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Key Digital Prepares for Impressive CEDIA 2018 Showcase

August 29, 2018

Mount Vernon, NY, Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Key Digital, Inc. – August 29, 2018 – Key Digital, the leaders in digital video and control systems, extend an exclusive invitation to Booth 3229 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. Continuing with the successful expansion of product offerings and cutting-edge updates to customer favorites, Key Digital is excited to unveil their captivating revamped and expanded CEDIA 2018 booth.

For CEDIA 2018 Key Digital will focus on exhibiting the expansive Enterprise AV over IP systems consisting of models KD-IP922 and KD-IP1080, the KD-MAX8x8 eight input to eight output audio matrix switcher with built-in audio DSP, the KD-AMP220 compact digital audio amplifier, KD-X444L extender kit ideal for installations requiring long range of 18 Gbps video signal extension, the KD-FIX418 powerful correction device to help integrators fix 18G HDMI video signal problems, updates to the popular multiview presentation switcher - the KD-MLV4x2Pro, KDMS Pro PC based software designed to streamline and modernize integration and management of IP enabled Key Digital products, and Key Digital’s expansion of Compass Control Pro, the first fully integrated control system built from the ground up to use iOS devices to replace traditional control interfaces. The company will discuss these products, services and more, as well as their game-changing solutions for professional audio visual applications.

One of the most anticipated CEDIA seminars will be hosted by Jonathon Ferry, Key Digital’s National Training Manager on Thursday September 6th at 3pm. CEDIA attendees are invited to the exclusive Key Digital Enterprise AV over IP System Intro and Hands-On training in Room 1B of the San Diego Convention Center. Upon completion of the training, attendees may apply for 0.75 CEU Credits. Stop by booth 3229 for more information on this exciting learning opportunity and more!

Key Digital is no stranger to causing a commotion with exciting giveaways on day one and two and thrilling trade show promotions throughout the show. This year the company is going all out with a staggering amount of swag! CEDIA 2018 attendees are invited to stop by booth 3229 to learn more about the Key Digital giveaways, raffles, and the Key Digital Booth 3229 Selfie Contest – these offerings won’t last long and are sure to be crowd favorites!

This year Key Digital is proud to be sharing their CEDIA booth with partners Dynamic Mounting and Wall-Smart. Dynamic Mounting is a television mount manufacturer located in Mooresville, NC. Dynamic Mounting was founded in 2010 as a small family-owned business dedicated to providing quality products to the marketplace. All of the components used in the construction of the mount are proudly sourced from other small businesses within the USA. All assembly of the finished parts is completed in their family-run manufacturing facility where the final product is then tested, inspected, and shipped with a lifetime warranty. Wall-Smart presents a new practical flush mount design that combines functional control and aesthetics to seamlessly integrate into any wall by providing innovative, creative yet cost-effective solutions for all in-wall challenges. Their unique combination of engineering, interior design and production capabilities enables installers to meet the demanding, continually transforming functional design needs of the modern-day integrated smart home and smart building.  

Key Digital’s KD-IP1080TX and KD-IP1080RX are an HDMI over IP transmitter and receiver with support for PoE (Power over Ethernet). The IP transmitter and receiver were designed to be utilized as a way to build an entire video infrastructure using IP video components. With PoE, power can be carried to Tx and Rx units with a Power Over Ethernet enabled Managed Network Switch. Using these devices within the Key Digital ecosystem enables up to 1024 transmitters to be connected with unlimited receivers operating on the same network. This also enables a great degree of scalability, depending on the size of the system requirements. With this system HD video is transmitted from the HDMI input on the transmitters over Ethernet at only 15Mbps for high-quality video streaming. These signals can be reliably sent up to 400′ using CAT5e/6 UTP/STP cable, and since the entire system exists on a network, every component can be configured and controlled over an intuitive software interface or with the free Key Digital app on iOS devices. For larger video installations, multiple units can be mounted in a rack using optional KD-RK120PLT rack hardware.

In a push to ensure customers have access to the best HD over IP products available, Key Digital is unveiling a new Enterprise AV system offering an unparalleled feature set. Key Digital will have product displays of the new KD-IP922 system UHD / 4K encoder and decoder designed with video wall builder, KVM, and simple expansion method beyond 48 port network switch. The KD-IP922 supports up to 8 vertical and 8 horizontal displays for an impressive maximum of a 64 panel video wall. The video wall configuration can be adjusted via the Key Digital App, universal management software, or can be programmed in the professional control system Compass Control Pro.

KD-MAX8x8 features analog and digital connections per input and output. This matrix switcher enables analog-to-digital or digital-to-analog conversion of signals, or can operate as two independent audio matrixes (one digital and one analog). Analog audio inputs are connected on balanced/unbalanced six pin phoenix terminal blocks, accommodating input signals from audio sources such as set top boxes and music players in addition to microphone and professional audio sources. Digital audio sources are input on a PCM coaxial RCA connection that supports surround formats up to Dolby and DTS 5.1. Key Digital’s engineers have analyzed the core requirements for non-mixed audio systems such as bar and restaurant and residential distributed audio. Each output of KD-MAX8x8 handles all pre-amp functionality, enabling integrators to connect directly into simple amplifiers. Any of the connected audio sources may be selected on any output and apply variable signal processing levels for volume, bass, mid, treble, balance, and lip sync.

Key Digital is pushing further into full systems integration with their first amplifier KD-AMP220. Built for small commercial or residential applications, KD-AMP220 has the power for classrooms and conference rooms and is space effective enough to be installed behind displays and power soundbars in a home.

The KD-X444L 18 Gbps extender set marks Key Digital’s first offering with full bandwidth support for HDMI 2.0A video specifications. KD-X444L extends UHD/4K 18 Gbps digital video with audio formats up to Dolby/DTS HD and IR/RS-232 control signals up to 70 meters. 1080p resolution is extended up to 100 meters (328 ft) with CAT6 cabling. The KD-X444L features HDBaseT via Single CAT5e/6 UTP/STP extension with fully automatic adjustment of feedback, equalization, and amplification depending on cabling length. The extender set offers 4K support 4096x2160 or 3840x2160 24/25/30/60hz at 4:4:4 with signals up to 18Gbps bandwidth, and offers flexible power over HDBaseT with only one power connection needed with the Tx providing power to the Rx, or the Rx powering the Tx.

KD-FIX418 is a compact HDMI correction device for 18G HDMI video signals. The KD-FIX48 resolves common HDMI integration obstacles related to HDCP, EDID, Hot Plug Detection, and bandwidth. Units may be paired to compress and decompress 18Gbps video signals and extend via legacy 10.2Gbps cabling, or high-equalization may be applied on the HDMI input for repair of degraded incoming signals.

The KD-MLV4x2PRO provides Multiview functionality and seamless switching. This allows installers and users to give any large panel or screen video wall functionality. In full screen mode the screen will display any of the six (four HDMI and two VGA) video sources, in quadrant mode this view is all four video sources in equally sized-quadrants, and in multiview mode the option is to choose a primary video source on the top, bottom, left, or right of the screen while still viewing the additional three sources. In addition to multiview picture-in-picture functionality, KD-MLV4x2PRO is also a seamless switcher with uninterrupted screen transitions during source selections, making it ideal for conferencing and presentation applications where slow video sync time on the room’s projector can lead to user frustration. The KD-MLV4x2PRO offers maximized processing capabilities needed for the most technical applications including the ability to make custom screen layouts with layering and transparency features. A wide array of control options include IR, RS-232, TCP/IP via open API, and web control interface, in addition to Key Digital’s control system Compass Control Pro which has the most native interface for the product.

Key Digital Management Software Pro (KDMS Pro) enables PC based controlling of video routing and video wall layouts and 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 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 maintains and advances their role as the most modern control system in the AV industry with the launch of Compass Control Pro, which builds off of the existing software suite with exciting new look and feel, features, and functions. Compass Control Pro is a fully integrated control system built from the ground up to use iOS & Android devices to replace traditional control interfaces. The cost-effective software suite excels in 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.

About Key Digital®

Led by the “Father of DVD”, Mike Tsinberg, Key Digital® is an InfoComm, CEDIA, CES, and NAHB award winning manufacturer of professional distributed video and control system equipment.   

Since 1999, Key Digital has lead the constantly evolving  A/V industry by designing products that deliver industry leading quality, performance, and reliability to corporate, bar & restaurant, digital signage, education, government, and house of worship applications.  

Key Digital products are designed and engineered in-house in Mount Vernon, NY.  Superior quality, ease-of-installation, and versatility are the result of strenuous research, development, and testing. Expertise and unparalleled knowledge have created a unique hardware-software suite solution ideal for the consultants, designers, and installation firms of the A/V industry. Key Digital® is known to deliver best-in-class products based on quality, performance, and reliability. 

For more information, visit our webpage at http://www.keydigital.com.

Masha Lakhter Key Digital Systems 914.667.9700 x 216 marketing@keydigital.com

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