IHSE Debuts Full Line of New KVM Extenders

IHSE USA is introducing a full line of new Draco extenders based on the Lici video codec, developed in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS). The extenders provide the highest possible efficiency in video, audio and data transmission.

IHSE said new Draco ultra series includes models supporting HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.3, DVI-I (VGA), dual-head DVI, dual-link DVI and SDI.

IHSE's Draco ultra 491 Series is designed to extend HDMI signals up to 140 meters over Cat5e/6 twisted-pair cabling or up to 6.2 miles over single-mode fiber. These state-of-the-art extender units provide up to 2160p30 video resolution along with latency-free USB for keyboard and mouse.

IHSE is also introducing the Draco ultra 492 Series Cat5e/6 and fiber extenders for DVI-D in dual-head or dual-link models. The dual-head model, the Draco ultra Dual-Head KVM extender, makes it possible to connect two DVI monitors over a single twisted-pair or fiber cable, saving the expense of a second extender and reducing cabling cost and installation effort.

When used in conjunction with KVM matrix systems, the Draco ultra Dual-Head KVM extender saves valuable matrix ports. Its sister product, the Draco ultra Dual-Link KVM extender, allows users to transmit DVI signals to a single monitor with up to 2160p30 resolution.

Also being introduced is the Draco ultra 494 Series. With these, legacy VGA signals can easily be interfaced to all other Draco ultra extenders, reducing the need to incorporate additional VGA-to-DVI conversion boxes. The 494 Series comes in Cat5e/6 or fiber cabling styles to support all types of professional AV applications. The 494 Series supports analog resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 at 60 hertz while providing excellent latency-free performance for keyboard and mouse connections.


The 495 Series Draco ultra for HDMI 2.0 enables users to operate CPUs from a remotely located workstation — including DisplayPort monitor, keyboard, and pointing device — over a fiber connection. The 495 Series supports the transfer of fully digital video in 4K resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 and 3840 x 2160 at a real 60 hertz refresh rate and full color depth (30 bit, 4:4:4).

The KVM extender also supports audio transmission via the HDMI interface. Through optional Draco vario add-on modules, it is possible to integrate digital audio input and output as well as data signals such as USB 2.0 and RS232. For direct video access in the server room, the CPU includes a local output to connect a control monitor. At the same time, a switchable local input on the CON unit connects to local sources.

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