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HD-EXT4-C

4K HDMI® over HDBaseT® Extender w/Analog Audio

Provides a very simple and reliable solution for extending uncompressed ultra high-definition video and audio signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a single CAT type twisted pair cable. Supports Full HD, Ultra HD, 2K, and 4K video resolutions, and includes additional capability for extending analog audio over a second cable.

The Crestron® 4K HDMI® over HDBaseT® Extender (HD-EXT4-C) delivers a professional-grade digital HD AV signal extension solution for use in the home, classroom, auditorium, or corporate boardroom. Without any special setup or configuration, the HD-EXT4-C enables the transmission of ultra high-definition digital video and audio over wire runs up to 330 feet (100 meters) using a single CAT type twisted pair cable. For applications that include an analog audio signal, the HD-EXT4-C can also handle stereo line-level audio over a second cable.[1,2]

NOTE: The HD-EXT4-C is composed of one HD-TX4-C transmitter and one HD-RX4-C receiver. These components are only sold as part of the HD-EXT4-C package. For applications requiring direct interface to an HDBaseT certified source or display device, please refer to the HD-TX3-C and HD-RX3-C.

4K Ultra HD Signal Extension
Using HDBaseT technology, the HD-EXT4-C allows for the extension of uncompressed HDMI signals over a single CAT type twisted pair cable. In addition to HDMI, it is also compatible with DVI and DisplayPort Multimode sources, and DVI display devices.[2] Without relying on signal-degrading compression or inferior HDMI signal boosting, HDBaseT reliably transports the full resolution signal from source to display — intact and uncompromised.

The HD-EXT4-C handles uncompressed Full HD 1080p, Ultra HD, 2K, and 4K video signals with support for 3D, Deep Color, and HDCP. Audio capabilities include support for high-bitrate 7.1 audio formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ as well as uncompressed linear PCM. All signals are transported over a single CAT type cable, supporting 1080p, WUXGA, and 2K signals at distances up to 330 feet (100 m) using Crestron DM® Ultra or DM 8G® Cable, or third-party CAT5e. Higher resolutions up to UHD and 4K are supported at distances up to 330 feet (100 m) using DM Ultra Cable, 230 feet (70 m) using DM 8G Cable, or 165 feet (50 m) using CAT5e.[1]

Legacy Audio Device Support
In addition to carrying digital video and audio, the HD-EXT4-C also provides for the extension of an analog audio signal to support DVI devices (and certain HDMI devices) that may not include or support an embedded digital audio channel. Enabling the extension of analog audio simply requires an additional twisted-pair type cable.[2]

Uncompromised and Uncomplicated
Crestron HDMI over HDBaseT products afford a very dependable signal extension solution that’s simple to implement. No special configuration or programming is required — just connect your source and display and enjoy high-quality video and audio from across the room — or the other end of the house.

The HD-EXT4-C is composed of one transmitter and one receiver (HD-TX4-C and HD-RX4-C, both included). The transmitter can be mounted in a single-gang wall box, or attached to any flat surface or inside an equipment rack. The compact receiver can be mounted discreetly behind a display device or wherever else it needs to go. Linking the two components requires just one or two CAT type cables[1,2]. Crestron offers the cable and connectors for a complete, easy, and reliable wiring solution. A range of professional AV interface cables and wall plates is also available to complement the HD-EXT4-C for a total custom installation solution.

Key Features

  • HDBaseT® Certified 4K Ultra HD signal extender
  • Extends uncompressed digital video, audio, and control signals over a single CAT type twisted pair cable [1]
  • Supports cable lengths up to 330 ft (100 m) for all resolutions up to 4K and Ultra HD using DM® Ultra cable [1]
  • Supports cable lengths up to 330 ft (100 m) for 1080p, WUXGA, and 2K using DM 8G® cable or CAT5e [1]
  • Supports cable lengths up to 230 ft (70 m) for 4K and UHD using DM 8G cable, or 165 ft (50 m) using CAT5e [1]
  • Can also extend a stereo analog audio signal via a second cable [2]
  • Compatible with HDMI®, DVI, and DisplayPort Multimode sources [3]
  • Compatible with HDMI and DVI display devices [3]
  • Supports Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD®, and uncompressed 7.1 linear PCM audio
  • HDCP compliant
  • Passes CEC and EDID
  • 24VDC power pack included
  • Available in white or black
  • No programming or configuration required

Notes:

  1. The maximum cable length for HDBaseT is dependent upon the type of cable and resolution of the video signal. Refer to the “Maximum HDBaseT Cable Lengths” table for a detailed overview. Shielded cable and connectors are recommended to safeguard against unpredictable environmental electrical noise which may impact performance at resolutions above 1080p. All wire and cables are sold separately.
  2. For the balanced analog "AUDIO" connection between the HD-TX4-C transmitter and HD-RX4-C receiver, use dual-twisted pair shielded audio cable or quality CAT5 (or better) UTP or STP. Crestron DM-CBL-8G DigitalMedia 8G Cable is recommended.
  3. HDMI IN requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI or DisplayPort Multimode signal. HDMI OUT requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI signal. CBL-HD-DVI interface cables are available separately.
  4. The power pack must be connected to the HD-RX4-C receiver. Power is passed to the HD-TX4-C transmitter via the HDBaseT connection. Please note, the HD-TX4-C and HD-RX4-C are not PoH compatible. They cannot be powered by, or supply power to, another HDBaseT device. They may however be connected to such devices without risk of malfunction.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, DigitalMedia, DigitalMedia 8G, DM, and DM 8G are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby and Dolby Digital are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS, DTS-HD, and DTS-HD Master Audio are either trademarks or registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. HDBaseT and the HDBaseT Alliance logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the HDBaseT Alliance in the United States and/or other countries. HDMI and the HDMI Logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2014 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2014

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