IHSE Will Highlight New Series of Draco Ultra KVM Extenders at NAB

The new IHSE series of Draco ultra KVM extenders, based on the Lici video codec, accommodate a full range of video standards and provide the highest efficiency in video, audio and data transmission.

IHSE said the the extenders were developed in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits. The Draco line includes models that support HDMI 1.3 (491 Series); dual-head, dual-link DVI (492 Series); DisplayPort 1.1 4K30, 24-bit, 4:4:4 (493 Series) and DVI-I (494 Series).

Also on display will be the legacy 490 Series extender for DisplayPort 1.2 4K60, 30-bit, 4:4:4, which is planned to support future video formats up to 8K.

Draco vario SDI extender .

Draco vario SDI extender .

IHSE will also show the 496 Series Draco vario SDI extender, which converts 3G-SDI signals for sharing serial digital video with IHSE's Draco tera KVM matrix switches. As part of the new ultra series, the 496 provides the same features as the 486 Series Draco vario but is now based on the same codec as other ultra series extenders.

An integrated signal-conversion function transcodes SDI sources to IHSE's flex-port technology to switch SDI sources from the CPU to any other extender connected to the matrix in the digital video domain, including DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.

Likewise, the extender can switch any of the HDMI, DVI or DisplayPort CPU units to an SDI CON unit. This capability allows users to view content on a wide range of monitors without needing dedicated SDI displays and extra cables for SDI extension.

IHSE's new freely programmable 444 Series Draco keyboard will also be shown. This rugged, plug-and-play device makes it possible to connect a keyboard, mouse and keypad to a KVM system through a single USB port without needing an additional HID extension.

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