WyreStorm’s two new HDBaseT (HDBT) extender sets claim un-compromised transmission of full HD (one can do up to 4K resolutions) audio and video, Ethernet, control signals (and power) over a single Cat5e/6 cable for long run installations, up to 100 meters.
WyreStorm’s new extender models, EX-1UTP-IR-100-EDID and EX-1UTP-IR-100-POE, are designed to transfer full HD single source content where conventional HDMI cables cannot be used due to length limitations or where using Cat5e is more convenient. The HDBT extenders provide installers with a more stable, easier-to-install alternative over long runs of HDMI cable, with the added benefit of two-way IR, RS-232 control and 10/100 Ethernet pass through via one single cable. Multi-channel DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Digital TrueHD are supported, and to alleviate the handshaking issues, both feature forcible EDID settings via a dipswitch, with settings that either copy EDID from the display on the receiver end or force 1080p 3D, 1080p Stereo, 1080i Stereo or 1080p 5.1 Multi-Channel EDID. Each model also features HDMI pass through on the transmitting end to connect of an additional display near the source.
The EX-1UTP-IR-100-POE allows for what they claim is uncompressed transmission of 36-bit 1080p video, along with Power over Ethernet.
The EX-1UTP-IR-100-EDID requires a 5-volt power supply at both the transmitting and receiving end, but adds support for the fully uncompressed transmission of 4K “Ultra HD” video.
Both will deliver in late May and full specs are here: http://www.wyrestorm.com