Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction and immediate availability of the FOX 4G Matrix 7200, a high performance, modular fiber optic matrix switcher for complete, end-to-end digital A/V signal transmission and routing over fiber optic cable. It is expandable from 8×8 up to 72×72, and supports digital switching at rates up to 4.25 Gbps. With hot-swappable I/O boards, real-time system monitoring, and redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, the FOX 4G Matrix 7200 delivers highly reliable, enterprise-wide switching of fiber optic A/V and control signals for any mission-critical environment.
“The FOX 4G Matrix 7200 is designed for facilities requiring a highly robust, dependable switching system using a fiber optic infrastructure,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “Our high speed digital architecture assures the utmost in signal performance and accuracy.”
The FOX 4G Matrix 7200 is compatible with the FOX Series of fiber optic digital transmitters and receivers. It accepts and routes standard definition video, high resolution computer-video, DVI, and multi-rate SDI. The modular board design features nine board slots that can accept FOX 4G Matrix I/O Boards in multimode and singlemode versions. Also available for the FOX 4G Matrix 7200 is an 8×8 HD-SDI I/O board with BNC connections, allowing it to directly accept and route multi-rate SDI signals. These signals can also be routed to and from the fiber optic inputs and outputs of the matrix switcher, for long distance transmission to and from FOX HD-SDI Fiber Optic Extenders for Multi-Rate SDI.
A host of familiar, integrator-friendly matrix switcher features are available, including I/O grouping, rooming, and memory presets. For optimum performance and reliability, a real-time monitoring system continuously provides self-diagnostics of the I/O boards, fiber links, power supplies, internal fans, and general functions of the switcher. The FOX 4G Matrix 7200 can be remotely configured and operated through the RS-232 serial control port, IP Link® Ethernet control, and the optional FPC 5000 Front Panel Controller and MKP 3000 X-Y Remote Control Panel.
via [press release] www.extron.com