Gefen from Core Brands, distributed by Amber Technology, announced that it is now shipping its new 4K UltraHD 600MHz Extender for HDMI over one Fibre-Optic Cable (EXT-UHD600-1SC).
The EXT-UHD600-1SC is a compact solution for extending uncompressed, full-bandwidth HDMI 2.0 audio and video with High Dynamic Range (HDR) up to 200m over a single strand of SC-terminated multi-mode fibre-optic cable.
“This extender fills a gap in the marketplace by catering to customers who need to extend uncompressed HDMI 2.0 signals. Full bandwidth HDMI 2.0 cannot yet be achieved over copper without compression, so fibre-optic is still the only option for completely uncompressed AV transmission in the 4K category,” says Gefen product manager Jason Fitzgerald.
“The Gefen EXT-UHD600-1SC is optimal for applications in medical imaging, military and industrial command and control rooms, flight simulators, digital signage, gaming and wherever 4K full-bandwidth uncompressed video or end-to-end electrical isolation is essential.”
The fibre-optic cable supports 18.2Gbps of bandwidth and 600MHz TMDS clock frequency, the highest specified under the HDMI 2.0 standard. Full bandwidth support means the EXT-UHD600-1SC accommodates resolutions up to 4K cinema-DCI (4,096 x 2,160 up to 60Hz 4:4:4), and 4K UltraHD (3,860 x 2,160 up to 60Hz, 4:4:4) along with HDR-10 and Dolby Vision. HDCP 2.2 and the legacy HDCP 1.4 are both supported along with 1080p Full HD, WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200), 3DTV, and deep colour (up to 1080p resolution).
Multi-channel digital audio, including 7.1 channels of LPCM and high bit rate (HBR) digital audio formats, such as Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:XTM, and DTS-HD Master AudioTM, are passed through to the HDMI outputs.
The EXT-UHD600-1SC guarantees electrical isolation between the sender and the receiver which meets the stringent safety and EMC requirements for critical applications. This extender can be powered from sources and displays featuring powered USB ports, or by using external power supplies.
The sender and receiver are plug-and-play, and work without any set-up. Compact enclosures are easy to install and can be hidden away while its metal enclosures provide immunity against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radiated noise (RFI).
“When there is a need to extend a signal beyond its intended distance limitation, UTP/STP cabling has traditionally been employed in conjunction with active electronics to push this limit much farther. However, all of these copper-based solutions require some form of compression that is simply not acceptable for mission-critical applications,” says Jason.
“The EXT-UHD600-1SC is the best solution when uncompressed, long distance HDMI 2.0 signal extension is required.”
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