4K Wall Plate Switcher Debuts from Key Digital at InfoComm 2019

Key Digital will use InfoComm to introduce the KD-X2x1WDTx, an HDBaseT wall-plate transmitter and presentation switcher with one HDMI and one display port input — aimed at conference rooms, huddle spaces, classrooms and meeting rooms.

The KD-X2x1WDTx has two native Rx integration options. For point-to-point extension KD-X2x1WDTx can be received by KD-X40MRx black box HDBaseT Rx. For larger video systems requiring additional source connectivity KD-X21WDTx may be integrated with KD-PS42 to create a complete presentation switcher solution that includes the wall-plate interface, three additional HDMI inputs, audio de-embedding, CEC control of the connected monitor/projector, mirrored HDBaseT plus HDMI output and is controllable by Key Digital’s free iOS app.

KD-X2x1WDTx is HDCP 2.2 compliant and supports 4K/UHD 24/25/30/60 (4:4:4) resolutions with up to 18Gbps bandwidth. 4K/UHD signals are extended up to 40 meters / 131 feet and 1080p up to 70 meters / 230 feet via single Cat5e/6 cable. In addition to AV signals, KD-X2x1WDTx extends IR and RS232 for controlling remotely located equipment. The wall-plate unit fits in a standard US dual-gang box and is powered by the Rx unit or Presentation Switcher for convenient installation.

KD-X2x1WDTx supports all SD, HD, VESA (VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA, UXGA) and Ultra HD/4K up to 4096×2160 or 3840×2160 24/25/30/60hz at 4:4:4 (signals up to 18 Gbps bandwidth).

The KD-X2x1WDTx is fully licensed and compatible with HDCP 2.2. This wall-plate is HDR10 (High Dynamic Range) and Dolby Vision capable allowing for pristine image quality through a greater range of luminance levels. Deep Color is supported with ranges up to UHD/4K 30Hz 4:4:4/12 bits or 60Hz 4:4:4/8 bit. Supported lossless compressed digital audio formats include Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio.

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The KD-X2x1WDTx uses advanced EDID controls, and comes with a built-in internal library with 15 EDID handshakes including 4K with HDR in addition to native EDID data copied from the output/display. Key Digital’s proprietary Full Buffer System manages TMDS re-clocking / signal re-generation, HDCP authentication to source and display, EDID control handshake and Hot Plug Detection Voltage.

The KD-X2x1WDTx is controllable by all RS-232 supported control systems via open API including Compass Control Pro and third-party control systems. All the specs are here.