Key Digital Contends It Offers Digital Signage a Unique Value Proposition

Digital video and control systems maker Key Digital argues that its solutions also provide digital signage providers with a unique value proposition.

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Key Digital Contends It Offers Digital Signage a Unique Value Proposition

KD-IP922 system creates fully customizable expandable HDMI over IP systems for up to 100 panel digital signage video wall.

You might not think of Key Digital, a provider of digital video and control systems with strong roots in the residential integration market, as a commercial digital signage provider. But you should, according to a company press release, because its products create a unique value proposition for digital signage.

Key Digital says its expansive Enterprise AV over IP system KD-IP922 and the KD-X444L extender kit are ideal for installations requiring long range of 18 Gbps video signal extension.

Key Digital on UHD/4K Enterprise AV over IP (from press release):

[The] KD-IP922 system creates fully customizable expandable HDMI over IP systems for up to 100-panel digital signage video wall. The KD-IP922 system UHD/4K encoder and decoder was designed and engineered for video wall functionality.

To offer installers a more simplistic and flexible means for creating and managing video walls and distribution systems the KD-IP922 delivers digital signage across the networks while interfacing with virtually any controllable device.

The KD-IP922 supports up to 10 vertical and 10 horizontal displays for an impressive maximum of a 100 panel video wall for fully customizable digital signage viewing.

Key Digital on Digital Signage Content Extension (from press release):

The KD-X444L HDMI HDBaseT extender kit extends signage content further than ever and is ideal for installations requiring long range of 18Gbps video signal extension with HDCP2.2.

KD-X444L is a crucial tool enabling system integrators to extend UHD/4K video resolutions with HDR10 content over a single network wire.

Key Digital’s award winning engineers have surpassed the previous limitation of bandwidth and extension technologies with KD-X444L supporting extension of 18Gbps signals up to 100m via a single CAT6A shielded twisted pair or CAT7 cable.

KD-X444L has a large assortment of troubleshooting tools ensuring that integrators install the product successfully the first time every time. Key Digital products have EDID control allowing integrators to choose up to 16 different EDID handshakes that can be provided to the connected source. The 4K handshakes also feature HDR, which means the installer no longer has to optimize the digital video settings in the playback devices.

With Forced Hot Plug Detection integrators can activate voltage to the connected source and to the connected display regardless of if signal is actually present which increases reliability for the system. Key Digital also has HDCP2.2 with all KD products ensuring that regardless of the source there are no issues integrating into professional video systems.

Key Digital on Digital Signage Control (from press release):

Key Digital’s Compass Control Pro is a fully integrated control system built from the ground up to use iOS devices to replace traditional control interfaces. The cost-effective software suite excels in digital video control functionality, a key element in the proliferation of digital signage and video collaboration.

There are no restrictions on the design and layout of a Compass Control interface – if it can be envisioned, it can be executed! Compass Control Pro also instantly integrates components from Compass Alliance Partners to create a simple plug-n-play system.

Key Digital has partnered with Lutron, Leviton, Honeywell, KNX, and many additional industry leaders to enable Compass Control Pro’s control drivers and pre-configured GUI templates to streamline system development and reduced programming time. Integrators and installers can download the Compass Control Pro free iOS app from the App Store and use the demo mode to immediately see how the intuitive and sleek pre-built GUI can work in their applications.

Everything can be customized, but by selecting any of the seven vertical markets integrators and installers can get a feel for how Compass Control Pro is the right choice for control.

Emphasizing Digital Signage

“What we’re seeing in many different kinds of digital signage installs are these beautiful video walls with multiple inputs, but it really isn’t easy for anybody in that space to use or manage and distribute that content,” says Dan O’Donnell, Key Digital’s VP of sales – North America.

“What we’re seeing in many different kinds of digital signage installs are these beautiful video walls with multiple inputs, but it really isn’t easy for anybody in that space to use or manage and distribute that content,” says Dan O’Donnell, Key Digital’s VP of sales – North America.

“Compass Control Pro does all of that for you. Anyone can take Compass Control Pro on a test-drive by downloading the free app from the App Store.

“There are seven key vertical markets for demos, and by selecting ‘Digital Signage you will go right into a digital signage project and you can start playing around to see exactly how easy and intuitive it is to use.

“My favorite thing that I haven’t seen anywhere else is color coding all the sources on the digital signage video wall.

“Compass Control Pro makes controlling your system simple with no additional page jumps or apps.

“As a great demonstration of our Enterprise AV platform, the screens shown on the demo are not elaborate specialized digital signage screens; these could be average HDMI thin bezel screens. That’s the beauty of working with Key Digital and our harmonious hardware and software solutions.”

For additional control options Key Digital recently unveiled Key Digital Management Software Pro (KDMS Pro), which enables PC based controlling of digital video routing and video wall layouts.

KDMS Pro is designed for professional AV integrators and Key Digital authorized resellers to configure units, load the latest firmware, set EDID control handshakes, and provide input and output friendly names to be displayed on the Key Digital App and KDMS software for users.

KDMS Pro supports multiple Key Digital units and systems on the same network.

KDMS Pro provides a sleek pre-built control GUI for compatible Key Digital systems to manage digital video and audio routing, volume levels, video walls, and more for Enterprise AV over IP, HDMI and HDBaseT matrix switchers, audio matrix switchers, presentation switchers, video wall processors, and multi-viewers.

Key Digital Management Software (KDMS) is a free PC based software designed specifically for end-users.