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HD-EXT2-C

HDMI® over Shielded Twisted Pair Extender

Provides a very simple and reliable solution for extending uncompressed HDMI or DVI signals, along with optional analog audio, up to 100 meters (330 ft) over one or two shielded twisted-pair cables.

This product has been discontinued. Please contact Crestron True Blue Support at 1-888-CRESTRON for a replacement solution or more information.

This product has been replaced by the HD-EXT4-C.

The Crestron® HDMI over Shielded Twisted Pair Extender (HD-EXT2-C) delivers professional-grade digital HD AV signal extension for use in a boardroom, classroom, auditorium, or residence. Without any special setup or configuration, the HD-EXT2-C enables wire runs up to 100 meters (330 feet) over a single, low-cost shielded twisted-pair (STP) cable[1]. Adding a second STP or UTP cable[2] enables the extension of a stereo analog audio signal alongside the digital signal, perfect for supporting devices that may not include or support a digital audio channel.

Robust HD Signal Extension
Based on our groundbreaking DigitalMedia 8G technology, Crestron HDMI over STP delivers ultra-reliable extension of uncompressed HDMI signals over any distance up to 100 m (330 ft). Without relying on signal-degrading compression or IP streaming, Crestron HDMI over STP technology transports the full HD signal to your display — intact and uncompromised.

The HD-EXT2-C handles HD video resolutions up to 1080p60, and high-res computer resolutions up to UXGA and WUXGA, with full support for HDCP, 3D, Deep Color, and 7.1 HD audio. It is also compatible with DVI and DisplayPort Multimode sources, and DVI display devices, using appropriate adapters or interface cables[3].

Legacy Audio Device Support
In addition to carrying digital video and audio, the HD-EXT2-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 STP or UTP (i.e., CAT5e) cable.[2]

Uncompromised and Uncomplicated
Crestron HDMI over STP affords 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 HD video and audio from across the room — or the other end of the building.

The HD-EXT2-C is composed of one transmitter and one receiver (HD-TX2-C and HD-RX2-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 discretely behind a display device or wherever else it needs to go. Linking the two components requires just one or two runs of inexpensive twisted-pair cable[1,2]. Crestron offers the cable, connectors, and crimp tool for a complete, easy wiring solution. A range of professional AV interface cables and wall plates is also available to complement the HD-EXT2-C for a total custom installation solution.

Key Features

  • Extends uncompressed digital video and audio signals 100 meters over a single shielded twisted-pair cable[1]
  • Can also extend a stereo analog audio signal via a second cable[2]
  • Based on professional-grade DigitalMedia 8G technology
  • Works reliably without any programming or configuration
  • Supports HDMI with Deep Color and 3D
  • Supports 7.1 channel HD lossless audio
  • Also compatible with DVI and DisplayPort components[3]
  • Handles resolutions up to 1920x1200 and 1080p60
  • Passes CEC, EDID and HDCP
  • 24VDC power pack included

Notes:

  1. For the "AV" connection between the HD-TX2-C Transmitter and HD-RX2-C Receiver, use only Crestron DM-CBL-8G or DM-CBL-D cable (sold separately). The maximum cable length is 330 ft (100 m) using DM-CBL-8G, or 200 ft (61 m) using DM-CBL-D. Do not connect the AV IN or AV OUT ports to a DigitalMedia or DigitalMedia 8G network or device, or to any other network or device.
  2. For the "AUDIO" connection between the HD-TX2-C Transmitter and HD-RX2-C Receiver, use dual-twisted pair audio cable or CAT5e shielded or unshielded. Crestron DM-CBL-8G cable is ideal but not mandatory.
  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 available separately.
  4. The power pack must be connected to the HD-RX2-C Receiver. Power is passed to the HD-TX2-C Transmitter via the AV IN/OUT connection.

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.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, DigitalMedia, DigitalMedia 8G, DM, and DM 8G are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Dolby, Dolby Digital, and the double-D symbol are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS, DTS-HD Master Audio, and the DTS logos and Symbol are either trademarks or registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. 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 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 proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ©2011 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2013

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