Extron releases FOXBOX HDMI transmitter, receiver set

Extron Electronics has released its FOXBOX HDMI fibre optic transmitter and receiver set for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI video, audio, and RS-232 control signals over fibre optic cabling.

Extron says the set delivers pixel-for-pixel performance with signals up to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60.

Foxbox HDMI products are available in multimode and singlemode models and include Key Minder, EDID Minder, Auto Input Memory, RS-232 control from multiple locations, internal test patterns, and real-time system monitoring.

EDID Minder manages EDID communication and Key Minder supports continuous authentication of HDCP compliance. Compact, low profile enclosures allow for discreet installation such as behind a flat-panel display.

Foxbox HDMI transmitters and receivers can be used in combination with Fox Series matrix switchers to create HDCP compliant signal distribution systems up to 1000x1000 and larger.

In addition, they are compatible with FoX Series VGA and DVI extenders when transmitting non-HDCP content. Units can be paired with Fox Series VGA transmitters and receivers for conversion between RGB and HDMI in AV systems that include a variety of analogue and digital displays and sources.