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Extron files patent infringement against Crestron over cable retractor


June 23, 2014
By Alyssa Dalton

June 23, 2014 – Extron Electronics—a manufacturer of professional audiovideo (AV) system integration products—has announced it has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against Crestron Electronics for infringement of Extron’s U.S. Patent No. 8,740,127 entitled “Cable Retractor”. The patent relates to a cable retraction and management system designed to work with cable access enclosures.

Crestron retractor products CBLR-HD, CBLR-VGA, CBLR-AUDIO, CBLR-USB, and CBLR-CAT5E are accused of infringing Extron’s cable retractor patent.

Extron’s retractor series of cable retraction products boast smooth and effortless pushbutton cable retraction, and is available with a selection of AV and data connectivity including HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, USB, PC audio, and Network.