IHSE Releases OPS+ KVM Extender for Displays

IHSE has announced the launch of the Draco OPS+ KVM extender for use in displays equipped with the Next Generation Open Pluggable Specification (OPS+) slot. The extender offers convenience and cost-saving to professional display installations.

OEM Module

OEM Module

The new Draco OPS+ KVM extender unit simplifies the installation, operation and management of remote displays, providing single-wire connection from remote media players and source devices to screens wherever they are located. Video signals up to 4K/60Hz 4:4:4 resolution can be transmitted using this extender at distances of up to 140 meters with Cat X cable or multi-mode fiber, or 10 km with single-mode fiber and provides full, instant, interactivity with artefact-free images and no delay in signal transmission.

With the addition of a KVM matrix switch, networks of screens can be controlled and content delivered to appropriate displays as and when required by simply switching sources. USB data is supported, allowing touch and gesture controlled screens and cameras to be deployed. 

"Separating the display from the source computer makes a lot of sense in many situations. System maintenance, reliability and security are greatly improved by locating the source devices in environmentally controlled secure areas, rather than at the screen location, where it is often very difficult or expensive to reach them. The unit plugs into the OPS+ slot, removing the need to install an additional box at the screen location, together with the additional power and wiring."
Mark Hempel, Head of Product Management, IHSE


Intel launched the Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) to standardize the system architecture between displays and media players in 2010. OPS+ builds on the benefits and powerful functionality of the OPS, adding functionality such as supporting simultaneous display and broadcast usages, support for 8K resolution displays, and the ability to drive three individual 4K resolution display outputs. 

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