Lightware introduces single fibre HDMI1.3 extenders

Lightware Visual Engineering has introduced new single fibre HDMI1.3 extenders: HDMI-OPT-TX100, -TX100R, -TX200R and HDMI-OPT-RX100, -RX100R, -RX200R.

Lightware HDMI-OPT-series devices extend HDMI1.3, DVI1.0, HDCP and bidirectional RS-232 signals over one multimode fibre, and transmit the video signal with embedded audio to up to 2,600 metres.

All transmitters feature Lightware’s Advanced EDID Management with a memory of 100 EDIDs, 50 of which are user programmable. Using the Factory, Custom or Transparent EDID emulation the user can fix and lock EDID data on the transmitter’s input connector.

SingleFiberTechnology makes these units HDMI1.3 and HDCP1.1 compliant without need of a second fibre cable or copper connections. To simplify cabling, the bi-directional communication – which is necessary for HDCP handshaking – is performed on the same fibre core that transmits the video signal.

Cross compatibility between every device in Lightware’s fibre optical product portfolio is ensured. In a standalone application the HDMI-OPT series transmitter and receiver can work together and with Lightware’s hybrid modular matrix concept it is even possible to connect these extender boxes directly to the matrix router using an MX-HDMI-OPT series input or output optical boards.

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