EXTRON MEDIAPORT 200 AV TO USB SCALING BRIDGE
Extron Electronics announces the immediate availability of the MediaPort 200, an HDMI to USB bridge for integrating pro AV sources or systems with software codec conferencing applications. It is designed to work seamlessly with a computer using generic USB video and audio drivers. The MediaPort 200 features an HDMI input with HDCP-compliant loop through, accepts signals up to 1920×1200, and scales video to a USB 2.0 output. Audio features include program and mic inputs, HDMI audio de-embedding, and USB bidirectional audio, plus AEC reference and line level outputs. The MediaPort 200 also includes DSP with EQ, filters, mixing, dynamics, and ducking. The MediaPort 200 can serve as a complete soft codec interface, with the added flexibility of integrating into larger hardware codec or DSP systems. The MediaPort 200 enables versatile integration of conferencing PCs into pro AV system designs.
“Software codecs are gaining popularity as a videoconferencing solution for businesses, but incorporating high-end cameras, microphones, or AV equipment has been a challenge,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “We designed the MediaPort 200 with unique AV interfacing and processing features that allow you to integrate professional-grade sources into your Skype for Business, WebEx, or other software codec for an enterprise-class videoconferencing experience.”
The MediaPort 200 bridges the gap between simple Webcam-to-computer solutions and traditional hardware videoconferencing systems. For small meeting spaces with just a PC and display, the MediaPort 200 is ideal for enhancing audio and video quality by adding support for professional-grade equipment such as videoconferencing PTZ cameras, boundary microphones, and sound reinforcement systems. In boardrooms and large conference rooms, the MediaPort 200 easily integrates a conferencing PC into a fully equipped AV system with video distribution and processing, control, DSP, microphones, and full sound reinforcement.
To ensure an HDMI source is presented with the highest possible image quality to a soft codec, the MediaPort 200 incorporates Extron video processing technology, specifically engineered for high performance image scaling and frame rate conversion that preserves detail and legibility of source content. The DSP in the MediaPort 200 is ideal for optimising mic and program source signals, as well as outgoing signals bound for the PC, sound reinforcement systems, or outboard DSPs. The MediaPort 200 can also deliver far-end audio as a dedicated AEC reference output to an AEC-equipped DSP, to provide distributed AEC processing for several microphones.