Key Digital just announced the KD-XPS22U, a 4K, 18G HDBaseT Extender Kit (the KD-PS22UTx Switcher/Transmitter and the KD-X100MRx Receiver) aimed at conference rooms, 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 bidirectionality to create a connectivity hub for professional USB cameras and microphones, audio DSP, keyboard, mouse or touchscreen 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 from its partner Tx/Rx, increasing flexibility of where the units may be located.
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 and it’s $1399.