Extron Electronics has announced the HD 4K 101 Plus, an HDMI cable equaliser supporting video signals at resolutions up to 4K/60 with 4:4:4 chroma sampling, is available immediately for shipping.
The HD 4K 101 Plus actively equalises poor or marginal source signals, reduces jitter and skew, and adds output pre-emphasis to reliably extend the HDMI signal. It is used at the destination end of a long cable run and can achieve longer distances of up to 20m and 10m for 4K/30 and 4K/60 signals respectively when paired with an Extron HDMI Pro Series cable.
The HDCP 2.2-compliant equaliser supports HDMI 2.0b specification features, including data rates up to 18Gbps, HDR, Deep Colour up to 12-bit, 3D, HD lossless audio formats, and CEC.
“The exponential growth of sources capable of HDMI 2.0 video output means AV system designers and integrators needed an easy way to support these signals in both new projects and system upgrades. By enabling extension of 4K/60 at 4:4:4 chroma sampling, as well as supporting 12-bit colour depth, the compact HD 4K 101 Plus provides the performance necessary for the most demanding 4K applications,” says Extron vice president of sales and marketing Casey Hall.
The HD 4K 101 Plus features a 1/8 rack wide unit that can be powered by the connected HDMI source or an optional external power supply to streamline integration, as well as a compact design and built-in capabilities that make it ideal for discreet mounting.
It compensates for poor HDMI source signals and low-quality cabling and can be used in conjunction with products such as the Extron HD 4K 110 Series to provide a cost effective solution for extending 4K video signals between the source and the display.
DDC channels are actively buffered to allow pass-through of EDID and HDCP information between source and display. EDID pass-through ensures that the source video is at the optimal resolution for the display while the HDCP 2.2 compliance enables extension of encrypted content from Blu-ray players, satellite and cable TV tuners, DVRs, laptop computers, and other HDCP-enabled sources.
These capabilities make the HD 4K 101 Plus an indispensable addition to AV designs and existing systems with 4K video requirements.