Thinklogical Introduces New Extension Products

Nov 13, 2013

Scaling Receiver, HDMI Input Card, 4K SDI and eSATA Extension Modules Increase Performance and Simplify Audio Visual System Design and Integration

MILFORD, CONN. – Thinklogical LLC, a worldwide leading provider of high performance KVM signal extension and switching systems for video-rich big data computing environments, announced today the introduction several new products that allow the secure transmission of a variety of digital video, data, and peripheral signals over fiber optic cables at the highest possible bandwidth and resolution.

The announcement was made at the Content and Communications World conference and exhibition in New York City, where the company is demonstrating its solutions in booth number 708, and at the Inter BEE exposition in Tokyo, Japan, where Thinklogical products are being shown in booths 6215, 6604, and 7203.

The new products are the Thinklogical Velocity 3 Scaling Receiver, the SDIXtreme 6G+ Dual Fiber 4K Extender Module, the eSATA Extender Module and the HDMI Input Card for Thinklogical Matrix Switches. The products are available for order now from Thinklogical and its distributors.

“These new additions to the Thinklogical product line offer AV system designers and integrators simpler options to create highly efficient visual computing installations with reduced hardware and fiber requirements, while still delivering the performance and reliability demanded by end users,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “Our innovative design and patented MRTS technology ensures that Thinklogical extension solutions provide the highest quality image resolution and fullest fidelity signal delivery across distances up to 50 miles, something no competitor can match.”

Velocity 3 Scaling Receiver
The Velocity 3 Scaling Receiver offers improved performance and a substantially easier integration by automatically formatting video signals to best fit the display. By enhancing automatic EDID management, the Scaling Receiver is the ideal solution for system environments with a variety of displays and sources with multiple resolutions. Features and benefits include:

  • Support for single-link DVI signal
  • HDCP compliance
  • Extension up to 80km
  • Available support for audio and serial interfaces (3AV+ model)
  • Multi-mode or single mode fiber capability
  • Compatibility with any Thinklogical Velocity transmitter
  • Hot-swappable optical modules for enhanced resiliency
  • Configurable text overlay notifies user of active video input and output formats
  • Efficient fiber footprint: requires only a single fiber, no backchannel
  • Multicast signals to various display types with no additional configuration
  • Modular form-factor compatible with Thinklogical’s Q-Series chassis available in 2014

 SDIXtreme 6G+ Dual Fiber 4K Extension Module
The Thinklogical SDIXtreme 6G+ dual fiber extenders enable the extension of video signals at 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) resolutions to distances up to 80 km/50 miles, with no latency or loss of quality. Features and benefits include:

  • Four 3G-SDI signals transmitted over two fibers (two 6.25Gbps data streams)
  • Multi-mode or single mode fiber capability
  • Hot-swappable modular form factor
  • Hot-swappable optical modules for added resiliency
  • Modular construction, compatible with Thinklogical’s Q-Series chassis, which offers redundant, hot-swappable power supplies for reliable operation and maximum uptime
  • Part of an industry-leading line of 4K signal extension products that includes modules supporting four single link DVI signals, two dual-link DVI signals, four 1.5G SD/HD-SDI signals, and two 3G SDI signals.

eSATA Extender Module
The eSATA interface is commonly used in professional workstation, video editing and graphic design applications, supporting hard disk drives at throughput speeds up to 6Gbps. The Thinklogical eSATA Extension Module allows eSATA compatible hard drives to be securely extended and switched to multiple destinations as part of a Thinklogical KVM infrastructure. Features and benefits include:

  • Easier implementation of external data storage
  • Support for “big data” applications
  • Simple plug and play design using two fibers
  • Configurable for multi-mode or single mode fiber
  • Extension up to 80km
  • Compact, hot-swappable, modular construction, compatible with Thinklogical’s Q-Series chassis, which offers redundant, hot-swappable power supplies for reliable operation and maximum uptime
  • Hot-swappable optical modules for enhanced resiliency

 HDMI Input Card
HDMI interfaces are used for high-resolution video transfer, and combine both video and audio ports in one connector for greater efficiencies. Thinklogical’s first copper interface input card simplifies the ability to extend HDMI video and audio by eliminating the need for a separate transmitter. Features and benefits include:

  • Ability to configure matrix switch with optical inputs and/or copper inputs
  • Support for sixteen HDMI 1.2 inputs
  • Elimination of requirement for a separate transmitter when video source is co-located with matrix switch, resulting in cost and space savings
  • Compatibility with Thinklogical’s compact, 3RU-size MX48 matrix switch, offering up to 48 bidirectional ports
  • For larger installations, compatibility with Thinklogical’s VX320 and VX-V320 matrix switches, offering up to 320 x 320 bidirectional system
  • Compatibility with all Thinklogical Velocity DVI extension systems

 All Thinklogical signal extension products are interoperable with the full range of Thinklogical fiber-optic matrix switches and video routers, providing flexible system configurations, ease of integration, and consistent performance.

Patented MRTS Technology
The new extension products leverage 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, signals and data at full fidelity with no latency, artifacts or lost frames, and with a minimum number of system components and fiber connections.

About Thinklogical

Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and switching solutions used in video-rich big data computing environments. Thinklogical offers the only fiber optic KVM matrix switches and routers in the world that are accredited to The Common Criteria, EAL4 and TEMPEST. Government, entertainment, scientific and industrial customers worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for security, high performance, continuous operation and ease of integration. Thinklogical products are designed and manufactured in the USA.

Thinklogical is headquartered in Milford, Connecticut and is privately held by Riverside Partners, LLC, Boston, MA ( For more information about Thinklogical products and services, please visit

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