22.10.20

Hall Research offers HDMI extension with Echo family

Hall Research Echo family

Hall Research announced the Echo family of extension products that use HDBaseT to allow a single HDMI 2.0 source to display remotely at up to eight different locations.

The signal management equipment manufacturer says Echo can extend HDMI resolutions - up to 4K UHD (4K@60 4:4:4) - up to 70m. Resolutions up to 1080p can be extended 100m over a single CAT5e or CAT6 cable. The Echo family supports HDCP 2.2 and 1.4 content protection, as well as HDR10 high dynamic range video.

In addition to HDMI extension, the Echo family also extends RS-232 serial data and bi-directional IR for control of remote devices. All senders include a local HDMI output, EDID routing control, de-embedded analogue audio, and Power over Cable (PoC) to power remote receivers.

The Echo-4S and Echo-8S have built-in HDMI splitters to extend a single video to four and eight receivers respectively and have additional features including RS-232 and IR loop output for daisy-chaining senders, and digital Toslink audio de-embedding.

An HDMI splitter is built in to the Echo-RX2 receiver for connection to a secondary display, RS-232 and bi-directional IR for control, and de-embedded analogue audio output. When used with an Echo-1S, the power supply can be installed at either the sender or receiver.