Extron Shipping 4K/60Hz 4:4:4 HDMI Scalers

The California electronics company says its DSC HD-HD 4K Plus A and DSC HD-HD 4K Plus A xi scalers are now available.


For years Extron has supported commercial and residential dealers and their ability to install and manage audio and video signals at the highest levels of reliability. Adding to its product line, the California manufacturer has announced that it is shipping its latest 4K scaling products that include 60Hz and 4:4:4 compatibility. 

According to Extron, the new DSC HD-HD 4K Plus A and DSC HD-HD 4K Plus A xi scalers are some of the first scalers on the market to support Ultra HD 4K at 60Hz with 4:4:4 with full HDCP 2.2 compatibility. 

“The DSC HD-HD 4K Plus scalers are the A/V industry's first to support 4K resolutions at 60Hz with 4:4:4 signal processing. They are ideal for critical quality imaging of full-motion video and highly detailed graphics in the most demanding 4K applications,” says Casey Hall, vice president of sales and marketing for Extron. “This industry leading 4K scaling performance is a direct result of our ongoing commitment to world-class engineering and research.”

Extron points out the scalers incorporate technologies such as its proprietary Vector 4K scaling engine that was developed by Extron's engineering staff for mission critical applications, as well as features like on-screen display, stereo audio embedding and de-embedding, internal test patterns, and the ability to display customized on-screen images that include logos.

The DSC HD-HD Plus A offers a single HDMI input and output, and it supports resolutions up to 4,096 x 2,160 at 60Hz. The DSC HD-HD Plus A xi offers two HDMI inputs and a pair of HDMI outputs. Extron says that dealers can use the additional HDMI connectivity of the xi model for installations in which sources and displays support 4K as two columns.

The xi model also accepts two matched-resolution inputs for side-by-side display on a single screen, or it can be used to provide duplicate outs for driving a pair of displays. 

In addition to their 4K capabilities, the scalers also offer features such as the ability to display images as screen savers, HDCP notification, corporate branding and audio options such as discrete, selectable analog and digital muting, input gain and attenuation and output volume control. 

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Robert Archer
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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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