Atlona Technologies is now shipping its new AT-HD4-SI40SR and AT-HD4-V110SR high-speed HDMI extender kits, which the company says is a solution for remotely located video codecs, and matrix switchers.
The AT-HD4-SI40SR extends full HD 1080p or 1920x1200 signals from an HDMI source up to 130 feet over a single Cat 5/5e/6/7 cable, Atlona says in a written statement.
In addition, the AT-HD4-V110SR—which features HDBaseT technology—extends HDMI sources up to 350 feet at 4Kx2K resolution while providing bidirectional RS-232, IR, and Ethernet pass-through.
Further, the units provide support for Deep Color, HDCP, and full 3D, while preserving 7.1-channel digital audio, including DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD, Atlona says. HDMI.org only certifies HDMI cables up to 33 feet, posing a challenge for installers needing to deliver a reliable signal from remotely located devices. To address that issue, Atlona’s HDMI extenders feature two independent power supplies and allow the transmission to be reliably extended by up to 130 feet at 1080p, 200 feet at 720p/1080i by the AT-HD4-SI40SR, or 350 feet at 4Kx2K (four times the resolution of 1080p) by the AT-HD4-V110SR.
The AT-HD4-SI40SR features seven selectable on-board EDID modes, plus a learning feature to ensure that optimal display requirements are met. And, while other extenders are not yet capable of providing 3D support, the AT-HD4-SI40SR and AT-HD4-V110SR can pass on the newer 3D EDID currently being used by 3D displays, while still maintaining a lower price point, Atlona says.
With Ethernet pass-through, the AT-HD4-V110SR eliminates the need for an additional dedicated cable run for displays with on-board applications. Support for bidirectional IR and RS-232 make the unit ideal for use with control and automation solutions, Atlona says. The AT-HD4-V110SR complies with all Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) formats utilized with specialized projectors or commercial LCD panels, and supports refresh rates of 24, 30, 50, and 60 Hz.