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Simple and flexible KVM signal extension for dual-head DisplayPort monitors

Fri 07, 08 2020

IHSE announces the launch of the DisplayPort Dual-Head KVM extender with a range of models in the Draco vario series. The new extender enables video transmission of two DisplayPort including keyboard and mouse signals over a single duplex fiber optic cable or a Cat X cable and includes keyboard and mouse control. This reduces the complexity of an installation, saves cost, space, cabling and reduces the need for matrix ports in a KVM matrix switch installation.

The DisplayPort 1.1 Dual-Head (DPDH) extender is the perfect solution to separate a dual-head workplace from its associated computer. Users are able to access and operate a remote computer in real time using their workplaces’ keyboard, mouse and monitors.

Locating source computers in an environmentally-controlled server room protects them from unauthorized access and adverse environmental influences including dust, moisture and heat. It also frees working environments from computers that take up space and emit heat and fan noise.

The DPDH extender enables resolutions of up to 1920×1200 pixels at 60 frames per second in dual-head mode with pristine image visualization in 24-bit color depth (true color) and optimal 4:4:4 color space. Single-head transmission at 4K30 is also possible. The module supports embedded digital audio transmission via the DisplayPort interface to suit monitors with integrated loudspeakers without additional audio modules or cables. In addition, Draco vario add-on modules for other interfaces such as USB 2.0, analog audio and RS232 can be integrated and transmitted via the same datastream.

What’s new?

The device replaces the DVI dual-head series 482 and 492. The state-of-the-art video interface DisplayPort includes audio transmission.

Can the extender be combined with other KVM devices?

The device is compatible with other extenders and additional modules within the respective series. It is suitable for point-to-point operation and compatible with Draco tera KVM matrix switches. It can be installed in all Draco vario chassis.

What variants are available?

The dual-head extender is available in versions for the Draco vario and Draco vario ultra series, each as Cat X or 1G and 3G fiber versions. All variants support option redundant data transmission (link redundancy) for maximum reliability.

When will the DisplayPort dual-head extender be available?

The product is available now with first deliveries in September 2020.

About IHSE

IHSE is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) solutions with more than 30 years of experience. KVM technology enables the remote switching, distribution, bidirectional extension and conversion of primary computer signals including DVI, HDMI, 4K DisplayPort, audio and USB. IHSE develops and manufactures an extensive range of KVM switches and extenders with visually lossless signal transmission from headquarters near Lake Constance, Germany.

IHSE products have been certified for outstanding manufacturing quality, security, operability, resilience and high transfer speeds. Many renowned companies and institutions across vertical segments including Broadcast, Post Production, ProAV, Esports, Air Traffic Control, Control Rooms, Banking, Industrial, Corporate, Medical, Maritime, Education, Venues & Entertainment and Government rely on KVM solutions made by IHSE, Germany. For further information please refer to

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