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Key Digital® adds the SMART to its new line of CAT5/6/7 Baluns
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Masha Lakhter
Phone: 914-667-9700 ext. 211
Cell: 917-701-3238
Fax: 914-668-8666
Key Digital® adds the SMART to its new line of CAT5/6/7 Baluns
Mount Vernon, NY. Key Digital Systems, Inc. presented its first to market KDVACTX, KD-VACRX, and KD-VACWPRX baluns. These new additions to the FAT CAT Series incorporate six exclusive Key Digital technologies, such as the ASDL (Adaptive Smart Data Link), allowing crystalline transmission and reception of almost any video and audio signal possible over a distance of 1000ft.
Michael Lakhter, VP of Key Digital, stated: “Key Digital will be the first to market with Bi-Directional IR and RS232 control baluns. This is going to be a huge category for many years to come, as more resellers are installing control systems which will require the need for Bi-directional communication. ”
These balun devices are capable of transmitting and/or receiving Bi-directional RS232, IR, composite video, left/right analog and PCM/Toslink digital audio over one CAT5/6/7 cable. Also, the baluns can handle all standard video and audio formants, stereo formats, digital SPDIF and compressed digital audio coaxial formats; meaning more possibilities over existing baluns in the market.
The KD-VACTX is the transmitter piece, which works with both the KD-VACRX and the KD-VACWPRX receivers. While the KD-VACRX receiver is small box of almost 3” by 3”, the KD-VACWPRX is a wall plate receiver, which saves on space as well as offers a slick look when installing behind any display.
Other Key Benefits of the new FAT Cat Series baluns is that they are compatible with CAT5e, CAT6, and CAT7 cables and can be optimized for UTP cables.
The Audio Video Equalizer, another exclusive technology developed by Key Digital, automatically performs measurements of CAT5/6/7 link frequency response as well as adaptive video response equalization for maximum video performance.
The new FATCAT Series baluns will be available at the following MSRP: $425.00 for KD-VACTX and the KD-VACRX and $475 for the KD-VACWPRX.
Key Digital ® Systems is a CES award-winning developer and manufacturer of leading-edge technology for HDTV applications, delivering total video systems solutions. The company manufactures a wide range of digital video processing and video signal distribution solutions marketed broadly to the HDTV community, such as digital video and audio processors, switchers, distribution amplifiers, cables, adapters, and more. For more information, visit us at .