Crestron Ships New HDMI Fiber Extenders
Crestron announced the release of the HD-TX3-F and HD-RX3-F transmitter/receiver pair, which provides a solution to extend uncompressed HDMI, analog audio, Ethernet, USB HID and control signals up to 1,000 feet over single multimode fiber.
Crestron this week announced the release of the HD-TX3-F and HD-RX3-F transmitter/receiver pair, which the company says provides a simple, reliable solution to extend uncompressed HDMI, analog audio, Ethernet, USB HID and control signals up to 1,000 feet over single multimode fiber. The pair supports HDMI 1.3a with Deep Color and 7.1 channel lossless audio, manages EDID and HDCP, handles resolutions up to 1920x1200 and 1080p60, and is compatible with both DVI and DisplayPort Multimode.
"Today's AV presentation and home entertainment systems include HDMI sources that need to run longer distances than HDMI was designed for," said Vincent Bruno, Crestron director of marketing, in a statement. "[We] developed several solutions, including this transmitter/receiver pair, to extend uncompressed signals as far as 1000 feet without signal degradation or repeaters."
Company officials say no special configuration or programming is required to install the new transmitted/receiver pair. The HD-TX3-F and HD-TX3-F are housed in compact enclosures that can be mounted on any flat surface or on one rail of an equipment rack.
The HD-TX3-F and HD-RX3-F extend networking and control signals. LAN connectivity enables system integration with Crestron RoomView asset management and help desk software. Using a USB HID port, a keyboard and mouse located at a podium can control a computer in the equipment room with the transmitter. Additional IR and bidirectional RS-232 control signals may also be routed to control a display device and other equipment.