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Black Box Introduces Compact-Design Fiber Optic Video Extender

Black Box Introduces Compact-Design Fiber Optic Video Extender
Send AV signals extreme distances over reliable, optically isolated cabling with mini form factor extenders.

The new fiber optic video extender from Black Box, Video Extender – 4K, HDMI, USB, Fiber, extends Full HD video and audio signals up to 1000 feet (4K UHD up to 130 feet) over a single multi-mode fiber optic cable. Designed for AV and KVM systems, the mini form factor (1.6″H x 2.2″W x 0.6″D) transmitter and receiver fit easily behind screens.

The extender is ideal for a wide range of applications. It ensures a reliable, economical means to distribute up to 4K UHD video and audio extreme distances. The transmitter and receiver provide full optical isolation, which prevents power line transients from being transmitted through medical equipment. And in harsh, industrial environments, the fiber optic cabling provides immunity from radio-frequency interference (RFI) and electromagnetic interference (EMI).

Integration is easy and cost effective. The transmitter and receiver only require a single strand of flexible, standard multi-mode fiber cable with industry standard LC connectors—a cost effective and widely available solution. “It’s a good choice where cabling availability is a limitation,” says Erik Indresøvde, Global Video & Multimedia Product Manager at Black Box.

The extender has two ports: HDMI and USB (supports USB 1.1 devices). It is interfaced powered directly from the HDMI or USB interface. The extender’s second port enables direct connectivity to USB peripherals (i.e., touchscreen, web camera, keyboard, and mouse), simplifying integration and giving users freedom to install USB devices anywhere.


Black Box Video Extender – 4K, HDMI, USB, Fiber (SKU: UVX-HDMI-FO-MINI) is available online at The list price for the extender is $995.95. Same-day shipping is available for orders placed before 5:00PM ET.

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading technology product solutions provider that helps customers build, manage, optimize, and secure their professional audio/video, signal distribution, and digital signage networks. The company is a single source for digital signage content managers, networked digital signage players, professional audio/visual equipment, including controllers, extenders, splitters, converters, and presentation systems. Black Box provides its customers with free, 24/7 pre- and post-sales technical support. The company has been recognized with numerous awards for quality, service, and innovation. Black Box is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc. Any third-party trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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