The Vanco 280592 HDMI Extender over Single Cat5e/6 with Bi-directional IR and Audio Return Channel extends high definition video and audio signals and IR, at a distance of up to 164ft/50m over a single Cat5e/6 cable. Features EDID management, which allows and encourages source and display "handshake" for seamless integration. Equipped with ARC (Audio Return Channel) functionality, which allows the connected ARC equipped display to send audio data "upstream" to an ARC equipped A/V receiver or surround audio controller. The result is an easy and flexible installation eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. Also features a coaxial audio breakout to extract audio, as well as an HDMI loop out for an additional HDMI output. With only one cost effective Cat5e/6 cable, high definition sources with HDMI outputs can be connected to high definition displays with HDMI inputs over long distances. Deep color video, DTS-HD or Dolby TrueHD audio, and HDCP is supported and compatible with the 280592. In addition, 280592 is also equipped with bi-directional IR pass-through which allows for source or display control.
The 280592 includes two units: transmitting unit (280592-TX) and receiving unit (280592-RX). The transmitting unit is used to capture the HDMI input with IR signals and carries the signals via one cost effective Cat5e/6 cable. The receiving unit is responsible for equalizing the transmitted HDMI signal and reconstructing IR and serial control signals. The 280592 offers the most convenient solution for HDMI extension over a single Cat5e/6 with long distance capability, and is the perfect solution for any application.