Thinklogical Awarded U.S. Patent for Serial Digital Interface (SDI) Video and Data Extension Technology Innovation

May 05, 2015

Advancement Improves Performance and Efficiency of Video Transmission over Fiber

MILFORD, Conn. – May 5, 2015 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extension and matrix switching systems for video-rich application environments, announced today that it has been awarded U.S. patent 9,001,898 for technology enabling the extension of serial data interface (SDI) video signals over fiber optic cabling.

This is the third patent recently granted to Thinklogical for advancements in KVM extension and matrix switching technology. The company’s Multi-Rate Transmission System (MRTS) was awarded U.S. Patent 8,880,928 in 2014 and European Union patent EP2274679 in 2013.

“The employees of Thinklogical pride themselves on the ability to push the boundaries of technology innovation while delivering robust, reliable and practical solutions to complex video and data signal extension and switching challenges faced by customers today,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “This patent is further evidence of the performance, quality and efficiency benefits that users can expect from implementing a Thinklogical system in visual computing applications.”

Thinklogical systems allow users to access video and data sources such as computers, servers, DVD players, video cameras, live video feeds and networks, from a distance and switch the content from these sources to a wide assortment of destinations including displays, workstations, video walls, and more. Thinklogical solutions support all common audio-visual (AV) and computer information technology (IT) signal types and interface formats, including uncompressed video at resolutions up to 4K at 60Hz at full resolution and color depth (4096 x 2160 resolution, 4-4-4 color depth).

The patent was awarded for Thinklogical’s improved approach to enabling the efficient extension of SDI video — commonly used in broadcast environments — over fiber-optic cables without requiring the use of special optical lasers. In addition, the Thinklogical method allows for additional signals, such as camera control or computer peripheral data, to be to be sent on the same fiber as the SDI video transmission with complete accuracy and no degradation of performance.

Thousands of government and commercial customers use Thinklogical products to achieve workflow efficiencies, enhanced staff collaboration, and improved decision-making in video-rich applications including command and control centers, control rooms, video analysis centers, broadcast and post production editing studios, air traffic control towers, scientific modeling, 3D simulation, live event staging, and more.