‘World’s first’ 50Gbps digital backplane

by Jack @ UNIXPlus October 01, 2015

IBC has seen the debut of XTP II CrossPoint matrix switchers with a 50Gbps digital switching backplane, to deliver the highest level of performance in the Pro AV industry, according to Extron.

Representing what Extron calls a ‘monumental leap in engineering and product design’, XTP II enables the deployment of an AV system infrastructure with a switching bandwidth that exceeds the data rate required to distribute 4K/60 video with 4:4:4 chroma sampling at 16bits per colour.

The firm also claims it is the only AV technology platform that supports uncompromised 4K video while providing additional bandwidth to accommodate anticipated future video resolutions and formats.

These matrix switchers can be configured with a variety of boards, including the new XTP II HD 4K PLUS input and output boards that support HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, a new family of XTP 4K fibre boards and endpoints, or any of the existing products in the XTP Systems family.

Casey Hall, VP of sales and marketing for Extron, said, “We are very excited to be the first in the Pro AV industry to deliver an AV infrastructure for 4K and beyond. Integrators can feel confident installing a XTP system that meets today’s requirements as well as the emerging video standards of tomorrow.”

XTP II CrossPoint matrix switchers are engineered to exceed the bandwidth required by HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.3 signals. Three modular frames are available for 16×16, 32×32, as well as larger 64×64 I/O sizes, and can be configured with XTP II HDMI input and output boards, which offer the highest level of HDMI 2.0 performance with a full 18Gbps data rate throughput at each port. The XTP II boards are also HDCP 2.2 compliant, for reliable switching of encrypted, 4K video content.

To streamline integration, all products within XTP Systems are compatible with one another.


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