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Product Spotlight: Lindy HDMI extender

Earlier last week I revisited my recent video conferencing customer who decided that they wanted a hard-wired HDMI link to their LG screen rather than attempting to cast to it. Again we have to use an extender – an HDMI extender in this case – to go from the table to the screen. Lindy also has you covered there with several of them. Having been asked to install this at short notice, the regular HD version was out of stock so I’ve used the 4K version. This also requires a Cat 6 cable, of course, and it was possible to squeeze it into the existing conduit running underneath. Again, if we were to use a straight HDMI cable then large holes would be required to get the plugs through the floor and bottom plate of the wall. 

Using the Lindy HDMI extender, it was extremely easy to get an HDMI connection up to the table top. This is a plug and play device with no switches to set and simply requires power at one end. The device is for extending HDMI for distances up to 70 metres on Cat 5e or better cable. Both transmitter and receiver are in tiny metal cases with mounting ears so they can be mounted almost anywhere – screwed or double sided tape. There is very little difference in price between Cat5e and Cat 6 cable and sockets. Terminations should be first class on quality cable with quality sockets and patch leads.

Specifications:

  • Interface: HDMI 2.0
  • Bandwidth: up to 10.2Gbps
  • Max distance: 70 metres
  • Max resolution: 3840 x 2160 (4k) @ 60Hz 4:2:0 8 bit. Also supports 1080p 3D
  • HDCP support: pass-through
  • EDID support: pass-through
  • Supported audio: pass-through
  • CEC support: pass-through
  • IR support: 30-60Khz
  • Warranty: 2 years

If you need to extend n HDMI connection and IR up to 70 metres then its well worthwhile using a length of Cat 6 cable and a Lindy HDMI extender.

Contact us for more info.

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