HARMAN Professional Solutions Introduces AMX N7142 Presentation Switcher with Built-In Networked AV Technology

February 07, 2017

New all-in-one HDMI and VGA presentation switcher simplifies AV video distribution and enables educators to instantly deliver 4K video using a simple network connection

ISE (Stand #1-F6), AMSTERDAM – February 7, 2017 – HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today unveiled the AMX N7142 Presentation Switcher, the first all-in-one presentation switcher to incorporate low-latency Networked AV video distribution. With the ability to distribute video in a scalable and flexible way, the N7142 Presentation Switcher enables educators to enhance lecture presentations and reach more students in overflow classroom applications.

"In today's education environment, it's important for next-generation classrooms to bring engaging content to students, even in situations where overflow space is required," said Andy Whitehead, General Manager Networked AV, HARMAN Professional Solutions. "With the new AMX N7142 Presentation Switcher, universities can deliver full-quality UHD video presentations to the latest classroom displays, and can reach students in overflow spaces across campus almost instantly with a simple network connection."

The N7142 Presentation Switcher features a comprehensive I/O designed to deliver top-quality audio and video in classroom and small conference room applications. The N7142 Presentation Switcher distributes UHD content from the latest 4K sources to most modern displays, with four 4K60 HDMI 2.0 and two VGA inputs that can be independently switched between two HDMI 2.0 outputs. Each output has a mirrored HDMI port for connecting to an additional display, encoder card, or other video distribution equipment. Two available Networked AV slots and an integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch make distributing classroom presentations to overflow seating as easy and immediate as a single LAN connection.

In addition to audio from the HDMI inputs, the all-in-one presentation switcher supports multiple high-quality audio sources with powerful built-in DSP and a 60W stereo amplifier. The N7142 Presentation Switcher includes two microphone inputs with phantom power, as well as six independent stereo inputs that can be used to incorporate different audio sources into presentations, including digital devices like smartphones or tablets. The audio amplifier can also operate in 4Ω/8Ω, 70V, or 100V modes via a user-selectable switch, making it easy to integrate the N7142 Presentation Switcher with existing AV infrastructures.

The N7142 Presentation Switcher features an intuitive web interface that makes it easy to configure, control and use. Instead of requiring an expensive auxiliary control system, educators and presenters can quickly select inputs using straightforward front-panel controls. Because the N7142 Presentation Switcher has Panel Builder on board, the video switcher can be controlled from a mobile device from anywhere in the room without loading an app.

The AMX N7142 Presentation Switcher is available in two configurations: the NMX-PRS-N7142 and the NMX-PRS-N7142-23, which adds an AMX N2312 Encoder and an AMX N2322 Decoder to the base configuration. Both solutions offer a solid, cost-effective foundation for delivering full-quality UHD content to next-generation active learning environments.

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