Atlona Releases Long-Run HDMI Extenders
Atlona Technologies said the company is now shipping its new AT-HD4-SI40SR and AT-HD4-V110SR high-speed HDMI extender kits.
Atlona Technologies said the company is now shipping its new AT-HD4-SI40SR and AT-HD4-V110SR high-speed HDMI extender kits. The $229 AT-HD4-SI40SR extends full HD 1080p or 1920x1200 signals from an HDMI source up to 130 feet over a single Cat-5/5e/6/7 cable. Using HDBaseT technology, the $499 AT-HD4-V110SR extends HDMI sources up to 350 feet at 4K resolution while providing bidirectional RS-232, IR, and Ethernet pass-through. Both units provide support for Deep Color, HDCP, and full 3D, while preserving 7.1-channel digital audio, including DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD, according to the company.
The AT-HD4-SI40SR features seven selectable on-board EDID modes, plus a learning feature, to ensure that optimal display requirements are met. And while other extenders are not yet capable of providing 3D support, according to the company, the AT-HD4-SI40SR and AT-HD4-V110SR can pass on the newer 3D EDID currently being used by 3D displays.
With Ethernet pass-through, the AT-HD4-V110SR eliminates the need for an additional dedicated cable run for displays with on-board applications, such as Pandora and Netflix. The AT-HD4-V110SR complies with all Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) formats utilized with specialized projectors or commercial LCD panels, and supports refresh rates of 24, 30, 50, and 60 Hz.
"We are very excited to announce our new AT-HD4-SI40SR and AT-HD4-V110SR HDMI extenders," said Steve Heintz, product manager for Atlona's Si line, in a statement. "Although the AT-HD4-SI40SR is our entry-level active extender, we designed it with full compatibility in mind for current and future formats. Add to that the HDBaseT AT-HD4-V110SR's ability to extend 4Kx2K resolution up to 350 feet with bidirectional RS-232, IR, and Ethernet pass through, and we can proudly say that we now offer installers a complete suite of extenders that work with today's latest technologies."