Hall Research introduces HDMI extender for the education market

Hall Research has launched the EX-HDU, an economical HDMI and USB extender comprised of a single-gang Wall Plate Sender and compatible Receiver.

The product uses a single Cat5/6 cable to 200 ft long. HDMI audio is extracted and is provided both as analog stereo and multi-channel digital. The Receiver can also be used to control other equipment by providing programmable contact closure I/O, RS-232 and IR outputs. Receivers with LAN connectivity are also available offering integrated user configurable WebGUI and IP control.

The wall-plate gets its power from the Receiver via the same UTP cable and for convenience integrates a USB hub with two USB ports. The plug-and-play extender does not require driver installation and is compatible with all PCs, Mac, and Android devices.

The Receiver provides HDMI video, stereo analog audio, 4 USB ports, IR emitter, terminal strip with RS-232 output and 4 programmable digital I/O ports. A mini-USB port is also provided for uploading user defined configuration for applications where the Receiver is used as a room control system.

Users can upload RS-232 commands to the EX-HDU to control other equipment such as turning a projector on and off. Commands can be triggered automatically by detecting video, activated manually via the buttons on WebGUI, or by sensing open and close contact events on the I/O ports.

Free software is provided for advanced users to configure system behaviour or to upload control commands.

The EX-HDU is suitable for use in budget constrained education market where interactive projectors or whiteboards are commonplace.

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