Extron Electronics has launched its new MLC 55 Series – a range of economical, easy-to-use MediaLink controllers that can be used for common AV functions such as power, input selection, and volume in single display applications.
With redesigned backlit buttons and magnetically-attached faceplates that hide the mounting screws and configuration ports, the controllers have a refined, uncluttered appearance. All models include unidirectional RS-232 and IR display control, as well as discrete ON and OFF display power controls.
The MLC 55 RS VC model features a newly-designed, larger volume knob, which provides smooth, precise volume control for Extron MPA Series and select XTRA Series amplifiers. The MLC 55 Series is available in four form factors to accommodate a variety of mounting options.
"Extron MediaLink button panel controllers have a proven record of simplicity and reliability in AV applications, worldwide," says Casey Hall, vice president of sales and marketing for Extron. "The new MLC 55 Series offers stylish, full-featured configurable control for single-display presentation environments."
There are four models in the MLC 55 Series: The MLC 55 RS can be mounted in a standard one-gang junction box, while the MLC 55 RS VC mounts in a standard, two-gang junction box. The MLC 55 RS EU is specifically designed for mounting in a two-gang EU junction box for the European market. The MLC 55 RS MK is specifically designed for mounting in a one-gang MK junction box for the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, and other markets that use this junction box.
Extron's MLC 55,62,64 Series configuration software provides fast and simple setup via USB when combined with one of many ready-to-use RS-232 or IR device drivers available on the company’s website. The configuration programme and these four controllers also support IR Learning, for creating new IR drivers from the handheld remote of a source or display device.