• Transmits HDMI signal over CAT (twisted pair) up to 50m (164 ft)
• Supports 1080P (1920 x 1080) and 3D (60Hz)
• Power adaptors required at both ends
Vision’s “Techconnect Twist” products allow a variety of signals to be transmitted long distances over standard unshielded CAT5e and CAT6 cable.
The transmitter from this set simply fits into the Techconnect faceplate on the wall. The ‘HDMITP’ makes use of inexpensive and flexible UTP (unshielded twisted pair) cable to route HDMI signal from a computer to a distant display.
Installers can take advantage in buildings which have been flood-wired with network cable. Where a CAT6 cable is already in place the installation is super-fast.
The transmitter presents as an ordinary Techconnect HDMI module from the front, allowing seamless installation. The circuit on rear of the module is packed with technology.
TC2 HDMITP Rx inputThe HDMITP supports resolutions up to 1080P (1920 x 1080) at 60 frames per second. It also supports 3D at 60Hz.
With a 1920 x 1080 resolution signal the CAT5e cable can be up to 30m (98.4 ft) long. CAT6 cable takes this maximum recommended length up to 50m (164 ft). With common 1280 x 800 resolution the cables can be longer because of the reduced bandwidth required: 50m (164 ft) on CAT5e cable, and 60m (196.9 ft) on CAT6 cable.
Two power supplies are included – one for the transmitter, and one for the receiver. The complex HDMI signal uses all four pairs of wires inside the CAT cables so it is not possible to also carry power over the cable.
Version 1.2 of HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is supported. HDCP authentication is the technology developed by Intel that prevents copying of digital content as it passes through cables.
Full EDID handshake is supported, which allows the source device to output the native display resolution. A reset button on the transmitter can be pressed to capture information from the display if the display is changed.
Easier to work with
Compared to long HDMI cables ethernet cable is easier to work with; it has a tighter bend-radius, is thinner, easier to pull, and simple to terminate.