Extron Launches ‘DDX 102’ Fiber Optic Extender

The extender delivers dual link DVI-D signals up to 1,640 feet
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Extron Electronics, a manufacturer of professional audiovisual system integration products, has launched its DDX 102 Dual Link DVI Fiber Optic Extender, an efficient transmitter and receiver set for long haul delivery of DVI signals over fiber optic cabling.

The DDX uses all digital technology to deliver pixel-for-pixel transmission of video images up to 2560x1600, including HDTV 1080p/60, Extron says. The extender delivers dual link DVI-D signals up to 1,640 feet over two multimode cables or single link DVI signals over one fiber optic cable. The capabilities and compact size of the DDX 102 make the fiber optic extender ideal for sending high resolution DVI content in a wide variety of applications, the firm says.

Audiovisual system designers and integrators needed a compact, cost effective solution for extending dual link DVI signals long distances over fiber optic cabling, says Casey Hall, Extron’s vice president of sales and marketing. “The DDX 102 provides direct device connection, a clamshell design, and a detachable cable that make it ideal for a wide variety of applications,” Hall adds.

The DDX 102 transmitter and receiver feature industry standard LC-type connectors, and can be used for point-to-point fiber optic applications with dual link DVI requirements, the company says. The units connect directly to the DVI source and display devices, eliminating the need for additional mounting hardware, the firm adds.