FOXBOX Tx HDMI

Fiber Optic Transmitter for HDMI, Audio, and RS-232
Key Features
  • Transmits HDMI video, stereo audio, and RS-232 control signals very long distances over fiber optic cabling
  • HDCP compliant
  • All-digital technology provides pixel-for-pixel performance with signals up to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60
  • Key Minder® continuously verifies HDCP compliance for quick, reliable switching
  • EDID Minder® automatically manages EDID communication between connected devices
  • Buffered HDMI input loop-through
The Extron FOXBOX Tx HDMI
Model Version Description Part #
FOXBOX Tx HDMI MM Multimode - Transmitter 60-1174-11
FOXBOX Tx HDMI SM Singlemode - Transmitter 60-1174-12

The Extron FOXBOX Tx HDMI Fiber Optic Extender is a transmitter for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI video, stereo audio, and RS-232 control signals over fiber optic cabling. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high resolution image performance, it uses Extron all-digital technology to deliver perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission of HDMI computer-video images up to WUXGA 1920x1200 resolution, including HDTV 1080p/60. Designed specifically for AV systems, the FOXBOX Tx HDMI also includes many integrator-friendly features such as Key Minder®, EDID Minder®, audio embedding, and real-time system monitoring. A compact, low profile enclosure allows for discreet installation.

The FOXBOX Tx HDMI is part of the extensive FOX Series of fiber optic products from Extron and is compatible with FOX Series HDMI, DVI Plus, DVI, and VGA receivers. The FOXBOX Tx HDMI transmitter can be used for simple point-to-point applications or in combination with FOX Series matrix switchers for support of wider installations.

The FOXBOX Tx HDMI is ideal for a wide range of applications requiring long distance transmission of high resolution content with the highest quality. Because transmission of content is inherently secure and immune to outside interference, fiber applications are favored in government, military, and medical environments. The FOXBOX Tx HDMI features industry standard LC-type connectivity.

The transmitter accepts and digitizes unbalanced stereo audio and RS-232 control signals, transmitting them along with the HDMI video signals. It features EDID Minder and Key Minder to enhance and simplify integration of HDMI-equipped devices. EDID Minder automatically manages EDID by maintaining continuous EDID communication with the source, ensuring that it powers up properly and maintains video output. For HDMI signals with protected content, Key Minder authenticates and maintains continuous HDCP encryption to support quick and reliable transmission across a fiber optic infrastructure.

The FOXBOX Tx HDMI MM supports multimode fiber at 850 nm, which is typically used within buildings or facilities with moderate-range transmission distances. The FOXBOX Tx HDMI SM supports singlemode as well as multimode fiber at 1310 nm. Singlemode fiber offers long-range transmission capability over extreme distances of up to 30 km (18.75 miles). It is used in very large facilities such as airports and stadiums, as well as connecting over very long distances between facilities such as university campuses.

HDMI-to-Analog RGB Conversion

The FOXBOX Tx HDMI is ideal for hybrid AV systems that include a variety of analog and digital displays and sources. Pairing the FOXBOX Tx HDMI with a FOX Series VGA receiver provides easy conversion of HDMI to analog RGB for non-HDCP content.

Features

COMPATIBLE RECEIVERS
  FOX II R DP 4K Fiber Optic Receiver for DisplayPort, Multi-Channel Audio, RS-232, and IR
  FOXBOX Rx DVI Plus Fiber Optic Receiver for DVI, Audio, and RS-232
  FOXBOX Rx VGA Fiber Optic Receiver for VGA, Audio, and RS-232
  FOXBOX SR HDMI Fiber Optic Scaling Receiver for HDMI, Audio, and RS-232
  FOXBOX Rx HDMI Fiber Optic Receiver for HDMI, Audio, and RS-232
  PowerCage 401 FOX DR HD Dual Fiber Optic Receiver for HDMI, Audio, and RS-232
  PowerCage FOX Rx DVI Plus Fiber Optic Receiver for DVI-D, Audio, and RS-232
  PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI Fiber Optic Receiver for HDMI, Audio, and RS-232
  PowerCage FOX SR HDMI Fiber Optic Scaling Receiver for HDMI, Audio, and RS-232
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
  MBD 129 Through-Desk Mount Kit for 1/4 or 1/2 Rack Width, Two-Piece Enclosures
  MBU 125 Low-Profile Mount Kit for 1/4 and 1/2 Rack Width, Two-Piece Enclosures
  RSB 126 Basic Rack Shelf for 6" Deep Products
  RSU 126 Universal Rack Shelf Kit for 6" Deep Products
  RFF Series Basic Rack False Faceplate Kits
  2LC OM4 MM P LC to LC Laser-Optimized Multimode Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies - Plenum
  2LC SM P LC to LC Bend-Insensitive Singlemode Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies - Plenum

Specifications

FOXBOX Tx HDMI Series
 NOTE     The analog audio signal(s) is (are) digitized in the transmitter, sent through the fiber cable, and converted back to analog audio in the receiver.
 NOTE     These transceivers are class 1 laser products. They meet the safety regulations of IEC-60825.
Optical fiber interconnection between transmitter and receiver
   Number/type 2 fiber optic
   Connectors 2 LC connectors
   Operating distance 
      Singlemode 30 km (18.75 miles) with singlemode (SM) cables
      Multimode 300 m (985') with 62.5 µm OM1 multimode (MM) cables
1 km (3280') with 50 µm OM2 multimode (MM) cables
2 km (6561') with 50 µm OM3/OM4 2000 MHz bandwidth laser optimized multimode cable
    NOTE     Operating distance is approximate. These are typical maximum distances that may vary depending on factors such as fiber type, fiber bandwidth, connector splicing, losses, modal or chromatic dispersion, environmental factors, and kinks.
   Nominal peak wavelength 850 nm for MM, 1310 nm for SM
   Data rate 4.25 Gbps
   Transmission power 
      Singlemode -5 dBm, typical
      Multimode -5 dBm, typical
   Maximum receiver sensitivity 
      Singlemode -18 dBm, typical
      Multimode -12 dBm, typical
   Optical loss budget 
      Singlemode 13 dB, maximum
      Multimode 7 dB, maximum
Video
    NOTE     *Appropriate HDMI to DVI-D cables or adapters are required for DVI signal input/output.
   Resolution range 640x480 up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz, including 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p @ 60Hz, sampled pixel for pixel; higher resolution 2K (2048x1080) @ 60 Hz, undersampled
   Formats RGB and YCbCr digital video
   EDID Supports emulation of custom or factory preset Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) tables.
   HDCP Compliant with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) using DVI and HDMI standards
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI, HDCP 1.1, CEA-861E
Video input and loop through
   Number/signal type 1 single link HDMI input
1 single link HDMI loop-through
   Connectors 2 female HDMI type A (1 for input, 1 for loop-through)
   Nominal level 0.8 Vp-p
Video output — See the FOXBOX Rx HDMI receivers specifications
Audio
   Gain 
      Range Adjustable, -18 dB to +10 dB
      Default Unbalanced output: -6 dB; balanced output: 0 dB
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB
   THD + Noise 0.10% @ 1 kHz at nominal level
   S/N >80 dB at maximum output (unweighted)
   CMRR 65 dB @ 20 Hz to 20 kHz
   Audio bits per sample 18 bits per channel, 2 channels (L, R)
   Sampling rate 48 kHz
Audio input
   Number/signal type 1 unbalanced stereo or 2 unbalanced mono
1 stereo, de-embedded from HDMI (2-ch, PCM only)
   Connectors (1) 3.5 mm mini stereo jack
1 female HDMI, type A
   Impedance >10k ohms unbalanced, DC coupled
   Nominal level -10 dBV (316 mVrms)
   Maximum level +8.9 dBV, (unbalanced) at 1% THD+N
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
Audio output — See the FOXBOX Rx HDMI receivers specifications
Communications — transmitter
   Serial control ports on each unit
      Control 1 RS-232, 2.5 mm mini stereo jack (front panel)
      Pass-through 1 RS-232, 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5-pole (3 pins are used) (rear panel)
   Baud rate and protocol 
      Control 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
      Pass-through 9600 to 115,200 baud
   Serial control pin configuration Mini stereo jack: tip = Tx, ring = Rx, sleeve = GND
Captive screw: 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = GND
   Program control Extron control/configuration program for Windows®
Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
General
   Power supply External
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12 VDC, 1.5 A, 18 watts
   Power consumption 
      Device 5.7 watts, 12 VDC
      Device and power supply 7.2 watts, 12 VDC
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Convection, vents on top and side panels
   Thermal dissipation 
      Device 16.1 BTU/hr
      Device and power supply 21.3 BTU/hr
   Mounting 
      Rack mount Yes, with optional rack shelf
      Furniture mount Yes, with optional under desk mounting kit
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.0" H x 4.3" W x 6.0" D (quarter rack wide)
(2.5 cm H x 10.9 cm W x 15.2 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
   Product weight 0.7 lbs (0.3 kg)
   Regulatory compliance CE, c-UL UL, CE**, C-tick, FCC Class A**, ICES, VCCI,
Complies with the appropriate requirements of RoHS, WEEE
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
   Everlast power supply warranty 7 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
(4378-090718-D13 )
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Part # Height Width Depth Weight
    60-1174-11 3.0" (7.6 cm) 12.81" (32.5 cm) 9.25" (23.5 cm) 2.24 lbs (1.02 kg)
    60-1174-12 3.0" (7.6 cm) 12.81" (32.5 cm) 9.25" (23.5 cm) 2.24 lbs (1.02 kg)

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Panel Drawing

Panel Drawing
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