Estimate Date of shipping for first units: 20th August 2016
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HDfury Linker is a 4K60 4:4:4 600MHz 18Gbps HDMI2.0a Level A capable scaler built for system integrators and advanced users that will please everyone else as well.
By supporting the max bandwidth and data transfer rate of the HDMI2.0a standard and by offering new scaling modes, options and possibilities to convert and always fed optimum signal through all existing HDMI and HDCP revision, Linker is set to cross all HDMI boundaries.
Linker is capable of connecting any HDMI/HDCP revision sources devices to any HDMI/HDCP revision sink devices @ their best capabilities. GUARANTEED!
If you ever saw the following statement: “this TV does not support HDCP 2.2. Make sure you have HDCP 2.2 capable TV” or a similar HDCP error message, and even if you fixed such issue with Integral or others but run into limitations like signal unsupported, blackscreen, not getting the best signal to your display from all your sources or no AVR audio available when 4K signal is running or any others, make sure you never see any of them again with the HDfury Linker! Featuring 2 inputs and 1 output, HDfury Linker can act as Scaler, Switcher, Infoframe and HDR metadata Injector and Extractor with Sound, HDCP Doctor, HDMI Doctor, EDID management and more… Discover the tomorrow’s hardware today!
HDfury Linker Key Features
Ultra Scaling up to 4K60 4:4:4 600MHz
HDfury Linker offers impressive scaling modes to ensure that any HDMI/HDCP revision sink device get fed at its max capabilities ALWAYS and GUARANTEED.
Featuring Upscale, Downscale, Passthru and Bypass mode as well as Chroma Conversion and Color Depth modification on the fly at 8, 10, 12 and 16bit for FHD, UHD and DCI 4096x2160p.
Here is, among plenty others, some of the available scaling modes…
HDCP/HDMI2.x HDR/BT2020 sources input To High-End Advanced HDCP/HDMI 1.x Displays
4K24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 12b 450MHz 1080p24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 12b 111MHz
4K50/60 YCC 4:2:0 10b 371MHz 1080p50/60 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 10b 185MHz
4K24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 12b 450MHz 4K24/25/30 YCC 4:2:0 12b 222MHz
HDCP/HDMI2.x HDR/BT2020 sources input To basic HDCP/HDMI 1.x Equipment like AV receiver
4K50/60 YCC 4:2:0 10b 371MHz 1080p50/60 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 8b 148MHz
4K24/25/30 YCC RGB/YCC 4:4:4 12b 450MHz 1080p24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 8b 74.25MHz
4K50/60 RGB/YCC 4:4:4/4:2:2 8b 600MHz 1080p50/60 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 8b 148MHz
HDCP/HDM1.x Capable Sources input To Advanced HDCP/HDMI 2.x Capable Sink
4K24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 8b 300MHz 4K24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 16b 600MHz*
1080p24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 16b 148MHz 4K24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 16b 600MHz*
This is only a small excerpt, endless scaling possibilities are available, the Ultra Scaling modes list is now so big that we had to publish it separately: here
* Tested ok on LG OLED 2016
Dedicated HDCP Doctor
Providing a total of 4 HDCP 1.4 and 2.2 engines for decryption/encryption, HDfury Linker offers a workaround for HDCP issue including HDCP 2.2 > HDCP 1.4 and HDCP 1.4 > HDCP 2.2 both ways conversion within the same unit.
Each RX block decrypts the input first whether its 1.x or 2.x. Then output port can individually encrypts it to 1.4 or 2.2 or not encrypt it at all if it was not encrypted initially.
Unlike HDfury Integral that can convert any signals within the 600MHz bandwidth of HDMI2.0a, thus including 1080i, 3D signals, PC signals and all SD/HD/FHD/UHD standard formats, HDfury Linker only support HDCP conversion for SD/HD/FHD/UHD signals up to 600MHz.
1080i, 3D signals, PC signals (except a few manually added) cannot be HDCP converted with the HDfury Linker, they go through in Bypass mode (untouched/untouchable).
Display HDCP 2.2 Content with Non-HDCP2.2 Compliant Devices
HDCP 2.2 is the new copy-protection scheme for 4K UHD content.Not only it is not backward compatible but many recent 4K devices don’t even support it.
Source devices, including media servers and head-ends like Netflix, will encode their 4K content with this new scheme. TVs must be HDCP 2.2-enabled to play it, and everything in the video chain including switches and receivers must be compliant as well, or the display will go dark and/or display a HDCP error message.
Bad news for consumers who have purchased expensive, high-bandwidth, processor-rich switchers, receivers and displays to accommodate 4K. While the newer products may support the bandwidth needs of 4K, they won’t play copy-protected works until HDfury Linker is an active part of the setup.
2×1 Switcher up to 4K60 4:4:4 600MHz 18Gbps
Switching between 2 inputs up to 4K60 4:4:4 600MHz signal and scaling through all HDMI levels and revision is now a reality, thanx to USB or push button, you can easily switch between 2 inputs that will be scaled to one output. HDCP conversion can be configured and applied on the fly in order to always output the type of HDCP signal encryption that your display or sink device is expecting.
HDR and Infoframe Metadata Live Injector and Extractor with Sound
The HDfury Linker is capable of injecting and extracting live Infoframe and HDR metadata at any resolution and in real time while keeping HDMI sound.
A further software solution for a complete real time handling of infoframe and HDR metadata will be available for the Linker: here from our exclusive licensed partner AV TOP.
Advanced EDID Management
Advanced EDID Management available from the HDfury Linker with either:
A Selected EDID bank, a Custom uploaded EDID, a Self generated Automix EDID or a Fixed basic EDID.
Sniff EDID from connected sink devices, Save, Edit, Load any custom EDID table at anytime.
Select and pick any EDID of your choice from a preloaded list of 25 EDID tables, it loads and reset HPD to present your chosen one automatically.
AutoMix EDID feature will create a custom EDID by mixing both sink EDID connected to the splitter output ports.
Mixing rules in AutoMix mode can be selected through 4 different algorithms.
Some EDID flags can be forced in Automix such as: Stereo/5.1/Full/YCbCr/BT2020/HDR/3D
Control and Update
USB GUI Utility via Windows PC and various physical buttons for configurations are available.
External Bluetooth dongle for iOS/Android control might be available in the future. (Not yet guaranteed, please revisit prior to launch)
Rec.709<->BT2020 via 3×3 Matrix and RGB Coeff
There is chance the 4K Linker will be able to convert 709<>BT2020, both ways, in the near future but it’s not yet a guaranteed feature. Work in progress.