KanexPro 4K Wall Plate Switcher Series Supports HDMI 2.0, USB-C

During the upcoming ISE 2019 Show in Amsterdam, KanexPro will introduce its 4K Wall Plate Switcher Series that utilizes HDBaseT to distribute A/V and data signals.


The soon-to-be-introduced KanexPro 4K Wall Plate Switcher Series will make its debut at ISE 2019 and will provide a room friendly way to distribute a variety of A/V and data signals throughout a building. 

Exhibiting at the annual global trade event, which takes place on Feb.5-9 in Amsterdam in booth number 1-N15, KanexPro says that its latest product line will offer integrators a choice of solutions that utilize HDBaseT to distribute signals ranging from HDMI 2.0 to USB-C and USB 2.0. 

“The KanexPro Wall Plate Series is a simple-to-use solution for a vast range of corporate, government or education applications,” notes Kashyap Khetia, senior product marketing manager, KanexPro. 

“The Wall Plate Series is simple to install, easy-to-use, and it's flexible U.S. Decora design mounts directly into walls, lecterns or other flat surfaces.”

4K Wall Plate Switcher Series Thrives in Commercial Environments

The HDMI 2.0 and USB-C Wall Plate Switcher over HDBaseT (EXT-HDBTKVM3) is a 3×1 wall-plate transmitter and switcher with the capability to switch a pair of HDMI 2.0 outputs and a single USB-C input to a remote display. 

The product also provides IR and Power over HDBaseT (PoH) to offer installation flexibility. 

The WP-2XHDUSBC is capable of extending 4K at 60Hz signals with 4:4:4 chroma subsampling, and it transmits these signals as far as 130 feet over a single Cat-5e/6/7 cable.  

According to the company, the WP-2XHDUSBC can be used for a variety of commercial installations such as courtrooms, classrooms, conference rooms, and other similar types of environments. 

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The HDMI 2.0 and USB 2.0 Wall Plate over HDBaseT product is a double-gang solution that features 2×1 HDMI transmitter and receiver that supports 4K at 60Hz up to 130 feet.

Looking at the EXT-HDBTKVM3, this wall plate is an end point that connects via Ethernet to the receiver. The product incorporates multi-point USB 2.0, which integrators can set up for KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) or VTM (virtual technician module) applications. 

The EXT0HDBTKVM3's inclusion of PoH offers voltage protection when power is sent over Ethernet to guard against damage to devices or receivers. 

The product's two USB inputs can be used for the setup of cameras, USB microphones, andSOFTCODEC systems.

All of the KanexPro Wall Plate Series products are HDCP 2.2 compliant, and they support bi-directional RS-232 pass-through with HDBaseT with connection and local CEC, and bi-directional power via PoH.   

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