Teq AV/IT Releases HDMI-DVI Extender over CAT6 Cable - HDMI 1.3 compatible
HDMI is the most prominent standard for HDTV formats like 1080p or 720p with up to 340 Mhz clock rate with uncompressed video, along with eight channels of digital audio over a single cable. HDMI and DVI signal give the best available picture quality, but impose challenges for a ProAV and even residential installation with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) two-way communication via second UTP cable and a limited cable run of 30-40 ft (12-14 m) at 1080p resolution.
Most HDMI or DVI over UTP (CAT5 or CAT6) extender required running two cables, one for the video signal, and another for the HDCP/DDC information. “After researching and developing HD CAT One technology and testing with multiple sources and displays,” explains Mitesh Patel, CEO of Teq AV/IT, “we have resolved the problem of dual cable and HDCP/DDC with introduction of TPH372.”
With its HD CAT One technology, Teq AV/IT has a smart learning transmitter that will provide display’s DDC information to the source. Once initialized with display like LCD TV, Plasma or HD projector, the transmitter of TPY372 can be attached to any HD sources like PC, Blu Ray Player, DVD Player, Media Players, Playstation 3, Digital Signage Player to extend the HDMI or DVI signal over single CAT6 or CAT5 unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable. “My engineers tested the first release of TPH372 and after testing with Sony Blu Ray Player and Teq Digital’s VPH150 HD Digital signage player, we found excellent quality of 1080i and 720p images on our Panasonic plasmas and Sharp and NEC LCD displays, said Jim Mills of AV Design Concepts of Downey, CA.
Teq AV/IT’s new TPH372 allows HD signal from HDMI sources up to 130'(40m) at 1080p or 170’ at 1080i or 200' at 720p over single UTP cable.. With equalization and gain settings, TPH372 provides a fast and easy way to show perfect high-definition image from any HDMI or DVI source to a compatible display in matters of minutes through a single cost-effective UTP cable. TPH372 is priced lower than most two UTP-STP cable extenders in the market at $395. TPH372 will be shipping from October 1, 2008.