Quantum Ultra New

Ultra-High Bandwidth 4K Videowall Processor with HyperLane Bus
Key Features
  • Scalable 4K/60 videowall processing for display systems of any size
  • Modular architecture accommodates a variety of input and output arrangements
  • Future-ready 400 Gbps HyperLane video bus delivers unparalleled real-time performance
  • Supports 4K on one, two, or four connections
  • Manage multiple videowalls with varying resolutions and screen arrangements from a single processor
  • New Configurable RSS Source Type
The Extron Quantum Ultra
Model Version Description Part #
Quantum Ultra 305 3U, 5-slot Frame Call
Quantum Ultra 610 6U, 10-slot Frame Call
Quantum IN4HDMI Four-channel HDMI Input Card Call
Quantum IN SMD 100 Streaming Decoder Card Call
Quantum OUT4HDMI Four-channel HDMI Output Card Call
Quantum OUT4DTP Four-channel DTP Output Card Call
Quantum 610 Power Supply Quantum Ultra 610 Replacement Power Supply Call
Quantum 610 Power Supply Fan Quantum Ultra 610 Replacement Power Supply Fan Call
Quantum 610 SBC Assembly Quantum Ultra 610 Replacement SBC Assembly Call
Quantum 610 C Drive Quantum Ultra 610 Replacement C Drive Call
S3 Product Commissioning Product Commissioning Services Call
Quantum 610 D Drive Quantum Ultra 610 Replacement D Drive Call

Quantum Ultra is a modular 4K videowall processor with high-performance scaling and windowing technology which accommodates a wide range of applications. It features the Extron Vector™ 4K scaling engine and HyperLane® video bus capable of carrying a multitude of high-resolution sources for unmatched real‑time performance. A single processor can support multiple videowalls with mixed resolutions and screen orientations, providing flexible system design with minimal complexity and cost. Portrait and landscape output support, output overlap, and mullion compensation provide compatibility with nearly any display technology. RS‑232 and Ethernet interfaces provide direct connections for control systems. Quantum Ultra’s configurability, features, and performance make it a future-ready solution for any videowall application.

Unparalleled Real-Time Performance

Quantum Ultra features a high-speed video bus that incorporates Extron HyperLane technology, which delivers real-time performance unattainable by other videowall processors.

The future-ready 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. It has the capacity to simultaneously carry more than twenty 4K/60 4:4:4 sources. It also possesses the bandwidth required to support evolving signal formats, such as 8K, as well as the higher resolutions, high dynamic range - HDR, greater color depth, and expanded color gamut these signals will provide. The HyperLane bus 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. This provides smooth presentation of sources, with no variance in the frame rate of the displayed source layout.

Vector 4K Scaling

Quantum Ultra incorporates the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine, 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. This enables sharp, accurate 4:4:4 processing and scaling of video and computer 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.

Flexible, Modular Architecture

Quantum Ultra utilizes a modular architecture to meet the needs of any application. A centralized card-frame is populated with input and output cards selected to match source and display requirements. Multiple card frames can be configured and operated as a single system to accommodate any size videowall.

The Quantum Ultra 610 is a 6U, 10-slot card frame that supports any combination of input and output cards. The robust, embedded operating system resides on a write protected, solid-state storage drive and redundant, hot-swappable power supplies provide reliable operation and maximum up-time.

The Quantum Ultra 305 is a 3U, 5-slot card frame designed for small to medium-sized videowalls. It can be populated with any combination of input and output cards and features a solid-state storage drive for fast startup and a write-protected, embedded operating system.

The IN4HDMI input card accepts four HDMI signals up to 2K, two HDMI signals up to 4K/30, or one signal up 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.

The Quantum IN SMD 100 input card decodes up to four 1080p/60, eight 1080p/30, or 16 SD resolution streams from IP cameras, Extron streaming media encoders, and other H.264 encoders. It supports the video sections of ONVIF Profile S and is compatible with MPEG2, Motion JPEG, and H.264 streams.

The OUT4HDMI and OUT4DTP output cards deliver from one to four outputs at resolutions from 1024x768 to 4K/60. Custom output resolutions maximize compatibility with evolving display technology and custom LED wall applications. HDCP Visual Confirmation provides immediate visual confirmation that protected content cannot be viewed on the displays.

The OUT4DTP provides selectable DTP, XTP, and HDBaseT twisted pair output modes. When paired with the appropriate receiver, it supports distances up to 330 feet (100 meters). Power insertion on the OUT4DTP enables remote powering of DTP receivers. Bidirectional RS-232 and IR pass-through provides control of AV devices by transmitting data alongside the video signal. RS-232 can also be inserted from the Quantum Ultra Ethernet control port, allowing control of devices without the need for RS-232 ports on the control processor.

Supports Multiple Simultaneous Videowalls and Display Types

Quantum Ultra’s configurability make it compatible with nearly any display type, for any application. It accommodates a mixture of display devices with varying resolutions. Output overlap facilitates integration with edge-blended projection applications, and simplifies operation with large LED displays. Adjustable mullion compensation ensures content appears natural when magnified across flat-panel displays. Output rotation accommodates displays with portrait and landscape orientation. Custom output resolutions provide compatibility with current and future display devices, as well as custom LED walls. All of these options are available simultaneously from within a single processor, allowing multiple videowalls to be easily controlled from a single Quantum Ultra.

Advanced Features

From entertainment applications to collaborative data sharing, Quantum Ultra’s presentation features ensure your video display presents the information you need, exactly how you want to see it. Local HDMI inputs, on-board static images, and networked content including H.264 and VNC streams can be windowed and positioned anywhere on the video display. Zoom capabilities allow an area within a video source to be expanded for critical viewing. Input sources and stored images can be rotated in 90-degree increments. SpeedSwitch® and Key Minder® technologies deliver virtually instantaneous switching speeds for HDCP-encrypted content. 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. Static image files can be stored locally on the Quantum Ultra, and displayed with full keying and alpha channel support. Internally generated clocks can be presented in a variety of time formats, in multiple time zones. Up to 64 windows can be displayed per output card, allowing flexible presentation of unique and repeated live sources, stored images, and clock windows. Custom color borders can be applied to any window, with support for rounded corners, drop shadows, flashing, and transparency. Dynamically controlled border titles and overlay text can identify source names or classification levels for enhanced control room operation. Dynamic, internal test patterns simplify system configuration and display setup.

Streamed Content

The Quantum Ultra 305 and Quantum Ultra 610 card frames support direct decoding of VNC client sessions for presenting desktop information from networked PCs in source windows on the videowall. For traffic management, security, or other applications requiring full motion video, the Quantum IN SMD 100 input card decodes and displays multiple simultaneous MPEG2, Motion JPEG, and H.264 video streams at up to 60 frames per second. This eliminates the need for external decoders, and reduces system cost and complexity.

Reliable, Extron-Engineered Power

Quantum Ultra was engineered for continuous operation in mission-critical environments. The Quantum Ultra 305 features a single Everlast™ power supply, designed and engineered by Extron for dependable operation. The Quantum Ultra 610 features redundant, hot swappable Extron Everlast power supplies as a standard feature, as well as dual IEC connections to facilitate operation across separate circuits for increased redundancy. Both models feature write-protected, solid-state storage, providing security and stability for Quantum Ultra’s operating system. Secure communication protocols provide an encrypted connection during system configuration. Physical communication and TCP/UDP ports can be independently enabled and disabled. Unsolicited remote messages notify system administrators in the event of a of critical component failure.

Mission-Critical, Secure Operation

Quantum Ultra is certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command – JITC for use in government installations. Inclusion on the Department of Defense Information Network-Approved Product List - DoDIN APL validates that Quantum Ultra has successfully completed interoperability and information assurance testing for use in command and control, conference, training, and briefing room systems.

To impede infections from viruses, Quantum Ultra’s embedded operating system is write-protected, preventing any permanent modifications to the file system without administrator password verification. This eliminates the possibility of viruses or unauthorized file tampering from being retained across a power cycle. SSL communication protocol provides an encrypted connection between the Videowall Configuration Software and Quantum Ultra for system configuration, and for the digitally-signed firmware upgrades. A system event log is maintained as a locally-stored file with a user-definable maximum size, and can be downloaded directly from the processor, and unsolicited remote messages notify system administrators in the event of a of critical component failure.

System Configuration and Control

Quantum Ultra setup and preset configuration is performed using Extron Videowall Configuration Software - VCS, running on a PC connected to the Ethernet port. VCS simplifies configuration of even the largest and most complex systems. Settings and preset changes within the software are automatically synchronized and stored on the videowall processor, facilitating direct RS-232 or Ethernet connection of remote control systems. A full-featured control protocol allows access to preset selection, window source selection, window size, position, and visibility, window border appearance, window labeling, and many more presentation options.  


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Quantum Ultra
 NOTE     The Quantum Ultra 610 has 10 slots for input or output cards, and the Quantum Ultra 305 has 5 slots. 
   Frame rate 24, 25, 30, 50, or 60 fps
   Chroma sampling1 4:4:4 or 4:2:2
   Color bit depth1 8 or 10 bits per color
   Signal type DVI 1.0, HDMI 1.4, and HDCP 1.4
   Max. video data rate 10.2 Gbps (3.4 Gbps per color) per connection
    NOTE     1Subject to the maximum data rate limit. Use our calculator at www.extron.com/4Kdatarate to determine video parameters supported by this data rate.
    NOTE     This product requires two or four parallel connections to achieve 4K at 50 or 60 fps.
Video input — HDMI — IN4HDMI
   Number/signal type HDMI/DVI (HDCP 1.4 compliant)
   Connectors 4 female HDMI
   Maximum pixel clock 
      Inputs 1 and 3 165 MHz
      Inputs 2 and 4 300 MHz
   Formats RGB and YCbCr digital video
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 135 kHz
   Vertical frequency 24 Hz to 75 Hz
   Resolution range 640x480 to 3840x2400*
480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2048x1080, 4096x2160*
​*4K resolutions are supported up to 30 Hz refresh rate. 4K at 60 Hz is supported using two or four parallel connections.
    NOTE     Pixel clocks up to 300 MHz are supported on input connectors 2 and 4 only.
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI 1.4, HDCP 1.4
Video processing — HDMI — IN4HDMI
   Digital pixel data bit depth 8, 10, or 12 bits per channel
   Colors 1.07 billion (10-bit processing with full 4:4:4 sampling)
Video input — SMD — IN SMD 100
   Number/signal type Up to 30 H.264/AVC digital video over IP (quantity dependent on stream resolution)
   Connectors 2 shielded RJ-45 (decoding capability distributed equally between connections)
   Ethernet data rate 10/100/1000Base-T
   Streaming protocols 
      Pull streams RTP/RTCP (RFC 3550), RTSP (RFC 2326), interleaved RTSP (RTP/RTSP), RTP/RTSP tunneled through HTTP
      Push streams MPEG-2 TS/UDP (ISO/IEC 13818-1), MPEG-2 TS/RTP (RFC 2250), Direct RTP (RFC 3984)
      Stream discovery SAP (RFC 2974), SDP (RFC 4145, RFC 4566)
      Transport TCP, UDP, multicast IGMPv2 (RFC 2236), IGMPv3 (RFC 3376), SSM (RFC 3569, 4607), or unicast (pull streams only)
   Network protocols ARP, DHCP, DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, ICMP (ping), SSH, SSC, Telnet, TLS
   Container (if included) MPEG-2 TS (MPEG-2 part 1 or ISO/IEC 13818-1 or ITU-T Rec. H.222.0)
MP4 (MPEG-4 part 14 or ISO/IEC 14496-14)
   Video coding MPEG4 part 10 (AVC) H.264 BP, MP, HiP to level 4.2 (<25 Mbps over 1 second), MJPEG
Video processing — SMD — IN SMD 100
   Maximum average bit rates 25 Mbps per stream (1 second average)
   Latency 1.0 second maximum
   Digital sampling 24-bit, 8 bits per color, 165 MHz pixel clock maximum
   Colors 16.78 million (8-bit processing)
Video output — HDMI — OUT4HDMI
   Number/signal type HDMI/DVI (HDCP 1.4 compliant)
   Connectors 4 female HDMI
   Peripheral device power 250 mA per output
   Vertical frequency 23.98 Hz, 24 Hz, 25 Hz, 29.97 Hz, 30 Hz, 50 Hz, 59.94, 60 Hz
   Scaled resolutions 1024x768, 1280x768, 1280x800,1280x1024, 1360x768, 1366x768, 1440x900, 1680x1050, 1600x1200, 1920x1200, 2048x1200, 2048x1536*, 2560x1080*, 2560x1440*, 2560x1600*, 3840x2400*, 4096x2400**, CUSTOM
720p, 1080p, 2048x1080, 1920x2160, 2048x2160, 3840x2160*, 4096x2160*
*Supported on connectors 2 and 4 only
**Requires 4 parallel connections.
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI 1.4, HDCP 1.4
Video output — DTP — OUT4DTP
   Number/signal type 4 DTP, XTP, or HDBaseT (configurable, HDCP compliant)
   Connectors 4 female RJ-45
   Termination standard TIA/EIA T568B
   Vertical frequency 23.98 HZ, 24 Hz, 25 Hz, 29.97 Hz, 30 Hz, 50 Hz, 59.94 Hz, 60 Hz
   Scaled resolutions 1024x768, 1280x768, 1280x800,1280x1024, 1360x768, 1366x768, 1440x900, 1400x1050, 1680x1050, 1600x1200, 1920x1200, 2048x1200, 2048x1536*, 2560x1080*, 2560x1440*, 2560x1600*, 3840x2400*, 4096x2400**, CUSTOM
720p, 1080p, 2048x1080, 1920x2160, 2048x2160, 3840x2160*, 4096x2160*
*Supported on connectors 2 and 4 only
**Requires 4 parallel connections.
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI 1.4, HDCP 1.4
Communications — External device (pass-through, unidirectional or bidirectional) (RS-232/IR over TP)

Protocol is mirrored between the connected TP endpoints and the "Over TP" ports on the OUT4DTP. Signals from a control device pass into each OUT4DTP "Over TP" port, are embedded with the TP signal, and sent to indiviual TP Rx endpoints for control of remote sink devices.
The "Over TP" ports are simple pass-through connections to TP endpoints. There is no IR insertion from any Quantum Ultra control port to the "Over TP" ports. RS-232 can be inserted from the Ethernet connection.

   Serial control pass-through ports 
      "Over TP" output RS-232 via (4) 3.5 mm, 5-pole captive screw connectors (shared with IR ports)
      Baud rates 9600, 19200, 38400, 115200 baud
      Protocol 6 - 8 data bits
1 or 2 stop bits
no parity (default), even or odd parity
flow control = XON, XOFF, none
      Serial control pin configuration 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = Gnd
   IR pass-through control ports TTL level (0 to 5 V) modulated infrared control from 30 kHz up to 60 kHz
      "Over TP" output (4) 3.5 mm, 5-pole captive screw connector (shared with RS-232 port)
      IR control pin configuration 3 = Gnd, 4 = IR Tx, 5 = IR Rx
Communication — Control
   Serial control port 1 RS-232 on 3-pole captive screw connector on rear panel
      Baud rate and protocol 9600, 8-bit, 1 stop bit, no parity (default)
      Pin configurations 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = Gnd
   Ethernet ports 2 female RJ-45
      Ethernet default settings Link speed and duplex level = autodetected
LAN A IP address =
​LAN B IP address =
Subnet mask =
Gateway =
DHCP = Off
      Ethernet data rate 10/100/1000Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
      Protocols ARP, DHCP, ICMP (ping), TCP/IP, Telnet, HTTP, SMTP
   USB control port 1 female USB mini-B on rear panel
   Program control Extron Videowall Configuration Software (VCS) for Windows®
Extron Simple Instruction Set™ (SIS™)
Communication — Setup
   Number/signal type 1 HDMI
   Connector 1 female HDMI
   Vertical frequency 24 Hz to 60 Hz
   Resolutions 640x480 to 1920x1200
   USB control ports 3 USB type A
      USB standards USB 2.0, USB 1.1, USB 1.0 compatible
      USB data rates Low speed (1.5 Mbps), full speed (12 Mbps)
   Power supply 
      Quantum Ultra 610 Internal, primary and redundant*, hot-swappable
Input: (2) 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
​*A redundant power supply is standard.
      Quantum Ultra 305 Internal
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
   Remote power capability OUT4DTP supports up to four endpoints if 48 watts of power is provided on DTP POWER connector (remote power not available in XTP and HDBaseT modes)
   Power consumption 
      Quantum Ultra 610 60-571 watts (varies with configuration)
      Quantum Ultra 305 38-288 watts (varies with configuration)
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +95 °F (0 to +35 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Fans, right to left (as viewed from the front panel)
   Thermal dissipation 
      Quantum Ultra 610 208-1941 BTU/hr (varies with configuration)
      Quantum Ultra 305 127-956 BTU/hr (varies with configuration)
      Rack mount Yes
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 
      Quantum Ultra 610 10.5" x 17.5" W x 22.3" D (6U high, full rack wide)
(267 mm H x 445 mm W x 566 mm D)
​(Depth excludes connectors and handles. Width excludes built-in rack ears.)
      Quantum Ultra 305 5.25" H x 17.5" W x 19" D (3U high, full rack wide)
(133 mm H x 445 mm W x 483 mm D)
​​(Depth excludes connectors and handles. Width excludes built-in rack ears.)
   Product weight 
      Quantum Ultra 610 ​59.8 lbs (28 kg), fully populated
      Quantum Ultra 305 35.9 lbs (16 kg), fully populated
   Vibration ISTA/NSTA 1A in carton (International/National Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance CE, c-UL, UL, PSE, RoHs, and WEEE
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Model Height Width Depth Weight
    Quantum Ultra 610 16.25" (41.3 cm) 24.0" (61.0 cm) 28.25" (71.8 cm) 53.55 lbs (24.29 kg)
    Quantum IN SMD 100 4.0" (10.2 cm) 13.25" (33.7 cm) 18.0" (45.7 cm) 2.0 lbs (0.91 kg)
    Quantum OUT4HDMI 4.0" (10.2 cm) 13.5" (34.3 cm) 18.0" (45.7 cm) 2.85 lbs (1.29 kg)


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