The Extron IN1806 is a six input seamless presentation switcher that supports signal resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4. It incorporates Extron-patented Vector 4K seamless scaling technology specifically engineered for the most demanding applications. It features DisplayPort and HDMI inputs, an HDMI output and a mirrored Extron DTP2 output for extending video, audio, and control signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable. The IN1806 delivers excellent image quality, fast and reliable switching, along with Extron ProDSP audio processing, seamless video transition effects, logo keying, and HDMI loop-through. Designed for professional AV integration, the IN1806 can be controlled and configured over Ethernet, RS-232, or USB.
Vector 4K Scaling
The IN1806 incorporates the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine, developed in‑house to deliver best-in-class image upscaling and downscaling. The Vector 4K engine embodies a new set of image processing algorithms that deliver uncompromising scaling performance with 30‑bit precision and 4:4:4 chroma processing. This enables sharp, accurate scaling of standard definition and high definition signals up to 4K, as well as downscaling of 4K source signals for lower resolution displays without losing critical image detail.
For professional-quality transitions between sources, the IN1806 offers a range of switching effects. These include seamless freeze/cut, freeze/fade, cut-through-black, and fade-through-black modes. In addition, the IN1806 provides the capability to insert a custom graphic image, such as a company logo, onto the video outputs. Selectable FILL and FOLLOW modes are available to set the desired video aspect ratio. FILL mode provides full screen output, while FOLLOW mode preserves the original aspect ratio of the input signal.
Integrated Digital Twisted Pair Output
The IN1806 includes one mirrored Extron DTP2 twisted pair output that supports 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 signal extension up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable when paired with a DTP2 receiver. It can transmit to a DTP or DTP2 receiver behind a flat-panel display on a wall, above a ceiling-mounted projector, or any other remote location. DTP receivers are available in rack mount and wallplate form factors to suit application requirements.
DTP2 connections bring convenient and integrator-friendly features designed to simplify installation. Bidirectional RS-232 and IR signals can be inserted from a control system and transmitted over a single shielded CATx cable together with the video and audio, enabling control of a source or display. Additionally, the IN1806 can provide power to select DTP and DTP2 receivers over the same shielded CATx cable, streamlining system design and installation. The DTP2 output on IN1806 can be configured for compatibility with HDBaseT-enabled displays to send digital video and embedded audio, plus bidirectional RS‑232 and IR signals up to 330 feet (100 meters).
The IN1806 can be integrated into an XTP CrossPoint matrix switcher system. This is ideal for facility-wide AV system applications with a centralized AV signal distribution infrastructure, as well as several presentation spaces with local AV switching and processing. A connected IN1806 can distribute a local presentation to several destinations in a facility.
Comprehensive EDID Management
To ensure professional AV systems perform as designed, it is crucial that EDID communication between video sources and sink devices is managed correctly. Correct management of EDID allows source equipment to send video and audio signals in formats and parameters that best match display device capabilities. Mishandling of EDID could result in suboptimal image quality, no image, and poor sound. The IN1806 offers a suite of Extron-exclusive tools and capabilities for complete control over EDID management. The EDID Minder software function offers a library of EDID files that can be applied to any video input. Additional EDID can be captured from connected displays or uploaded by the user. EDID Minder is easily accessible in PCS software, and EDID Manager 2.0 is a freely downloadable Windows utility for viewing and editing EDID files. This software enables video format optimization, chroma sampling and Colour bit depth manipulation, and adjustment to audio capabilities. Edited files may be saved, added to the library, and easily applied to devices within the system.
ProDSP for Sophisticated Audio System Design and Optimization
In addition to video switching and scaling, the IN1806 can serve as the central component for full audio system integration. The same, high performance audio signal processing found in the Extron DMP 128 Plus and DMP 64 digital signal processors is built into the IN1806. Extron-exclusive ProDSP is engineered from the ground up using a powerful 64-bit floating point DSP engine to provide very wide dynamic range and reduce the potential for clipping. ProDSP utilizes studio grade 24-bit audio converters with 48 kHz sampling to maintain audio signal transparency. IN1806 with ProDSP has comprehensive capabilities to control audio embedding, de-embedding, mic/line mixing with ducking, feedback suppression, dynamics, equalization, delay, and phantom power.
Multiple Options for Local and Remote Operation
The IN1806 features front panel controls and on-screen menus for quick access to system settings. It also features automatic switching between inputs to streamline system operation when the unit is installed in locations such as a lectern or under a conference table. Remote configuration and control are available via USB, RS-232, and Ethernet. The IN1806 can be configured using Extron's PCS - Product Configuration Software with a user-friendly GUI that is very easy to navigate. This software application allows for expedited setup and commissioning, real-time operation and monitoring, plus the ability to configure multiple Extron products units in the same session.