Thinklogical Launches New Line of HD Video Solutions for End-to-End Video Processing

Thinklogical's new ImageEvolution is at the forefront of video processing

and distribution

May 08, 2008, 01:00 ET from Thinklogical

    MILFORD, Conn., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinklogical, a leading provider
 of fiber optic KVM switching and extension solutions, has expanded its
 product portfolio with new high-definition video solutions specifically
 designed for the broadcast and post-production environments. The
 ImageEvolution product line includes a powerful video processing unit,
 designed for image correction and scaling, as well as video conversion and
 fiber video extension. In addition, the line currently features a new HDMI
 Repeater for distribution of one of two HDMI/DVI video sources to four
 displays (simultaneously). These products made their premier at this years
 NAB 2008 trade show in Las Vegas.
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     The first ImageEvolution product is a powerful video processor for
 advanced image correction and scaling, while at the same time functions as
 a video converter which supports HDMI, SDI, and HD-SDI. For image
 correction Thinklogical has harnessed the cutting edge technology of
 Gennum, using the award winning VXP(TM) image processor. This supplies a
 core platform for exceptional and enhanced image processing and quality. As
 a result, the ImageEvolution provides two flexible 30-bit digital video
 input ports supporting RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4 and YCbCr 4:2:2 interlaced and/or
 progressive sources up to a maximum pixel rate of 165MHz per port.
     Other key ImageEvolution processor features are mosquito noise
 reduction (MNR) and block artifact reduction (BAR) for minimizing artifacts
 introduced by compression systems, such as MPEG. Flexible signal or dual
 pixel digital video output at 8/10-bit RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4 and YCbCr 4:2:2
 progressive up to a maximum pixel rate of 165MHz is also achievable.
     "Indeed, the ImageEvolution represents a significant achievement in
 high-performance, high-definition video processing. It really takes the
 video processor to a whole new level with the introduction of conversion
 and extension, which are important issues in the broadcast and
 post-production industries," comments Kevin Keefe, Director of Engineering.
 "This product is very unique and we anticipate this technology will meet
 the demands of the market and enable broadcast and post-production
 professionals to fully harness high-definition video."
     The ImageEvolution represents great strides in video technology with
 enhanced connectivity flexibility, with multi-mode fiber ports for video
 extension up to 1000 meters (3280 feet). This provides key integration with
 Thinklogical's line of fiber optic video extenders and switches, making the
 ImageEvolution a highly effective and scalable asset management system. In
 addition, it is capable of delivering true 1080i/p, without any frame or
 bit dropping and no degradation in video performance.
     In addition to the video processor the ImageEvolution line also
 features an HDMI Repeater. This sends one of two video sources (HDMI or
 DVI) to four digital display devices (LCD monitors, projectors and plasmas)
 simultaneously, with superb identical reproduction and without any signal
 loss. The ImageEvolution HDMI repeater supports high-definition protocols
 to insure maximum compatibility and signal encoding in order to maintain
 the highest HDMI single link video resolution and digital audio signal.
     The new ImageEvolution product line will be available for shipping July
 15th, 2008. Demonstrations of the ImageEvolution products will take place
 at the IBC tradeshow, at the RAI Convention Centre (Hall 12P, Stand # A29)
 in Amsterdam, September, 12-16th 2008.
     About Thinklogical
     Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic
 KVM/video extension solutions, fiber matrix switches, console management
 devices, KVM over IP extenders, and camera extenders. Organizations
 worldwide rely on Thinklogical's products and solutions for optimal access
 and control in "mission critical" server installations. Through pioneering
 next generation fiber optic extension, switching, and server management
 technologies Thinklogical helps customers reduce cost and simplify the
 management of complex computing environments. Thinklogical sells directly
 and through reseller and VAR channels and is privately held and
 headquartered in Milford, Connecticut. For more information, contact us at
Contact Marketing Cindy Caserta Thinklogical 100 Washington Street Milford, CT 06460 Phone: (203) 647-8700 Fax: (203) 783-9949 email:

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