Digital Signage

Key Digital Launches New Technology to Enhance Video Distribution, Digital Signage

Key Digital, which manufactures technology for HDTV, has introduced three new HDMI switchers that can enhance the use of campus-wide video distribution and digital signage.

The new HD over IP devices allow an expandable system that can be scaled to fit just about any installation and can add up 1,024 Tx (transmitting) units and unlimited Rx (receiving) units for customization purposes.

The new KD-IP120Tx supports HDMI pass-through to receive video or extract audio on the transmitting side. With the new KD-IP120Tx or the KD-IP120Rx extenders, you can expand a system by up to 64 Tx units or 512 Rx units.

Other features of the new switchers:

  • The ability to connect through a network IP switch or point-to-point;
  • H.264 compression for large video distribution applications;
  • Support for managed 100BaseT or Gigabit network switches;
  • Supports for HDMI pass-through to receive video or extract audio on the transmit side;
  • Low-bandwidth data streaming technology to extend WiFi by up to 100 feet and IP over coaxial by up to 1,000 feet;
  • Supports up to 1080p@60 (2.25Gbps) and compatible with DVI1.0/HDMI/HDCP1.x;
  • Support for 2ch PCM at 44.1/48kHz;
  • Data stream bandwidth of less than 15Mbps;
  • Web control interface designed to reduce installation time and provide basic video setup;
  • Full buffer system designed to manage TMDS re-clocking and signal re-generation, HDCP authentication to source and display and EDID Control handshake;
  • EDID libraries readily available to provide the best setup per source; and
  • Color support up to 12 bits/color.

All Key Digital products come with a 10-year warranty.

About the Author

Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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