Gefen Ships 4K DisplayPort KVM Over IP Receiver

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Nortek Security & Control (NSC) today announced that its Gefen brand is now shipping the 4K DisplayPort KVM Over IP Receiver unit (the EXT-DPKA-LANS-RX). The EXT-DPKA-LANS-RX features an output resolution of 4K 30 Hz 4:4:4. HDCP 2.2 and 1.4 are also supported. USB, RS232 two-way IR and audio can be routed independently between any sender and receiver unit, allowing end-users to control any […]

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WyreStorm Adds 3×1 HDMI/VGA/DisplayPort Switcher for Small Rooms

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WyreStorm just launched the new EX-SW-0301-H2 HDBaseT switching extender. The latest addition to its expanded presentation switcher line, the 0301-H2 addresses the increased demand for cost-efficient presentation solutions for small meeting rooms and huddle spaces in corporate and education sectors. Designed as a solution for any meeting or huddle space requiring multi-participant presentation and collaboration, […]

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VESA Readies 8K Resolution Ecosystem With DP8K Certified DisplayPort Cables Certification

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced that DP8K Certified DisplayPort cables — native DisplayPort cables that are guaranteed to support DisplayPort High Bit Rate 3 (HBR3) — are now available in the marketplace. HBR3 is the highest bit rate (8.1 Gbps per lane) supported by DisplayPort standard version 1.4 and provides the speed required to drive 8K video […]

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Atlona Ships New BYOD Solution in AT-UHD-SW-510W Switcher

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Atlona is now shipping the AT-UHD-SW-510W 5×1 universal switcher with wireless presentation capabilities. Aimed at the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement in corporate, educational and other commercial AV environments, the SW-510W claims to simplify system design, integration, and operation by supporting both wired and wireless AV connectivity in a single, compact unit. For local wired sources, the new switcher features one DisplayPort and two HDMI […]

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DVIGear Launches 4K HyperLight DisplayPort Cables

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DVIGear has introduced its HyperLight Series – Active Optical Cables (AOC) for 4K resolution applications. These cables support the extension of DisplayPort 1.4 signals with aggregate data rates up to 32.4 Gbps. (HBR3) and are HDCP 1.4 / 2.2 compliant. They support resolutions up to 8K / 30Hz (4:4:4) for cable lengths up to 50 meters (164 feet) and 4K / 60Hz […]

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Sonnet Announces Mac- and Windows-Compatible Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter

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Sonnet Technologies today announced the latest addition to its expanding Thunderbolt 3 product line, the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter. The bus-powered device enables users to connect up to two 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) DisplayPort (DP) monitors or one 5K DP monitor to a single Thunderbolt 3 port on their computers. For many users of thin and light […]

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TechLogix Debuts TLXpress AV-Over-IP System

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The TechLogix TLXpress system combines AV-over-IP encoders and decoders with a software-based control system, of sorts.  The TLXpress system uses Aptovision technology to transmit 4K@60 4:4:4 HDMI up to 300 meter (1,000 feet) over fiber optic cabling using a 10G network. Multiple encoders and decoders can be blended into an any-input-to-any-output system using TechLogix TLXpress software. Setup is interesting […]

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Are HDMI, LLC and MPEG LA, LLC Part of the Digital Mafia?

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I was talking to one of my oldest industry friends at ISE this week here in Amsterdam and he told me how he’d be “shaken-down” by the MPEG LA (the licensing people for DisplayPort). Basically, some two years after he’d been selling products with DisplayPort ports, he was called, out of the blue, by the MPEG LA […]

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VESA Launches Full Compliance Test Spec for USB Type-C Devices Using DisplayPort Alt Mode

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced the completion of its compliance test specification (CTS) for products incorporating the USB Type-C connector and the DisplayPort Alternate Mode (“Alt Mode”) standard. The new CTS documents allow VESA members to have their products compliance tested through VESA’s Authorized Test Centers (ATCs) worldwide, or by completing self-testing […]

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VESA Develops Early Certification Program for USB Type-C Devices Using DisplayPort Alt Mode

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has announced the official launch of its early certification test program for products incorporating the new USB Type-C connector and the DisplayPort Alternate Mode (“Alt Mode”) standard. Using the DisplayPort Alt Mode standard, a USB Type-C connector and cable can deliver full DisplayPort audio/video performance (driving monitor resolutions of […]

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VESA Publishes DisplayPort Standard Version 1.4, Now USB Type-C and Thunderbolt Compatible

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced it has published version 1.4 of the DisplayPort (DP) audio/video standard. The first major update to DisplayPort since version 1.3 was released in September 2014, DP 1.4 is also the first DP standard to take advantage of VESA’s Display Stream Compression (DSC) technology. DSC version 1.2 transport […]

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KanexPro Intros 4K Video Tiler and Scaler

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KanexPro announced the HDBT- VTSC72-4K, a video tiler and presentation scaler switcher engineered to upscale and present up to four HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA to 4K. The KanexPro HDBT- VTSC72-4K is a seven-input, two-mirrored, both HDMI and HDBaseT, Video Tiler and Presentation Switcher Scaler with four HDMI, two DisplayPort and one VGA inputs with mirrored […]

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VESA Updates Display Stream Compression Standard

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced it has released version 1.2 of the Display Stream Compression (DSC) Standard. An extension to the feature set offered in version 1.1, DSC v1.2 was developed to support a wider range of display applications — in particular, externally connected displays such as PC monitors and televisions. A […]

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Extron Ships DTP 4K Switchers for DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA with Audio Embedding

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Extron has started to ship its DTP T DSW 4K Series of three input switchers for sending DisplayPort, HDMI or VGA, audio, and control over a shielded CATx cable to Extron DTP-enabled products. The transmitters extend signals up to 230 feet (70 meters) or 330 feet (100 meters). They provide DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA inputs, […]

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Extron Ships DTP 4K Transmitters for DisplayPort and HDMI with Audio Embedding

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Extron has started shipping the DTP T DWP 4K D series of two input Decora-style transmitters for sending DisplayPort or HDMI, audio and control over a shielded CATx cable to Extron DTP-enabled products. The DTP T DWP 4K 232 D extends signals up to 230 feet (70 meters), while the DTP T DWP 4K 332 D extends signals up […]

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Datapath Launches the VisionSC-DP2 Dual Channel DisplayPort, 4K/60 Capture Card

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Datapath launched of the VisionSC-DP2 — the first video capture card in the new VisionSC range and the worlds first DisplayPort 1.2 capture card supporting full 4K at 60 fps. The VisionSC-DP2 offers users the ability to simultaneously capture two channels of DisplayPort 1.2. Each channel can capture video and audio up to 4096x2160p at […]

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Atlona Debuts Eight-Input, Two-Output 4K Matrix

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Atlona wants its new AT-UHD-CLSO-824 to be used as the centerpiece of complex AV systems. The AT-UHD-CLSO-824 is an eight-input, two output, 4K/UHD@60 Hz with 4:2:0 color switcher with mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT outputs. It’s the latest addition in the company’s CLSO series of multi-format matrix switchers designed for commercial and education use, the CLSO-824 […]

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Product Review: StarTech.com MDP2HDVGA 2-in-1 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI or VGA adapter

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StarTech.com has debuted a new 2-in-1 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI or VGA adapter, which enables users to connect their Mini DisplayPort-equipped laptops to either an HDMI or VGA display, eliminating the need to carry multiple Mini DisplayPort adapters. While corresponding with StarTech.com’s PR person, I thought this sounded awfully familiar. Last fall I had already […]

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NEC Intros 84” 4K Commercial Display

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NEC Display just introduced the X841UHD, an 84-inch ultra-high-definition (UHD) commercial-grade monitor with a 3640×2160 native resolution at 60 Hz through the DisplayPort connection. Designed for videoconferencing and command and control centers (but certainly capable of a meeting room or digital signage applications), the X841UHD can display up to four simultaneous images with its Multi-Picture […]

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Product Review: StarTech.com 3-in1 Thunderbolt Adapter

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Right up front I’m going to admit that I have a soft spot for widgets and dongles. I blame it on my borderline-obsessive fascination with troubleshooting and problem-solving. If there’s a problem, there needs to be a solution. This is where various widgets and adapters come into play, specifically adapters. StarTech.com’s new 3-in-1 Adapter lets […]

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DVIGear Launches DisplayPort Cables Supporting 4K / 60Hz

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DVIGear’s new line of High Resolution DisplayPort Copper Cables transport DisplayPort signals with bit rates up to 21.6 Gbps. over cable lengths of up to 15 meters (approximately 50 feet). These cables support uncompressed DisplayPort resolutions up to 4096×2160 / 60 Hz. Long distance transport of high resolution DisplayPort signals over copper cables must overcome […]

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Extron Introduces DisplayPort to HDMI Scaler with Audio De-Embedding

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Extron has launched the DSC DP-HD A, an HDCP-compliant scaler that converts DisplayPort signals to HDMI. It accepts DisplayPort video at resolutions up to 2560×1600, and offers high performance scaling with multiple output rates up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 and 2K. The DSC DP-HD A features advanced Extron video signal processing with 1080i deinterlacing […]

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Barco Adds Compact and High-Res Projectors for Attractions, Data Visualization and Collaboration

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Barco has expanded its single-chip DLP projector line-up to now include familiar F50 Panorama but added WUXGA and Full HD models aimed at exhibitions and high-end visitor attractions to corporate collaboration suites, 24/7 control rooms and big data analytics labs. The new F50 range offers a unique high resolution and active 3D stereo at higher […]

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Extron Now Shipping HDCP-Compliant Annotator with DTP Extension

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Extron is shipping the Annotator 300, a hardware-based annotation processor that allows a presenter to draw, point, or type over live presentations using a touch display, graphics tablet or a keyboard and mouse. The HDCP-compliant Annotator 300 includes HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, a universal analog video input and three simultaneous outputs including two HDMI and […]

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Sharp Launches 4K Multi-Touch LCD

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Sharp’s new PN-K322B is a commercial-grade 32″ 4K resolution (3,840×2,160 pixels) LCD monitor using its IGZO technology, the company’s first 4K res monitor using multi-touch technology. Sharp’s IGZO technology is an energy-efficient LCD that enables smaller-sized pixels; the company has a dedicated microsite that explains the technology here. Brightness is spec’d at 300 cd/m2. Inputs […]

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Extron Shipping Next Generation Fiber Optic DisplayPort Extender for Signals up to 2560×1600

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Extron is now shipping its FOX II DP, a transmitter and receiver set for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant DisplayPort video, multi-channel audio, RS232 control and IR control signals over fiber optic cabling. The FOX II DP brings support for higher resolutions up to 2560×1600, multi-channel audio, an audio return channel and IR support to […]

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Extron Adds DisplayPort to TeamWork Systems

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Extron has two new DisplayPort SM “Show Me” Cables for the company’s popular TeamWork Collaboration System. The cables, available with full-size or mini DisplayPort input connectors, actively convert DisplayPort signals to HDMI for use with TeamWork-compatible digital switchers. The cables meet Section 508 accessibility standards and are certified for use with Extron Cable Cubby enclosures. […]

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