IHSE Launches Draco ultra HDMI Extenders for Long-Distance HDMI and KVM Over a Single Connection

IHSE has introduced the Draco ultra 491 Series of HDMI extenders to extend video signals over long distances without loss of quality.

IHSE said the 491 Series can be used for simple point-to-point applications or in combination with any of the company’s enterprise or compact matrix switches to create a more flexible distribution system for HDMI signals.

The 491 Series supports HDMI formats plus USB-HID on the base card. With the added upgrade card, it can support analog or digital audio, as well as RS-232 and RS-422 control signals over Cat-X or fiber optic cabling.

The units can extend HDMI video signals with perfect quality up to 6.2 miles over fiber or up to 153 yards over Cat-X cables. With an HDMI-to-DVI adapter, the units also support DVI-D for even greater flexibility. Digital audio options include AES/EBU and S/PDIF up to 96 kilohertz.

The Draco ultra extenders are engineered for reliability and high-resolution image performance. The Draco ultra 491 Series constitutes a new generation of digital KVM signal extension using the Lightweight Image (Lici) codec, developed in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits.

This coding technology ensures excellent image quality at the highest video resolutions with color accuracy. This optimized compression technology delivers transmission of computer video images up to 1920 x 1200 resolution, including 1080p/60 and 2K.

Available in four frame sizes, the ultra 491 Series offers one of the most flexible packaging options on the market. The same card sets are available in a four-slot, six-slot or 21-slot frame from a basic two-slot chassis.

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