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KanexPro intros combo for conferencing

Brea, Calif.  KanexPro, an industry-leading provider of connectivity solutions to the IT and AV markets, announces a 2×1 USB-C and HDMI Switcher with USB 3.0 ports, SW-2X1USBC. The KanexPro SW-2X1USBC will debut at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands from February 5 – 8, 2019.

With the ever-increasing need to connect USB-C based laptops, tablets and other devices for conferencing, KanexPro developed the SW-2X1USBC, a 2×1 USB-C and HDMI Switcher designed to seamlessly switch between HDMI and USB-C. Designed to auto-switch between two devices with simultaneous audio output, theSW-2X1USBC de-embeds to a balanced analog audio output perfect for ceiling speakers. The SW-2X1USBC backs resolutions up to 4Kx2K@60Hz, 4:4:4, 8bit and 1080p/60 and supports device extension by providing one type-B USB 3.0 port for host connection to a PC and two type-A USB ports for HID devices, such as a video conferencing camera (VTC’s), microphone, or keyboard. The SW-2X1USBC provides charging on USB-C ports up to 60W, making it an ideal companion for MacBook’s and iPads. 

“We designed the SW-2X1USBC to fill the void for USB-C and HDMI switchers with USB 3.0,” says Kashyap Khetia, Senior Product Marketing Manager for KanexPro. “The USB-C and HDMI Switcher is built to take video conferencing to the next level with intelligent, automatic switching and high-resolution video quality. At the same time, it will also charge devices such as MacBook Pro’s and the latest iPads. The SW-2X1USBC seamlessly switches from one source to another without compromising audio quality, video quality, or user experience.”

The KanexPro SW-2X1USBC features multiple methods of control. In Auto Mode, the SW-2X1USBC will automatically switch to the first detected source device. If the active source is removed, the SW-2X1USBC will transition to the lowest numbered output. TheSW-2X1USBC can be manually controlled with the intuitive from panel buttons, RS-232 command or any 3rd party control systems. 

Visit KanexPro in stand 1-N15 at ISE 2019 from February 5 – 8, 2018. For more information on KanexPro, please visit http://kanexpro.com/. Connect with KanexPro on FacebookTwitter and on LinkedIn for product announcements and news.         

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Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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