AV & Presentation
New Ethernet Controllers Now Available for Classroom AV Systems
Electronics has introduced a series of new Ethernet
controllers that should provide additional security and easy on/off
all designed to handle data delivered to projectors and AV systems in
classroom via the Internet.
The new MediaLink
Plus 50, 100 and 200 controllers are all
fully-configurable with beveled edges, rounded corners and backlit
All five new models:
- Can manage, monitor and control AV
devices using a standard
- Are customizable using Global Configurator Plus or
- Have a variety of ports for more flexibility;
- Come with Power over Ethernet that allows them to
control power over a single Ethernet cable;
- Support Ethernet-controllable devices;
- Support iPad room control; and
- Are Section 508-compliant.
The Plus 50 model has backlit up and down
controls, and the 100 and 200 models also feature multi-function volume
allow for more precise control of amplifiers. Magnetically-attached
hide the mounting screws giving the controllers a more uncluttered
The Plus 100 and 200 models are available in AAP
meaning they provide openings for up to four single-space Architectural
Plates allowing for more connectivity possibilities.
"These simple pushbutton controllers are equally at
home in a
single-projector classroom or an advanced AV control system," said Casey
Extron vice president of sales and marketing.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.