Extron twisted pair extender reaches 70m

Extron Electronics has released DTP HDMI 230 twisted pair extender for transmission of HDMI, audio, and bidirectional RS-232 and IR control signals up to 70 meters over a single CAT 5-type cable.

The HDCP-compliant extender extends HDMI with embedded multi-channel audio from HDMI-equipped devices. In addition, the DTP HDMI 230 accepts analogue stereo audio signals and digitises them for simultaneous transmission over the same single twisted pair cable.

Compact enclosure sizes, and remote powering of either unit, make the DTP HDMI 230 suitable for extending HDMI, audio, and bi-directional control in space-challenged environments.

The extender allows a direct connection from devices with an analog stereo audio output, such as desktop computers or laptops, and provides balanced and unbalanced audio output from the receiver. In addition, the DTP HDMI 230 continuously maintains DDC communication of EDID and HDCP between a source and display.

The DTP HDMI 230 is compatible with CAT 5, CAT 6, and CAT 7 twisted pair cable, and can be used as a point-to-point solution or integrated with an HDMI matrix switcher to extend inputs or outputs to remote locations. It is compatible with signal resolutions up to 1080p/60 or 1920x1200 and supports HDMI specification features including data rates up to 6.75 Gbps, Deep Color up to 12-bit, 3D, HD lossless audio formats, and CEC. For added flexibility, either the transmitter or receiver can be powered over the original twisted pair cable, allowing both devices to share one external power supply.