Key Digital Introduces New Wall Plate Presentation Switcher

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Key Digital has introduced the new KD-X3x1WUTx 4K 18G HDBaseT transmitter wall plate. It’s designed to provide presentation switching with one HDMI, one VGA+L/R, one display port by push button or IP control. It is now available and shipping worldwide.

Specifications & Benefits

Transmitting up to 328 feet (100 meters), the KD-X3x1WUTx wall plate user-interface enables video conferencing with popular platforms, auto switching, HDMI, display port and VGA inputs, USB 2.0, LAN, CEC control keypad, audio de-embedding, IR and RS-232 Pass-Thru, IP control, and Power over HDBaseT. It joins the company’s new family of Presentation Solutions from Key Digital. It’s best for professional video installations in conference rooms, classrooms, lecture halls, auditoriums, and more.

The KD-X3x1WUTx fits in a standard US 3-gang wall box or table and wall AV boxes. With Power over HDBaseT, the KD-X3x1WUTx is powered by the receiver unit or presentation switcher for convenient installation.

“Although VGA technology is undoubtedly legacy, it sticks around as a requirement for so many projects because organizations still have laptops distributed amongst their staff and faculty with that simple and common connection,” says Jonathon Ferry, National Training Manager for Key Digital. “With the release of KD-X3x1WUTx, Key Digital provides end-users with a new sleek and sophisticated wall plate option that still meets their need for the mature VGA connectivity.”

KD-X3x1WUTx is HDCP 2.2 compliant. It supports up to 4096 x 2160 or 3840 x 2160 24/25/30/60 Hz at 4:4:4 (signals up to 18Gbps bandwidth). 4K/UHD signals extend up to 328 feet and 1080p up to 492 feet (150m) via single CAT5e/6 cable. In addition to AV signals, KD-X3x1WUTx extends IR, RS-232, and LAN for controlling remotely located equipment.

With Key Digital’s Auto-Sensing, KD-X3x1WUTx automatically selects newly detected sources. Then it switches from newly disconnected sources via Hot Plug Detection voltage when enabled.

This wall-plate is HDR10 (High Dynamic Range) capable, which allows for high image quality through a greater range of luminance levels. Deep Color supports ranges up to UHD/4K 30 Hz 4:4:4/12 bits or 60 Hz 4:4:4/8 bit. Supported lossless compressed digital audio formats include Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos, and DTS-HD Master Audio.

Additional Benefits

The KD-X3x1WUTx uses advanced EDID controls, and comes with a built-in internal library of 15 EDID handshakes including 4K with HDR. It also contains native EDID data copied from the receiver display/device. Key Digital’s proprietary Full Buffer System manages TMDS re-clocking / signal re-generation, HDCP authentication to source and display, EDID control handshake, and Hot Plug Detection Voltage.

KD-X3x1WUTx offers a variety of integration options within Key Digital’s Presentation Solutions lineup, including the KD-X100MRx, KD-CAMUSB, and the KD-UPS52U.

Point-to-point extension is achieved by integrating KD-X3x1WUTx with KD-X100MRx HDBaseT receiver. The resultant systems have a variety of video plug-in options. They also offer audio de-embedding of the selected video source at the receiver unit. Power, volume, and muting buttons on the wall plate enable users to control the display or monitor connected to the receiver unit via CEC control over HDMI. With LAN connectivity at the transmitter or receiver unit, the KD-X3x1WUTx system can be scanned and detected with Key Digital’s free KD-App for switching video source selection. Also included are buttons for controlling the display/projector.

Adding Key Digital’s PTZ controllable professional USB camera enables the use of video conferencing software systems such as Skype, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, RingCentral, Google Hangouts, and more. KD-CAMUSB can connect into the receiver unit’s USB port at the display to enable a large view of all participants in the room.

Alternatively, KD-X3x1WUTx can be integrated with the KD-UPS52U universal presentation switcher. This presentation solution adds three inputs on a wall plate interface. This advantage brings the system total to three HDMI, two display port, and one VGA+L/R inputs.

KD-UPS52U includes KD-X100MRx black box receiver. This integrated system utilizes HDBaseT from the wall plate in and out of the presentation switch to the receiver unit at the display up to 100m away. When received by Key Digital’s presentation switchers, including KD-UPS52U, KD-PS42 and KD-UFS42, up to two connected displays can be controlled. The user may manage the intended recipient of the HDMI CEC signals.

How This Can Help Your Church

KD-X3x1WUTx joins the growing list of KDPlug & Present ready products for an automated presentation system. This system automatically responds to room occupancy and cable connections with no programming required.

With KD-App and Key Digital Software Professional (KDMS Pro), installers can scan and detect for a pre-built GUI and TCP/IP control for complete configuration. Download the Key Digital app free from the App Store. KDMS Pro can be downloaded directly from Key Digital’s website.

The KD-X3x1WUTx is fully controllable by all TCP/IP and RS-232 supported control systems via open API including Compass Control Pro, AMX, Crestron, RTI, Savant, URC, and more.

Key Digital

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