Hybrid Fiber/CATx Architecture Delivers Industry-Leading
Performance and Efficiency
Industry-First Uncompressed 60Hz 4K Video and KVM Signal Management Using Only
Two Fibers or CATx Cables
MILFORD, Conn. -- Feb. 10, 2015 -- Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high
performance KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) extension and switching systems for video-rich
applications, today introduced the TLX Series matrix switches and extenders giving customers
industry-leading high performance and a flexible and efficient uncompressed signal architecture
supporting both fiber-optic and CATx connectivity.
With TLX, Thinklogical becomes the first KVM systems provider to deliver extension and
switching for full, uncompressed 4K video with full color depth (4096 x 2160 resolution, 4-4-4
color depth) at 60Hz frame rate using only two fibers or CATx cables. This reduces the cost and
infrastructure required to manage content created in the growing 4K video industry standard
without compromising quality, resolution or performance.
The new TLX 4K signal management solutions are being demonstrated at ISE 2015 – Integrated
Systems Europe, Feb. 10-12 in Amsterdam, where Thinklogical is exhibiting in stand 11-D46.
Product demonstrations include the new TLX DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 extenders and the
new TLX640 switch, the market’s highest capacity and most flexible KVM and video matrix
TLX matrix switches and extenders are based on an innovative new, single laser, single-datastream
10Gbps architecture that supports delivery of uncompressed video, audio and peripheral
data over both fiber-optic and CATx infrastructure, minimizing the number of components and
cables required when compared to alternative solutions. TLX offers the lowest signal latency in
the industry (microseconds, vs. milliseconds for compressed solutions), and no visual artifacts,
jitter or lost frames for the highest video signal quality.
“With the launch of TLX, Thinklogical is addressing customer requests for an uncompressed,
hybrid KVM system offering greater performance, resolution and efficiency than the compressed
products available currently” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “Our new TLX
series matrix switches and extenders deliver high performance and flexible configuration
options, all at a competitive price point. TLX also delivers the only true uncompressed 4K at
60Hz signal management capability on the market today, making it the ideal solution for
surveillance, broadcast, post-production, simulation, and other applications where the extension
and switching of 4K video at the highest possible resolution is a mission-critical requirement.”
The TLX Series from Thinklogical delivers a number of industry firsts and customer benefits,
• The first KVM solution in the market able to extend and switch uncompressed UHD (ultrahigh-
definition) video using only one fiber or CATx cable, and 4K video at 60Hz using only
two fibers or two CATx cables -- half as many as competitive KVM products -- providing a
simpler and more efficient installation that saves time and reduces cost.
• The first hybrid signal extension and switching products from Thinklogical, offering
customers high-bandwidth performance over either or both fiber-optic or CATx cabling.
• A scalable, future-proof 10Gbps architecture that meets today’s application needs and
resolutions including video resolutions up to 4K and 3D, with the ability to easily expand and
support future and unknown system growth, video resolutions and signal formats.
• An innovative connector on its TLX extenders that can receive both HDMI and DisplayPort
cables on the same extender, reducing the number of extenders needed, and eliminating the
requirement for an external adapter or dongle to convert from DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI.
This allows a customer to upgrade from HDMI to DisplayPort when and as they need to in
the future, with no change in equipment. When combined with a Thinklogical TLX matrix
switch, it becomes easy to intermingle and connect HDMI/DVI and DisplayPort sources and
• Uncompressed signal transport at 10Gbps bandwidth, resulting in the highest video and
signal quality, with no latency, jitter, lost pixels or frames, a requirement for applications
needing the highest possible video resolution and computer peripheral performance.
• Interoperability with Thinklogical’s market-leading 6.25Gbps fiber-optic products.
TLX solutions are available for order now from Thinklogical and authorized resellers.