DVIGear Launches HDBaseT Extenders

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Marietta, Ga. – DVIGear, a manufacturer of digital connectivity products, has launched the DVI-7520 and DVI-7525, the first in a new range of HDBaseT extenders targeted for professional AV system installations, as well as and rental and staging applications.

The DVI-7520 and DVI-7525 provide simple and affordable solutions to extend uncompressed HDMI or DVI, embedded audio, bidirectional RS-232 and IR, and Ethernet (DVI-7525 only) using a single twisted-pair Cat-X cable. Unlike other products, these extenders support the full range of HDBaseT features, including: 5-play, support for 4K/30p (UHD) resolution, bidirectional IR, POH and long range operation. The DVI-7520 can transport 4K/30p signals up to 130 ft. (40 m) and 1080p signals up to 230 ft. (70 m). The DVI 7525 can transport 4K/30p signals up to 230 ft. (70 m) and 1080p signals up to 330 ft. (100 m).

The DVI-7520 and DVI-7525 are among the first extenders on the market to offer a fully compliant implementation of Power-over-HDBaseT, a key component of the HDBaseT standard. To maintain system stability and compatibility, POH uses standardized 48-VDC power as well as a sophisticated handshake feature that prevents power exchange with incompatible devices.

PROBLEM WITH NON-STANDARD IMPLEMENTATION

Today, there are many HDBaseT products on the market that use non-standard implementations of power over the HDBaseT link. This problem has created numerous interoperability challenges for system integrators who are faced with HDBaseT products that do not work with each other or in some cases actually cause equipment failures.

“We felt that a fully compliant implementation of POH was the only solution to the growing problems caused by non-standard power in many HDBaseT products today,” said Steven Barlow, president of DVIGear. “The architects of the HDBaseT standard wisely included this feature from the beginning and yet very few companies have included this crucial functionality in their product designs. We think this will change in the future.”

The DVI-7520 and DVI-7525 deliver a powerful combination of advanced features and sterling performance at very attractive price points, which make them a true break-through in value for professional AV system integrators. This makes them ideally suited for a wide range of digital display applications including rental and staging events, conference and training rooms, boardrooms, auditoriums, hotels, churches and other demanding environments.

Both units are available now for immediate delivery.

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