Kordz has revealed its HDBaseT Extender (PLX-HDB.4), allowing for the transport of uncompressed High Speed HDMI, 6-port Ethernet, IR & RS232 data simultaneously over a single CAT cable up to 100m. With no minimum cable length requirements, the HDBaseT Extender is designed specifically to work with long and short runs alike.
The Kordz HDBaseT Extender will allow for the wiring of multiple source units in a single point-to-point (transmitter and receiver) connection with the ability to have multiple devices attached at each end. Each side has an HDMI connection that supports up to 5m High Speed HDMI cables, 3 full duplex 100BaseT ports, for possible connection of up to 6 network devices, as well as IR & RS232 throughput capability.
Utilizing existing in-wall Ethernet, the PLX-HDB.4 allows for installation without the multiple layers, devices, and wires currently being pulled into a typical installation. The PLX-HDB.4 offers automatic system initialization providing reduced installation time and call back rates, plug’n’play capability, and robust build quality. The receiver unit is an active powered device, but no external power is required — the unit draws its power through the internal PoE feature.
“Our HDBaseT Extender will be an important solution for installers given its simultaneous extension of multiple sources over a single Cat5 or CAT6 cable,” said David Meyer, founder and product development director of Kordz. “For the first time, we now have an application that permits true High Speed HDMI performance beyond the normal 30m all the way up to 100m.”
The Kordz HDBaseT Extender supports all HDMI mandated 3D formats, even upcoming 1080p60 3D for full HD 3D gaming. Also, the PLX-HDB.4 supports 4K (2160p) XHD digital cinema and all available formats of HD Audio.
Kordz HDBaseT Extender is shipping now with an MSRP of $999.