Datapath Fx4/H

Overview

Advancements in digital signage requirements mean that customers demand greater freedom in creating and deploying small, medium and large scale signage projects. The Datapath Fx4 is a multi-faceted stand alone display controller that supports a choice of inputs, high bandwidth loop-through as well as 4 genlocked HDMI outputs.

The Fx4 features a DisplayPort1.2 main input alongside two HDMI1.4 inputs offering 4k 4096x2160p at 60 fps or UHD 2160p at 30 fps respectively. The intuitive user interface allows users to determine which input is used.

Each output monitor can take its input from any region of the input image as all of the required cropping, scaling, rotation and frame-rate conversion is handled by the Datapath Fx4 hardware. These regions can overlap to allow any output to replicate another or can be configured to support any creative splice of the source material. This allows the support of many non-rectangular screen arrangements with uneven gaps, as well as any mix of monitor orientations.

As an example, high quality downscaling allows the display of a 4k source on a single output, while other outputs can crop and upscale to create an almost unlimited multi-screen canvas.

The Datapath Fx4 has dual ethernet ports to allow users to add the device to their networks. Only one Datapath Fx4 in the chain requires connection to the physical LAN as ethernet loop through is supported on the second port, meaning multiple devices can be connected.

Features

Infinite creative configurations
Up to Ultra HD input, four HD 1080p outputs
Rotates, crops, scales, mirrors and bezel corrects
Multiple inputs for flexible connectivity (dual HDMI1.4 or single DisplayPort1.2 inputs for 4k 60 fps source capture)
HDCP support on all inputs and outputs
True stand-alone operation: Non-volatile configuration can adapt to changes in inputs by automatically adjusting all scale factors
Network or USB interfaces allow platform independent control (including MAC OS X 10.6)

Technical Specification

Dimensions 316x172x42mm (1.86kg)
Operating Temperature 0 - 35°C/ 32 - 96°F
Power Requirements IEC switched and fused mains connectors 100-240V, 50/ 60Hz/ 35W
Video Input Connections DisplayPort1.2 (2160p/ 60 or equivalent up to 616 MP/s) 2x HDMI1.4 (2160p/ 30 or equivalent up to 297 MP/s
Video Output Connections 4 x HDMI1.4 (1080p/ 60 or equivalent up to 165 MP/s)
Loop-through: DisplayPort1.2 (locked to selected video input resolution)
Input Surface 8k x 8k maximum
Genlock Input Analogue black-burst on dedicated BNC connector. Any video input (HDMI1, HDMI2, DisplayPort)
Control Interfaces Dual 100BaseT Ethernet ports with inbuilt managed switch. USB2.0 Type B connector (full speed operation)
Firmware Support Updates supported via USB and Ethernet connection
Relative Humidity 5% - 90% non-condensing
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