Industry Overview

It's not just what you say; it's how you say it. Key Digital delivers brilliant, uncompressed content to your audience, allowing you to capitalize on the screens throughout your facility.

Turn any idea into a work of art and allow Key Digital® to show it off with picture perfect quality. Maintain complete control of your digital sign with Compass Control's flexible iOS backed platform allowing easy manipulation of images, timing, brightness, and other adjustments all at the swipe of a finger and distributed via Key Digital's wide product portfolio of HDMI matrix switchers, HDMI baluns, HDMI distribution amplifiers, as well as cabling solutions.

System Examples
Hospitality Signage Large Multi-Level Restaurant  
Scalable 4K Retail Space Solution

A profitable retail space installation will create a lot of challenges for the installers. Solving these issues early with Compass Control® is the answer.

  • 4K Retail Space Solution
    Creating a bulletproof Ultra HD/4K infrastructure to keep up with competing retailers
  • Sharing an Ultra HD/4K content on multiple displays over long runs throughout the store
  • Dealing with an environment that has a lot of potential electrical interference
  • Providing store managers with elegant and easy-to-use control interface

Compass Control®
is the first fully integrated major control system built from the ground up to use Apple's iOS devices – iPad®, iPad mini®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® – as its backbone.

As Ultra HD/4K starts becoming the standard video format on the market, your retail customers will demand it as part of their infrastructure. Distribute Ultra HD/4K source to multiple displays with Key Digital's Distribution Amplifiers using proprietary Full Buffer™ System. Extend Ultra HD/4K signals up to 120 ft. with HDBaseT/HDMI extenders and shielded CAT6/STP cabling, while protected from electrical interference.

Compass Control® can take your showroom install to the next level by integrating video distribution with lights, climate, security and power management. With a single button press on our custom interface, store associates can power up/down all of the store displays and control video. Open-ended Compass Control® architecture allows easy addition of lighting, security, or HVAC into the system via pre-built modules and drivers.

Qty Model Description
6 KD-1x8CSK 1 Input to 8 Outputs HDMI Distribution Amplifier,
supports Ultra HD/4K
1 KD-HDFIX22 HDMI Extender, Booster & Buffer of EDID with Audio De-Embedder, supports HDCP 2.2, TMDS, HPD, Ultra HD/4K
5 KD-MC1000 Master Controller (Wired/LAN, supports up to 8 Ports)
4 KD-X400POHK Power over HDBaseT/HDMI via Single CAT5e/6 (Tx + Rx Set) Extenders, support Ultra HD/4K
1 KD-ProCL1 Compass Control® Software License,
supports Apple iOS (1 Unit)
1 KD-CAT6STP1X High Performance CAT6a/STP Cabling – 1,000 ft. Spool
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."

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