Fiber Optic Scaling Receiver for HDMI, Audio, and RS-232
Key Features
  • Accepts fiber optic signals from FOX Series transmitters and provides scaled HDMI video, stereo audio, and RS‑232 control signals
  • High performance scaler provides selectable output resolutions up to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 and 2K
  • HDCP compliant
  • Key Minder® continuously verifies HDCP compliance for quick, reliable switching
  • HDMI, DVI, RGB, and HD component video upscaling and downscaling
  • HDMI audio de-embedding with analog stereo outputs
Model Version Description Part #
 FOXBOX SR HDMI MM Scaling Receiver - Multimode 60-1187-21
 FOXBOX SR HDMI SM Scaling Receiver - Singlemode 60-1187-22

The Extron FOXBOX SR HDMI Fiber Optic Extender is a scaling receiver for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI, audio, and RS-232 control signals over fiber optic cabling. Engineered for exceptional high resolution image performance, it uses Extron all-digital technology to deliver perfect pixel-for-pixel HDMI computer-video images up to WUXGA 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60. Designed specifically for AV systems, the FOXBOX SR HDMI includes many integrator-friendly features such as Key Minder®, audio de-embedding, Auto Input Memory, and internal test patterns. A compact, low profile enclosure allows for discreet installation behind a flat-panel display.

As part of the extensive FOX Series of fiber optic products from Extron, the FOXBOX SR HDMI is compatible with FOX Series HDMI, DVI Plus, DVI, VGA, and VGA/YUV transmitters. In addition, it can be used in combination with FOX Series switchers and matrix switchers to create an enterprise-wide HDCP-compliant distribution system. When paired with a FOX Series HDMI transmitter, the FOXBOX SR HDMI supports long distance transmission and scaling of HDCP content.

The FOXBOX SR HDMI is ideal for a wide range of long distance applications requiring scaling of high resolution content with the highest quality. The built-in scaler simplifies integration of sources and displays of different resolutions. The scaling receiver provides support for audio and RS-232 control signals, while allowing HDMI, DVI, RGB, and HD component video signals to be scaled to the optimal resolution for the display device. Because transmission of content is inherently secure and immune to outside interference, fiber applications are favored in government, military, and medical environments.

The FOXBOX SR HDMI features Key Minder to enhance and simplify integration with HDMI-equipped devices. For HDMI signals with protected content, Key Minder continuously authenticates HDCP compliance to support quick and reliable transmission across a fiber optic infrastructure. If HDCP-encrypted content is sent to a non-compliant display, the FOXBOX SR HDMI outputs a full-screen green signal, providing immediate visual notification that protected content cannot be viewed on the display.

The scaling receiver provides industry standard LC-type connectivity and is available in two formats: multimode and singlemode. The FOXBOX SR HDMI MM model supports multimode fiber at 850 nm, which is typically used within buildings or facilities with moderate-range transmission distances. The FOXBOX SR HDMI SM model supports singlemode fiber at 1310 nm, offering long-range transmission capability over extreme distances of up to 30 km (18.75 miles). It is used in large facilities such as airports and stadiums, as well as connecting over long distances between facilities such as at a university campus or medical complex.

Analog RGB/HD Component-to-HDMI Conversion

The FOXBOX SR HDMI is ideal for hybrid AV systems that include a variety of displays and sources at different resolutions. Pairing the FOXBOX SR HDMI with a FOX Series VGA or VGA/YUV transmitter provides easy conversion of analog RGB/HD component to HDMI for non-HDCP content. The built-in scaler ensures an optimal resolution for the display.