Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the MediaPort 200, an HDMI to USB bridge
for integrating pro AV sources or systems with software codec conferencing
applications. It works 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. This allows the
MediaPort 200 to serve as a complete soft codec bridge, 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 Lync,
Skype, WebEx, or other software codec for an enterprise-class videoconferencing

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 a hardware
codec, video distribution and processing, control, DSP, microphones, and full sound

To ensure an HDMI source is presented with the highest possible image quality to a
soft codec, the MediaPort 200 incorporates Extron patented 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 optimizing 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

To watch a product introduction video, go to: www.extron.com/mediaport200video

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