Key Digital Announces KD-XPS22U 4K 18G Smart Extender Kit

Key Digital KD XPS22U 4K 18G Smart Extender KitKey Digital announced the availability of the new KD-XPS22U 4K 18G Smart Extender Kit product bundle. For installations where a display or projector is distanced from HDMI sources, the KD-XPS22U offers signal extension along with full-featured system control by bundling together the KD-PS22UTx Switcher and Transmitter (with integral HDBaseT signal transmission capabilities) and the KD-X100MRx Receiver. The KD-XPS22U is suited for applications in conference, training and lecture rooms, huddle spaces and home theaters.

HDBaseT provides the bandwidth for delivery of uncompressed 10.2Gbps signals, which the KD-XPS22U extends with visually lossless compression by way of its 18G enabling technology to UHD signals up to 4096×2160. Key Digital’s soft-codec and KVM enabling system leverages HDBaseT’s bidirectional capabilities to create a connectivity hub for professional USB cameras and microphones, audio DSP, keyboard, mouse or touch-screen display. Displays and projectors can be controlled directly by way of IR and RS-232 extension or via CEC control of power and volume via the KD App or KDMS Pro software. eARC is supported for HDMI and optical audio with audio de-embedding. Either unit can be powered by its partner Tx/Rx.

The KD-XPS22U supports an expansive list of content standards, including the HDCP 2.2 anti-piracy protocol, the HDR10 standard for high dynamic-range video and EDID management for display recognition. It also offers deep color support up to UHD/4K 30Hz 4:4:4/12-bit or 60Hz 4:4:4/8-bit and has a full buffer system to manage HDCP authentication, EDID control handshakes and TMDS re-clocking / signal re-generation for serial data optimization.

The KD-XPS22U 4K 18G Smart Extender Kit is shipping from stock at $1,399.