Gefen has announced the addition of two new 4K capable HDBaseT extenders that, the company says, can drive signals up to 150 meters. The 4K Ultra HD ELR-POL Extender has RS232, Ethernet and IR (EXT-UHD-CAT5-ELRPOL). It delivers HDMI at 1080p full HD up to 150 meters over a single Cat5 cable, an improvement of 50 meters over previous solutions. 4K UHD content is delivered up to 70 meters over a Cat5 cable, or up to 100 meters over a CAT-6 cable. A 10/100BaseT Ethernet connection is provided on the receiver unit at the display side, allowing IP connectivity without additional hardware or cabling required. Gefen’s ELR (Extra Long Range) implementation of HDBaseT extends up to 7.1 channels of high bit rate, lossless digital audio formats with zero delay. RS232 and bi-directional IR are transmitted along the same cable, offering convenient options to control source and display from both local and remote locations. PoL (Power over Line) technology is employed to allow the installer to power either the sender or the receiver, streamlining cabling and hardware in the viewing environment.
The Gefen ToolBox 4K Ultra HD ELR-POL Extender has RS232 and IR (GTB-UHD2IRS-ELRPOL-BLK) is basically a stripped-down version of the EXT-UHD-CAT5-ELRPOL that is just for HDMI at 1080p video (up to 150 meters over one Cat5 cable) and 4K UHD content can be sent up to 70 meters over a Cat5 cable or up to 100 meters over a Cat6 cable. In each instance, lossless digital audio formats, RS232 and bi-directional IR are extended over the same cable. This solution also offers POL technology, eliminating the need for power at the viewing location.
Both extenders support 4K resolutions up to 3840×2160 @60Hz, 4:2:0 color space and 4096×2160 @24Hz with HDCP compliance and 3D pass-through. Locking power supplies ensure a snug connection for an unfailing performance. Surface mountable enclosures with small footprints allow for an easy installation.