4K ProductsThe lastest 4K products in the pro AV market. 11/20/2013 7:08 AM Eastern
Nov 20, 2013 12:08 PM
Planar Systems UltraRes Series 4K Display
With the addition of multi-touch, multi-user capabilities, the Planar UltraRes Series 4K LCD display product line from Planar Systems offers six simultaneous touch points. The display recognizes common touch gestures including tapping, scrolling, pinching, and rotating. With a native 4K resolution of 3840x2160, Planar UltraRes Touch provides four times the resolution of a full HD display. The Planar UltraRes Touch is available in three versions: UltraRes Touch LX offers 350-nit brightness. It’s suitable for meeting rooms and control rooms for whiteboard, collaboration, videoconferencing, and presentation applications. UltraRes Touch MX offers 500-nit brightness, and both landscape and portrait modes. It’s ideal for public venue and higher ambient light environments for branding, advertising, and interactive digital signage applications. UltraRes Touch 3D offers 420-nit brightness, and 2D and 3D viewing. It’s the ideal for customers who work with 2D and 3D visual information for big data analysis, simulation, and a range of uses in the design industry.
Drastic Technologies 4KScope 4K Software
Drastic Technologies has improved its innovative signal analysis and measurement software, 4KScope, with the integration of several new features. 4KScope, the world’s first 4K software waveform, vectorscope, histogram and picture monitor, now features a raw data mode in hex or decimal which presents any area of the image as YCbCr 8, YCbCr 10, RGB 8, or RGBA 10 pixel values, depending on the selected color space of the input. Also 8-bit source detection is now included, when running in 10 bits. Zoom and pan features have been added to the picture view for close examination of specific portions of the video signal. You can now zoom in to the vectorscope and waveform monitor luma views. In addition to the existing AJA Kona 3G and Blackmagic DeckLink/Intensity support, the company has added AJA IO XT, BlueFish444 Epoch, and Blackmagic MiniRecorder/UltraStudio Express support.
Archimedia Technology Archimedia Reference Charts
Archimedia Technology announced Archimedia Reference Charts, a set of advanced test patterns developed by video test and measurement company VideoQ specifically for mastering formats such as JPEG 2000. Designed for use with the Archimedia Reference Player, a software reference player for viewing, testing, and measuring master files on a standard HDMI HDTV, the Archimedia Reference Charts allow users to test, align, configure, troubleshoot, and stress any equipment with an SDI or HDMI input. Such devices include encoders, transmitters, video recorders, monitors, projectors, standards converters, editors, and ingest and capture devices. When combined with partner VideoQ’s VQMA-3 software analyzer and an Archimedia HD-SDI or 4K-SDI card, the Reference Player and Reference Charts offer the industry’s first full-featured test environment that runs on a commodity Windows 7 or 8 PC. Archimedia Reference Charts are 8-, 10-, and 12-bit static and dynamic test patterns in standard-definition, high-definition, 2K, and 4K resolutions. The Reference Charts contain visible audio-sync measurements.
Gefen 4x1 Switcher for HDMI 4K/2K
Gefen 4x1 Switcher for HDMI 4K/2K (model GTB-4K2K-441) is available to order and shipping. It connects four HD sources using HDMI to one display. HDMI 2.0 support is included for this and all Gefen Ultra HD products supporting 4K 60Hz resolutions with 3D passthrough. The inclusion of Gefen FST (Fast Switching Technology) virtually eliminates signal latency. It can also support 1080p full HD, making it suited for installations that have upgraded their display to 4K and still want access to their sources such as gaming consoles, satellite set-top boxes, laptops, and computers. Full HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection) compliance and support for lossless audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio complete the features.
Pesa Cheetah 4K 16x16 Routing Switcher
Pesa is introducing the new Cheetah 4K 16×16 routing switcher and retrofit UHDTV/4K expansion kits for Cheetah 3 Gbps systems. The new 4K routing switcher provides UHDTV1 video distribution up to 600 meters for 2160p50/60, 10-bit 4:2:2 SDI signals. The retrofit kits provide a simple plug-and-play upgrade solution for current 3G-SDI Cheetah routers. The router is controlled through traditional RS-232/422 or Ethernet connections, and its built-in SNMP MIB simplifies integration to third-party network system management software. Based on realtime multi-link SDI transmission methods, each Cheetah I/O card includes four SC-style fiber CWDM connections carrying up to 12Gbps (4xSDI) for each input or output port. The 4K I/O card is a direct drop-in replacement for the standard 16-channel HD/3G SDI card found in current Cheetah frames.
Kramer Electronics TP-580T and TP-580R Transmitter/Receiver
Kramer Electronics introduces the TP-580T and TP-580R transmitter and receiver using HDBaseT LiteT technology to send HDMI with embedded audio, bidirectional RS-232 and IR over distances of up to 230ft. (70 meters). For resolutions above 1080p60 and up to 4K by 2K, distances of up to 131ft. (40 meters) can be achieved. The products are ideal for use in diverse applications such as lecture theatres, houses of worship, boardrooms, classrooms; anywhere that HDMI needs to be sent over long distances, or where it is easier to run shielded category cable than traditional HDMI cables. The TP-580T and TP-580R support HDCP, 3D passthrough, deep color, x.v.Color, CEC, lip sync, HDMI uncompressed audio channels, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD. They are each housed in a compact Kramer Tool enclosure and powered by the supplied 12V adapter. The TP-580T and TP-580R are ideally partnered with Kramer HDMI cables and the Kramer BC-DGKAT623 DGKat-shielded Cat-6 cable. The TP-580T can be used with a receiver, or connected directly to the certified HDBaseT input of display devices from companies such as Panasonic and Epson.