NAB 2018

NAB 2018: IHSE To Show Ultra HDMI, Dual-Head/Dual-Link DVI Extenders

IHSE USA is a provider of KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) products supporting long-distance signal extenders and switching for DVI, HDMI, VGA, SDI, USB, audio, and RS-232 serial data. For 30 years, IHSE has been developing new and innovative ways of supporting next-generation products for KVM and signal extenders. At NAB 2018, IHSE will be showcase their recently released ultra HDMI and Dual-Head/Dual-Link DVI extenders.

Draco ultra 491 Series Of HDMI Extenders
The Draco ultra 491 Series of HDMI extenders extends video signals over long distances without loss of quality. The 491 Series can be used for simple point-to-point applications or in combination with any of IHSE’s enterprise or compact matrix switches to create a more flexible distribution system for HDMI signals.

The 491 Series supports HDMI formats plus USB-HID on the base card. With the added upgrade card, it can support analog or digital audio, as well as RS-232 and RS-422 control signals over Cat-X or fiber-optic cabling. The units can extend HDMI video signals with perfect quality up to 10 kilometers over fiber or up to 140 meters over Cat-X cables. With an HDMI-to-DVI adapter, the units also support DVI-D for even greater flexibility. Digital audio options include AES/EBU and S/PDIF up to 96 kilohertz.

The Draco ultra extenders are engineered for reliability and exceptional high-resolution image performance. Like other similar IHSE extenders, the Draco ultra 491 Series constitutes a new generation of digital KVM signal extension using the innovative Lightweight Image (Lici®) codec, developed in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits. This revolutionary coding technology ensures brilliant image quality at the highest video resolutions with outstanding color accuracy (deep color ready). This optimized compression technology delivers transmission of computer video images up to 1920 x 1200 resolution, including 1080p/60 and 2K.

Available in four frame sizes, the ultra 491 Series offers one of the most flexible packaging options on the market. The same card sets are available in a four-slot, six-slot, or 21-slot frame from a basic two-slot chassis.

“With this new addition to our Draco ultra extender lineup, studio production operators and remote production engineers who rely on HDMI interfaces now have a powerful extender for their Draco ultra KVM systems,” says Dan Holland, marketing manager for IHSE USA. “They can expect perfectly clear high-resolution video transmission and excellent, fine-tuned sound without delay from a highly flexible extender system.”

Dual-Head/Dual-Link DVI Extenders for Draco ultra Series KVM Systems
IHSE USA has added new high-performance models to its Draco ultra fiber and Cat-X extenders for Draco vario ultra KVM matrix systems. Known as the 492 Series, the new extenders support either dual-link DVI up to 2560 x 2048 at 60 hertz or two single-link DVI sources up to 1920 x 1200 at 60 hertz. The extenders also accommodate USB 2.0, digital audio, analog audio, RS-232, and RS-422 signals with the optional upgrade card.

The world’s first DVI extenders to support both DVI dual-link and DVI dual-head in the same plug-in extender module, the 492 Series allows easy connectivity via point-to-point connections or through KVM matrix switching. By using a standard DMS-59 cable adapter included with the units, users can easily configure the units to support one 2560×2048 display or two 1920×1200 displays.

The 492 Series of extenders offers high-performance remote-display transmission of dual-link DVI-D signals up to 10 kilometers over one fiber-optic cable or up to 140 meters over a Cat-X cable.

Because transmission over fiber is inherently secure and immune to outside interference, the dual-link/dual-head fiber extender is the perfect solution for applications that demand low latency, high-quality imagery, and secure data connections, such as control room environments, replay and slo-mo operations, or graphic workstations requiring dual screen setups. The 492 Series supports both single-mode and multimode fiber.

“IHSE continues to pioneer creative products with this new line of extenders. The ultra series dual-head option will be especially useful for command-and-control rooms, broadcast centers, urgent response centers, and other professional media systems where multi-display applications are necessary,” Holland says. “They provide significant value in cost compared to alternatives where two extenders would be needed for the same application.”

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