Key Digital has announced a new product bundle: the KD-XPS22U 4K 18G Smart Extender Kit, aimed at long-distance installs. The KD-XPS22U delivers signal extension along with system control by bundling together the KD-PS22UTx 2×1 HDMI Switcher/Transmitter (with HDBaseT) and the KD-X100MRx Receiver. Either unit can be powered from its partner Tx/Rx. It’s aimed at conference rooms, training and lecture rooms, huddle spaces and even in home theaters.
HDBaseT provides the bandwidth for delivery of uncompressed 10.2Gbps signals, which the KD-XPS22U extends with compression of 18G to UHD signals up to 4096×2160. Key Digital’s soft-codec and KVM enabling system leverages HDBaseT’s bidirectionality to create a connectivity hub for USB cameras and microphones, audio DSP, keyboard, mouse or touchscreen displays. Displays and projectors can be controlled directly by way of IR and RS-232 extension, via CEC control of power and volume or via free software, the KD App for iOS or the KDMS Pro software for Windows. eARC is supported for HDMI and optical audio, with audio de-embedding.