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Key Digital Prepares for their Most Anticipated Product Showcase to Date at ISE 2018

MOUNT VERNON, NY – Key Digital, Inc. – January 2, 2018 – Key Digital, the leaders in digital video and control systems, extend an exclusive invitation to Booth 1-M60 at the RAI Exhibition Center in Amsterdam, NL for ISE 2018.

“Engineers at Key Digital are excited to begin 2018 with their strongest and most feature-packed product releases to-date with focus on corporate, bar & restaurant, digital signage, education, government, and house of worship applications,” said Jonathon Ferry, National Training Manager for Key Digital.

Spotlighted at ISE this year will be the KD-IP922 – Key Digital’s expansive solutions for AV over IP in digital signage, the KD-PRO8x8D HDMI plus HDBaseT matrix with output audio and ARC DSP, updates to the popular KD-MLV4x2PRO multiview presentation switcher, UHD/4K and 18Gbps HDBaseT Extenders KD-X444S/X444L and KD-SX440WP, the KD-MAX8x8 audio matrix with output DSP, the KD-AMP220 compact digital audio amplifier, and KD-PROG 18Gbps HDMI CABLES with industry leading lengths up to 75’.
Visitors can stop by the booth to discuss these products and more, as well as Key Digital’s game-changing solutions for commercial applications.
Key Digital is unveiling a new Enterprise AV system offering an unparalleled feature set. Key Digital will have product displays of the new KD-IP922 system UHD / 4K encoder and decoder designed with video wall builder, KVM, and simple expansion method beyond 48 port network switch. The KD-IP922 supports up to 10 vertical and 10 horizontal displays for an impressive maximum of a 100 panel video wall. The video wall configuration can be adjusted via the Key Digital App, universal management software, or can be programmed in the professional control system Compass Control Pro.
The KD-Pro8x8D high performance Matrix Switcher with output audio and ARC DSP features six standard-range and two long-range HDBaseT receivers. This versatile matrix switcher is compliant with HDCP2.2 standards, enabling distribution of encrypted content from popular playback devices like high resolution data, 4K set top boxes, UHD Blu-ray disc players, and 4K streaming players. This Key Digital device also includes the ability to support Ultra HD/4K: Video resolution of 4096 x 2160/24 and is supported for UHD capable TVs.
The KD-MLV4x2PRO provides Multiview functionality and seamless switching. This allows installers and users to give any large panel or screen video wall functionality. In full screen mode the screen will display any of the six (four HDMI and two VGA) video sources, in quadrant mode this view is all four video sources in equally sized-quadrants, and in multiview mode the option is to choose a primary video source on the top, bottom, left, or right of the screen while still viewing the additional three sources. In addition to multiview picture-in-picture functionality, KD-MLV4x2PRO is also a seamless switcher with uninterrupted screen transitions during source selections, making it ideal for conferencing and presentation applications where slow video sync time on the room’s projector can lead to user frustration. The KD-MLV4x2PRO offers maximized processing capabilities needed for the most technical applications including the ability to make custom screen layouts with layering and transparency features. A wide array of control options include IR, RS-232, TCP/IP via open API, and web control interface, in addition to Key Digital’s control system Compass Control Pro which has the most native interface for the product.
18 Gbps extender sets KD-X444S and KD-X444L mark Key Digital’s first offering with full bandwidth support for HDMI 2.0A video specifications. KD-X444S extends 18 Gbps digital video with audio formats up to Dolby/DTS HD and IR/RS-232 control signals up to 70 meters. KD-X444L extends UHD/4K 18 Gbps signals an impressive 100 meters and also boasts long-range mode which extend 1080p up to 150 meters.
KD-SX440WP enables audio visual contractors to deliver a simplistic all-in-one presentation switcher, scaler, and extender set for their corporate and educational clients. The transmit unit is a wall plate with HDMI and VGA plus audio inputs ideal for mounting on wall or in table pockets. End-users will have no trouble with their new technology as KD-SX440WP offers auto-switching and analog video scaling to ensure the presentation is a success.
KD-MAX8x8 features analog and digital connections per input and output. This matrix switcher enables analog-to-digital or digital-to-analog conversion of signals, or can operate as two independent audio matrixes (one digital and one analog). Analog audio inputs are connected on balanced/unbalanced six pin phoenix terminal blocks, accommodating input signals from audio sources such as set top boxes and music players and professional audio sources. Digital audio sources are input on a PCM coaxial RCA connection that supports surround formats up to Dolby and DTS 5.1. Key Digital’s engineers have analyzed the core requirements for non-mixed audio systems such as bar and restaurant and residential distributed audio. Each output of KD-MAX8x8 handles all pre-amp functionality, enabling integrators to connect directly into simple amplifiers. Any of the connected audio sources may be selected on any output and apply variable signal processing levels for volume, bass, mid, treble, balance, and lip sync.
Key Digital’s is pushing further into full systems integration with their first amplifier KD-AMP220. Built for small commercial or residential applications, KD-AMP220 has the power for classrooms and conference rooms and supports direct microphone input and volume control with the ability to provide phantom power.
With increased demand for UHD/4K content in distributed video applications, releasing traditional HDMI cabling that supports bandwidths up to 18 Gbps is absolutely critical. Installations using KD-PROG cables with Key Digital’s exclusive Booster Tech technology are the only copper-based solution for ensuring reliably in the field. The current HDMI standards have made bandwidth a more important requirement than ever before, and Key Digital is now the only manufacturer to deliver full-circle system integrity.

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