DVIGear showcases updated DisplayNet and HyperLight ranges at ISE 2020
DVIGear highlighted its DN-225 series DisplayNet and an expanded range of HyperLight active optical cables at ISE 2020, with the new DisplayNet products supporting resolutions of up to 4K/60p (4:4:4) with 8-bit colour or 4K/60p (4:2:2) with 10 or 12-bit colour, including an extension distance of up to 100m with copper and up to 30km with single-mode fibre.
DisplayNet allows for multi-layer signal routing, with audio, video and control signals able to be routed independently to any combination of receivers. This allows for any configuration of transmitters and receivers, with scalable expansion possibilities.
The DN-200 series allows for fast switching, advanced video wall processing and a customisable MultiViewer engine. New releases, the DN-225 transmitters and receivers, offer both fibre and copper connectivity in the same fanless form-factor as DN-200 series devices.
The DN-150 series is available in copper or fibre models, with the units providing extension distances of up to 100 metres over CAT6A and up to 30km with single-mode fibre.
The DN-150 also supports resolutions of up to 4K/60p (4:4:4) with 8-bit colour or 4K/60p (4:2:2) with up to 12-bit colour.
The DN-150-TX Quad HDMI input module for the Netgear M4300-96X network switch was also shown, delivering the equivalent of four DN-150 transmitter units.
Improvements to the DisplayNet Manager web-based user interface for system set up and installation were demonstrated, including a set of API commands that allow third party controllers to manage all aspects of the system.
DVIGear also brought its IP showcase back to ISE, allowing particpants to drive a simulated HyperCar using DisplayNet for AV and USB extension as part of a demonstration of DisplayNet’s support for full 4K/60 resolution with full USB 2.0 extension, zero-frame latency and zero-artefact image quality.
HyperLight active optical cables
HyperLight active optical cables were demonstrated in a showcase, highlighting new models in the updated range.
A live demonstration of 8K/60 DisplayPort signal extension took place, with the HyperLight active extenders being shown to be capable of lengths up to 100 metres without external wiring, mid-cable powered extension or fibre termination required.
All HyperLight cable models are plenum rated (UL CMP-OF – File E471410), constructed using a hybrid design of Polyfluorinated optical fibre and copper wires with a two millimetres minimum bed radius.
HyperLight docking connectors can also be detached, allowing the cables to be installed in narrow conduits and plenum spaces.
The optical video transmission path of the cables provides a low RFI/EMI profile that allows HyperLight cables to be installed in applications with stringent security requirements.
HyperLight cables are available in DVI, HDMI (4K/60) and DisplayPort 1.4 varieties, with DVIGear introducing a prototype for an 8K-capable HyperLight HDMI cable at the show.