DVDO Launches 4K AV Extender for Presentations

DVDO®, leveraging over 20 years of award-winning expertise in high-performance A/V switching, introduced DVDO-PSE-1, an HDBaseT AV extender specialized for delivering presentations from multiple presenter sources across classrooms, boardrooms, lecture halls, and houses of worship.

“Our presentation extender facilitates switching between multiple presenters and sources as schools, businesses, and houses of worship resume in-person operations,” said DVDO CEO Doug Fealtman. “DVDO-PSE-1 enables presentation sources to be distanced up to 230 feet / 70 meters apart across large venues and instantly collaborate via the same large-format or projection display.”

DVDO-PSE-1 comprises a slimline transmitter featuring dual HDMI as well as an analog VGA input to host laptops, Blu-ray players, set-top and streaming boxes including legacy VGA devices. A single Ethernet cable run carries these audiovisual signals up to 230ft / 70m (for 1080p) or 130ft / 40m (for 4K@60) to the matching receiver, which provides an additional HDMI input as well as HDMI and analog audio outputs for the display and any separate audio components. Indicator LEDs and source selection buttons enable automatic as well as intuitive manual presentation source switching.

Universal Compatibility and Control

In addition to providing inputs for up to 4 presenter sources, DVDO-PSE-1 provides advanced Pro AV functionality, including audio de-embedding for external amplifier / speaker systems to be integrated, as well as HDMI-CEC and API command controls via Telnet or RS232 to synchronize interactive displays, projectors, and motorized projection screens.

DVDO-PSE-1 is fully HDCP 2.2 compliant, and scales input resolutions ranging from 800×600 VGA to 4K@60Hz YUV 4:2:0 to automatically match its output to the native resolution of the display device for instant plug-and-display functionality. The extender set also supports Power over HDBaseT (PoH), so only one power source is needed to operate both the receiver and transmitter for simplified installation.

DVDO Pro AV devices are available from the company’s website and through distributors and Pro AV resellers.