Extron is looking to stretch those signals again. This time, the company has debuted the Extender Plus VGA and Audio Line Driver with EDID Minder.
That lengthy product name belongs to a pretty compact product. It has one input and one buffered output line driver, which can extend VGA-QXGA and HDTV component video along with audio signals up to 250 feet.
It also takes unbalanced computer stereo audio and converts it to balanced, line level stereo audio. That should eliminate any of the noise that’s sometimes associated with unbalanced audio that’s distributed over long cable runs.
Other features include EDID Minder, an EDID capture mode, video amplification and peaking control.
“Extron’s Extender Series of VGA line drivers have been a mainstay in AV system design for more than a decade now,” says Casey Hall, Extron’s VP of sales and marketing. “Incorporating our proven EDID management technology into this go-to product line provides AV integrators with the extra measure of confidence in signal integrity and reliability that’s even more critical in today’s presentation environments.”
Extron Electronics is shipping the Extender Plus now, in Decora-style and AAP form factors.