UDP2-12AP-KIT – 2-port USB Dual DisplayPort KVM switch

2nd batch of UDP2-12AP KVM switch sold out, next batch may take 6-8 weeks to be back in stock. Item is backorderable.

2-port USB Dual DisplayPort KVM switch w/ DDM & Audio Cables Included

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SKU: UDP2-12AP-KIT

Features & Benefits

  • Compatible with all versions of Windows, Linux, and OS X
  • User select-able multi-hotkey (Ctrl, Shift, Scroll Lock, Caps Lock)
  • Built-in IR remote receiver (Remote not included)
  • RS-232 control and firmware upgradable
  • Dual DisplayPort interface, v1.4
  • Max video resolution supported 4K @ 60hz on each shared monitor
  • Built-in All-time Full DDC (Active-DDC to all connected systems)
  • Durable metal case
  • 3 year Warranty

UDP2-12AP USB KVM Switch with Dual DisplayPort v1.4 has embedded DDM Technology that can maintain the compatibility of the shared devices and connect systems. As the result, the UDP2-12AP
KVM switch becomes the most reliable and robust multi monitor KVM switch in the world. UDP2-12AP provides the premium video that supports DisplayPort 1.4 on two monitors.

The UDP2-12AP, as with all ConnectPRO KVM switches, features all-the-time active DDC/EDID communication, which makes this switch Windows 7/8/10 compatible.

The UDP2-12AP 2-Port USB Dual DisplayPort 1.4 KVM Switch with Audio and USB 3.0 Hub combines next generation digital display standards with seamless KVM control, allowing you to switch between 2 dual head or twin DisplayPort systems. Also ideal for systems with a single DisplayPort output, and a second video source such as DVI or HDMI, using a low cost accessory adapter.

Delivering multi-computer control for high-res multimedia applications, the dual view KVM supports resolutions of 4K  with DisplayPort HD audio, as well as 2-channel analog stereo audio and microphone input.

Suitable for high quality static imaging, such as medical applications (MRI, X-ray, etc.), Higher resolution is supported at reduced refresh rates.

What's in the Box?

Technical Specifications

 

Functional

Computer port number

2

On-Screen Display

No

Panel button control

2

Front panel Indication

PC On-line – Green Selected – Red Both – Orange

IR remote control
RC-01 (Sold Separately)

Hot plug-and-play

Yes

Hot key control

Yes

Auto Scan

Yes ( Hot key )

Selectable scan interval

5, 8, 15, 20, 30 sec ( Hot key )

Beep Sound

On / Off ( Hot key selectable )

Keyboard Type Rate

10, 15, 20, 30 characters/sec ( Hot key )

Cable length ( Max )

5M ( 15ft ) at Console; 5M ( 15ft ) at PC

Video Resolution, Refresh rate and data reate

Max 3860×2160, 120hz, 8 bpc (color Depth)  Color format: RGB or YCbCr 4:2:2,   total data rate: 23.32 Gbits/s  (real-word) or 25.92 Gbits/s (IC spec.)

System connectors

Keyboard & Mouse

USB B x 4

Monitor 1

DisplayPort Female x 2

Monitor 2

DisplayPort Female x 2

Audio

Speaker x 4, Mic x 4 (3.5mm)

Console connectors

Keyboard & Mouse

USB A ( DDM Technology ) x 2

Monitor 1

DisplayPort Female x 1

Monitor 2

DisplayPort Female x 1

Audio

Speaker x 1, Mic x 1 (3.5mm)

Hub Link Port

USB A ( USB 3.0 ) x 2

Mechanical

Height

57 mm

Width

275 mm

Depth

131 mm

Weight

1300g

Environmental

Operating Temp

0 to 60 degrees C

Storage Temp

-30 to 70 degrees C

Humidity

0~80% RH, NC

Power

Operating Voltage

DC 5V ( 2000 mA )

Power Frequency

50-60 Hz

Certification

FCC, CE

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 10 × 5 in
Display Connection

Peripheral Connection

Ports

Audio

Cables Included

Power Adapter Included

DDM

USB Hub

Users

Hot-keys

Displays

Photos and Diagrams

 
 

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What You Should Know and Do Before Installation of DisplayPort KVM Switches

  • Forget About Your Experiences in Old DVI, HDMI or VGA KVM switches
    DisplayPort communicates differently from DVI and HDMI, which also are digital video formats. DVI and HDMI communicate with digital high-low signals, but DisplayPort communicates with micro in-line packages, similar to  your Ethernet networks do.

    • For example, you may find that video source may be shifted while the new monitors or new systems initially connected to the KVM switches – the DisplayPort subsystem of the KVM switch is doing system re-sync communication.
  • Adjust Your Monitors and Connected Systems
    • Monitor:  1. Disable Auto Selection of Video Sources,  2.Disable Power Saving (if any) of Connected Monitor. max.resolution set to 4K 60hz
    • Connected Systems: 1. Disable USB port power saving/ hibernation. 2. Disable Display/ Monitor shut-down, turn to “never” shut down.
  • Use high-quality Cables or the DisplayPort Cables Included
    • In most cases, we include DisplayPort cables which we’ve tested and qualified for connecting between the systems and DP KVM switch.
      Make sure the DP cable between your monitor and the KVM switch are also qualified with DisplayPort 1.4 standard.
  • Installation Procedures (after you have done with the above list)
    • Before you connect any cables to the KVM switch: Connecting the shared devices (monitor, keyboard and mouse..etc) to the console of KVM switch first.
    • 1. Connect video cable to your monitor and turn on your monitor
      2. Connect DisplayPort cables to your computer systems
      3. Connect USB cables (USB A-B) to your computer systems
    • Connecting to KVM switch:
    • 1. Connect the keyboard or mouse to DDM ports of the KVM switch
      2, Connect any other USB devices you want to share to the USB hub ports
      3.Connect the DisplayPort cables from the monitor to the console video port of the KVM switch
    • 4. Connect the DisplayPort cables from systems to the channel video port accordingly (system 1 to channel 1 video).
  • Completely restart your systems one channel at a time accordingly
    (Don’t switch to other channel if the system is not fully boot up to the OS level ) , please wait !

    • When plugging the  DisplayPort cables to your systems or to the KVM switch,  FOR THE FIRST TIME it will take longer time for EDID handshaking (3~5 sec.).   Once it is done for the first time, it will no longer need to do the EDID handshaking while selecting/ switching to between different systems.

 

Known Issues or Errors and Temporary Fix ( 1st Founder Edition Model, shipped  1/2020), and updated (4/6/2020)

  • ** Program bugs had found with the full-time EDID feeding protocol, currently up to 5K 60hz can be supported with most of the monitors and  DP 1.4 video cards with premium DP 1.4 VESA certified cables.
  • Temporary Fix:  before we release new firmware update , Setup both monitor and video cards maximum resolution to 4K 60hz or 30hz. ( only required for some monitors)
  • updated : 4/6/2020.
  •  Hotkey to reset the audio target , <Hotkey><Hotkey><O><0> is not working –
    • Temporary Fix before new firmware released for update: use “reset push button ” to reset to default.
  •  EDID handshaking incompletely or missing  caused blank monitor screen with some graphic/video cards (specially with AMD ). firmware up grade will fix this issue (estimate firmware releasing in 2/2020). current firmware version v.003.  AMD video cards are not detected for simultaneously multi-video outputs by the DP KVM switch.  (update: 4/6/2020, please update AMD new driver released in 3/2020, the new driver did improve video issues with some monitors). 
  • When new monitor/video source plug in, DP KVM switch will switch the video to another channel and back to the source channel – the KVM switch is trying to re-sync the EDID of both connected systems –  It is NORMAL.   The DP KVM switch is trying to do DP video “LINK Train” with all the video ports and monitors connected to the DP KVM switch.    DP “Link Train” is a special way to make our DP KVM switch can make the fast video switching within 1 sec. (some time 1.5 sec. , still the fastest DP switching in the world vs. normal  8~10 sec. with the rest of the DP switches in the market). And it also provides  Full-time EDID feeding to all connected systems, so when switching between channels, no windows layout will be resized or reset to default.
  •   **** When do you need to do “DisplayPort Link Train ” or total “reset your DP KVM switch” :    Any times, you change monitor or setup or adding devices to you setup.

  • Please follow this procedure.
  • 1. Switch to port #1 , pushing button #1.
  • 2. Unplug both USB from both systems and the external power supply plug
  • 3. waiting for 30 sec. for the capacitors of the KVM switch totally out of power stored in the KVM system.
  • 4. plug in back the USB cables back to the KVM first,
  • 5. plug in back the external power adapter.
  • 6. let the KVM do the total “link-train” (as you see even you are on port1, both screen will show the content of port#2 first – that is normal for DP link-train to have total picture of all systems connection status, so when you do the link-train initially, next time it can switch between two computers without re-do the EDID handshaking again – that is the reason why only our switch can do the fast DisplayPort switching with in 1+ sec.)
  • 7, after you done with #6, if the video issues resolved but you have mouse or keyboard issue, the just push the reset button on the front panel

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can it work with eGPU via Thunderbolt 3 port ?

Yes. Different eGPU with different GPU installed may have different results for providing video outputs to ConnectPRO DP KVM switches. We had tested Razer Core X Aluminum External GPU with different GPU, such as  AMD RX 5700 XT, for MacMini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro 16 without issues.   However, when tested with  3440×1440 144hz monitor can only go up to 120hz (limitation of eGPU to Mac).

Why can’t I set the monitor’s refresh rate above 120 Hz when resolution is set at 4K?

This is because of the limitation of the processing power of the IC chip inside of the KVM switch. There’s only so much bandwidth the IC chip can handle at once before it fails. The maximum data rate for DisplayPort 1.4 switching IC is 25.92 Gbit/sec (on chip specs.). Setting the monitor at 4K above 120 Hz will require more data rate the IC chip is designed to handle. That’ll cause the IC chip in the KVM switch to fail, and will cause blank or flickering screen on the monitor(s). Setting the monitor at 4K @ 120 Hz with the color chroma to 4:2:2 and the output color bit to 8 bit require bandwidth just under the limit that the IC chip can handle. When you connect the computer directly to the monitor, you’re not going through the IC chip. So there’s no limit on the maximum resolution and refresh rates you can achieve. But you cannot treat the setup the same way when connecting everything through the KVM switch. The IC chip’s limitation will limit the maximum data rate you can achieve.

Also, you cannot assume the relationship between the computer and the monitor as 1 to 1 when you have your computers and monitors connected through the KVM switch. You’ll have to treat it as a one to multiple relationships.

You can do the calculation for yourself. Link: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/729232-guide-to-display-cables-adapters-v2/?section=calc

Why does my docking station work when directly connected to the monitor, but does not work when connected through the KVM switch?

This is because of the compatibility issue between the protocol of the firmware in the KVM switch and the protocol of the docking station. Some docking stations have a multi stream transport (MST) core. DisplayPort MST protocol cannot provide DisplayPort bus link train timing. But ConnectPRO’s DisplayPort KVM switches will require full DisplayPort full bus link train timing in order to work correctly.

We recommend user to use non-MST based docking stations, such as CalDigit TS3+, CalDigit Mini-Dock, StarTech Mini-dock, etc. (Please check with ConnectPRO staff for the latest update on the compatible docking stations).

Why does my monitor stop showing videos when I connect my computers and monitors through the KVM switch?

The ConnectPRO displayport KVM switch cannot support every single configuration and electronic hardware that exists. We’re still constantly improving our displayport KVM switches, and we’re trying to allow a wider range of compatibility with various graphics cards and monitors with each firmware updates. Certain combinations of hardware are not compatible with the KVM switch; we suggest customers consult with our staff on the compatibility of the setup prior to placing an order.

Can the DisplayPort connector carry audio?

Yes, audio can pass through DisplayPort. You also have the option to use a separate audio cable with the KVM switch.

Will the DisplayPort KVM switch be able to work with Thunderbolt 3 docking stations?

Yes, ConnectPRO’s DisplayPort KVM switches can work with Thunderbolt 3 docking stations. In fact, we’ve tested more than 20 different USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 docking stations since 2019. We recommend the CalDigit TS3+ docking station as our top choice.

** Note: CalDigit TB3 Plus can support up to two DisplayPort video outputs – one via the DisplayPort and the other via the Type-C port on it – a Type-C-to-DP converting cable is required. we recommend CAC-1557 type-C-to-DP bi-directional DP 1.4 converting cable.

Why won’t my keyboard and/or mouse work when I plug them into the DDM USB port on the KVM switch, but work correctly when I plug them into my computer?

Some of the higher end keyboard and mouse on the market come with extra programmable functions or can be used in conjunction with a special driver or software. They will create too many end points for the DDM to process at once. This will cause the DDM to stop working correctly, and the keyboard and/or mouse stop responding to any commands.

We recommend the user turn off/disable the programmable functions and turn off the special driver. And then connect the keyboard and/or mouse to the regular USB 3.0 port on the KVM switch instead.

Will the DisplayPort KVM switch work with Logitech receiver dongle?

Yes, it will. We’ve done some in-house testing to confirm.

Do you have recommended monitors?

Yes, we do. Below is a list of the recommended monitors. We’ll continue to update and expand the list as we test more monitors.

  1. Samsung CRG90 Curved Gaming Monitor (LC49RG90SSNXZA), Ultrawide Screen QLED – Tested at 5120 x 1440 @120 hz
  2. Asus ROG Strix XG438Q 43 inch Large Gaming Monitor with FreeSync – tested at 3840 x 2160 @120 hz
  3. Acer XR382CQK 37.5 inch Ultra Wide Curved  AMD Freesync. – tested at 3840 x 1600 @75 hz
  4. Nixeus EDG  EX-EDG34S, AMD FreeSync Certified. 34-inch Ultrawide Monitor – tested at 3440 x 1440 @144 hz
  5. LG 34GK950 – tested at 3440 x 1440 @144 hz
  6. LG 34GN850 – tested at 3440 x 1440 @144 hz
  7. ViewSonic  Elite XG270QG, 1ms IPS G-Sync Nano IPS – tested at 2560 x 1440 @144 hz
  8. Asus ROG Swift PG278QR 27-inch Gaming monitor – tested at 2560 x 1440 @144 hz
  9. Asus TUF Gaming VG278Q 27-inch Gaming monitor – tested at 2560 x 1440 @144 hz
  10. LG 27UK850-W27-inch  UHD with DP and Type-C video inputs – tested at 3840 x 2160 @60 hz
  11. LG 27UL500-W27-inch UHD IPS with Radeon Freesync – tested at 3840 x 2160 @60 hz
  12. Dell Utrasharp U2718Q4K IPS , HDR – tested at 3840 x 2160 @60 hz
  13. BenQ EWE3270U32-inch 4K HDR , DP , Type-C monitor – tested at 3840 x 2160 @60 hz
  14. BenQ EL2870U 28-inch 4K HDR, 1ms, Freesync – tested at 3840 x 2160 @60 hz

 

Features & Benefits

  • Compatible with all versions of Windows, Linux, and OS X
  • User select-able multi-hotkey (Ctrl, Shift, Scroll Lock, Caps Lock)
  • Built-in IR remote receiver (Remote not included)
  • RS-232 control and firmware upgradable
  • Dual DisplayPort interface, v1.4
  • Max video resolution supported 4K/120hz/8/4:2:2  (depending on user computer hardware combination) on each shared monitor
  • Built-in All-time Full DDC (Active-DDC to all connected systems)
  • Durable metal case
  • 3 year Warranty

UDP2-12AP USB KVM Switch with Dual DisplayPort v1.4 has embedded DDM Technology that can maintain the compatibility of the shared devices and connect systems. As the result, the UDP2-12AP
KVM switch becomes the most reliable and robust multi monitor KVM switch in the world. UDP2-12AP provides the premium video that supports DisplayPort 1.4 on two monitors.

The UDP2-12AP, as with all ConnectPRO KVM switches, features all-the-time active DDC/EDID communication, which makes this switch Windows 7/8/10 compatible.

The UDP2-12AP 2-Port USB Dual DisplayPort 1.4 KVM Switch with Audio and USB 3.0 Hub combines next generation digital display standards with seamless KVM control, allowing you to switch between 2 dual head or twin DisplayPort systems. Also ideal for systems with a single DisplayPort output, and a second video source such as DVI or HDMI, using a low cost accessory adapter.

Delivering multi-computer control for high-res multimedia applications, the dual view KVM supports resolutions of 4K  with DisplayPort HD audio, as well as 2-channel analog stereo audio and microphone input.

Suitable for high quality static imaging, such as medical applications (MRI, X-ray, etc.), Higher resolution is supported at reduced refresh rates.

What’s in the Box?