Industry Overview

A comforting environment is the first step toward health for your patient. Distribute UltraHD/4K video content for instructional, entertainment, inspirational, and informative purposes throughout your facility's waiting room, corridors, and more.

Key Digital® products streamline and connect various healthcare technology platforms in use today. Our products enable healthcare facilities to take advantage of exciting new advances in medicine technologies, while keeping them competitive. Our techologies easily integrate into health and fitness facilities, delivering video and audio solutions aimed at large facilities.

System Examples
Distributed Audio with SONOS Reception Area Signage  
Large-Scale Distributed Audio Solution
Challenge

Integrators face a lot of challenges when working with and installing distributed audio solutions. Some of most difficult to overcome are:

  • Distributed Audio Solution
    Digital and analog audio format conversion
  • Syncing the audio with the video distribution system
  • Many independent audio zones
  • Need tone control to suit the acoustics of each room
Solution

If you are tired of running into issues with distributed audio switching systems not being able to handle your projects capacity and design then look no further than Key Digital's KD-MXA8x8Pro Audio Matrix Switcher. With two independent matrix switchers built in (L/R Analog Stereo & Digital PCM), and the capacity to handle up to 48 inputs distributed in any combination to up to 48 output zones in custom configurations, with the ability to convert L/R Analog Stereo to Digital PCM and vice versa.

Perfectly tailor the audio settings to the acoustical properties of each room utilizing eight DSP's (one per output) that can be assigned to Stereo Audio or PCM. Each DSP can independently control: volume, balance, bass, middle, treble, lip-sync, and mute. With lip-sync adjustment in 5.5ms increments, you will be able to perfectly calibrate the audio to your video feeds for each of the outputs. And Key Digital's Limited Lifetime Warranty, this unit is sure to provide you with many years of trouble free audio signal management.

Qty Model Description
1 KD-MXA8x8Pro 8 Inputs to 8 Outputs Audio Matrix Switcher, supports Analog L/R & Digital PCM Audio, with Audio Control of Volume, Balance, Bass, Middle, Treble, Lip-Sync, Mute
2 KD-MC1000 Master Controller
(Wired/LAN, supports up to 8 Ports)
1 KD-ProCL1 Compass Control® Software License, Supports Apple iOS (1 Unit)
Key Digital brings a calming atmosphere to Westmed – Ridge Hill

In October of 2011, Eli Hezi of EssentialCom, based in White Plains, NY, was contracted to perform the AV install for Westmed's series of Samsung digital signage displays. Westmed's goal was to utilize the displays to show peaceful images and create a relaxing office environment.

During the course of 2011, Westmed Medical Group was in the process of constructing a brand new multi-story medical facility in Westchester's Ridge Hill outdoor lifestyle center located in Yonkers, NY. Additionally the facility required that 72 displays be used with a live deployment in a short 6 week time frame.

Further complicating this installation were a series of challenges:

  • Insufficient space for video walls, displays and players (only 2.5" depth available)
  • Long cable runs, airflow management issues, power outlets, the display size and display location
  • Extending the HD video source to 300ft.
  • Equipment availability and tight schedule, 6 weeks from PO to grand opening
  • Management required top of the line equipment and highest resolution and performance while remaining within budget

In order to meet these challenges, Eli turned to a brand he knew would be able to provide the bulletproof HDMI performance that Westmed required for its video walls. Key Digital® was able to provide Eli with the FatCat Series KD-CATHD500 HDMI with HDBaseT balun kit to give Eli the kind of robust engineering necessary for a complicated and tightly scheduled installation such as Westmed – Ridge Hill. The FatCat Series KD-CATHD500 HDMI with HDBaseT balun kit allowed Eli to send and receive combined HDMI/DVI, IR, RS-232 and ethernet signals over a single CAT6/STP cable.

Key Digital® gave Westmed and Eli the flexibility, durability, and quality that they expected from an innovative manufacturer. Additionally, the FatCat Series KD-CATHD500 is able support up to 400ft on 1080p/60, support up to 600ft on 1080i/60 with IR, when used with FatCat Series KD-CAT6STP1X cabling with KD-RJ45SC shielded connectors. This meant that Eli would easily be able to address the long cable run requirement stipulated by Westmed.

Eli was able to meet the demands of his installation with Key Digital® and stated that, "The video signal was transmitted via long range HDMI extenders (KD-CATHD500) via CAT6 to each of the 72 displays throughout the 85,000 Square/ft facility." In fact Eli went on to say that the, "Grand opening was very successful with great feedback from patients, doctors, and management… We were able to improve the patient experience through a calm and welcoming environment in waiting rooms and corridors throughout the facility."

Key Digital Brings a Smile to a New Jersey Dental Practice

Jason Schraer, an installer with Custom Electronic Systems, Inc. in Tinton Falls, NJ, was asked to complete a video installation for the office of Dr. Max Sulla, D.D.S in Freehold, NJ. According to Jason, Dr. Sulla’s practice contained 15 TVs and Dr. Sulla needed each TV to be able to display Verizon FiOS or Sony PlayStation 3 content.

Dr. Sulla wanted the simplest system possible with ease of use and reliability driving his choice of AV products. Jason suggested that he purchase a Key Digital Phantom Series™ KD-HDSW2X1 HDMI switcher, three Phantom Series™ KD-HDDA1X4 HDMI distribution amplifiers, and twenty of our FatCat Series KD-CATHDX HDMI baluns because of their convenience and value. The combination of the Phantom Series KD-HDSW2X1 and KD-HDDA1X4s unbeatable and made for an clean installation without the need for additional expensive equipment. In fact, Jason stated that choosing the KD-HDSW2X1 and KD-HDDA1 was “easy” and had completed previous successful installations utilizing Key Digital’s award-winning products.

Jason also discussed the seamless installation by saying that it was “fairly straightforward.” Our FatCat Series KD-CATHDX HDMI balun, Phantom Series KD-HDSW2X1 HDMI switcher, Phantom Series KD-HDDA1X4 HDMI distribution amplifier, and HD Python Series Premium Commercial HDMI cables gave Jason a fully adaptable turnkey solution for Dr. Sulla’s office. Already familiar with Key Digital products, Jason had a successful experience with his installation and was able to make the necessary cable runs to all 15 TVs in the doctor’s practice. Jason and Dr. Sulla were satisfied with the installation and plan on seeking out Key Digital’s expertise and award winning products for future installations and upgrades.