HDBaseT solutions manufacturer, WyreStorm has released the EX-100-4K-PRO, a 4K HDCP2.2 HDBaseT 2.0 extender with dual USB, dual Ethernet, two-way control and two-way PoH that offers AV and data distribution over distance for education and corporate applications.
As one of the industry’s foremost adopters of HDBaseT technology, WyreStorm has leveraged its expertise as a manufacturer of HDBaseT Class A and B transmitters, receivers and matrices in the design of its first HDBaseT 2.0 device.
Supporting transmissions of 4K@60Hz with chroma subsampling rates of 4:2:0 to 100m/328ft or 1080p@60Hz with 48bit colour to 150ft/492ft, the EX-100-4K-PRO features 5Play compliance for distribution of video, audio, two-way IR/Serial control, power and Ethernet along a single Cat6 cable. The EX-100-4K-PRO offers the latest in transmission technology with an extensive device connectivity that marks it out as one of the most flexible 4K HDBaseT extender solutions on the market.
With best-in-class transmission and functionality, the EX-100‐4K-PRO extender is designed to provide solutions for commercial applications in education and corporate sectors. Both EX-100‐4K-PRO transmitter and receiver offer connection for USB local host control and remote host control over HDBaseT via USB transfer for connections of PC source to connected projector to Smart whiteboard and back again that supports the latest presentation applications from the classroom to the boardroom.
2-way PoH allows either transmitter or receiver to be remotely powered by the other for flexible and convenient installation and both units also feature dual Ethernet ports for 10/100 LAN connection of up to three devices per extender pair. The addition of USB 2.0 pass-through offers KVM functionality while enabling full data transfer capabilities for the connection of portable storage devices – ideal for class or meeting participants instant and effortless access data stored on personal flash drives, as well as laptops and other portable devices. Either transmitter or receiver may be connected to the host or dual devices, with DIP switch management allowing for setting USB direction control, long cable mode and firmware updates to the units.
In terms of audio capabilities, the EX-100-4K-PRO supports 2ch PCM and 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD should installation environments require multichannel HD audio.
Audio embed on the transmitter and de-embed on the receiver is included via 3.5mm jack connectivity with analog audio breakout also able to be directed bi-directionally thanks to an additional two-way S/PDIF audio pass-through that allows digital audio signals to be sent and received at either end. This serves the dual purpose of enabling the connection of external speakers for enhanced learning or meeting environments or feeding into a hearing induction loop as the preferred assistive listening system to magnetically transmit sound to hearing aids and cochlear implants of class/meeting members with hearing loss.
Supporting the latest 4K standards yet also backwards compatible with HDBaseT 1.0 transmitters or receivers, the EX-100-4K-PRO is ready and primed for the 4K future of any education or corporate scenario, yet is still compatible with current technology versions for arguably the most relevant HDBaseT extender solution available.