InfoComm 2015: Thinklogical Adds New Features to TLX Series Matrix Switches, Extenders

Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of signal extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, is introducing KVM features to its new TLX Series matrix switches and extenders at InfoComm 2015, June 1719, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla, in booth 3479.

image003According to Thinklogical, TLX is the first and only solution available in the market today that can extend and switch computer peripherals and uncompressed 4K video at full 4096 x 2160 resolution and 4:4:4 color depth at 60Hz using only two CATx cables or three fibers. TLX offers customers industry-leading 10Gbps performance and a flexible and efficient hybrid architecture, reducing the cost and infrastructure required to manage content created in the 4K standard without compromising quality or performance.

The Thinklogical booth at InfoComm will showcase live demonstrations of TLX KVM and 4K@60Hz video signal management featuring the TLX640 matrix switch, the a high-capacity and flexible matrix, and the company’s DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 extenders. Thinklogical offers an connector on its TLX extenders that can receive both HDMI and DisplayPort cables on the same extender, reducing the number of extenders needed, and eliminating the requirement for an external adapter or dongle to convert from DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI.

Other booth demonstrations include KVM and video extension over long distances with redundant fiber paths for increased uptime and reliability, and Secure Restricted Switching, which showcases Thinklogical’s unique and accredited ability to manage multiple classifications of information through a single matrix switch chassis. Restricted Switching is a key criteria for secure applications in defense and intelligence requiring information assurance (IA) approval, such as C4ISR, command and control, UAS ground stations, watch floors, and simulation and training environments.

“We’re pleased to add KVM functionality to the TLX feature set and meet customer demand for a comprehensive solution that delivers high performance at the lowest possible cable count,” says Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “With TLX, Thinklogical builds on our reputation for providing professional-grade, uncompressed signal management products at prices competitive with lower-quality, compressed KVM alternatives. For applications where information security, video resolution, and user productivity are mission-critical requirements, Thinklogical offers unparalleled solutions.”

TLX offers hybrid configurations supporting multi-mode fiber, single mode fiber, and CATx cables with 10Gbps bandwidth per port, and interoperability with Thinklogical’s Velocity Series 6.25Gbps fiber-optic KVM product line. Specifications and capabilities include:

TLX Video and KVM Extension Systems:

  • Extension of up to 80km over fiber, 100m over CAT6a
  • Support for a single display up to 4096×2160 @ 30Hz, or two displays up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz over a single fiber or CATx cable
  • Support for a single display up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz, or two displays up to 4096×2160 @ 30Hz over two fibers or CATx cables
  • Support for two displays up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz over four fibers or CATx cables
  • Supports HDCP content
  • Local output port(s)
  • Ethernet port for configuration, management and updates
  • Support for full duplex stereo and embedded audio, with ability to de-embed at the receiver
  • Support for unbalanced analog audio and serial RS-232
  • Support for USB HID and USB 2.0 (480Mbps)
  • Modular, hot-swappable form factor

TLX Matrix Switches:

  • Non-blocking and protocol agnostic
  • Scalable chassis sizes from 12 ports to 640 ports
  • Hot-swappable critical system components: power supplies, fan trays, control cards, data input/output cards
  • Redundant and current-sharing power supplies
  • Redundant control cards with automatic failover
  • Expected to achieve Common Criteria EAL4, TEMPEST SDIP 27 Level B and NATO NIAPC Evaluation Scheme: GREEN information assurance (IA) accreditations

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