25.02.08

HDMI Transmitter/Receiver breaks distance barrier

AUTHOR: Inavate

Kramer Electronics has announced the introduction of the TP-551 and TP-552 twisted pair transmitter and receiver for HDMI signals.

Kramer Electronics has announced the introduction of the TP-551 and TP-552 twisted pair transmitter and receiver for HDMI signals. The TP-551 and TP-552 can transmit HDMI signals directly over two Cat 5e cables to up to 200 feet (60 meters) at 1080i without the use of intermediary re-clocking devices such as signal repeaters. The TP-551 and TP-552 offer a simple and inexpensive solution for HDMI signal transmission over long distances and are said to be ideal for presentation and multimedia applications.

The TP-551 and TP-552 transmitter/receiver system moves HDMI signals to up to 200 feet (60 meters) – depending on resolution of the signal being transmitted and quality of the cable being used. The TP-551 converts an HDMI signal into a twisted pair signal that can be run over shielded or unshielded twisted pair cables such as CAT 5e cables. The TP-552 unit then converts the signal back to HDMI. The units offer up to 1.65Gbps bandwidth per graphic channel and are HDCP compliant and HDTV compatible.