Kramer Compact Transmitter/Receiver Send HDMI over Category 5/6 Cable

May 21-2010

Kramer Compact Transmitter/Receiver Send HDMI over Category 5/6 Cable
Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction of the PT-571 and PT-572 twisted pair transmitter and receiver for HDMI signals.  The PT-571 and PT-572 can transmit HDMI signals directly over a single CAT 5/6 cable (shielded twisted pair cables are recommended).  The PT-571 and PT-572 offer an extremely compact and inexpensive solution for HDMI signal transmission over long distances and are ideal for any application where long distance signal distribution is required.

The PT-571 converts an HDMI signal into a signal that can be run over shielded twisted pair CAT 5/6 cables.  An HDMI signal can be transmitted up to 295ft. (90 meters) at 1080i resolution and up to 98ft. (30 meters) at 1080p resolution when using Kramer shielded BC-DGKat524 cable.  When using Kramer BC-DGKat623 cable the 1080p distance capability increases to 230ft. (70 meters).   The PT-572 receiver then converts the signal back to an HDMI signal.  The units offer up to 1.65Gbps bandwidth and are HDCP compliant and HDTV compatible.

The PT-571 and PT-572 each incorporate a LED status light which lights red when receiving power only, orange when input and power are attached, and yellow when both an active input and output are attached.   The PT-571 and PT-572 pass the EDID, HPD and CEC signals from the source to the display device over the CAT 5/6 cable together with the HDMI signal.  The PT-571 employs Kramer’s Power Connect™ feature where a single connection to the transmitter powers both units.  The required 12V DC is transmitted through the CAT 5/6 cable with the other signals to the receiver.

The PT-571 and PT-572 are housed in ultra-compact Pico TOOLS™ enclosures. They are currently in stock and available from Kramer Electronics sales companies around the world.