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IHSE MST Extender overcomes infrastructure bottlenecks via multi-stream transport

Oberteuringen, June 4, 2019 – The new Draco ultra MST extender supports the extension of two DisplayPort video streams over a single connecting cable. It provides signal multi-streaming that overcomes infrastructure bottlenecks, reduces cabling overhead and cost or adds additional connections to Matrix Grid multi-matrix setups.

The Draco Ultra MST (Multi Stream Transport) Extender provides access to remote computers from workstations with dual DisplayPort screens in a daisy-chain layout, keyboard and mouse over a single fiber or Cat X connection.

Alternatively, the complete MST video signal can be separated via so-called MST hubs and delivered directly to any DP monitor.

Greater possibilities

The MST extender enables system designs that otherwise would not be possible to implement due to infrastructure restrictions.
It is particularly suited to installations containing servers with a limited number of video outputs. An example, shown in the diagram, is when signals from three DisplayPort outputs are to be distributed to five or six monitors.

It is also suited to installations with insufficient on-site wiring that would benefit from an expanded number of workstation monitors.

4K resolution and perfect color reproduction

The MST extender delivers 4K resolution on two monitors at a frame rate of 30 Hz (or alternatively 1080p at real 60 Hz) with True Color (24 bit) color depth and optimal color sampling of 4:4:4. Additional ports can be integrated via optional add-on modules, including audio, USB 2.0 or RS232. The additional signals are transmitted by the MST extender in the same data stream and do not require additional connection cables between CPU and CON units.

The Draco ultra MST extender blends seamlessly into the modular Draco vario concept. The device is designed for installation in all Draco vario enclosures and is compatible with all Draco ultra-series extenders, IHSE KVM switches and popular operating systems. For maximum reliability, the MST Extender is also available with redundant data links.

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