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Apantac provides high quality, cost effective signal and image processing equipment. The Apantac product line includes multiviewers, video walls, matrices, extenders, openGear solutions and a full line of 4K, HDBaseT, KVM signal processing equipment Apantac was founded in 2008 and is a privately held company with its headquarters located in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Model: DP-1x2-II

1x2 DisplayPort distribution amplifier supporting HBR2/HBR/RBR, SST or MST, 1, 2 or 4 lanes.
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Product News: Distribution Amplifier: DA-2HD
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Product News: Distribution Amplifier: DA-2HD

May 25, 2021 - A few years ago, one of Apantac's Military customers asked the company whether Apantac had thought about making a DA that did not require external power. Apantac already had products available that used a small 5V power supply so the company suggested those to them.

However, Apantac's customer explained to the company why a DA without external power would be a better solution...

  • Military applications often rely on UAVs (Unmanned Arial Vehicles) for surveillance and other missions.
  • Since every mission needs to be recorded, they needed two simultaneous outputs; one for the operator and another one for the recording device. However, if the power supply fails on the DA, the operator can no longer observe the mission. Thus, a DA that requires power introduces a possible point of failure. In order to record the mission without a passive device like the DA-2HD, a video camera records the monitor in real-time.

Here at Apantac, the company loves a challenge, and therefore a few months later Apantac introduced the DA-2HD splitters/distribution amplifier.

BUT, there's more....

After this tidy little solution was on the market a while, Apantac's broadcast customers started asking for a single rack-mount of these units for a particular application for feeding redundant servers. Why? Because.....

  • No single point of failure
  • Uses no power at all
  • Uses less space
  • Zero rack space if mounted at the back of the rack
  • More cost-effective

Therefore, we built the DA-2HDX-16, a rack mount for up to 16 DA-2HD units.

A TYPICAL APPLICATION: Feeding a production switcher and a router from the same sources

More product information at this link... and DOWNLOAD Datasheet for specifications.


  • Compact 1x2 passive splitter
  • No power required
  • Cable reach up to 100 meters/330 feet end to end
  • 3G / HD / SD SDI / ASI
  • ALSO available in rack mount up to 16 units - Model: DA2HD-X16