Key Digital Launches Second-Generation KD-Pro4x1X-2 HDMI Switcher


Key Digital launched the second-generation KD-Pro4x1X-2: a 4×1 UHD/4K/18G HDMI switcher with 4×1 auto switching, audio de-embedding and a “plethora” of control options.

In addition to auto-switching that, when enabled, automatically selects a newly detected source or switches away from a newly disconnected source, Key Digital says the KD-Pro4x1X-2 offers front-panel-button, IR, RS-232, TCP/IP and trigger voltage control, and features status-monitoring LEDs.

iOS Key Digital App is the end user system control, which scans and auto-detects the KD-Pro4x1X-2 (along with any other app-ready Key Digital hardware sharing the network) for a population of pre-built GUI control screens. The KD-Pro4x1X-2 also offers integrated web UI control from any browser on any networked device for a complete control solution that includes AV switching via IP, KD-Amp220 audio with microphone mix via RS-232 and KD-CamUSB PTZ webcam control via RS-232. CEC control is passed through from the selected HDMI source to the connected display.

To feed amplifiers, DSP processors and sound bars, the KD-Pro4x1X-2 delivers audio de-embedding in both analog (two-channel on a 1/8-inch [3.5mm] jack and balanced/unbalanced outputs on a six-pin terminal block with support for sampling rates up to 192 kHz) and digital (optical and SPDIF with surround audio support including DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Atmos at sampling rates and channel counts up to 96 kHz/7.1).

Key Digital says the KD-Pro4x1X-2 supports all SD, HD, VESA and Ultra HD/4K video standards with resolutions up to 4096×2160 or 3840×2160 @ 24/25/30/60hz (4:4:4). Support also includes Dolby Vision, HDR10, fully licensed HDCP 2.2 compatibility, deep color support up to UHD/4K 30Hz (4:4:4) 12 bits or 60Hz (4:4:4) 8 bits and a full buffer system that manages TMDS re-clocking/signal re-generation, HDCP authentication to source and display and EDID Control handshake. EDID management utilizes an internal handshake library in addition to native EDID data copied from the output/display.

See related  Key Digital Debuts New BYOD, BYOM Wireless Presentation Gateway

The KD-Pro4x1X-2 is in stock at $519. Here are all the specs: