A converter with broad application throughout the broadcast and professional AV markets, Cobalt Digital’s Blue Box Group Fiber-to-HDMI (BBG F-to-H – 3G/HD/SD-SDI Fiber Optic-to-HDMI Converter) throwdown unit provides direct fiber-to-HDMI conversion that can be configured in multiple ways to serve multiple functions beyond simply extending HDMI signals. The BBG F-to-H boasts one fiber input and one fiber-regen output, each with the option of FC, ST, or LC connectors upon ordering. There is one HDMI 1.4a-compliant output that can be set as DVI-D (limited to SMPTE HD formats). The unit also contains one SDI I/O (the mode is user-selectable) and one convenient stereo analog output for audio de-embedding. For redundant power, the BBG F-to-H has a mini USB port as well as an external power connection. The BBG F-to-H can act as a fiber regenerator while providing an HDMI output, which can be set to provide a DVI-D output directly compatible with computer monitors. This configuration is ideal for creating fiber runs to monitors that have an HDMI input.