Gefen today announced that the 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT 2.0 Extender for HDMI (GTB-UHD-HBT2) is now shipping. The GTB-UHD-HBT2 uses the new HDBaseT 2.0 Colligo platform which is spec’d to carry, in addition to video, RS-232, Bi-directional IR, and Power over HDBaseT — but, NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE as the HDBaseT Alliance doesn’t actually monitor or manage their own standard.
The POH (Power over HDBaseT) technology provides power to the Receiver unit using the same CAT-5 cable that extends the HDMI and control signals, and only the Sender needs an external power supply. Via the GTB-UHD-HBT2, 1080p Full HD and 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) 8-bit video can be extended up to 495 feet (150 meters). Resolutions up to 4K DCI-Cinema (4096×2160 @ 30 Hz 4:4:4) and 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160 @ 60 Hz 4:2:0), along with the latest HDCP 2.2 encryption, are supported. 7.1 channels of LPCM and HBR (High Bit Rate) lossless digital audio including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, and DTS-HD Master Audio are passed through.