DVIGear just launched two new HDBaseT extenders in the DVI-7520 and DVI-7525 aimed at the commercial AV and rental markets.
DVIGear says both the DVI-7520 and DVI-7525 extend uncompressed HDMI or DVI, embedded audio, bidirectional RS232 and IR and Ethernet (DVI-7525 only) using a single twisted-pair CATx cable. They claim that both these extenders support HDBaseT 5Play, route resolutions up to 4K / 30p (UHD) resolution, bidirectional IR, POH (see below) and long range operation:
- DVI-7520: 4K / 30p up to 130 ft. (~ 40 m), 1080p up to 230 ft. (~ 70 m)
- DVI-7525: 4K / 30p up to 230 ft. (~ 70 m), 1080p up to 330 ft. (~ 100 m)
Using “Power over HDBaseT” (POH), this uses a standardized 48 VDC power as well as a handshake feature that prevents power exchange with incompatible devices. As you know — and about which we have written extensively — today there are many HDBaseT products on the market that utilize non-standard implementations of power over the HDBaseT link. This problem has created numerous interoperability challenges for system integrators who are faced with HDBaseT products that do not work with each other or in some cases actually cause equipment failures. Kudos to DVIGear for doing HDBaseT right.