astra

Extron is pleased to announce that Extron Room Scheduling now supports integration with Ad Astra. Room Scheduling is a powerful solution that simplifies and enhances the room booking experience. Elegantly designed TouchLink Scheduling Panels connect directly to popular calendar services including Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Google Calendar, 25Live, EMS, NFS, and now Ad Astra. Right out of the box, TouchLink Scheduling Panels can be customized by selecting the options you want for your meeting spaces. Booking rooms is just as easy. Users can make reservations directly from a panel, computer, or mobile device that connects to a supported service.Key FeaturesMake on-demand reservations from a touchpanel, computer, smartphone, or tabletSeamlessly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange, Office...
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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! Enhance Your Presentations with 4K Seamless Switching

Extron is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the ISS 608. It is an eight-input seamless switcher for the dynamic presentation and scaling of DisplayPort and HDMI content at resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 at a maximum data rate of 18 Gbps. Advanced features include Extron Vector™ 4K scaling technology and multiple transition effects, as well as logo insertion, video keying, and PIP to complement primary content. Separate Preview and Program outputs enable the operator to review sources before switching them to the viewing audience. For streamlined integration, the switcher provides audio de-embedding and multiple control options, including an intuitive front panel, RS-232, and Ethernet. Matrix Mode adds automatic, seamless transitions to any matrix switcher with HDMI outputs...
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2019 Central Pennsylvania Chapter JDRF Gala featuring a performance from country music artist Eric Paslay

Pre-Planning and DesignWe have worked with the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of JDRF for many years and have a trusted relationship. Project discussions started in the fall/winter timeframe of 2018 with only the name of the event "Black Tie - Boots and Bling" and that renowned, Platinum-selling, hit songwriter and dynamic performer Eric Paslay would be the featured artist.The design for the event was left up to our team to provide a creative solution using in-house technology while meeting a modest production budget. Additional budget hurdles included a larger venue space, compared to the previous year, as well as compromising on an appropriate live sound system for the sound engineer touring with Eric Paslay.The initial set design and budget was provided to JDRF in January of this year.Thi...
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