Industry Overview

Hitting the open road doesn't require you leave the technology behind. Key Digital is road tested for your custom vehicles, tour buses, mobile marketing vehicles, RVs and more.

Maintain the same level of control and entertainment you get from a Key Digital® commercial or residential-based system while sailing the high seas on your personal luxury boat or driving across the country in your luxurious motor coach/RV. Key Digital® can create the perfect travel experience on land, in the air, or out on the open sea with crystal clear 1080p HD video delivered via our award-winning HDMI video products or through Compass Control system.

Key Digital Helps LG Bring HDMI to the Pro-AV & College Football World

Key Digital had the opportunity to exclusively partner with St. Louis, Missouri’s Craftsmen Industries on the cutting-edge mobile marketing vehicle: LG PRESENTS EA SPORTS NCAA FOOTBALL CHALLENGE.

This mobile marketing vehicle has introduced new consumer electronic technology and gaming titles to thousands of college football fans nationwide, delivering a unique and interactive tailgating experience. Craftsmen Industries is the leading manufacturer of customized vehicles for the event & promotion industry, and Key Digital was honored at the opportunity to prove their reputation as the Experts in Digital Video Ttechnology and Solutions and deliver this 100% HDMI Matrix solution which enabled this product showcase to take place.

At the core of this video application is the Key Digital KD-HDMS4x4-6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher which allows for multiple gaming, Blu-Ray, Satellite, and Camera source feeds to be matrixed independently throughout the exhibit.Key Digital’s exclusive Buffered Matrix Technology allows this highly-custom video matrix system to deliver any source to any display at any time in any combination possible without any HDMI limitations or Key restrictions, epitomizing Key Digital’s “One Key Is All You Need™” marketing campaign.

“When it came time to put our System Design together, we were happy to accomplish this system in two space and cost-effective 6x2 matrix units.” said Jonathon Ferry, Regional Sales Manager- Central at Key Digital. “Using an 8x8 matrix unit was discussed, but one of the key advantages to our 4x4 product is it’s card-slot flexibility, which allows it to accomplish any configuration that adds up to 8 without having to step up to the price point of an 8x8 matrix product.”

Craftsmen Industries latest Mobile Marketing Vehicle will travel to a different collegiate venue each weekend and will be sure to score on every drive. When fully expanded, this truck is the highlight of the tailgate party and features a fully-loaded kitchen stocked with the latest gadgets and appliances for cooking demonstrations and samplings. The other half of the vehicle showcases eight LED and Plasma HDTV’s that are all connected via Key Digital KD-BBRx HDMI Baluns and Red Iguana Series HDMI cables.

“The Key Digital Products play an absolutely crucial role in this system” says Greg Matthiesen of Craftsmen Industries. "These screens are the centerpiece of the mobile tour vehicle, which includes gaming kiosks and viewing stations to catch up-to-the minute scores and highlights from rivalry games across the country.”

Thanks to our partnership with Craftsmen Industries, Key Digital is pleased to bring HDMI to college students across the country to enjoy. Key Digital’s products are not only held to the highest standards of quality, performance, and reliability in the equipment rack of the typical Residential or Commercial installation, but also in delivering road-tested results as our gear makes its way to your local college.

Key Digital helps to Power Up a Unique SEMA Show Truck

RealTruck.com, the online truck accessory retailer, made big splash at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV modifying when they unveiled "Storm Truck". An incredible example of specialty customization, Storm Truck utilizes a Chevy Silverado 2500HD and Key Digital's Phantom Series KD-HDMSW4X4 to push the limits of what could be done with a stock pickup truck and create a one-of-a-kind demonstration of automotive excellence.

"When we started work on the Storm Truck Project, we set out to make something cool that really showed off what can be done with truck customization," said CEO of RealTruck.com Scott Bintz.

A feat of technological prowess, Storm Truck hit the show floor fully-equipped with five LG television monitors, two Vuzualogic headrest monitors, a video game console, and an Alpine audio system- all powered by Kinetik high-current power cells.

For audio/video customization, the company approached Key Digital Dealer Site on Sound (Fargo, ND) to design an HDMI distribution system enabling fully-independences signal routing of several HDMI video sources (including an in-dash DVD system) to four 37" LED TVs, a 55" LED TV on a lift, and the headrest monitors.

RealTruck expected the best product to deliver quality, performance, and reliability under the international spotlight of the SEMA show. Site on Sound's previous experience with Key Digital the Phantom Series™ KD-HDMSW4X4, made this product a sure-fire pick that they knew was more than able to meet RealTruck.com's unique demands. Featuring simultaneously active HDMI and RJ45 connections per output and including four Rx baluns in the box made the 4x4 it easy to connect the seven monitors and extend HDMI signals into the doors and other tight spaces via CAT wiring. KD-HDMSW4x4 is the heart of the Storm Truck A/V system, providing a robust and flexible plug and play solution.

Both Site on Sound and RealTruck.com were pleased with the job.

"We're extremely thankful for the effort and contributions made by Site on Sound and Key Digital" said the CEO of RealTruck.com.

The project turned out to be very successful. RealTruck.com documented the Storm Truck Project's progress via multiple social media channels, frequent blog posts, and regular YouTube updates with interviews and in-depth product installation videos. It has since garnered a growing fan base, and was featured in the October 2012 issue of Restyling magazine.