August 7, 2007 -- Key Digital, Inc. has introduced its digital FatCAT series of high quality precision baluns for distributing HDMI video and audio signals over Cat 5/5e/6 wiring. The product line incorporates the company's HDMI Path technology, which prevents EDID miscommunication, resulting in superior HDMI signal transfers form source to display.
According to Key Digital, all FatCAT models support video resolutions up to 1080p, meet the HDMI 1.3 standards for full HD performance capability, and are compatible with the company's KD-CAT5XCAT5 CAT5/6 cable extender. Both the transmitting and receiving unit of the Digital FatCAT series are available in either freestanding or wall plate versions. The wall plate version includes an additional coaxial digital audio signal port for greater flexibility.
According to a press release, six versions of the digital FatCAT line are available: the free standing KD-HDMIXCAT5 and the KD-CAT5XHDMI (MSRP $300.00 each) transmitters and receivers, respectively. The KD-HDMIWPTX (transmitter) the KD-HDMIWPRX (receiver) wall plate versions are priced at $325.00 MSRP each. The KD-CAT5XCAT5 CAT5 cable extender has an MSRP of $250.00. The KD-HDMIXHDMI HDMI cable extender is also available at an MSRP of $300.00.
"The new series of digital FatCAT baluns gives every custom installer the opportunity to run video and audio signals at low cost throughout their customers' homes and businesses," comments Michael Lakhter, Vice President of Sales for Key Digital. "Our HDMI Path technology assures all installers and end users that signals will have the highest quality possible. Additionally our wall plate version gives the home owner an elegant connection point for any display using HDMI signals."