Gefen 4K 600 MHz Extender over Fiber, the EXT-UHD600-1SC, is Now Shipping
"This extender fills a much-needed gap in the marketplace by catering to customers who need to extend uncompressed HDMI 2.0 signals. Full bandwidth HDMI 2.0 cannot yet be achieved over copper without compression, so fiber-optic is still the only option for completely uncompressed AV transmission in the 4K category,” Gefen Product Manager Jason Fitzgerald explained.
“The Gefen EXT-UHD600-1SC is optimal for applications in medical imaging, military and industrial command and control rooms, flight simulators, digital signage, gaming, and wherever 4K full-bandwidth uncompressed video or end-to-end electrical isolation is essential.”
The new 4K Ultra HD 600 MHz Extender for HDMI over one Fiber-Optic Cable supports 18.2 Gbps of bandwidth and 600 MHz TMDS Clock frequency, the highest specified under the HDMI 2.0 standard. Full bandwidth support allows the EXT-UHD600-1SC to accommodate resolutions up to 4K Cinema-DCI (4096 x 2160 up to 60 Hz 4:4:4), and 4K Ultra HD (3860 x 2160 up to 60 Hz, 4:4:4) along with High Dynamic Range HDR-10 and Dolby Vision™. HDCP 2.2 and the legacy HDCP 1.4 are both supported. The EXT-UHD600-1SC also supports 1080p Full HD, WUXGA (1920 x 1200), 3DTV, and Deep Color (up to 1080p resolution).
Highest performance multichannel digital audio, including 7.1 channels of LPCM and HBR (High Bit Rate) digital audio formats, such as Dolby Atmos®, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS:XTM, and DTS-HD Master AudioTM, are passed through to the HDMI outputs.
The EXT-UHD600-1SC guarantees electrical isolation between the Sender and the Receiver, meeting the stringent safety and EMC requirements for critical applications. This extender can be powered from sources and displays featuring powered USB ports, or by using external power supplies. The Sender and Receiver are plug-and-play and work without any set-up. Compact enclosures are easy to install and can be hidden away. Their sturdy metal enclosures help provide further immunity against Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) and radiated noise (RFI).
“When there is a need to extend a signal beyond its intended distance limitation, UTP/STP cabling has traditionally been employed in conjunction with active electronics to push this limit much farther. However, all of these copper-based solutions require some form of compression that is simply not acceptable for mission-critical applications,” Fitzgerald added. “The EXT-UHD600-1SC is the best solution when uncompressed, long distance HDMI 2.0 signal extension is required.”