Extron just launched the PowerCage 401 modular power enclosure and the PowerCage 401 FOX DT HD dual-transmitter and PowerCage 401 FOX DR HD dual-receiver modules, which provide long haul transmission of HDMI, stereo audio and RS‑232 control signals over fiber optic cabling. The PowerCage 401 enclosure features a space-saving 1U rack-mountable design that is hot-swappable and field-upgradable. It provides an efficient way to power and mount up to four fiber optic modules. Engineered with uncompromising quality and proven performance, the boards use all‑digital technology to deliver pixel-for-pixel extension of computer and video resolutions up to 1920×1200, including 1080p/60. Each compact module provides two independent FOX HDMI extenders that are HDCP compliant, and share many of the same capabilities as other Extron fiber optic extenders. They are compatible with Extron FOX II and FOX Series extenders. Mounted in the compact PowerCage 401 enclosure, the PowerCage 401 FOX DT HD and PowerCage 401 FOX DR HD modules are ideal for point-to-point installations or in combination with a FOX Matrix Switcher for an enterprise-wide AV distribution system.
The PowerCage 401 enclosure is designed for dependable performance in mission-critical applications. Exceptional thermal management and a variable speed fan provide optimal cooling, while dual-redundant and hot-swappable power supplies ensure system reliability. The enclosure also includes dual AC power inputs for continuous connection to primary and back‑up power sources. The Ethernet port on the enclosure allows insertion of RS‑232, enabling system level control of the endpoints and attached devices without needing additional cabling. For space-challenged workstation applications and larger systems with multiple remote devices, the PowerCage 401 is the ideal solution.
The PowerCage 401 FOX DT HD and PowerCage 401 FOX DR HD offer many integrator and user-friendly features, including Key Minder, EDID Minder, Auto Input Memory, audio embedding and de‑embedding, audio gain and attenuation adjustment, internal test patterns, and Ethernet monitoring and control. The transmitter and receiver modules are available in multi-mode and single-mode models, providing signal extension for moderate distances of up to 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) over multi-mode fiber optic cable and extreme distances up to 30 kilometers (18.75 miles) when using single-mode cable. The dual transmitters and receivers operate independently to support two separate devices.