Key Digital Releases New Power-Over-Cat Auto-Switching Transmitter, Receiver Kit

key digital single gang wall box switcher

Key Digital has updated its single-gang wall box switcher-extender/transmitter solution with the introduction of the KD-XWPS 4K UHD, power-over-Cat, HDMI/USB-C auto-switching switcher/transmitter plus receiver kit. The enhanced KD-EXWPSTx-2 single-gang wall- or desktop-box-mounted switcher/transmitter can extend a 4K/18G signal up to 50 meters / 164 feet, along with relaying IR remote signals captured by the integrated IR sensor for retransmitting via the KD-X444SPRx receiver to control remotely located displays and other equipment. A single front panel button allows KD-XWPS users to select between the switchers’ front panel HDMI and USB-C inputs. Or, when auto-switching is enabled, newly detected sources are automatically selected, and newly disconnected sources are switched away from.

The KD-XWPS kit handles a host of protocols and interfaces, including fully licensed HDCP 2.2, 18 Gbps bandwidth support, TMDS re-clocking and signal regeneration, EDID handshake and management, and deep color support up to 4K/UHD 30Hz 4:4:4/12 bit or 60Hz 4:2:2/12 bit, with support for DTS and Dolby surround audio up to and including 6.1 streams.

The KD-XWPS kit is $425 (USD) and is all here: