Key Digital’s Latest HDMI Matrix Switchers
Key Digital has introduced the KD-Pro6x6CC and KD-Pro8x8CC high-performance matrix switchers with KD-XSWRx extenders. They are compliant with HDCP2.2 standards, enabling distribution of encrypted content from playback devices like 4K set-top boxes, UHD Blu-ray Disc players and 4K streaming players. These devices also include the ability to support Ultra HD/4K, making them suitable for commercial and house of worship applications, says the company.
With the KD-Pro6x6CC and KD-Pro8x8CC, every input can be routed to a separate output set which consists of an HDMI and an HDBaseT output, both of which can be simultaneously active and mirror each other’s output, allowing for support for up to 16 TVs (eight mirrored). Using HDBaseT technology, the outputs can carry video, audio, and control signals over longer distances than an HDMI-based system.
“The simultaneously active HDMI + HDBaseT Outputs provide significant value to the system and are ideal when sending mirrored signals to the pulpit and the projector, throughout the entry, and into overflow rooms,” Jonathon Ferry, national training manager for Key Digital, said.
The KD-Pro6x6CC and KD-Pro8x8CC also feature support of High Dynamic Range (HDR) video, which allows users to experience more life-like images through a greater range of luminance levels. Key Digital’s HDR delivery is handled as part of its proprietary full-buffer technology (FBT).
Using Key Digital's built-in Compass Control - Key Digital’s integrated control system built from the ground up to accommodate smartphone and tablet devices - the models have the ability to negate the need for an external master controller. KD-Pro6x6CC contains 27 control ports, and KD-Pro8x8CC contains 33 control ports. End-users have the option to use the Enterprise Software License for Compass Control (sold separately) on their iOS or Android devices.