Thinklogical, Christie Co-Develop Direct Fiber-Optic Input Card for Display Cubes

Thinklogical, a worldwide leading provider of high performance KVM signal extension and switching systems for video-rich big data computing environments, announced that it has co-developed with Christie a highly secure and easy-to-integrate fiber optic extension solution for Christie Entero HB video wall display cubes.

The announcement was made at the AFCEA TechNet Asia-Pacific Conference and Expo in Honolulu, Hawaii, where Thinklogical, Christie and Winsted are showcasing the integrated solution in a joint exhibit simulating a military operations command and control center.

The Thinklogical VelocityDVI 3 Direct Fiber-Optic Input Card installs directly into the Christie Entero HB cube, providing fiber-optic video signal extension capability at 6.25 Gbps bandwidth without the use of external receivers, power supplies and copper cabling, resulting in fewer points of failure and simpler, cleaner installations. In addition, because it is a fiber-optic-based system users benefit from increased security of their data through the elimination of electromagnetic emanations generated by copper cabling.

“Integrating Thinklogical’s fiber-optic extension and switching systems with Christie’s advanced display technology offers customers lower cost of ownership through ease of installation, increased security and higher performance,” said Larry Wachter, Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing at Thinklogical. “This joint development with Christie enhances our ability to address customer requirements for high-performance visual computing solutions for command and control environments in multiple industries worldwide. We look forward to creating additional integrated fiber-optic solutions for other Christie display products.”

“Christie’s collaboration with Thinklogical is part of our continuing strategy to provide the highest-performing, most comprehensive line of control room solutions to our customers,” noted Jim Gavloski, Director, Product Management, Control Room and Video Wall Displays at Christie. “The integration of the Thinklogical VelocityDVI 3 with our comprehensive line of Christie Entero HB LED based video wall display cubes represents the ultimate marriage of power, performance and versatility, with the next generation of fiber optic technology.”

The new direct fiber input card leverages Thinklogical’s patented Multi-Rate Transmission System (MRTS) technology. MRTS enables multiple data streams of uncompressed video, audio and peripheral signals to be multiplexed and transmitted over a single fiber optic cable to receivers at distances up to 80 km (nearly 50 miles) at an industry-leading 6.25 Gbps bandwidth. This allows for a highly-scalable architecture that delivers video content, digital and analog signals and data with no latency or degradation associated from limited bandwidth, compression, or copper cables.

The card is compatible with all Thinklogical MX and VX matrix switches and video routers for applications requiring the distribution of content from multiple video and data sources to multiple displays and user destinations.

The Thinklogical VelocityDVI 3 Direct Fiber-Optic Input Card is available now from Thinklogical and authorized distributors.