Key Digital’s HDBaseT Extenders Are Designed for Digital Signage Applications

Key Digital just introduced the KD-X222 and KD-X222PO HDBaseT extender sets designed for 4K/30 4:4:4 and UHD 4K/60 4:2:0 signals up to 125′ using CAT5e/6 UTP/STP cabling. For non-4K applications 1080p/60 signals can be extended up to 230′, making these extender sets are designed for digital signage applications where monitors are installed significant distances away from the centralized equipment location. KD-X222 and KD-X222PO HDBaseT extender sets complement Key Digital’s full circle video distribution for single and/or multi source display configurations.

KD-X222 and KD-X222PO are sold as a Tx + Rx set. All models feature EDID and Control professional tool suites. Integrators have the choice of EDID handshake delivered to the connected video source. Each Tx unit may extend RS-232 to the connected monitor/projector or be set as a controllable device for collecting connectivity status. For ease of installation KD-X222PO feature Power over HDBaseT extension from Tx to Rx.

Here are the specs.

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