March 29, 2021 - There is a growing need for HDMI TVs and monitors to display video content over long distances in environments such as hotels, restaurants, lecture halls, auditoriums and theaters. Standard video cables have a limited range, but new video extenders can support 4K/60 Hz video resolutions and can transmit clean data from a video source such a laptop, cable box or streaming service up to 230 ft. away.
In addition, HDMI signals can travel even farther than 230 ft. when a repeater is added to the installation or a daisy-chainable extender kit is used.
New extender kits make it easy to extend audio/video signals from an HDMI, DisplayPort or USB-C source to an HDMI display. The signals travel via Cat6 cabling, which can pass through conduit to meet stringent building codes. These extender kits also support Power over Cable (PoC), so the Cat6 cables can carry power, eliminating the need for an extra outlet at one end of the installation.
Why Choose a 4K Video Extender Kit?
There is a growing need for video extenders that support 4K/60 Hz, 4:4:4 and HDR. Generally, the extenders are costly, have limited functionality and only support HDMI. However, new video extenders are available that offer a more comprehensive solution that can handle more connection variations and a deeper, more extensive feature set.
Long-Distance Video Transmission
Support for High-Resolution Video and Audio
Power over Cable (PoC) Convenience
Control of the Source from the Display
Compatibility with Diverse Installations
If you're considering a video extender that supports 4K resolution and can reach long distances, take a look at the following solutions.