Extron debuts a new retractor series, the Retractor XL, (Extended Length Cable Retraction System for Cable Cubby Enclosures) that provides for cable extension up to five feet (1.5 meters) and is available in versions to support most AV and data signal types including VGA, Network, PC Audio, USB, DisplayPort or HDMI. The Extron Retractor Series, introduced in 2009, is also available for applications where cable extension of 3 feet (90 cm) is appropriate.
The Retractor XL is engineered with a dual-pulley mechanism controlled by a constant-tension spring that can withstand frequent use in schools, libraries, conference rooms and other high-utilization environments. Each Retractor XL module includes a pre-loaded, continuous 12-foot (3.6 m) cable for a single type. A four-foot (1.2 m) pigtail is provided on the input side of the Retractor module for ease of installation and connection to under-table electronics, floor boxes or an Extron AVTrac floor mounted raceway system.
Extron offers two special-purpose Retractor XL versions. The Retractor XL DC is a way of extending DC power to laptops from the power supply located beneath the table (laptop power supply not included). It is compatible with many Dell, HP, and Compaq PCs. The Retractor XL VGA SM provides remote input connection and selection for Extron VSW 2VGA A and SW VGA Ars switchers.
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