Multi-award winning British technology company, Calibre, in association with Kramer Electronics USA Inc., is launching the world’s fastest 4K presentation scaler-switcher at the world's largest pro audiovisual event – InfoComm 2015.
Claims for the HQUltra, also available as the Kramer VO-796, include unprecedented switching speeds between input channels of just 0.25 seconds compared with the 2 or 3 seconds of competing technologies and the reduction of image black time when switching to just 0.1 seconds.
Tim Brooksbank, Chairman at Calibre, reports, “This function alone makes HQUltra a killer product range in the market. The days of fade-through-black switching to hide the switching transition have gone. HQUltra switching has to be seen to be believed, it is so fast!”
Proprietary scaling algorithms in HQUltra scale in a different way from competitor products and are able to produce realistic very high definition virtual 4K images from HD content. This is done without ugly scaling artifacts and with very low latency – critical for pro-av applications and not achievable with many competitor 4K scaling solutions, using Calibre's in-house developed HQUltra scaling algorithm.
Says Brookbank: “HQUltra is the result of a near four-year research and development program by Calibre to develop a whole new type of video scaling technology. It is aimed at filling the void left by the demise of technologies from silicon vendors such as Silicon Optix HQV and Gennum VXP.”
Models in the range include the HQView625/Kramer VP-796 and the more powerful HQView770/Kramer VP-798 which includes pixel-accurate extreme downscaling for LED videowalls – a key requirement for driving LED videowalls with good quality images.
The global launch will take place this month at the Kramer Electronics USA, Inc Booth 3443 at InfoComm 2015.