Kramer HDMI Transmitter/Receiver Breaks the Distance Barrier

January 27-2008

Kramer HDMI Transmitter/Receiver Breaks the Distance Barrier
Jerusalem, Israel – January 24, 2008 – Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction of the TP-551 and TP-552 twisted pair transmitter and receiver for HDMI signals. The TP-551 and TP-552 can transmit HDMI signals directly over two Cat 5e cables (Kramer XTP cables are recommended) to up to 200 feet (60 meters) at 1080i without the use of intermediary reclocking devices such as signal repeaters. The TP-551 and TP-552 offer a simple and inexpensive solution for HDMI signal transmission over long distances and are ideal for home theater installations, presentation and multimedia applications, and rental and staging operations. The TP-551 and TP-552 transmitter/receiver system moves HDMI signals to up to 200 feet (60 meters) – depending on resolution of the signal being transmitted and quality of the cable being used. The TP-551 converts an HDMI signal into a twisted pair signal that can be run over shielded or unshielded twisted pair cables such as CAT 5e cables. The TP-552 unit then converts the signal back to HDMI. The units offer up to 1.65Gbps bandwidth per graphic channel and are HDCP compliant and HDTV compatible. The TP-551 and TP-552 pass the EDID, HPD and CEC signals from the source to the display device using the CAT 5e cables. The TP-551 transmitter unit is outfitted with a high/low gain selection button, one HDMI input and two RJ-45 connectors for CAT 5 output. The TP-552 receiver unit offers four equalization levels to enhance performance and is outfitted with two RJ-45 connectors for CAT 5 input and a single HDMI output. LEDs on the front of each unit indicate input, output and power status. Both units employ a standard 12V DC power supply. Part of the Kramer TOOLS™ family of products, three TP-551 or TP-552 units can be rack mounted side-by-side in a 1U rack space. The TP-551 and TP-552 are currently in stock and available from Kramer Electronics sales companies around the world. Complete product information can be found at www.kramerelectronics.com. About Kramer Electronics: Kramer Electronics, Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality analog and digital audio, video and computer signal management products for the ProAV, Presentation, Production, Broadcast, Home Theater and Security markets. Kramer has corporate sales and distribution offices in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, Israel, China, Singapore, India and Australia.