Infocomm MEA 2016: IHSE To Roll Out Draco Tera Compact UNI Matrix Switch, Draco Ultra DP

At Infocomm MEA 2016, IHSE will demonstrate the Draco tera compact UNI matrix switch, which provides the option to switch any combination of 3G-SDI, USB 3.0, and ultra-high-definition KVM using an SFP modular design. Each port is designed around the IHSE flex-port technology, allowing any port to be defined as an input or output. 

Draco Tera Matrix Switch

Draco Tera Matrix Switch

Frame sizes are available for eight, 16, 32, and 48 ports in 1 RU and 64 and 80 ports in 2 RU. Each frame includes an internal controller card that can be managed with many different third-party control systems, such as software from Crestron, HRS, DNF, and Lawo. Frames come standard with dual power and optional API modules for SNMP.

In addition to the standard compact UNI options, customized models can be configured using special-purpose Embrionix modules for HDMI to SDI, SDI to HDMI, MADI, and ST-2022-6 for broadcast IP distribution.

Draco ultra DP
IHSE will demonstrate the Draco ultra DP, the first 4K DisplayPort KVM extender with a 60 hertz refresh rate in full color depth. The device constitutes a new generation of digital KVM signal extension using the innovative Lightweight Image (LICI) codec, developed in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits. This revolutionary coding technology ensures brilliant image quality at the highest video resolutions with outstanding color accuracy (deep color ready).

Draco Ultra DP

Draco Ultra DP

The Draco ultra DP extender allows the operation of CPUs from a remotely located workstation — including DisplayPort video, keyboard, and pointing device — over a single duplex fiber cable. Transfer of fully digital video is supported in 4K resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 and 3840 x 2160 at a 60 hertz refresh rate and full color depth (24 bit, 4:4:4). The KVM extender also supports audio transmission via the DisplayPort interface, eliminating the need for additional audio modules and enabling playback of the audio signal on monitors with integrated loudspeakers. It is also possible to integrate optional Draco vario upgrade modules for digital audio input and output and for data signals such as USB 2.0 and RS-232.

Matrix Grid Board — Custom IO Card for the Draco tera enterprise, Allowing Interconnects Between Multiple Frames
The new Matrix Grid I/O card allows up to eight sources to be distributed between matrix frames using a single duplex fiber connection. This card can be installed in any slot on a Draco tera enterprise frame to create a distributed KVM switch design. As with all IHSE tera enterprise switch frames, signal formats such as DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB, audio, and RS-232 can be combined and distributed through this card. These KVM matrix systems enable the transmission of signals and switching between computers and remote consoles, and for larger or decentralized installations, several matrices can be connected together using the Matrix Grid to form a decentralized, virtual super-matrix.

The new dual-port Matrix Grid board replaces the standard I/O board previously used for matrix interconnection and dramatically reduces cabling required between them. The Matrix Grid board saves considerable cost and wiring effort over other available solutions.

Also on display will be the Draco vario balanced audio upgrade card, Model 417 USB 3.0 fiber extenders, and Draco vario DVI/HDMI extenders.

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