Extron Now Shipping HDCP-Compliant HDMI Fiber Optic Extenders
Anaheim, California (June 6, 2012) - Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the FOXBOX HDMI fiber optic transmitter and receiver set for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI video, audio, and RS-232 control signals over fiber optic cabling. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high resolution image performance, the fiber optic transmitter and receiver use Extron-exclusive all digital technology to deliver pixel-for-pixel performance with signals up to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60. Available in multimode and singlemode models, FOXBOX HDMI products include Key Minder®, EDID Minder®, Auto Input Memory, RS-232 control from multiple locations, internal test patterns, and real-time system monitoring. EDID Minder manages EDID communication and Key Minder supports continuous authentication of HDCP compliance, providing enhanced and simplified integration. Compact, low profile enclosures allow for discreet installation such as behind a flat-panel display.
"AV system designers have been attracted by the multiple benefits of fiber optic signal transmission, and now they have a solution for transmitting protected HDMI content," says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. "FOXBOX HDMI fiber optic transmitters and receivers ensure perfect pixel-for-pixel accuracy over extended distances."
FOXBOX HDMI transmitters and receivers can be used in combination with FOX Series matrix switchers to create HDCP compliant signal distribution systems up to 1000x1000 and larger, supporting enterprise installations with fast and reliable switching. In addition, they are compatible with FOX Series VGA and DVI extenders when transmitting non-HDCP content. Units can be paired with FOX Series VGA transmitters and receivers for easy conversion between RGB and HDMI in AV systems that include a variety of analog and digital displays and sources. FOXBOX HDMI is ideal for a wide range of applications requiring long distance transmission of high resolution content with the highest quality.