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Thinklogical Introduces Innovative New TLX Family of KVM Matrix Switches and Extenders
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Thinklogical Introduces Innovative New TLX Family of KVM Matrix Switches and Extenders

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.

Date: Feb 26, 2015