Key Features* Cost effective 4K/60 HDMI videowall processors for videowalls with up to eight screens* Supports 4K on one, two, or four connections* Extron Vector™ 4K scaling engine* 400 Gbps HyperLane® video bus delivers unparalleled real-time performance* Direct control via RS-232, USB, and Ethernet* Designed for 24/7, mission-critical environments
Extron Quantum® Ultra Connect 84 and Quantum Ultra Connect 128 are eight and twelve HDMI input videowall processors for systems with up to four or eight displays. They deliver the same high-quality scaling and real-time performance as Extron's Quantum Ultra processors, featuring the Vector™ 4K scaling engine and HyperLane® high-speed video bus technology. Custom output resolutions, input and output image rotation, and bezel compensation provide compatibility with a wide variety of display technologies. Flexible window placement allows side-by-side, overlap, and picture in picture image positioning. For HDCP-encrypted content, Key Minder® and SpeedSwitch® Technology deliver virtually instantaneous switching. RS-232, USB, and Ethernet interfaces provide control system connection, eliminating the need for a dedicated control computer.
Unparalleled Real-Time PerformanceQuantum Ultra Connect features a high-speed video bus that incorporates Extron HyperLane technology. It delivers real-time performance unattainable by other videowall processors.
The HyperLane video bus has a maximum throughput of 400 Gbps, providing full compatibility with the highest video resolutions currently in use, such as 4K/60 with 4:4:4 color sampling. This technology serves one purpose: transporting video data between input and output cards. The dedicated nature of the bus means performance is completely consistent, predictable, and unaffected by any other element of the system. HyperLane ensures smooth presentation of sources, without variance in the frame rate of the displayed source layout.
Vector 4K ScalingQuantum Ultra Connect includes the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine, it was developed in‑house and engineered to deliver best-in-class image upscaling and downscaling. Vector 4K embodies several Extron-patented scaling technologies, plus a new set of image processing algorithms that deliver uncompromising scaling performance. The technology enables sharp, accurate 4:4:4 processing and scaling of computer and video signals up to 4K, as well as downscaling of 4K source signals for display in small windows or on lower resolution displays without losing critical image detail. It also delivers seamless transitions between presets, with selectable cut or fade through black options.
Input and Output ConfigurationsQuantum Ultra Connect 84 features two IN4HDMI cards, accepting eight HDMI signals up to 2K, four HDMI signals up to 4K/30, or two signals up to 4K/60. The OUT4HDMI output card delivers from one to four outputs at resolutions from 1024x768 to 4K/60.
Quantum Ultra Connect 128 features three IN4HDMI cards, allowing twelve HDMI signals up to 2K, six HDMI signals up to 4K/30, or three signals up to 4K/60. Two OUT4HDMI output cards deliver from two to eight outputs at resolutions from 1024x768 to 4K/60.
Integrator-friendly features such as EDID Minder® and HDCP authorization simplify source integration. Auto-image quickly and precisely acquires standard source formats as well as unique signal types common in military, medical, or other specialized environments. Custom output resolutions maximize compatibility with evolving display technology and custom LED wall applications. Also, HDCP Visual Confirmation provides immediate visual confirmation that encrypted content cannot be viewed on the displays.
Supports Diverse Display TechnologiesThe output processing of the Quantum Ultra Connect is extremely flexible and configurable, making it compatible with nearly any display type, for any application. Adjustable bezel compensation ensures content appears natural when magnified across flat panel displays. To accommodate displays with portrait and landscape orientation, it includes output rotation. Custom output resolutions provide compatibility with current and future display devices, as well as custom LED walls.
Advanced CapabilitiesFrom entertainment applications to collaborative data sharing, the many capabilities of Quantum Ultra Connect ensure your video display presents the information you need, exactly how you want to see it. HDMI inputs can be windowed and positioned anywhere on the video display, and input sources can be rotated in 90-degree increments. For critical viewing, the zoom functionality allows an area within a video source to be expanded. Seamless cut and fade through black transition effects are available when switching between presets, delivering fast, glitch-free, and professional-looking presentations for any application. Up to 64 windows can be displayed per output card, allowing flexible presentation of unique and repeated live sources. Dynamic, internal test patterns simplify system configuration and display setup.
Mission-Critical, Secure OperationQuantum Ultra Connect was engineered for continuous operation in mission-critical environments. Its Everlast™ power supply was designed and engineered by Extron for dependable 24/7 operation. The videowall processor features solid-state storage, providing fast boot-up and stability for the operating system. In the event of a critical component failure, unsolicited remote messaging notifies system administrators.
To impede viral infections, the processor’s embedded operating system is write-protected, preventing permanent modifications to the file system without administrator password verification. This eliminates the possibility of viruses or unauthorized file updates from being retained across a power cycle. SSL communication protocol provides an encrypted connection between the Extron Videowall Configuration Software – VCS and the Quantum Ultra Connect for system configuration and digitally signed firmware upgrades. A system event log with a user-definable maximum size is maintained as a locally stored file and can be downloaded directly from the processor.
System Configuration and ControlQuantum Ultra Connect setup and preset configuration are performed using VCS running on a computer connected to the processor’s Ethernet port or USB port. Settings and preset changes within the software are automatically synchronized and stored on the videowall processor, facilitating direct RS-232, USB, or Ethernet connection of local or remote control systems. A full-featured control protocol enables access to preset selection, window source selection, window size, position, visibility, and many more presentation options.
Intuitive ControlEMS-Quantum Ultra combines the freedom of wireless operation with an easy to use application specifically designed for intuitive control. It is compatible with Apple® iOS®, Google® Android™, and Microsoft® Surface platforms.
Familiar finger gestures facilitate preset selection, window size and position, source selection, and other common operational tasks. It can act as the sole point of control or work in conjunction with VCS and a control system such as an Extron IP Link® Pro control processor and a TouchLink® Pro touchpanel. Up to 10 mobile devices can control the Quantum Ultra Connect system. Separate User, Designer, and Administrator credentials define operational roles.
Features* Cost effective 4K/60 HDMI videowall processors for videowalls with up to eight screens* Supports 4K on one, two, or four connections — For flexibility when working with 4K sources, peripherals, and displays, Quantum Ultra Connect offers the convenience of managing 4K video as a single, dual, or quad-path signal.* Extron Vector™ 4K scaling engine — The Vector 4K scaling engine is specifically designed for critical-quality 4K imagery, with best-in-class image upscaling and downscaling.* 400 Gbps HyperLane® video bus delivers unparalleled real-time performance — The Extron HyperLane video bus has a total throughput of 400 Gbps, easily accommodating the high-bandwidth demands of large videowalls displaying many simultaneous HD and 4K sources.* Direct control via RS-232, USB, and Ethernet — Locally-stored configuration file allows direct connection between the control system and Quantum Ultra Connect.* Designed for 24/7, mission-critical environments — Quantum Ultra Connect provides a high performance, high reliability display processing solution for monitoring valuable infrastructure and assets with maximum uptime.* Integrates easily into a diverse array of 4K environments such as lobbies, auditoriums, and simulation environments — Quantum Ultra Connect is optimized for use with 4K displays, windowing high-resolution sources across multiple displays with resolutions up to 3840x2160 or greater.* Advanced 4:4:4 signal processing — 4:4:4 signal processing maintains color accuracy and fine picture detail.* Seamless transitions — Seamless cut and fade through black transition effects are available when switching between presets, delivering fast, glitch-free, and professional-looking presentations for any application.* 3U, 5-slot card frame* Solid-state storage — Ensures long-term operation and fast boot times.* Write-protected operating system — Prevents any permanent modification to the file system without administrator password verification and eliminates the possibility of viruses or unauthorized file updates from being retained across a power cycle.* Extron Everlast™ Power Supply — Provides worldwide power compatibility, with high‑demonstrated reliability and low power consumption for reduced operating cost.* Front panel LED indicates power supply status* IN4HDMI input card supports signals up to 4K/60 — The IN4HDMI four-channel input card accepts four signals from 1024x768 to 2048x1080 and 1920x1200 at 60 Hz. Dual-channel mode supports two single-path 4K/30 signals, while single-channel mode supports one dual-path or quad-path 4K/60 signal. When used with HDCP-compliant displays, HDCP 1.4‑encrypted sources can be displayed on the videowall.* Auto-Image™ setup — Automatically optimizes the image by analyzing and adjusting to the video input signal. This can save time and effort in setting up a newly connected source, particularly in presentation environments where different guest presenter laptops with various output resolutions will be connected.* Auto Input Memory — When activated, the unit automatically stores size, position, and picture settings based on the incoming signal. When the same signal is detected again, these image settings are automatically recalled from memory.* OUT4HDMI output cards support signals up to 4K/60 — The OUT4HDMI four-channel output cards delivers signals from 1024x768 to 2048x1080 and 1920x1200 at 60 Hz. Dual-channel mode supports two single-path 4K/30 signals, while single-channel mode supports one dual-path or quad-path 4K/60 signal.* Custom output resolutions — Optimizes compatibility with evolving display technology, non-standard displays, and LED systems.* Selectable HDMI to DVI Interface Format Correction — Enables or disables InfoFrames and sets the correct color space for proper connection to HDMI and DVI displays.* Up to 64 video/graphic windows per output card — Quantum Ultra Connect offers extensive windowing capabilities, with the ability to display up to 64 video windows from each output card.* Powerful window management and source scaling capabilities — Sources can be windowed, layered, and positioned anywhere on the video display, from 1/100 of the native source resolution to 1000 times the output resolution.* Supports portrait or landscape screen orientation* Source rotation — Source images can be rotated in 90-degree increments, providing flexible and creative presentation options for live content.* Bezel compensation for flat panel displays — Adjustable compensation extends the displayed image "behind" screen bezels, accurately presenting sources that span multiple displays.* HDCP compliant — Ensures display of content-protected media and interoperability with other HDCP-compliant devices.* Key Minder® continuously verifies HDCP compliance for quick, reliable switching — Key Minder authenticates and maintains continuous HDCP encryption between input and output devices to ensure quick and reliable switching in professional AV environments, while enabling simultaneous distribution of a single source signal to one or more displays.* SpeedSwitch® Technology delivers virtually instantaneous switching speeds for HDCP-encrypted content* User-selectable HDCP authorization — Allows individual inputs to appear HDCP compliant or non-HDCP compliant to the connected source, which is beneficial if the source automatically encrypts all content when connected to an HDCP-compliant device. Protected material is not passed in non-HDCP mode.* HDCP Visual Confirmation — When HDCP-encrypted content is transmitted to a non-HDCP compliant display, a green window with an alert message is sent to the display for immediate visual confirmation that protected content cannot be viewed on that display.* Picture controls for brightness, contrast, and detail, as well as horizontal and vertical sizing, positioning, and zoom* Internal video test patterns for calibration and setup — Quantum Ultra Connect offers several dynamically-generated video test patterns to facilitate proper system setup and calibration of display devices.* Encrypted data connection between Quantum Ultra Connect and configuration computer — SSL encryption provides a secure connection between Quantum Ultra Connect and the computer running the Extron Videowall Configuration Software.* Digitally signed, secure firmware upgrades — Firmware updates are digitally signed and transferred across an encrypted connection for secure system upgrade.* Event logging — A system event log is maintained as a locally stored file with a user-definable maximum size.* Direct downloading of log files from the Quantum Ultra Connect* Password protected operating system — Access to the Quantum Ultra Connect operating system is protected with a user-definable password.* Service maintenance alerts — System administrators can be notified of fan failure or when recommended operating temperature is exceeded.* Power save mode — Places the Quantum Ultra Connect in a low-power state and turns off input and output cards to conserve energy when not in use.* Easy-to-use configuration and control software — Videowall Configuration Software - VCS reduces configuration and preset programming time with a task-oriented, intuitive interface.* Full-featured control protocol — Allows access to preset selection, window source selection, window size, position, and visibility, and many more presentation options.* Reliable connectivity for HDMI cables — Extron LockIt® cable lacing brackets provide secure, reliable cable connections for Quantum HDMI inputs and outputs.