Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DTP T USW
233, a three input switcher for sending HDMI or analog video, audio, and control up to
230 feet (70 meters) over a single CATx cable to an Extron DTP 230 receiver. It is HDCP
compliant and provides two HDMI inputs, one RGBHV or component video input, and
one DTP 230 twisted pair output. Analog video input signals are digitized to ensure a
high quality digital video signal is transmitted to the DTP 230 receiver. The switcher also
offers many integrator-friendly features, such as EDID Minder, Key Minder, auto-
switching between inputs, audio input assignment, and remote powering. These
features, plus the low profile enclosure, make the DTP T USW 233 ideal for discreet
placement in lecterns, beneath tables, or in other environments requiring input
switching and signal transmission.

“We’re excited to deliver the DTP T USW 233 to integrators and consultants looking for a
compact product that meets connectivity requirements at the conference table or
lectern,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “The DTP T
USW 233 combines digital and analog AV switching with twisted pair extension into one
compact product that simplifies the installation and design of most systems.”

The DTP T USW 233 provides reliable switching and transmission of HDMI signals,
supporting Deep Color up to 12-bit and embedded HD lossless audio formats. For
simplified operation, the DTP T USW 233 can automatically switch between the digital
and analog sources. In addition, the analog audio input can be assigned to any of the
three video inputs, or it can be set to follow the input switch. To simplify integration of
sources and displays, the switcher features two Extron-exclusive technologies: EDID
Minder and Key Minder. EDID Minder manages EDID communication between the display
device and input sources to ensure that the correct video formats are displayed reliably.
For HDMI signals with protected content, Key Minder authenticates and maintains
continuous HDCP encryption between input and output devices to ensure quick and
reliable switching.

The switcher includes an RS-232 and IR insertion port, enabling simultaneous
transmission of bidirectional RS-232 and IR signals from a control system using the
same twisted pair cable that transmits video and audio. For added installation flexibility,
a single external power supply can be used to remotely power the DTP T USW 233
transmitter or a DTP 230 receiver over the twisted pair cable. The DTP T USW 233 offers
convenient control options, including front panel control, RS-232, and contact closure
with tally output for easy integration into a variety of environments.