Atlona has expanded its line of 4K/UHD AV problem-solver devices for high dynamic range (HDR) formats with the introduction of the AT-HDR-EX-70C-KIT transmitter/receiver kit. Extending HDMI, power and control signals over HDBaseT, the new solution is available immediately.
Like its “sibling” the AT-HDR-EX-70-2PS, the HDR-EX-70C-KIT supports HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps and combines latency-free, visually lossless compression over distances exceeding the limits of HDMI cabling. The HDR-EX-70C-KIT builds on HDBaseT’s foundation with bidirectional extension of RS-232 and infrared (IR) control signals.
The new extender kit also features Power over Ethernet (PoE), with power for the receiver supplied by the transmitter via the HDBaseT connection. This streamlines integration, while allowing convenient and discreet receiver installation at a display or projector without the need for local AC power. At the transmitter end, the included power supply provides ample power for up to three Atlona HDBaseT extenders, reducing clutter caused by multiple power supplies in equipment racks.
The HDR-EX-70C-KIT transports HDMI signals up to 4K/UHD at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling over easy-to-integrate Cat-6a or Cat-7 cable, transmitting 1080p video up to 230 feet (70 meters) and HDR-enhanced 4K content up to 130 feet (40 meters). Providing flexible compatibility with new and emerging 4K/UHD video sources and displays, the new extender is HDCP 2.2 compliant and supports all video resolutions, audio formats – including PCM, Dolby and DTS, and color space standards encompassed in the HDMI 2.0b specification. Able to pass metadata for HDR content, the solution supports the 4K HDR10 format at 60 Hz (4:2:0 chroma subsampling, 10-bit color) and Dolby Vision at 30 Hz.
Integrated HDBaseT link integrity testing provides additional value for systems integrators and end-users, helping enable verification or troubleshooting connectivity attributes such as RJ-45 termination and twisted-pair cable quality. A test button and LED on the transmitter unit enable quick visual confirmation of the integrity of the HDBaseT link between the transmitter and receiver, while a free software utility provides real-time link status plus detailed diagnostic and signal information.
“Atlona is continuing to develop innovative AV solutions that address the growing demand for distributing HDR-enhanced content while making systems integrators’ jobs easier,” said Joshua Castro, product manager, Atlona. “The HDR-EX-70C-KIT’s advanced compression technology overcomes the challenges of transporting HDR-enhanced 4Kp60 signals over HDBaseT, while its PoE, control signal extension and integrated link testing capabilities further streamline integration and deployment.”
The HDR-EX-70C-KIT is now shipping, and is backed by Atlona’s award-winning 10-year limited product warranty and customer support services.