Extron Electronics recently announced the availability of the new XTP II CrossPoint
6400 matrix switcher with a 50 Gbps digital switching backplane that delivers the
highest level of performance in the Pro AV industry. Representing 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 16 bits per color.
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 any of the existing products in the XTP Systems family and the new series
of XTP 4K fiber optic boards and endpoints. XTP II is the definitive AV industry
standard you can depend on now and in the future to meet the challenges of 4K and

“We are very excited to be the first to offer a 50 Gbps switching backplane with our
new XTP II line, and the wider range of frames up to 64×64 ensure that each XTP
System is the right size for the application,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of
Sales and Marketing for Extron. “To meet today’s requirements as well as the
emerging video standards of tomorrow, integrators can feel confident installing an
XTP System, knowing that Extron is there to support them at every stage.”

XTP Systems provide a completely integrated switching and distribution solution for
multiple digital and analog formats. They support local connectivity, as well as
extended transmission capability to send video, audio, bidirectional RS 232 and IR,
and Ethernet up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable, and even
greater distances over fiber optic cabling. The larger matrix switcher sizes up to
64×64 provide a wide range of possibilities for new applications and system
upgrades to support emerging video standards and formats. Designed with an eye
toward the future, XTP Systems are known in the industry to offer complete end-to-
end AV system solutions of uncompromised quality and performace.