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Key Digital Introduces VGA/HDMI Input Plate Extender Kit

Key Digital input plate extender kit features ‘user-friendly and attractive form factor’ that makes it ‘ideal for all presentation systems.’

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Key Digital Introduces VGA/HDMI Input Plate Extender Kit

Key Digital recently introduced the KD-SX440WP wall plate HDBaseT/HDMI extender kit. 

The new Key Digital Extender Kit KD-SX440WP is a wall plate input presentation switcher “ideal for professional video installations in conference rooms, huddle spaces, class rooms, and more,” according to the Key Digital press release.

KD-SX440WP “enables audio visual contractors to deliver a simplistic all-in-one presentation switcher, scaler and extender set for their clients,” according to the announcement.

The transmit unit “is a user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing wall plate with HDMI and VGA plus audio inputs ideal for mounting on wall or in table pockets,” according to the press release.

“End-users will have no trouble with their new technology as KD-SX440WP offers auto-switching and analog video scaling to ensure the presentation is a success,” according to the Key Digital release.

KD-SX440WP is HDCP 2.2 compliant and consists of KD-SX440WPTx and KD-SX440Rx. 4K/UHD 24/25/30 (4:4:4) and 4K/UHD 60 (4:2:0) signals are extended up to 230 feet using a single CAT5e/6 cable, while 1080p/60, 1920×1200 signals are extended up to 328 feet.

Other Signals Extended

In addition to AV signals, KD-SX440WP HDBaseT/HDMI extender kit extends IR and RS-232 for controlling remotely located equipment. The wall-plate unit (Tx) fits in a standard US dual-gang box and is powered by the Rx unit.

“The launch of KD-SX440WP was extremely well-received by our existing and new partners at the 2018 Integrated Systems Europe show,” said Jonathon Ferry, national training manager for Key Digital.

“As Key Digital pushes further into commercial installations our focus is on delivering products designed for presentation spaces. KD-SX440WP joins a complete connectivity solution which includes presentation switchers, extenders, multi-view scalers amplifiers, and control interfaces all engineered and manufactured by Key Digital.”

The company introduced the KD-X422WP wall plate HDBaseT extender set last fall. That HDBaseT/HDMI extender kit includes a KD-X422WPTx wall plate transmitter and a KD-XWPRx black-box receiver.

It “extends UHD 4K/30 4:4:4 and UHD 4K/60 4:2:0 signals up to 125 feet over a single CAT5e/6 UTP/STP cable,” according to the Key Digital press release. For non-4K applications, 1080p/60 signals can be extended up to 230 feet.