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IHSE USA, the provider of keyboard, video, and mouse products supporting long-distance signal extenders and switching for DVI, HDMI, VGA, SDI, USB, audio, and RS-232 serial data, is using the upcoming 2017 NAB Show New York to introduce its new Draco ultra 492 Series of Cat-X and fiber extenders for DVI-D, USB, audio, and RS-232.


The 492 series, which includes dual-head and dual-link models, uses the Lightweight Image codec, developed in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits.

The dual-head model, the Draco ultra Dual-Head KVM extender, makes it possible to connect two DVI monitors over a single Cat-X or fiber cable.

“When used in conjunction with KVM matrix systems, the Draco ultra Dual-Head KVM extender saves valuable matrix ports,” IHSE says.

Its sister product, the Draco ultra Dual-Link KVM extender, allows users to transmit DVI signals to a single monitor up to 4K resolution. Extension of signals requires a single data cable.

The 492 Series extenders are compatible with regular single-head/single-link extenders so that consoles can access single-head/single-link CPU units instantaneously. In this situation, signals from single-head/single-link sources are embedded within the dual-link signal format. Single-head/single-link images are displayed at their native resolution within a blanked on-screen area.

IHSE’s Draco ultra 493 Series DisplayPort extenders enable CPU operation from a remotely located workstation (including a DisplayPort 1.1 monitor, a keyboard, and a pointing device) over a single fiber connection. 493 Series extenders support the transfer of fully digital video in 4K resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 and 3840 x 2160 at a real 30 hertz refresh rate and full color depth (24-bit, 4:4:4), as well as audio transmission via the DisplayPort interface. It is also possible to integrate optional Draco vario upgrade modules for digital audio input and output, as well as data signals such as USB 2.0 and RS232.

IHSE also plans to give 2017 NAB Show New York attendees a close-up look at the Draco vario SDI extender.

IHSE’s latest SDI extender converts 3G-SDI signals for sharing serial digital video with IHSE’s Draco tera KVM matrix switches. The new extender allows source and destination extensions up to 10 kilometers over single-mode fiber.

An integrated signal-conversion function uses IHSE’s flex-port technology to switch SDI sources from the CPU to any other extender connected to the matrix in the digital video domain, including DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. Likewise, the extender can switch any of the DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort CPU units to the SDI CON unit.

Optional dual ports are available on both the CON and CPU for connecting the units to the matrix switch in various combinations.


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