Simplicity with sophistication: Key Digital

New York, New York, Jan. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Simplicity and Sophistication: Key Digital Wallplate/Desktop Switching/Expanding Solutions

— Key Digital’s complete line of user-friendly wall-mounted or desktop 4K switch/extender solutions cover the full range of input options and offer extensive control capabilities and programming-free installation —

MOUNT VERNON, NY, January 24, 2022 – Addressing the need for convenient at-source AV switching in boardroom, boardroom, event space, conference room, and training room applications, the Key Digital’s family of presentation solutions includes a range of three-, two- and single-gang wallplate/desktop enclosure mount switches/transmitters. These products offer a flexible range of input options, local and remote control, CEC display control and signal extension via HDBaseT and proprietary UHDoTP technology. Installation requires no programming (saving valuable time in the field) and operation is user-friendly for the entire line.

At the top of the range is the KD-X4x1WUTx, a 4×1 4K/18G wall plate switcher with dual HDMI, Display Port and USB-C inputs on the front panel. The KD-X4x1WUTx supports Ultra HD/4K up to 4096×2160 at 4:4:4 (signals up to 18 Gbps bandwidth) for uncompromising video performance. Its HDBaseT output integrates natively with Key Digital’s KD-X100MRx black box HDBaseT receiver or KD-UPS52U presentation switcher, which will provide the Power over HDBaseT (PoH) switch/extender – this means that the only connection to the rear panel required is an RJ45 socket paired with a single CAT5e/6 Ethernet cable for power, signals and IP control. The HDBaseT output can drive 100 meters of cable at full resolution.

The KD-X4x1WUTx fits into a standard three-gang enclosure for wall, podium or tabletop AV box mounting. Inputs can be manually switched with the front panel buttons and, with auto-sensing enabled, the KD-4x1WUTx automatically switches to a newly connected source or away from a disconnected source.

The KD-X4x1WUTx is not just a mixer. The front panel further features software codec compatible USB host and device ports to create a connectivity hub for USB cameras and mics, audio DSP and keyboard/mouse/touchscreen extension. Connected computers interface with extended peripherals through USB Host and Device ports on compatible receivers or through Device ports on the KD-UPS52U Presentation Switch.

The KD-X4x1WUTx further simplifies system operation by including centralized control of displays and projectors – power, volume and mute – through CEC control integration (no additional cabling required) and via the KD free app. The KD app will scan the network and automatically populate predefined GUIs for managing connected devices – not just projectors and displays, but all KD app-ready Key Digital devices sharing the network. Complete configurations can be made without any programming using the free Key Digital Management Software™ Pro application for Windows computers.

The KD-X4x1WUTx additionally handles a host of protocols and interfaces, including fully licensed HDCP 2.2, TMDS retiming and signal regeneration, EDID handshake and management, RS-232 and TCP bi-directional control. /IP and IR remote sensing (including compatibility with third-party control systems from Compass Control® Pro, AMX®, Crestron®, KNX®, RTI®, Savant, URC®, etc. via Open API). Surround audio formats are supported with de-embedding of two-channel analog signals on the KD-X100MRx receiver.

The complete line of wallplate switchers includes additional models with identical video resolution capabilities, but configured for different sets of input formats. For installations where both VGA and analog audio input is required, the three-gang KD-X3x1WUTx offers HDMI, Display Port and VGA as well as external audio inputs with additional ARC/eARC audio return support. The KD-X3x1WUTx also features all of the control options found on the KD-X4x1WUTx. Additional wall plate switch/transmitter options are the KD-X2x1WVTx (HDMI plus VGA with analog audio inputs) and KD-X2x1WDTx (HDMI plus Display Port) two-gang wall plate switch, both units offering control expansion RS-232 and IR remote sensing and HDBaseT extension up to 40 meters at full resolution.

The latest wall switch in the family has been developed in response to user requests for a single box solution, particularly useful in installations where only a single box is available in an existing infrastructure. Key Digital’s KD-EXWPSTx offers HDMI and USB-C inputs, selectable by push button, auto switch or USB. The KD-EXWPSTx integrates natively and is powered by the KD-EX18GRx receiver sold separately (other compatible receivers are under development). The switch/transmitter provides signal extension beyond 35 meters at 18G, as well as a pass-thru mode for uncompressed 10.2 Gbps signal extension, using the proprietary UHDoTP (Ultra High Definition over Twisted Pair) by Key Digital.

The video resolution and control feature set of the KD-EXWPSTx system is similar to the rest of the Key Digital family of wall/desktop switches/transmitters, including control via TCP/IP, bi-directional RS-232, IR, USB and Key Digital’s Management Pro software, plus HDCP 2.2, HDR10 and EDID compatibility and management capability, with support for DTS and Dolby surround audio up to and including 6.1 streams. The KD-EXWPSTx adds 4K to 1080p downscaling to the Ultra HD/4K video capabilities of the switcher line.

Key Digital’s cost-effective, high-performance range of wall-mounted selectors/transmitters and associated presentation receivers/switches are immediately available and shipped from stock.

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Picture file 1: KD-X4x1WUTx.jpg

Photo Caption 1: Key Digital’s KD-X4x1WUTx is the flagship of its range of wall plate/desktop mounted switch/extenders. The solution family includes 4K/18G video and a host of input options and control capabilities, as well as programming-free installation and ease of use.

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Caption for photo 2: The KD-EXWPSTx, the latest addition to Key Digital’s family of wall plate/desktop mount switch/extenders, was developed in response to customer requests for a single gang enclosure solution.

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Caption for Photo 3: Key Digital’s HDBaseT compatible switching/extender transmitters can interface with and be powered by receivers such as the KD-X100Rx or, when greater interface and input options are required , the KD-UPS52U presentation switch.

About Key Digital:

Led by digital television innovator Mike Tsinberg, Key Digital® is an award-winning lnfoComm, CEDIA, CES and NAHB manufacturer of professional distributed video equipment and control system. Since 1999, Key Digital has led the ever-changing AV industry by designing products that deliver industry-leading quality, performance, and reliability for applications in business, bar and restaurant, digital signage, education, of government and place of worship.

Key Digital products are designed and manufactured in-house in Mount Vernon, NY. Superior quality, ease of installation and versatility are the result of arduous research, development and testing. The unrivaled expertise and knowledge has created a unique hardware-software suite solution ideal for consultants, designers and installation companies in the AV industry. Key Digital® is known for providing best in class products based on quality, performance and reliability.

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