HDMI Extender Shootout: Using Extenders for Monitors and Displays

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A major challenge for integrating monitors and displays with HDMI is to overcome distance limitations using standard cables. HDMI Licensing, LLC provides a rough guideline of 10 to 15 meters as the maximum length, but there is no distance requirement as part of the standard. A common method of extending HDMI signals is to use a twisted pair extender. There are many variations on how this is accomplished with some using unshielded cable, some using shielded cable, some using proprietary algorithms and some using HDBaseT for encoding and decoding the signals. The obstacle presented to the integrator is trying to sort through the HDMI extenders available to find the one best suited for a particular application. There are different features available and prices vary greatly. We have answered the question of how far will various extenders function before failing to pass a usable signal. Join us to find the answers.

For this webinar, we conducted detailed evaluations on 23 HDMI extenders through field testing with different sources and different types of cable. We will also identify new products that have recently become available. Join us as we compare the use cases, features, and performance of professional grade HDMI extenders and learn what your options really are for better success in the field.

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Patrick Barron – CTS, AMX VIP, Crestron CAIP

Patrick Barron, founder of Barron Systems, has served as director of operations and managing director of the programming department for several national third-party control system programming companies. He is an expert in remote control and systems, specializing in the design and development of custom AMX and Crestron software solutions. Barron Systems also offers complete audio-video system design services and advanced audio DSP programming. Patrick received his degree in electrical engineering from Baylor University and holds certifications for AMX, Crestron, Biamp, BSS London, Clear One, HiQ Net System Architect and many audio DSPs.


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