Carries HDMI, IR and Digital Optical Audio
Octava Inc., specialists in HDMI distribution equipment, announced the release of the next generation HDMI over CAT 5/6 Ethernet cable Extender, model HDMI-OCAT-IR.
This unique HDMI over CAT 5/6 Extender includes a set of HDMI Transmitter and a HDMI Receiver and allows transmission of HDMI , Infrared IR and Optical Digital Toslink Audio over 150ft over a pair of Ethernet cables. CAT 6 cable is recommended for 1080P and best performance.
The HDMI-OCAT-IR HDMI over Ethernet Transceiver allows installers to use a pair of standard CAT 5/ 6 cables to carry HDMI, I.R. control, and Optical Digital Toslink Audio signals for simple and efficient installations. Infrared Extension allows I.R. signals to be sent from viewing area to the equipment room. Optical Audio Toslink In/ Out port is provided to extend Optical Toslink Audio signal from Source to the Surround Sound Receiver.
Ethernet cables and connectors are easily field terminated thus allowing installers to easily install the proper length cable needed for ultimate flexibility and eliminate logistics problems of having custom length HDMI cables. This unique solution enables installers to have complete a pair of Ethernet cables is required to carry the video / audio as well as HDCP data.
Active Drive and Compensation circuitry ensures error free video transmission for the ultimate HD experience. Typical connection lengths are:300 ft ( 1080i), 150ft (1080p). Both the receiver and transmitter include an external power supply to ensure best quality performance and do not require power from the HD source.
HDMI is the latest standard for distributing High Definition Digital Video and Audio in high def displays for 2 reasons: 1) uncompressed digital format ensures the best picture quality and 2) HDMI allows content providers to ensure that their intellectual property is protected through HDCP.