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ProAVNews: Cleaning Extron Products

Depending on the device, application, and location there may be times when it becomes necessary to clean your Extron product. Frequently touched devices such as touchscreens and button panels require regular cleaning to ensure their surfaces remain sanitary. Plastic surfaces and cosmetic finishes can be damaged by long term exposure to chemicals; therefore, Extron recommends the following guidelines when cleaning our products. All Extron products can safely be cleaned with:70% concentration or higher Isopropyl Alcohol Disinfectant cleaners that:Are non-ammonium based (e.g. contains no ammonium chloride) Contain 2% or less sodium hypochlorite (e.g. 2% bleach, 98% water) Regardless of the device, it is important to follow these general guidelines when cleaning:If possible, unplug the device....
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ProAVNews: Extron XTP Systems Deliver Powerful Capabilities for Videowall Applications

Extron is pleased to introduce XTP WindoWall®, an exciting enhancement that brings videowall capabilities to XTP Systems®. Utilizing XTP® scaling receivers, XTP WindoWall enables a mix of full screen and image magnification across multiple displays. Up to eight videowalls can be supported within an XTP system, and up to eight assignable presets are available per wall for quick and easy viewing between different image arrangements. Convenient software features such as drag and size layout configuration, mullion compensation, and the ability to create multiple presets expedite the setup process. XTP WindoWall makes XTP the ideal solution for adding videowall functionality to a board room or expanding XTP system capabilities within emergency operations centers and other mission-critical appli...
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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping Cable Cubby Drawer

Extron is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Cable Cubby® Drawer, a modular under-table mounted cable access drawer for AV connectivity plus USB power. When open, its flexible design provides easy access to connected cables and stored devices, such as display remotes, mice, or a keyboard. The smooth-gliding drawer features openings located toward the rear of the compartment that accommodate up to six single-space AAP™ AV Connectivity Modules. The modules are available in a wide variety of popular signal formats. For streamlined installation, an integrated cable management system facilitates cable routing to an AV system. Both sizes of the Cable Cubby Drawer are available in a discreet black finish. The drawer front can be customized or painted by the integrator to match ...
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ProAVNews: Crestron Coming Soon! Flex MX150

The sleek new Crestron Flex MX150 console is all you need to transform any space into a highly-effective meeting and collaboration space – and it connects to the room display with just a single cable. It combines all the must-have features people need, with the fast, secure cloud provisioning and management required by technology managers. Crestron Flex MX150 offers the unique flexibility to run native Microsoft Teams® or Zoom Rooms™ software, while still allowing BYOD mode. Thus, for organizations, it delivers the familiar Microsoft Teams or Zoom experience to employees, while still providing the ability to connect to laptops for other meetings.To learn more about this product, get a free quote or to schedule a demo send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 800.554.5539​​​ 
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ProAVNews: Crestron Now Available NEW! X-Series Modular High-Performance Amplifiers

The new AMP-X300, now shipping, and AMP-X50MP, shipping March 31st are modular, rack-mountable high-performance audio amplifiers that answer the need for a powerful, cost-effective, and ultra-versatile solution for meeting spaces and classrooms of all sizes.The unique modular design makes it super easy to configure and it ships with everything required to enable surface mounting, rack mounting, and ganging multiple units together. The AMP-X300 is a ½ RU versatile workhorse allowing 2 and 4 channel configurations, is 8-ohm/70-volt/100-volt switchable, all while providing 50% more power at less cost than the previous generation. The 4 channel AMP-X300 delivers 75 w per channel. If more power is required, it can be bridged to deliver 150 w per channel. Similarly, AMP-X50MP provides great vers...
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