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4K/60 KVM is extended

Draco ultra DP, a 4K DisplayPort KVM extender with a 60Hz refresh rate in full colour depth is being showcased by IHSE.

The technology uses the Lightweight Image Coding Tecnology (LICI) codec and has been developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits. According to IHSE, the LICI codec lays the foundation for a future series of KVM extenders that will enable the transmission of high resolution video streams within the available infrastructure and bandwidth capacity at very low latency, without sacrificing either image quality or dynamic range.

IHSE reported that the Draco ultra DP extender allows the operation of CPUs from a remotely located workstation including DisplayPort monitor, keyboard and pointing device over a pair of fibre cables. Transfer of fully-digital video is supported in 4K resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 and 3840 x 2160 at a real 60-Hz refresh rate and full colour depth (24 bit, 4:4:4).

The KVM extender also supports audio transmission via the DisplayPort interface. Integration of optional Draco vario upgrade modules for digital audio input and output as well as data signals such as USB 2.0 and RS232 is also possible.

The upcoming Draco ultra extender series is developed to allow the individual combination with other video interfaces, such as HDMI, DVI and Dual Link at the workstation and source end.

The Draco ultra DP extender is available in single and redundant path variants.