IHSE USA adds 4K DisplayPort to Draco vario family of KVM extenders.

Cranbury, New Jersey – Sept 03, 2014-IHSE USA, LLC is pleased to introduce the Draco vario 483 series extender cards for long distance transmission of DisplayPort, USB, audio and RS-232 signals over Cat-X or fiber cabling. The 483 series extends signals up to 140 meters over Cat-X or 10km over singlemode fiber. They provide an effective means for incorporating high resolution DisplayPort images up to 4096 x 2160 (4K) for ultra high definition video and are easily integrated into the draco tera enterprise and draco tera compact line of matrix switch solutions. The 483 series DisplayPort extenders offer incredible visual performance with ultra-fast response time for switching and extending DisplayPort/KVM signals in broadcast and post production environments. Display resolutions supported include up to 2560 x 2048@60Hz over copper and fiber. Ultra High Definition resolutions for 3840 x 2160 or 4096 x 2160@30Hz are supported via IHSE USA’s XV models of fiber extenders.

DisplayPort is one of the newest video interface standards introduced by the VESA. Typically, DisplayPort is not directly compatible with DVI or HDMI; however, the 483 series includes dual-mode capabilities that allows the transmission of a single link DVI or HDMI source across the interface through the use of a 3rd party external passive adapter when used point-to-point. When the 483 series are used as part of IHSE USA’s unique matrix switch systems, it becomes simple to connect HDMI/DVI displays to DisplayPort sources or vise-versa.

The draco vario plug-in card design offers a wide range of flexibility for enclosure styles. Vario enclosure styles are available in 2-slot, 4-slot, 6-slot enclosures or a 4RU 21-bay chassis. Fixed body extender sets for DisplayPort/KVM are available in the 2-slot chassis which is offered with internal power. Optional redundant power for all styles is available. All enclosures allow custom configured designs to fit practically any combination of input and output requirements for DisplayPort/KVM. Because the 483 series is based on the same card size as other draco vario cards, DisplayPort, DVI or HDMI cards can fit in the same enclosure. For larger facilities where many CPU units are rack mounted, the new VariCage 2100 4U chassis can be populated to hold up to 16 DisplayPort extender cards.

The Series 483 units can transmit video and audio simultaneously with embedded audio as part of the DisplayPort 1.1 standard. They support most digital audio standards enabling playback of the audio signal through monitors with integrated loudspeakers. However, a unique feature of the 483 series is the ability to embed digital audio from a secondary source when a 474 series audio/data expansion card is added to the main DisplayPort unit. There are a number of option cards available for additional signal transmission alongside DisplayPort, such as USB 2.0, Digital Audio, Analog Audio, RS-232 and RS-422.

For critical workstation environments, the 483 series is offered in a version supporting redundant signal path. Two RJ-45 (copper Cat-X) or duplex LC (singlemode or multimode fiber) connections allow parallel path transmission that can be connected in variations of backup, redundant, or parallel path configurations. IHSE USA’s 483 series can be used in very large facilities for operation areas such as command and control, airport kiosks, presentation walls, surveillance rooms, mobile production operator stations and other connections requiring long distances KVM transmission between facilities such as university campuses. DisplayPort transmission over IHSE USA’s fiber units is inherently secure and immune to EMI making it a favorable solution for government, military, air traffic control towers and medical environments.



IHSE USA is a leading provider of KVM (keyboard, video & mouse) products supporting long distance signal extenders and switching for DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, SDI, USB, audio and RS-232 serial data. For 30 years, IHSE, a global original design manufacture, has been developing new and innovative ways of supporting next generation products for KVM and signal extenders. IHSE technology is deployed worldwide by public and private organizations such as broadcasting, post production, government and military, medical, financial and oil & petroleum industries. The company offers a complete line of DVI and HDMI video extenders over Cat-X or Fiber optic cables for “mission critical” video and data access.


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