Gefen has unveiled a new solution for extra long-range extension of HDMI devices.
The GefenPRO ELR Extender for HDMI.
The GefenPRO ELR Extender for HDMI with PoL offers a long-range, multi-signal method of extension up to 330-feet (100m) over one CAT-5 cable. According to the company, previous solutions required two cables to reach shorter distances.
Gefen PoL technology based on the power-over-ethernet standard enables the delivery of power to the receiver unit, giving an added advantage to the integrator. Power is provided to the receiver using the AC power connected at the sender unit. Each receiver unit is also equipped with an additional 5v output to power a supplemental product, such as a scaler, switcher or splitter at the display location.
By reducing the cabling requirements from two to one, the GefenPRO ELR Extender allows installers to tap into existing in-wall CAT-5 type cabling, according to the company.
HDMI video at 1080p full HD resolutions, 3DTV support, audio, IR remote, RS-232 control, ethernet and power are all delivered over the same CAT-5 cable. HDMI features supported include 3DTV, deep color, lip sync and audio delay. Both the IR backchannel and RS-232 connection can be used to control the display from the remote location.