Calibre to launch 4K presentation scaler-switcher at InfoComm 2015

Calibre is to launch what it is calling the world’s fastest HQUltra single-channel 4K presentation scaler-switcher at InfoComm 2015.

The Calibre HQUltra range of 4K scaler-switchers incorporate in-house developed virtual-ASIC video processing technology.

Under the Calibre-Kramer 'Powered by Calibre' partnership?, the HQView625 scaler-switcher is also available as Kramer VP-796. The global launch will take place at the Kramer Electronics Booth (3443) at InfoComm later this month.

"HQUltra is the result of a near four-year research and development program by Calibre to develop a whole new type of video scaling technology. It is aimed at filling the void left by the demise of technologies from silicon vendors such as Silicon Optix HQV and Gennum VXP," says Tim Brooksbank, chairman, Calibre.
Whilst competing technologies can switch in 2 or 3 seconds, HQUltra can switch between input channels in 0.25 seconds, even with different input resolutions and formats and between different HDMI/HDCP inputs.
Proprietary scaling algorithms in HQUltra scale in a different way from competitor products and are able to produce HD virtual 4K images from HD content.  This is done without ugly scaling artifacts and with very low latency - critical for pro-av applications and not achievable with many competitor 4K scaling solutions, using Calibre's in-house developed HQUltra scaling algorithm.

The HQView625/Kramer VP-796 switches between any input channel with any input format or resolution. It supports 4K and has eight video inputs, including HDMI, Display Port, HDBaseT, VGA, Composite and DVI-U. Three identical outputs include: HDBaseT and two HDMI 2.0 outputs. Legacy formats are supported.

The more powerful HQView770/Kramer VP-798 includes pixel-accurate extreme downscaling for LED videowalls. As part of the HQUltra range, HQView770 includes a LED-optimised scaling algorithm developed in-house by Calibre also as part of its HQUltra advanced scaling algorithm. Optimum performance features include advanced image warp and blend capabilities. 10 video inputs and four identical video outputs include HDMI 2.0, HDBaseT and 3G HD-SDI.