10.08.15

IHSE launches 4K/60 KVM extender

IHSE has introduced the Draco ultra DP, its first 4K DisplayPort KVM extender with a 60-Hz refresh rate in full colour depth.

The Draco ultra DP is the first KVM extender to use the Lightweight Image Coding technology (LICI) and has been developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits.

The LICI codec lays the foundation for a future series of KVM extenders that will enable the transmission of high resolution video streams within the available infrastructure and bandwidth capacity at very low latency, without sacrificing either image quality or dynamic range.

The Draco ultra DP extender allows the operation of CPUs from a remotely located workstation including DisplayPort monitor, keyboard and pointing device over a pair of fiber cables.

Transfer of fully-digital video is supported in 4K resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 and 3840 x 2160 at a real 60-Hz refresh rate and full color depth (24 bit, 4:4:4). The KVM extender also supports audio transmission via the DisplayPort interface. This eliminates the need for additional audio modules, enabling playback of the audio signal on monitors with integrated loudspeakers. Integration of optional Draco vario upgrade modules for digital audio input and output as well as data signals, such as USB 2.0 and RS232 is also possible. The upcoming Draco ultra extender series allows the individual combination with other video interfaces, such as HDMI, DVI and Dual Link at the workstation and source end.