Extron Ships HDMI Fiber Optic Extender

extron-pcfoxhdmi-0612Extron just started shipping its PowerCage FOX HDMI fiber optic extender, a modular transmitter and receiver set that enables long distance transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI, audio and control signals over fiber optic cabling. Using Extron’s all-digital technology, it allows for resolutions up to 1920×1200 resolution, including HDTV 1080p/60, to be processed. Features include Key Minder, EDID Minder, Auto Input Memory, audio embedding/de-embedding, audio gain and attenuation, internal test patterns and real-time system monitoring. You’ll see applications for this in both the ProAV market as well as HomeAV.
The PowerCage FOX HDMI is designed for the PowerCage 1600, a rack-mountable enclosure that supports a wide range of Extron fiber optic transmitter and receiver boards. Using a single power cord and housing up to eight fiber optic extenders in a single enclosure, the PowerCage 1600 simplifies integration for large, rack-mounted systems. The enclosure also features an optional redundant, hot-swappable power supply and thermal management to optimize reliability in mission-critical environments where continuous, 24/7 operation is essential. The hot-swappable, modular design allows for adding or replacing boards such as the PowerCage FOX HDMI in the field, without having to power down the system.