Gefen now shipping the EXT-UHD600-1SC
The EXT-UHD600-1SC is a compact, high-performance 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 new extender supports 18.2Gbps of bandwidth and 600MHz TMDS Clock frequency, while full bandwidth support allows the EXT-UHD600-1SC to accommodate resolutions up to 4K Cinema-DCI and 4K Ultra HD, as well as HDR-10 and Dolby Vision.
Additionally, HDCP 2.2, the legacy HDCP 1.4, 1080p Full HD, WUXGA (1920 x 1200), 3DTV and Deep Colour (up to 1080p resolution) are all supported.
“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,” says Jason.
High performance multichannel 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 and 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.
“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. The EXT-UHD600-1SC is the best solution when uncompressed, long distance HDMI 2.0 signal extension is required,” says Jason.