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October 26, 2013
New Dual Head KVM Switches

October 25, 2013
Free Shipping

August 20, 2013
Cheap and more affordable A/V Extender

August 19, 2013
KVM extenders are now enhanced with DDM technology

August 2, 2013
KVMs are compatible with Windows 8

September 28, 2012
ConnectPRO Releases DVI Based
A/V Splitters

May 30, 2012
ConnectPRO's Advanced Console Extender (KVM/AV) Wins Best Choice Award at Computex 2012

May 3, 2012
ConnectPRO Releases All-New Version of its HDMI EDID Emulator, Supporting 3D Video

April 20, 2012
ConnectPRO to be Exhibitor at Computex 2012

April 20, 2012
ConnectPRO to Exhibit at IMC TOKYO 2012

March 14, 2012
HDMI EDID Ghosting Emulator Released by ConnectPRO

February 03, 2012
New Line of DVI A/V Switches Scheduled for Mid-March Release

January 05, 2012
8-port DVI A/V Switch available through ConnectPRO

January 05, 2012
VGA Audio/Video Distribution Amplifiers with Control, Now Available

December 09, 2011
UD-18-PLUS, 8-port USB/DVI KVM switch released

December 05, 2011
Daisy Chain Enabled Switching with ConnectPRO PLUS series KVM switches

December 01, 2011
Special Edition DDM KVM Switch Firmware available for Logitech G15

October 26, 2011
New Line of Video Splitters Allows Selective Port Output Controls

October 17, 2011
Special Edition DDM KVM Switch Firmware Announced for Logitech MX devices and SetPoint software

September 15, 2011
New DDM KVM Switch Announced, UD-18-PLUS

August 31, 2011
New KVM Extender Models Announced

August 26, 2011
ConnectPRO PLUS version KVM switches available through Japanese distributor

August 25, 2011
New Patent Awarded for Device Mapping Function

July 01, 2011
New table and demo videos available for DDM compatible devices.

June 07, 2011
ConnectPRO announces Dual-Link DVI Products

May 22, 2011
ConnectPRO Commits to Future-Proof KVM Switches

February 14, 2011
ConnectPRO has the solution for sharing your 3D mouse across several computers

January 13, 2011
Soon to be Released: HDMI Ghost DDC/EDID Emulator

December 30, 2010
ConnectPRO Winter Sale on 4-port KVM switch with DDM

December 30, 2010
ConnectPRO provides compatible KVM switch for Apple iPad

November 18, 2010
ConnectPRO Releases New Generation of USB DDM KVM Switches

July 14, 2010
ConnectPRO proudly introduces the newest product in their line of USB plus series

May 24, 2010
ConnectPRO will release the World's Fastest KVM switches and Fastest AV Switches at Computex 2010

April 20, 2010
All-new AVS product series

March 29, 2010
ConnectPRO @ Computex 2010 in Taipei

February 26, 2010
ConnectPRO reveals Windows 7 compatible DVI KVM Switches

February 17, 2010
Reminder: ConnectPRO at CeBIT, just around the corner

February 15, 2010
Soon to be released USB with Hot-key controls

 

MORE NEWS IN THE ARCHIVE

October 26, 2013

4 NEW Dual HEAD KVM Swithes

Walnut, CA (October 26, 2013)— ConnectPRO, a world-leading manufacturer of advanced KVM and extender solutions, has expanded its advanced KVM line with the introduction of 4 Dual Monitor DVI and DVI+VGA KVM Switches. The new switches take the advantages of patented advance USB DDM technology which provides the no latency switch and most reliable compatibility of sharing USB HID devices. Moreover, they can be stacked with all other AV switches or KVM switches made by ConnectPRO to provide the most flexible in self-configured KVM and AV switching system in the world. There are two groups and total of 4 new dual-head models.  

The Pure DVI multi monitor models including:

The UDD-12DA+ ( dual-DVI + USB for 2 systems) and UDD-14DA+ (dual-head DVI for 4 systems) allow users to control computers with dual-head DVI video cards, giving them the ability to use two monitors. For computers with three- or four-head DVI video cards, user can simply stack two dual-head KVM units to provide supporting for additional monitors. With support for Dual Link resolutions up to 2560 x 1600, 2.1 stereo sound and a 2-port USB hub, these top-of-the-line KVMs offer the flexibility needed to easily manage any system.

The Combo DVI+VGA monitor KVM models including:

The UDV-12DA+ (DVI + VGA+ USB + Audio for 2 systems) and UDV-14DA (DVI+VGA + USB +Audio for 4 systems) support systems with combination of digital and analog video output cards. For digital video, it can support Dual Link resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 and analog resolutions up to 2048 x 1536, 2.1 stereo sound extra 2 USB hub ports

For both pure or combo dual-head group KVM switches, all the USB ports and audio ports can be independently switched/locked to assigned channel/systems or can be switched following the keyboard and mouse for synchronization switching. In additional, all channels will keep the full EDID communication via DDC to console video connections. They are all fully working with all kinds of OS including Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

“We’re excited to introduce our new Dual Monitor DVI KVM Switches,” said Rex Wu, ConnectPRO President. “With the ability to control multiple video cards, they are the ideal solution for CAD/CAM and graphic designers; medical, educational and financial institutions; and high-end gaming.”

UDV-12D+   UDD-12D+
UDV-12D+   UDD-12D+
UDV-12D+   UDD-12DA+

For more information on the new KVM Switches, visit: www.connectpro.com


About ConnectPRO

Outstanding product reliability and exceptional service have been ConnectPRO trademarks for over 20 years. ConnectPRO´s innovations include the world’s first DDM class KVM switch system designed specifically for personal computers, and the world’s flexible configurable KVM and touch screen extending systems. ConnectPRO maintains the highest level of ready-to-ship inventory in the industry with more than 100 different KVM, AV switches, video splitter and extender products, including touchscreen switching and touchscreen extending solutions, for enterprise-level system management and control, cables and connectivity products accessories. Headquartered in Walnut, California, ConnectPRO maintains a global presence with fully staffed offices in Asia and USA

 

October 25, 2013

FREE GROUND SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100

Walnut, Calif., Oct. 25, 2013, ConnectPRO, a company specializing in Advanced KVM switches, Audio/Video switches, Touchscreen switch sharing and extending solutions, now offers Free Ground Shipping for orders over US$100 and a 30 day money back guarantee on all products.

The lowest shipping cost guarantee that ConnectPRO offers ensures that customers get the best possible deal on their KVM switches, KVM accessories, Touch Screen switches and cables/ accessories. With fast shipping, low prices, and high quality products, ConnectPRO offers customers peace of mind with their 30 day money back guarantee. If for any reason, customers are not satisfied with the product, simply return it for a refund.

ConnectPRO offers fast and free continental United States shipping, and most items leave the warehouse within 24 hours of ordering. There is minimum order of US$100 required, to take advantage of free ground shipping. ConnectPRO offers one day shipping within California, Nevada, as well as parts of Arizona. Two day shipping is available in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and parts of Idaho. ConnectPRO allows customers to track orders and know exactly when the order will be delivered.

ConnectPRO is so committed to providing customers with the best possible discounted shipping cost in FedEX 2nd day service in USA and for international orders. Up to 70% of FedEX 2nd Day regular rate can save and shared to ConnectPRO’s US customers and international customers.  

 

For more information on the new KVM Switches, visit: www.connectpro.com


About ConnectPRO

Outstanding product reliability and exceptional service have been ConnectPRO trademarks for over 20 years. ConnectPRO´s innovations include the world’s first DDM class KVM switch system designed specifically for personal computers, and the world’s flexible configurable KVM and touch screen extending systems. ConnectPRO maintains the highest level of ready-to-ship inventory in the industry with more than 100 different KVM, AV switches, video splitter and extender products, including touchscreen switching and touchscreen extending solutions, for enterprise-level system management and control, cables and connectivity products accessories. Headquartered in Walnut, California, ConnectPRO maintains a global presence with fully staffed offices in Asia and USA.

 

NEW “LIGHT” VERSION OF A/V EXTENDER RELEASED

August 20, 2013

ConnectPRO has just released an Audio/Video Extender for Users Looking for a More Cost Effective Solution

ConnectPRO has announced the release of a new audio/video extender. The EOC-VA1H follows in the steps of its predecessor, the EOC-VA1. The new, EOC-VA1H would best be described as a “light” version, compared to its older brother, the EOC-VA1.  This version is for users who are looking to save a few dollars and who might have more minimal requirements. This version extends up to 100m (300 ft.) via Cat-X type cables. This version also does not have any RGB skew controls, while the EOC-VA1 does. While RGB skew is a nice addition to have, it’s not necessary for those “cost-conscious” users. While having extra-fine analog resolutions up to 1920 x 1200, this is a perfect alternative for A/V professionals who might be on a budget and only require an extension of 300 ft. This model also features the full-time DDC/EDID to prevent any video loss or resizing issues. .
The EOC-VA1H is currently available for order with a lead time of about 1-2 days. Each “set” comes with a separate transmitter and receiver. Cat-X type cables are sold separately or are available from other retailers. Please contact the ConnectPRO Sales Team directly if interested in pricing or other information.
ConnectPRO—with offices in Los Angeles and Taiwan—has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.

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August 19, 2013

UPDATED KVM EXTENDER RELEASED
ConnectPRO has just released an updated KVM Extender with their Patented DDM Technology

ConnectPRO is happy to announce the release of a special KVM extender that operates over Cat-X type cables. The EOC-KVMUSA1 allows you--with the flip of a switch, to provide sole audio and video extension.  Furthermore, it can also extend full USB control, in addition to the audio and video. On a previous version of this product, you could only extend video and audio and then in a separate mode, extend the USB control. Now, with this update, you can extend audio, video, and USB control simultaneously. This is an ideal solution for A/V professionals whose needs might adapt from needing full control of a system, to only requiring audio and video to be pushed to a remote projector and speakers.  This model also features ConnectPRO’s patented DDM technology.
With ConnectPRO's DDM technology, the communication between shared devices and connected systems is maintained 100% of the time even when switching the shared devices from the controlled systems.  Likewise, DDM applies to KVM extenders, ensuring full USB-HID transparency between local and remote ends, so there is no loss in functionality with keyboards, mice, or touch-screens.
This prevents interruptions in communication between shared devices and connected systems/computers, and reduces wait time when switching KVM ports.  Added to that is support for touch-screen sharing.  Touch-screens can be connected to the USB KVM switch and shared between multiple computers using the DDM USB ports.  The DDM will ensure the touch-screen remains stable and functional, not requiring to be re-calibrated when switching back and forth.  DDM technology along with another patented dual-core KVM distribution switching technology has become the most reliable and robust KVM switch core technology in the world.
The EOC-KVMUSA1 is currently available for order with a lead time of about 1-2 weeks. Each “set” comes with a separate transmitter and receiver. Cat-X type cables are sold separately or are available from other retailers.
ConnectPRO—with offices in Los Angeles and Taiwan—has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.

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August 2, 2013

PLUS Series KVM Switches Fully Compatible with Windows 8
ConnectPRO’s PLUS Series to Support Regular and Professional Editions

WALNUT, California-ConnectPRO is excited to announce it has completed its evaluation of the all-new Windows 8 OS and found it to be fully compatible with its line of PLUS series KVM switches. The PLUS series was already known for being one of the only reliable Windows 7 compliant switches. Now, with the added support of Windows 8, the user has another option to add to the PLUS series’ use.

Windows 8, one of Microsoft’s biggest OS upgrades ever, features the stunning Start Screen where each tile is affiliated with a certain app, playlist, IM conversation, folder of photos, etc. The user can “pin” as many tiles as they want to their Start Screen. Since the PLUS series switches support Windows’ Touchscreen Sharing Mode, this option can be especially convenient if the user has a touchscreen as they can use many of the common “swipe” and “pinch” features that you’d see on a modern day smartphone.

There are numerous features that the user will enjoy with Windows 8. They’ll notice right away its lightning fast boot time. It has a useful option where you can elect to have it automatically close applications that aren’t in use to conserve your system’s RAM. It has a fancy new sign on screen with added security enhancements including facial recognition.

ConnectPRO has also confirmed that its PLUS series switches will support Logitech’s New Touch Collection, specifically designed for Windows 8.  This sleek collection features updated mice that are optimized for quick navigation and maximum productivity. The collection even features a wireless recharchargeable touch pad. The collection consists of the Zone Touch Mouse T400, the Touch Mouse T620, and the Rechargeable Touchpad T650.

The PLUS series KVM switches feature the full time DDC/EDID as well as ConnectPRO’s patented DDM Technology (Dynamic Device Mapping). This provides greater stability for switching between systems, and faster response times, as the individual computers need not to re-enumerate your devices.  DDM technology also allows stable control of USB touch-screen displays, without having to deal with constant re-calibration.  In addition to the DDM ports, there is an additional USB 2.0 port for any USB devices to be shared, which do not conform to USB-HID standard.

Please contact a ConnectPRO sales representative for ordering and pricing information.
ConnectPRO—with offices in the Los Angeles area and Taiwan—has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.
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September 28, 2012

ConnectPRO Releases DVI Based A/V Splitters

ConnectPRO has announced the upcoming releases of its all-new DVI based Audio/Video splitters. These new products, the ADS-12-I (2 port), the ADS-14-I (4 port) and the ADS-18-I (8 port) joins the previously established AVS series to complete ConnectPRO’s family of Audio/Video splitters. What’s unique about the ADS series is that now there is an affordable DVI option for an audio/video splitter. Previously, ConnectPRO only had VGA versions available. Now, with this addition, it will add maximum customer flexibility in the way they choose to set up their system. Having high quality digital video is now a reality with this new DVI product.

Adding to the benefits of these new devices, they’re able to be “stacked” on top of another ConnectPRO device (via RJ45 cable) to provide synching capabilities with a PLUS series KVM switch. In this manner, the user would be able to connect a PLUS series KVM switch to an ADS/AVS splitter and have full control over switching from computer system to computer system as well as switching audio/video if the user has multiple output displays.

All of ConnectPRO’s ADS series splitters also have built-in IR control. The user could purchase (sold separately) an IR remote to give them the ability to switch the splitter while standing several feet if they chose not to control the switching with a synched KVM or manual push button.

These new versions are available for order immediately. Please contact a Sales Team member for more information and pricing.

ConnectPRO—with offices in the Los Angeles area and Taiwan—has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.

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May 30, 2012

ConnectPRO's Advanced Console Extender (KVM/AV) Wins Best Choice Award at Computex 2012

ConnectPRO is proud to announce that its most recent innovation, the advance auto-configurable/stackable USB console (KVM+AV) with patented USB DDM (Dynamic Device Mapping) technology, has won the coveted "Best Choice with Jury's Special" by Computex Taipei 2012.

The award will be presented to ConnectPRO at the upcoming Computex Taipei 2012 Tradeshow. This year's show, June 5-9, 2012 will be hosted at the Taipei World Trade Center.  The Computex show, held annually in Taipei, is the largest ICT tradeshow in Asia, and the second largest in the world.  This year more than 120,000 local and international buyers are anticipated.

The unique stackable design of this new innovation allows the user to flexibly "cascade" as many layers as desired to enable the cascaded extenders to act as a multi-extending solution.  If the user chooses, it can be configured as a KVM/Console Extender, an A/V (Audio + Video only) Extender, a Touchscreen Monitor Extender, or an Interactive Extender for digital signage, etc.  This modularized design is the first of its kind technology that will allow for the user to greatly reduce cable clutter, material costs, and labor costs.

What is also special about his prodcut is that is has ConnectPRO's patented DDM (Dynamic Device Mapping) technology built in.  It can dynamically maintain EDID communication smoothly and can be set up to differentiate EDID sources between a local display and a remote display.  With DDM, the communication between shared devices and connected systems is maintained 100% of the time even when switching the shared devices from the controlled systems.

Finally, crystal clear video quality is no longer an issue. With the new product, the video's RGB can be precisely calibrated via tuner, IR remote, or an Automatic Skew Module for an optimal viewing picture.

Please contact a Sales Team member for more information and pricing.

ConnectPRO--with offices in Southern California, New York, and Taiwan--has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.

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May 3, 2012

ConnectPRO Releases All-New Version of its HDMI EDID Emulator, Supporting 3D Video

ConnectPRO has announced the release of a new version of its HDMI EDID Ghosting Emulator. The new version is in addition to the existing HDMI EDID Ghosting Emulator (TMDS-EDID).  This version now provides support for 1.4/3D video.

Adding to the benefits of an HDMI EDID emulation, this new item, part number TMDS-EDID, acts as a replicator enabling it to double the transmission of video and stereo audio signals.  The unit also features HDCP pass-through to avoid complications with copy protected content.  The unit supports audio as well so that HDMI functionality is not hindered with the use of this device.

ConnectPRO"s line of EDID Ghosting Emulators are designed to solve the problem that computers sometiems have when losing the Extended Display Identification Data (EDID). The EDID data is vital for the video extension; it is a data structure provided by a computer display to describe its characteristics to a graphics card.  However, when you switch or disconnect and then reconnect the displays such as the monitor, you may lose EDID communication, and the users' computer then fails to display the image properly, or if at all.

The use of the emulator allows for the user to have the best video image setting all the time. Through an easy programmed process, the display's EDID mis morized in the DDC module, thus preventing our customers from having blank screens and boot problems as well as resolving the issue of display  resolution and color due to a lack of EDID information.

The new version is available for order immediately. Please contact a Sales Team member for more information and pricing.

ConnectPRO--with offices in Southern California, New York, and Taiwan--has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.

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April 20, 2012

ConnectPRO to be Exhibitor at Computex 2012

Computex

ConnectPRO, manufacturer of advanced AV and KVM solutions, has announced they will be exhibiting their products at this coming Computex 2012 show at the Taipei World Trade Center from June 5 – June 9 in Taiwan.  The Computex show, held annually in Taipei, is the largest ICT tradeshow in Asia, and the second largest in the world.  This year more than 120,000 local and international buyers are anticipated.

ConnectPRO is an international company that has developed a variety of patented solutions  which are sold to customers across the broadcasting, digital signage, and AV technology fields.  They exhibit at Computex every year, and in 2009 came home with a Best Choice award for their DDM (Dynamic Device Mapping) Technology.  Be sure to check out their latest technological innovations and check out the up-close presentation of the switches, extenders, splitters, and EDID emulators that ConnectPRO has to offer.

More information about the event can be found at the Computex 2012 website, http://www.computextaipei.com.tw/

ConnectPRO Booth

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April 20, 2012

ConnectPRO to Exhibit at IMC TOKYO 2012

ConnectPRO, manufacturer of premium-quality, advanced AV and KVM solutions, today announces its presence at the upcoming IMC Tokyo 2012 tradeshow.  IMC 2012 in Tokyo will be held June 13-15 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.  140,000 visitors are expected to take to the Makuhari Messe convention center over these dates, with the IMC hall focusing on the media and contents technology and business.

ConnectPRO is an international company that has developed a variety of patented solutions  which are sold to customers across broadcasting, digital signage, and AV technology fields.  They will be presenting their latest technological innovations at the tradeshow and invite those interested to come by booth number eh09 to see an up-close presentation of the switches, extenders, splitters, and EDID emulators that ConnectPRO has to offer.

More information about the event can be found at the IMC Tokyo 2012 website, www.interop.jp/2012/english/index.html

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March 14, 2012

HDMI EDID Ghosting Emulator Released by ConnectPRO
HDMI, DVI, and VGA Versions Available for Purchase

ConnectPRO is pleased to announce it has now released an HDMI EDID Ghosting Emulator to add to its pre-existing lineup of VGA and DVI emulators.  Now, with the addition of the HDMI version, ConnectPRO offers an extra option to effectively meet customers’ project requirements. With its sleek, lightweight, and compact design, the unit can be installed unobtrusively.  The HDMI-EDID unit also features HDCP pass-through to avoid complications with copy protected content.  The unit supports audio as well so that HDMI functionality is not crippled with the use of this device.

The HDMI-EDID Emulators are similar to the DVI and VGA versions in the way in which they’re powered.  When power is required, customers have the option of utilizing an external power supply which can connect to any power outlet, or alternatively utilizing an USB (A-B) cable for powering the emulator from a powered on computer.

HDMI EDID Ghost for DDC    HDMI EDID Ghost Emulator for DDC

EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) is information passed between an output display and the source computer it's connected to through the DDC—Display Data Channel. The computer relies on that information to determine what display (monitor or projector) is being used and what its display parameters are.

In some cases, particularly with older monitors that predate the DDC/EDID standards (or those who simply don't comply with the protocol), and when used in conjunction switches or extenders that don't properly pass through that information—problems may occur.  The problems experienced can range from a mild nuisance to complete non-functionality.  There are many KVM switches that are not compatible with Windows 7 for this reason, and there is no way to disable monitor detection within Windows 7.  The only workaround is to make the computer believe that the monitor is always directly connected.

With use of one of ConnectPRO's EDID Emulators, it allows the user to have the best video image setting all the time.  Through an easy programming process, the display's EDID is memorized in the Emulator, thus preventing the user from experiencing blank screens and boot problems as well as resolving the issue of display resolution and color due to a lack of DDC communication or EDID information.

The HDMI DDC/EDID Ghosting Emulator (Part # TMDS-EDID) is available for delivery immediately by purchasing direct through a ConnectPRO team member.

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February 3, 2012

New Line of DVI A/V Switches by ConnectPRO
ConnectPRO Plans Mid-March Release of AV Switches

ConnectPRO is pleased to reveal the upcoming additions to their existing line of AV products.  The all-new ADS series of AV switches provides ultimate stability with ConnectPRO’s all-time full DDC capabilities.

Currently ConnectPRO already has the AVS-18-I, 8-port AV switch which features support for analog VGA video and audio only.  The new products to be available by March 15 will be the 2-port ADS-12-I, 4-port ADS-14-I, and 8 port ADS-18-I; all offering support for DVI video and audio.  Without providing any keyboard or mouse control, these devices will allow you to seamlessly switch between up to 8 different digital video and audio sources.  With ConnectPRO’s active DDC technology, there will not be issues with video resolution when switching back and forth as the connected computers will always recognize what specific display or projector is connected.

DVI AV Switches

Much like with the existing AVS-18-I, the DVI/Audio switches allow for the audio and video switching to be either synched or unsynched, allowing fuller flexibility when determining which port to make active for video, and which to make active for audio.  The switches can be controlled with the built-in front-panel pushbuttons, by IR remote (available separately), or via RS232 control.

Audio VIdeo Switch

ConnectPRO--with offices in Southern California, New York, Taiwan has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.

 

January 05, 2012

8-Port DVI A/V Switch available through ConnectPRO
ConnectPRO to Release DVI A/V Switch in February

ConnectPRO's all new ADS-18-I allows the user to choose from up to eight audio/video inputs at the touch of a button. The DVI version joins ConnectPRO's VGA based AVS-18-I to give the customer an additional choice when it comes to their professional audio/video requirements.

The ADS and AVS Series allows for one DVI/VGA display and audio speaker/microphone to be shared between up to 8 source computers. By default the switching is synchronized so that audio and video are switched together, but also allows for the two to be unsynchronized, enabling the audio and video to be switched independently of each other.

The all new ADS-18-I is available for order immediately. Please contact a ConnectPRO representative for ordering information.

...The previously released VGA version:

AVS-18-I front


Optional IR Remote: RC-03

 

AVS-18-I back

ConnectPRO—with offices in Southern California, New York, Taiwan, and exclusive representation by Hypertools in Japan (www.hypertools.co.jp) —has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.

http://www.connectpro.com/prod_vid_swt.html

 

January 05, 2012

VGA Audio/Video Distribution Amplifiers with Control Now Available
ConnectPRO announces new product line of A/V Distribution Amplifiers

ConnectPRO is pleased to announce that it has released a new product line of professional audio/video distribution amplifiers. The two new roster additions are the VSC-102 (2-port) and VSC-104 (4-port). Unique to these splitters is the ability to remotely control video output on all or select ports with an IR remote (Part # RC-04, sold separately). In addition to the unique IR remote control capabilities, video output can also be controlled via an RS-232 connection to a computer, or through the front panel push buttons on the Splitter itself.

ConnectPRO currently offers a variety of Video Splitter choices, and all of them feature premium quality, exceptional resolution, and great performance. The new VSC series joins ConnectPRO's VSE series to provide an effective solution for a variety of A/V distribution requirements. Stereo Audio is available on both the VSE and VSC series. All models boast 400MHz video bandwidth which can support high resolutions and longer distances. ConnectPRO's video splitters give you the freedom of sharing one VGA video and audio source with multiple displays while functioning as a signal amplifier as well.

The new VSC series is available for order immediately. Please contact a ConnectPRO representative for ordering information.

VGA Video Splitters 2-port VGA Splitter
4 port vga splitter

ConnectPRO—with offices in Southern California, New York, Taiwan, and exclusive representation by Hypertools in Japan (www.hypertools.co.jp)—has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.

View Product Page: Manageable Video Splitters with Port Level On/Off Control

 

December 09, 2011

UD-18-PLUS, 8-port USB/DVI KVM Switch Released

In an earlier press release, ConnectPRO announced a new DDM KVM switch was to be released in December, the UD-18-PLUS.  That time has arrived.  This 8-port DVI KVM switch, featuring ConnectPRO's patented DDM (Dynamic Device Mapping) technology is available for purchase through resellers or direct from ConnectPRO.

You can visit the UD-18-PLUS product page on this site for more details.

 

December 05, 2011

DAISY CHAIN ENABLED SWITCHING WITH KVM SWITCHES
ConnectPRO announces Daisy Chain Capability with their switches

With prior models of PLUS series KVM switches from ConnectPRO, daisy-chain configurations were not possible, but ConnectPRO is announcing that daisy-chaining multiple KVM switches together is now possible.

 “Daisy chaining” is another method of expanding the capacity of a KVM switch configuration.  In a simple daisy chained installation, the KVM switches are strung together in a “chain.”  The first daisy chained switch is referred to as the Master unit while each subsequent unit is referred to as the Slave unit.  In most daisy chain configurations, the total number of consoles is increased as the number of units that are daisy chained increases.  The console that belongs to the Master KVM unit can also access and control all of the computers down the daisy chain configuration.  Typically, daisy chaining preserves CPU ports by using Chain In and Chain Out ports to attach each daisy chained switch.

For customers interested in this configuration, please contact a ConnectPRO team member for more details and instructions.

ConnectPRO—with offices in Southern California, New York, and Taiwan—has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.

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December 01, 2011

SPECIAL EDITION DDM KVM SWITCH FIRMWARE ANNOUNCED
ConnectPRO to Release Firmware Supporting Logitech's G15 Keyboard

ConnectPRO has announced an update to their existing line of PLUS series KVM switches which feature ConnectPRO’s patented DDM (Dynamic Device Mapping) technology.

The update comes in the form of  “special edition” firmware, which provides added stability and support for USB HID devices, as well as compatibility for other USB wireless devices, which have historically been problematic with a broad array of switches from other KVM manufacturers. ConnectPRO is proud to announce that in addition to specifically providing a Logitech SetPoint compatible KVM, they now have added support for Logitech’s G15 gaming keyboard with special emphasis on the macro G-keys and LCD screen.

This update will apply to all PLUS version models incorporating the DDM technology, which provides full USB-HID transparency effectively mapping a keyboard and mouse to each connected system.  This provides greater stability for switching between systems, and faster response times, as the individual computers need not to re-enumerate your devices.  DDM technology also allows stable control of USB touch-screen displays, without having to deal with constant re-calibration.  In addition to the DDM ports, there is an additional USB 1.1 port for any USB devices to be shared, which do not conform to USB-HID standards.

Firmware is available immediately for the UD-12-PLUS (2-port, USB/DVI) and UR-14-PLUS (4-port USB/VGA), with the other models to be available within the next month.  Contact a ConnectPRO representative for further details.

ConnectPRO—with offices in Southern California, New York, and Taiwan—has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.

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October 26, 2011

NEW LINE OF VIDEO SPLITTERS ALLOWS SELECTIVE PORT OUTPUT CONTROLS
ConnectPRO to Release VSC line of VGA Video Splitters

VGA Video Splitters 2-port VGA Splitter
4 port vga splitter

ConnectPRO is pleased to announce that it has released a new line of VGA video splitters, which add to the functionality of their existing high quality and professional grade Video Splitters.

The all new VSC line of splitters will, just like their VSE predecessor, provide high resolution 400MHz video bandwidth to each port, along with support for DDC/EDID information.  In addition to those specs and features which are now standard with ConnectPRO video splitters, the VSC line will provide individual port control--allowing outputs to be toggled on and off in order to split video from the source selectively out to connected displays, projectors, etc.

The VSC-12 and VSC-14, the two and four port models respectively, are available for pre-order immediately.  Contact a ConnectPRO representative for further details.

ConnectPRO—with offices in Southern California, New York, and Taiwan—has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.

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October 17, 2011

SPECIAL EDITION DDM KVM SWITCH FIRMWARE ANNOUNCED
ConnectPRO to Release Firmware Supporting Logitech's MX Series

ConnectPRO has announced an update to their existing line of PLUS series KVM switches which feature ConnectPRO’s patented DDM (Dynamic Device Mapping) technology.

The update comes in the form of  “special edition” firmware, which provides added stability for USB HID devices, as well as compatibility for other USB wireless devices, which have historically been problematic with a broad array of KVM switches from many different manufacturers.  ConnectPRO is proud to announce that in addition to specifically providing a Logitech SetPoint compatible KVM, they now have added support for Logitech’s MX series of serial keyboard and mouse devices, as well as a variety of other wireless Bluetooth devices, which include dedicated USB receivers.

This update will apply to all PLUS version models incorporating the DDM technology, which provides full USB-HID transparency effectively mapping a keyboard and mouse to each connected system.  This provides greater stability for switching between systems, and faster response times, as the individual computers need not to re-enumerate your devices.  DDM technology also allows stable control of USB touch-screen displays, without having to deal with constant re-calibration.  In addition to the DDM ports, there is an additional USB 1.1 port for any USB devices to be shared, which do not conform to USB-HID standards.

Firmware for the UR-14+, 4-port USB/VGA KVM switch is available immediately, with all other models to be available within the next week.  Contact a ConnectPRO representative for further details.

ConnectPRO—with offices in Southern California, New York, and Taiwan—has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.

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September 15, 2011

NEW DDM KVM SWITCH ANNOUNCED
ConnectPRO Plans to Release 8-port DVI and USB KVM Switch

ConnectPRO has announced plans that they will release a new DVI KVM switch featuring their patented DDM (Dynamic Device Mapping) technology.

8 port DVI USB Switch

8-port DVI USB KVM

The new switch bears the part number UD-18-PLUS, and as the name infers will allow a single console to control up to 8 computers with DVI and USB connections.  Previously, the 2-port and 4-port versions have been available and selling well internationally.  More recently, a 12-port version has been available as well.  Now, the UD-18-PLUS will arrive as a better fitting solution for mid-range needs--more than 4 systems, but not as many as 12.

The UD-18-PLUS, like all other PLUS version models, incorporates the DDM technology, which provides full USB-HID transparency effectively mapping a keyboard and mouse to each connected system.  This provides greater stability for switching between systems, and faster response times, as the individual computers need not to re-enumerate your devices.  DDM technology also allows stable control of USB touch-screen displays, without having to deal with constant re-calibration.  In addition to the DDM ports, there is an additional USB 1.1 port for any USB devices to be shared, which do not conform to USB-HID standards.

All DVI connections on the UD-18-PLUS will be DVI-I.  This will provide greater overall compatibility for analog as well as digital connections.  The switch will also provide HDCP by-pass to avoid complications with any copy-protected security.

The new switch is scheduled for release in December, and will be available directly through ConnectPRO, as well as standard online resellers.

ConnectPRO—with offices in Southern California, New York, and Taiwan—has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.

 

 

August 31, 2011

NEW KVM EXTENDER MODELS ANNOUNCED
ConnectPRO Plans to Release Two Models of their DDM KVM Extender

ConnectPRO has announced plans that they will now release two versions of their KVM extender over Cat-5 type cable.  Originally intending to release one model, ConnectPRO will now make available two separate models of their EOC-KVM extender.

The base level EOC-KVMUS model will provide full support for VGA video and USB HID extension for up to 1000’ over Cat-5 cable.  This provides excellent means for custom length extension to provide wired remote access to a server or server rack stowed away, in a basement server room, or sealed off in a secure location.

The separate model, EOC-KVM-USA offers all the benefits of the previous, but with a separate mode that allows you to, with the flip of a switch, provide solely audio and video extension.  This is ideal for AV professionals whose needs might adapt from needing full control of a system, to only requiring Audio and Video to be pushed to a remote projector and speakers.  Both models feature ConnectPRO’s patented DDM technology.

With ConnectPRO's patented DDM technology, the communication between shared devices and connected systems is maintained 100% of the time.  DDM applies to KVM extenders, ensuring full USB-HID transparency between local and remote ends, so there is no loss in functionality with keyboards, mice, and touch-screen monitors. Touch-screens can be connected to the USB/Serial KVM extender and calibrated one time, and then work reliably as the DDM ensures the touch-screen remains stable and functional.  DDM technology along with another patented dual-core KVM distribution switching technology has become the most reliable and robust KVM core technology in the world.

ConnectPRO—with offices in Southern California, New York, and Taiwan—has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.

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August 26, 2011

ConnectPRO PLUS version KVM switches Available through Distributor in Japan

ConnectPRO offers KVM switches and AV products through Japanese distributor Kirikaeki for the convenience of Far East Asia customers. Kirikaeki has been offering ConnectPRO's KVM switches and other products for the last 2 years now and have had some great reviews. If you are in Japan or in the Far East Asia region, feel free to order ConnectPRO products direct through Kirikaeki.  They can be found at www.kirikaeki.net

 

August 25, 2011

NEW PATENT AWARDED FOR DEVICE MAPPING FUNCTION

New built-in technology looks to change the face of KVM switches

Pending since 2008, ConnectPRO—a company headquartered in Walnut, CA—has recently been awarded the patent for its DDM, Dynamic Device Mapping technology. The patent itself, now confirmed and issued by the USA patent office, is for a technology that affects the way every connected computer on a KVM switch will recognize USB HID devices connected to the KVM console.

DDM allows for KVM switches to move above and beyond the traditional USB Hub type switches, as well as models using a type of Emulation for the keyboard and mouse. Providing added stability, all connected computers recognize the specific keyboard, mouse, and USB HID devices connected to the KVM's DDM ports. With switches, this means there is no lag-time when switching ports while the USB is re-enumerated, and no loss in functionality with special-function keyboards and mice.

With ConnectPRO's patented DDM technology, the communication between shared devices and connected systems is maintained 100% of the time even when switching the shared devices from the controlled systems. Likewise, DDM applies to KVM extenders, ensuring full USB-HID transparency between local and remote ends, so there is no loss in functionality with keyboards, mice, or touch-screens.

This prevents interruptions in communication between shared devices and connected systems/computers, and reduces wait time when switching KVM ports. Added to that is support for touch-screen sharing. Touch-screens can be connected to the USB KVM switch and shared between multiple computers using the DDM USB ports. The DDM will ensure the touch-screen remains stable and functional, not requiring to be re-calibrated when switching back and forth. DDM technology along with another patented dual-core KVM distribution switching technology has become the most reliable and robust KVM switch core technology in the world.

ConnectPRO—with offices in Southern California, New York, and Taiwan—has been offering quality professional I.T. and A/V solutions since 1992 while being committed to a high level of reliability and customer service.

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download the press release in PDF format

 

July 01, 2011

New Table and Demo Videos Available Confirming DDM Compatible Devices

ConnectPRO opens up a go-to page for compatible USB peripherals proven supported by ConnectPRO's KVM switches featuring the USB DDM technology. The benefit of Dynamic Device Mapping (DDM) is that the KVM switch is able to recognize precisely what USB HID devices you have connected, and then map those to each computer. That means at any given time, all connected computers recognize that those particular devices are connected. There's no lag time when switching ports, no need for Windows or Mac OS to re-detect, or initialize the USB devices when you switch to that computer. It works seamlessly.

The problem has been that some device manufacturers have not limited their devices to true USB standards, and so the process for creating a switch able to map those particular devices can get complicated. In most cases, all USB HID devices are fully compatible with the DDM technology, but there has always been rare instances where a particular setup, or combination of devices, has caused an issue when going through the DDM switch. In most of those cases we have been able to release updated firmware aimed at resolving any of those incompatibilities.

The point of this new section of ConnectPRO's website is to provide assurance to customers and prospective customers, that our DDM KVM switches have been tested and verified compatible with particular input devices, be it Logitech, Microsoft, Elo, or Wacom. In some cases, video demonstrations are available which show how the devices perform.

www.connectpro.com/usbplus_qualified.html

 

June 07, 2011

ConnectPRO announces Dual-Link DVI Products

Although VGA configurations are still greatly prevalent in the field, ConnectPRO has decided to double-down on its DVI offerings, while still providing high-end, industrial-grade VGA solutions. Currently ConnectPRO provides 2, 4, and 12-port DVI switches; but all those implement single-link capabilities. By the beginning of the 4th quarter, ConnectPRO intends to provide new dual-link DVI KVM switches.

 

May 22, 2011

ConnectPRO Commits to Future-Proof KVM Switches

With the impending release of Windows 8 later this year, ConnectPRO has announced that all PLUS series KVM switches are now future-proofed.  This step means that the current hardware version allows user-side upgrade of firmware to resolve any future issues with Windows 8, and to maintain compatibility with future Operating System releases and versions of hardware USB-HID devices.

 

February 14, 2011

ConnectPRO has the solution for sharing your 3D mouse across several computers.

If you need a high-quality KVM switch that works flawlessly with 3Dconnexion's high-quality 3D mouse, then look no further than ConnectPRO. The UR and UD PLUS versions of ConnectPRO's VGA and DVI USB KVM switches are entirely compatible with the 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator. The SpaceNavigator is a 3D mouse which makes rotation, tilting, zooming, panning, etc... redefine the ease with which you can navigate 3D applications, AutoCad, and other Cad applications, as well as Adobe Acrobat, Google Earth, Bing Maps 3D, Google SketchUp, Photoshop, etc...

 

January 13, 2011

Soon to be Released: HDMI Ghosting Emulator for DDC/EDID

Coming early in the 3rd quarter of 2011, ConnectPRO will be releasing a brand new HDMI Ghosting DDC/EDID Emulator.

ConnectPRO HDMI DDC/EDID

December 30, 2010

ConnectPRO Winter Sale on 4-port KVM switch with DDM

From now through the end of January 2011, ConnectPRO is offering deep price cuts on the much revered UR-14+ line of KVM switches. The discount only applies to the PLUS version 4-port VGA switches and are intended as a welcoming celebration for the all-new hardware/firmware revision.

 

December 30, 2010

ConnectPRO provides iPad compatible DDM KVM switch.

Apple's infamous iPad which was introduced earlier this year has revolutionized computing and virtually created the now exploding tablet computing industry. For style, weight, and perhaps other rationale—the iPad's primary text input is via the soft-keyboard which ... (read more)

 

November 18, 2010

ConnectPRO Releases New Generation of USB DDM KVM Switches

Today, ConnectPRO released the much anticipated newest generation of its USB DDM KVM switch lines. The newly released version offers improvement in the following areas:

  1. Supports all USB HID devices (including touch-screen monitors, pen tablets, gaming devices, wireless keyboard and mouse combinations, etc...) to be shared among/between the KVM's connected systems. More end-point devices can be shared without generating any HPD (hot-plug detection) events on any of the connected systems, which is increasingly important as individuals and companies move to Windows 7 environments.

  2. New concurrent Full-time Active DDC/EDID functionality is included in the new generation's hardware, which is a requirement put forth by Microsoft's guidelines for Windows 7 KVM switching solutions.

  3. Provides support for more OS power saving modes to aid in saving electricity and cutting costs.

  4. Simple hot-key identification and reconfiguration, as current hot-key combination can be identified on front panel of KVM switchbox, and a different hot-key combination can be selected.

  5. A customized hot-key combination can be implemented with firmware upgrade via serial port.

This newer generation of USB DDM KVM Switches is changing the KVM industry once again, with advanced, patented technologies solely owned and developed by ConnectPRO. They are available in VGA and DVI versions with 2, 4, 8, and 12-port models to be available. ODM and Importers are welcomed to inquire.

 

July 14, 2010

ConnectPRO proudly introduces the newest product in their line of USB plus series.

The UR-18+DT is an 8-port USB KVM switch featuring Dual VGA displays with all-the-time full DDC emulation. This is the ideal switch for sharing 2 displays or 2 touch-screen monitors between up to 8 different systems. Along with the beefed up video output specs, the switch includes a total of 4 USB DDM ports, which guarantees reliability with USB keyboards, mice, or touch-screens.

As with ConnectPRO's other PLUS series USB KVM switches, the UR-18+DT is rackmountable, provides user-selectable hot-key controls, provides front panel USB hub ports for additional device sharing, and features a 3-year warranty.

The UR-18+DT is another PLUS series USB KVM switch, but with added functionality providing support for connecting 2 x consoles featuring touch-screen display monitors, it goes above and beyond the rest.

dual-display touch screen kvm switch

 

May 24, 2010

ConnectPRO will release the World's FASTEST KVM switches and FASTEST AV switches at Computex

Combined with awards winning advanced technologies, such as USB DDM (Dynamic Device Mapping) and All-time Full DDC , ConnectPRO will release the World's fastest KVM switches and AV switches at Computex 2010. The new serial product lines come with various models, such as 2-port, 4-port, 8-port and 16-port KVM and USB/DVI KVM for different applications and industries.

 

April 20, 2010

New Product Series to be Released

ConnectPRO has had a busy 2nd quarter, but is pleased to announce the roll-out of an all-new Audio/Video Series of products.  All will feature ConnectPRO's highest quality video, as well as full-time DDC communication on each port.

The first item in this series, to be released in May, will be an 8-port VGA/Audio video switch.  The AVS-18A will support VGA and analog audio connections for speakers/microphone from up to 8-systems.  Each port will have a back-lit push-button for easy selection of video, and a back-lit push-button for selection of audio when not synchronized.  Full-time DDC communication will be built into each port specifically for the ultimate stability and Windows 7 compatibility.

The AVS-18A will have an RS-232 connection for additional controlling options, as well as IR remote compatibility.

 

March 29, 2010

ConnectPRO at Computex 2010

ConnectPRO will be at Computex Taipei again this year, and invite you to visit.  The dates for this years show run June 1-5, and ConnectPRO will be occupying booths B814/B816

 

February 26, 2010

ConnectPRO reveals DVI KVM switches

Coming this year, ConnectPRO will be releasing a number of KVM switches featuring DVI input and output.  Among these will be the UD-12 and UD-14 lines, which will be the ideal choice for Windows, Linux and Mac users who want to share several computers with one USB keyboard, mouse, and DVI display.

Just like the current PRO series UR-12 and UR-14, the UD lines will support USB 2.0, and will be considered amongst the most stable of USB devices switching KVMs on the market. Not only will customer's be able to switch ports with the front panel push-buttons, but the UD-12 and UD-14 will allow for switching ports via Hot-key controls.

 

February 17, 2010

You + Germany + ConnectPRO = Awesome

ConnectPRO at CeBITJust a reminder to anyone and everyone, ConnectPRO will be presenting their amazing array of high technology at this year's CeBIT show in Hanover, Germany.  The show runs from March 2-6, and is the world's largest trade fair to showcase digital IT and Telecommunications solutions.

According to CeBIT's official website, the key target groups are users from industry, the wholesale/retail sector, skilled trades, banks, the services sector, government agencies, science and all users passionate about technology.

ConnectPRO will be showcasing their full range of KVM switches, KVM/USB extenders, Touch-screen sharing/extenders, OEM/ODM KVM solutions, and DDC-EDID emulators.  Where all the action is: #F34, in the Taiwan pavillion No. 17.

 

February 15, 2010

Soon to be released USB with Hot-key controls

ConnectPRO is excited to be announcing that shortly, all USB PRO KVM switches will feature hot-key controls which allow a user to switch ports with a short key combination on the keyboard.  This is the pinnacle of convenience for the operation of a KVM switch and is relatively new for 2-port and 4-port USB 2.0 KVM Switches.

For some time, other manufacturers have provided USB KVM switches that support hot-key controls, however, often times at the expense of general keyboard functionality.  ConnectPRO's new PRO series featuring hot-keys is unique in the sense that it doesn't offer hot-key support at the expense of anything.  A customer can still use their multi-function keyboard, as well as a wireless keyboard/mouse combination - there's absolutely no confusion caused by a single USB connector controlling both keyboard and mouse.

Another issue that users have sometimes had with hot-key KVMs in the past, is hot-key interference.  The standard hot-key for all ConnectPRO KVM switches has always been the left Control button.  In the event that that particular keystroke is used for something else on your computer or in a specific application, the new USB PRO with hot-key controls will allow you to change the hot-key to another of the 4 options.

Hotkey KVM

 

 

 

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