Hall Research introduces 4K Video and USB over IP

Hall Research

Hall Research has released its Versa-4K system, designed to extend and switch multiple 4K HDMI video and USB data to receivers using Gigabit network switches.

The Versa-4K system allows for bidirectional IR, RS-232 and auxiliary audio to be extended, with a videowall mode being available to expand video over multiple displays, video rotation and flipping as well as IR, CEC and serial over IP for control.

 Automatic KVM switching is offered, with Telnet and web GUI control with USB device class filtering and PoE support.

The sender/encoder accepts any HDMI resolution including 4K, 60 Hz 4:4:4 with HDCP 2.2 and includes an HDMI video loop output together with extracted HDMI audio.

The receiver/decoder includes an HDMI output with extracted HDMI audio, bidirectional IR, RS-232 and four USB ports comprised of two USB1.1 ports for use with a keyboard and mouse, able to be auto-switched based on user activity alongside two USB 2.0 ports that support touch screens, memory devices and other USB functions.

Both the sender and receiver provide a front panel character-LCD that can be used to configure parameters such as IP settings, video multicast channel selection and assignment of device names.

The receivers also include an IR remote controller that can be used to switch the video multicast channel.

A Cat6 cable can be connected with up to 120 meters between the two ends, with each Versa-4K including a power supply adapter, which is not required if PoE is provided by the network.

Free PC GUI is also available with features for setup, configuration and control of the system.