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Extron’s NEW UCS 303

Three Input 4K/60 Collaboration and Presentation Switcher

The UCS 303 is a three‑input, one‑output, 4K collaboration and presentation switcher with USB device connections for unified communications spaces. The inputs support USB‑C, as well as HDMI and DisplayPort with USB. The USB‑C input provides video/audio, USB data, and 60W of power from an internal power supply. Five USB peripheral connections support USB cameras or mics. The HDMI output enables resolutions up to 4K/60 and USB devices connect at rates up to USB 10 Gbps. The inputs support TeamWork® Show Me® cables and the unit can be controlled via Ethernet, including RS‑232 control to a local display. The compact half‑rack width enclosure can mount under a table, desk, or in an equipment rack. The UCS 303 makes it easy to integrate AV sources and USB cameras for Teams® and Zoom™ meetings into huddle, meeting, and collaboration spaces.

With USB cameras, microphones, and other peripheral devices becoming more common in small huddle spaces, the ability to connect users’ laptops to these devices has become critical to a successful meeting experience. The UCS 303 supports switching up to five USB room devices, two that support rates up to USB 10 Gbps while providing 5V, 900 mA power, and three that support rates up to High Speed (USB 2.0) while providing 5V, 500 mA power per port.  Integrating traditional AV display switching with USB peripheral device switching in one unit takes collaboration between local and remote users to a new level.

Flexible Switching

For more complex room setups that may want to switch the USB devices separately from the AV inputs, the UCS 303 offers USB breakaway switching.  This enables flexibility in switching by allowing the HDMI and DisplayPort input video and audio to be switched to the display without the corresponding USB data bus. For example, USB devices, such as a USB camera or microphone, could be left connected to a dedicated DisplayPort computer in the room, while video from the other inputs is sent to the room’s display via the HDMI output. This enables USB peripherals to be switched independently of video and audio signals when needed for users who may only want to use the space for a traditional BYOD presentation meeting.

Intuitive Collaboration

The user‑friendly UCS 303 is easy to use in any meeting space, including simple rooms without a control system. The auto switching feature can be configured to prioritize inputs if more than one laptop or computer is connected at the same time. This can be used in rooms that have a dedicated computer connected to one input, leaving other inputs for other devices such as laptop computers. As laptops connect, the switcher will automatically switch that laptop to the display and connect the USB camera or other room devices to the laptop for use in a Teams or Zoom meeting. When a laptop is disconnected, the system will automatically switch back to the dedicated computer for users who may want to use the room without a laptop. This empowers users to collaborate intuitively, with minimal interaction with the AV hardware.

Convenient Content Sharing

Control can be brought to users’ fingertips using TeamWork Show Me cables or Retractors housed in elegant Cable Cubby or AVEdge table mounted cable access enclosures. Users simply connect their laptop computers to a Show Me cable and press the Share Button to share content to the room’s display. This can eliminate the need for a control system and button panel or touch panel for simple presentation or Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) spaces.

Comprehensive USB‑C

The UCS 303 utilizes the full capabilities of USB‑C connections, enabling transmission of all three primary AV functions, video/audio, USB data, and power over a single cable. This all‑in‑one connection eliminates the need for laptops to have a separate power or USB data connection and streamlines the user experience with a single cable connection.

BYOM Convenience

Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) rooms offer collaborative spaces for local and remote users without the need for more complicated room setups that use dedicated computers, switching, and control equipment.  BYOM spaces can use USB cameras and microphones in conjunction with portable laptops brought by the users. The use of a collaboration switcher brings USB switching to traditional AV switching so that the room can not only switch between different laptops or computer sources but also allow them to use USB‑connected equipment in the room. These spaces are more convenient for users, less expensive to set up and maintain, and offer more flexibility. BYOM spaces also serve a dual function and operate as traditional presentation spaces when users want to present content locally and don’t need to run a UC meeting. BYOM spaces feature powerful and effective local and remote collaboration capabilities for today’s huddle, meeting, and collaboration rooms.

 

Features

  • Switches USB devices between three AV source inputs sent to the output display
  • Inputs: One HDMI type A with USB Type B connector, one DisplayPort with USB Type B connector, and one USB-C connector
  • Output: One female HDMI type A connector
  • Single connection for video, USB data, and power for USB-C source devices
  • Supports computer and video resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 — Resolutions up to 4096×2160/60 with 4:4:4 chroma sampling at 8 bits of color.
  • Provides USB device connections up to USB 10 Gbps — For use with USB cameras or microphones.
  • Provides up to 60 watts of power to a USB-C source — Supports USB Power Delivery to negotiate power to the USB-C device.
  • HDCP 2.3 compliant — Ensures display of content-protected 4K video media and maintains interoperability with earlier versions of HDCP.
  • Supported HDMI 2.0b specification features include data rates up to 18 Gbps, HDR, Deep Color up to 12 bit, 3D, and HD lossless audio formats
  • Support for HDR – High Dynamic Range video — Enables greater contrast range and wider color gamut by providing the necessary video bandwidth, color depth, and metadata interchange capability for HDR video.
  • Auto-input switching — Automatically switches to the highest-numbered input with an active video signal or to an active input based on a configured priority.
  • Compatible with TeamWork® Show Me® cables — Show Me cables provide convenient connectivity and user input selection and control for TeamWork Collaboration Systems. Visit the TeamWork System Builder to create a customized system for your collaboration environment.
  • Display control options including RS-232 and CEC over HDMI connection
  • Ethernet monitoring and control — Enables control and proactive monitoring over a LAN or WAN.
  • Multiple control options including Ethernet, contact closure, front panel, and auto-input switching
  • EDID Minder® automatically manages EDID communication between connected devices — EDID Minder ensures that all sources power up properly and reliably output content for display.
  • User-selectable HDCP authorization — Allows individual inputs to appear HDCP compliant or non HDCP compliant to the connected source, which is beneficial if the source automatically encrypts all content when connected to an HDCP-compliant device. Protected material is not passed in non HDCP mode.
  • HDCP Visual Confirmation provides a green signal when encrypted content is sent to a non-compliant display — A full screen green signal is sent when HDCP encrypted content is transmitted to a non HDCP compliant display, providing immediate visual confirmation that protected content cannot be viewed on the display.
  • HDCP authentication and signal presence LED indicators
  • Automatic color bit depth management — The switcher automatically adjusts color bit depth based on the display EDID, preventing color compatibility conflicts between source and display.
  • Front panel LED indicators for signal presence, HDCP, USB Device connectivity, Auto Switch mode, USB-C power, and unit power — Provides visual indication of system status for real-time feedback and monitoring of key performance parameters.
  • Front panel security lockout — Prevents unauthorized use in non-secure environments. Set via PCS software.
  • Contact closure remote control with tally output — Allows for automatic operation by an optional occupancy sensor or remote selection of an input channel by a button panel. +5 VDC is provided to light an LED to indicate the currently selected input.
  • Includes LockIt® HDMI cable lacing brackets
  • Compatible with Extron mounting solutions — Easy mounting with Extron low-profile and under-desk mounts, under-table kits, and rack-shelf options.
  • 1U, half rack width metal enclosure — Compact, low profile enclosure allows discreet installation within furniture or behind a flat panel display.
  • Internal Extron Everlast™ power supply — Provides worldwide power compatibility, with high‑demonstrated reliability and low power consumption for reduced operating cost.
  • Extron Everlast Power Supply is covered by a 7‑year parts and labor warranty

 

 

 

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