Extron switcher integrates digital and analogue sources

Extron Electronics has integrated digital and analogue sources into a single product with its MLS 608 D switcher.

The MLS 608 D offers digital video switching with four HDCP-compliant HDMI inputs and analog video switching with four universal inputs plus an Extron Universal MTP Twisted Pair input. It outputs HDMI and analog MTP twisted pair signals to the included MTP/HDMI U R twisted pair receiver. The switcher features such as HDMI audio de-embedding, Mic/line audio matrix mixing, and ProDSP. Switcher control is provided via front panel backlit buttons or through RS-232. It can also work in conjunction with an Extron TouchLink touchpanel control system or a MediaLink Controller.

The switcher's analog universal inputs accept common video formats, including high resolution RGB, composite video and HDTV. The MLS 608 D features EDID Minder that automatically manages EDID communication between the display device and the sources. It includes seven-input stereo audio switching to accompany incoming video sources.

MLS 608 D is available in three variations, including the standard MLS 608 D with variable preamp outputs, the MLS 608 D SA with a stereo integrated amplifier and 20 watts rms output per channel into 4 or 8 ohms, and the MLS 608 D MA with a mono integrated 70 volt amplifier with 40 watts rms output.