Extron Electronics has announced the immediate availability of its FOX AEX 108, an
eight-port fiber optic audio extractor for independent processing and routing of audio
signals in a fiber optic AV distribution system. Each fiber optic input port extracts the
two channel audio signal to provide analog balanced or unbalanced stereo audio.

Available in multi-mode and single-mode models, the FOX AEX 108 is ideal for use in
FOX Matrix system applications that require extraction of audio signals for local
processing and independent distribution.

“The FOX AEX 108 provides an easy way for fiber optic system designers and
integrators to extract audio signals within an equipment room,’ says Casey Hall, Vice
President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “With this latest addition to the
extensive FOX family of fiber optic products, AV professionals are now able to
provide local, independent audio outputs while maintaining the performance of a fiber
optic distribution system.”

After extracting the two channel audio signal, the FOX AEX 108 re-transmits the
original fiber optic signal to maximize the optical budget for long distance
transmission. Additionally, the buffered loop-throughs feature output reclocking to
reshape and restore the timing of the digital signal.

The FOX AEX 108 is compatible with FOX Series matrix switchers, switchers,
distribution amplifiers, and HDMI, DVI Plus, DVI, VGA, VGA/YUV, and AV transmitters
and receivers. Housed in a compact 1U, half-rack width metal enclosure, the FOX
AEX 108 is designed to provide easy access for audio signal processing and routing
from an equipment room.