ANAHEIM, CALIF.—Extron Electronics is now shipping the MPS 602, a six input media presentation switcher for digital and analog sources.
It offers digital video switching with three HDCP-compliant HDMI inputs and one DTP 230 twisted pair input, and analog video switching with two RGB inputs that are digitized for distribution. The MPS 602 includes a DTP 230 twisted pair output and an HDMI output that are switch-selectable. The DTP 230 input and output extend video, audio and bidirectional control signals to DTP 230 transmitters and receivers, each over a single CATx cable up to 230 feet (70 meters).
The MPS 602 also includes several audio switching and processing features, available power amplification, plus flexible control options for complete switching and distribution with local and remote display support. The MPS 602 is available as a non-amplified version with a variable preamp output, the MPS 602 SA that adds a stereo 4/8 ohm power amplifier and the MPS 602 MA with a mono 70 volt amplifier.
The DTP 230 twisted pair input on the MPS 602 can receive signals from a remote DTP 230 transmitter. The DTP 230 twisted pair output can be used to transmit digital AV signals from an MPS 602 in a rack to a DTP 230 receiver. Bidirectional RS-232 and IR signals can be inserted from a control system and transmitted over the CATx cable with the video and audio. It can also remotely power the DTP 230 transmitter and receiver over the same cable.
The MPS 602 includes six-input analog audio switching, a mic/line input with 48 volt phantom power, HDMI audio embedding and de-embedding and audio processing features for mixing and ducking, which automatically reduces program audio when it detects a microphone signal. The MPS 602 features front panel mic and program audio output volume controls that allow for independent adjustment of mic volume, program audio volume and muting.
Two models feature integrated power amplifiers. The MPS 602 SA delivers stereo power amplification with 50 watts rms per channel into 4 ohms and 25 watts rms per channel into 8 ohms, while the MPS 602 MA provides mono 70 volt amplification with 100 watts rms output.
The MPS 602 features EDID Minder, which communication between the display device and input sources, and Key Minder, which authenticates and maintains continuous HDCP encryption between input and output devices.