WyreStorm’s new EX-1UTP-IR-50-POH is a transmitter and receiver that the company says can send uncompressed HD (up to 1080p) video, audio, bidirectional IR control and remote power up to 50 meters over a Cat5e/6 cable (using the HDBaseT standard). WyreStorm also claims it can handle 4K content for up to 35 meters.
Since the EX-1UTP-IR-50-POH extender set features PoH (Power-Over-HDBaseT) technology, it, theoretically, eliminates the need for a separate power supply at the TV, resulting in a simpler install as the receiver is powered from the transmitter at the source end. In addition, the adapter claims to also have an EDID feature that allows an integrator to choose from one of a number of pre-set EDID’s. For example, achieving 7.1 DTS audio from an AVR becomes quick and easy as the integrator simply sets the EDID on the EX-1UTP-IR-50-POH accordingly and the transmitter requests 7.1 audio directly from the source.
The WyreStorm EX-1UTP-IR-50-POH is now shipping and lists for $479 USD and all the secs are here.