Professional A/V System Integration Products

Established 1983, Extron Electronics is a leading manufacturer of professional A/V system integration products.   Extron products are used to integrate video and audio into presentation systems for today’s high tech boardrooms, presentation/training centres, university lecture halls, and other applications.

To provide dedicated, full-service support to Extron customers worldwide, Extron Electronics has a number of offices around the globe.  Extron headquarters, located in Anaheim, CA, is the engineering and main manufacturing site for Extron products.   In 1994, Extron Europe was opened in The Netherlands.  In 1995, Extron Asia was launched in Singapore, and in 2000, Extron Japan was established in Tokyo.  Additionally, Extron combined operations with Inline, Inc., an A/V equipment manufacturer, in August 2002 to unite the strengths of each company and to lead the industry in technology development and customer service.

Extron Milestones

In the early 1980s, projecting graphic images from desktop computers onto large screens was an idea just gaining ground.   The impact of projecting computer video was, and continues to be, enormous.   This new ability to share computer information with a large audience in one or more rooms created a ground swell that impacted specific industries and launched its own. During 20 short years, Extron focused on engineering products that enhance the integration and installation of projection systems.  From the RGB 100 series computer interface to the latest IP Link® Ethernet Control Interfaces, Extron has developed many products to help move the industry forward.

 1983 Extron established and introduces the industry’s first computer-video interface Extron opens manufacturing and sales office in Stanton, California
 1985 RGB Systems, Inc. dba Extron Electronics, is incorporated First bulk cable (BNC-4) and first cable adapter (SY 25) introduced
 1986 First switcher (SW 2 A) and ADA 3 Analog Distribution Amplifier introduced.
 1987 Extron exhibits at Commtex (now InfoComm) for the first time Extron partners with IBM during the production of their PS/2 PC and introduces the RGB 109. Extron expands to new facility in Santa Fe Springs, California.
 1988 RGB 202 interface and P/2 DA2 distribution amplifier introduced First Extron catalog printed (6 pages)
 1989 Extron publishes first issue of ExtroNews and Extron publishes Handbook of Computer Interfacing, Vol. I.
 1990 S3 logo unveiled symbolizing Service, Support, and Solutions
 1991 Extron introduces the first system switcher—System 8 Extron chosen to chair InfoComm® Shoot-Out® committee
 1992 Extron introduces first Video Test Generators—VTG 50, VTG 100.
 1993 Extron introduces first matrix switcher (Matrix 200) and first scan converter (Emotia).
 1994 Extron opens European office in The Netherlands Extron named Manufacturer of the Year by ICIA
 1995 Extron opens Asia office in Singapore Extron relocates headquarters to Anaheim, California.
 1996 Extron School on the Road launched CrossPoint Matrix Switchers introduced
 1997 Extron headquarters expands to second building Extron introduces first scaler–Andora
 1998 Matrix 6400, System 5cr System Switcher, and VSC scan converters introduced.
 1999 Architectural Adapter Plates (AAPs) introduced.
 2000 Extron headquarters expands to third building in Anaheim S3 Technical Institute Training Facility completed in Anaheim; School of A/V Technologies launched Extron opens Japan in Tokyo Extron Asia expands to new, larger facility
 2001 MediaLink®, Hideaway Surface Access products, and Twisted Pair technology introduced S3 Technical Institute Training Facility completed in Singapore Extron Institute School of A/V Sales Integration launches
 2002 Extron and Inline combine operations; fourth building in Orange, California added VersaTools® line launched S3 Technical Institute Training Facility completed in The Netherlands Extron obtains patents for HSA 402 and Accu-Rate  Frame Lock (AFLTM) technology
 2003 IP Link® technology introduced Extron Institute School of Instructional A/V Technologies launches

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