ikan Converters and Distribution Amplifier: One SDI Signal to Six Outputs


Ikan has released a new 1-to-6 3G-SDI distribution amplifier, capable of distributing one SDI signal to six outputs simultaneously. Unlike a simple splitter, which weakens the signal, the IKD-3GD6 re-clocks it, allowing each of the outputs to send your signal the full transmission distance simultaneously, without degradation. Designed for use in the field or in a studio, the IKD-3GD6 features dual threaded power inputs, minimizing the chance of a kick-out or power failure during mission-critical work.

In addition to the IKD-3GD6, ikan has also released two pairs of HDMI-to-SDI and SDI-to-HDMI converters. The IKC-H2S1 HDMI to SDI Converter  and IKC-S2H1 3G-SDI to HDMI Converter both feature automatic input signal detection, and convert from HDMI to SDI or SDI to HDMI respectively. Each unit incorporates a two-line LCD text screen that displays input signal information and audio level meters. The rugged CNC machined-aluminum construction makes it suitable for use on location. ikan’s Advanced HDMI to SDI Converter and its sister unit, the ikan Advanced SDI to HDMI Converter, not only convert from one signal format to the other, but each unit allows you to generate a variety of test video patterns, audio test tones, and diagnostic scope views such as Waveform, Vectorscope, and RGB Parade. 

These converters and the distribution amp from ikan provide invaluable tools when working on a variety of projects, allowing you to move from an HDMI to an SDI workflow and back again without missing a beat.