KVM signal extension for dual-head DisplayPort monitors

August 05, 2020 //By Nick Flaherty
The Draco DisplayPort KVM dual-head extender from IHSE provides video, keyboard and mouse signals over a single duplex fibre optic cable or a Cat X cable.
The Draco DisplayPort KVM dual-head extender from IHSE provides video, keyboard and mouse signals over a single duplex fibre optic cable or a Cat X cable.

IHSE in Oberteuringen, Germany, has launched a DisplayPort Dual-Head KVM extender for video transmission of two DisplayPort including keyboard and mouse signals over a single duplex fibre optic cable or a Cat X cable and includes keyboard and mouse control.

The Draco dual-head extender 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 intended at separating 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.

This allows the source computers to be in an environmentally-controlled server room that 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 1920x1200 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.

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

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 fibre versions. All variants support option redundant data transmission (link redundancy) for


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