Subs & Systems
Converter puts RGB / video displays on DVI / analogue monitorMar 31 2005 - Subs & Systems [More Subs & Systems Articles]
A new signal converter, designed to enable older graphics or video sources
to be displayed on any modern DVI digital or analogue monitor, has been
introduced by Scene Double.
Manufactured in Germany, by IHSE, the RGB-to-DVI/VGA converter can accept
inputs from a wide variety of sources, including RGB, RGBS, CVBS, SVHS, CGA,
EGA and VGA. It is particularly suitable for applications in industrial
control, where equipment may output video signals that are incompatible with
The model K238-3F converter digitises the incoming signals, stores them in a
video memory and displays them in a user-selectable resolution to match the
requirements of the attached monitor. Standard resolutions available
include 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 1024, with either a 75Hz
or 60Hz refresh rate.
In addition, the picture can be displayed using a variety of scaling
options: original size with a black surround, stretched to fit the full
screen, proportional stretching, or fixed 1:2 scaling.
All user selections and image adjustments are made via an on-screen display,
which can be controlled either by an infra-red RCU or by software via the
converter´s serial programming port.
The K238-3F converter is supplied as standard with an RGB(S)-to-DVI cable, a
DVI-to-VGA adapter (allowing the signal to be displayed on a VGA monitor), a
programming cable, infra-red RCU and power supply. Optional upgrade kits
provide all the cables needed for attaching CGA/EGA or PAL/NTSC video