PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI

Fiber Optic Receiver for HDMI, Audio, and RS-232
Key Features
  • Accepts fiber optic signals from a FOX Series transmitter and provides HDMI video, stereo audio, and RS-232 control signals
  • 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
  • Modular, hot-swappable board designed for the PowerCage 1600 enclosure, part # 60-978-01
  • HDMI audio de-embedding with analog stereo outputs
The Extron PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI
Model Version Description Part #
 PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI MM Multimode - Receiver 70-889-21
 PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI SM Singlemode - Receiver 70-889-22 Retired

The PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI Fiber Optic Receiver is a modular board designed for the PowerCage® 1600 enclosure that enables long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI, 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. The PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI also includes many integrator-friendly features such as Key Minder®, Auto Input Memory, audio de-embedding, internal test patterns, and real-time system monitoring.

The PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI is part of the extensive FOX Series of fiber optic products from Extron, and is compatible with the complete line of FOX Series HDMI, DVI Plus, DVI, VGA, and VGA/YUV transmitters. The receiver can be used for simple point-to-point applications or in combination with FOX Series switchers and matrix switchers for support of enterprise installations.

The double-slot board design of the PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI allows for as many as eight receivers to be populated in the PowerCage 1600 enclosure, reducing installation time and simplifying power management. The receiver is hot-swappable, allowing board replacement in the field at any time without having to power down the system.

The PowerCage FOX Rx 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 receiver features industry standard LC-type connectivity.

The receiver is available in two versions, multimode and singlemode. The PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI MM board supports multimode fiber at 850 nm, which is typically used within buildings or facilities with moderate-range transmission distances. The PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI SM board supports singlemode 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.

The PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI features Key Minder to enhance and simplify integration of HDMI-equipped devices. 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. If HDCP-encrypted content is sent to a non-compliant display, a full-screen green signal provides immediate visual notification that the protected content cannot be viewed on the display.

Analog RGB/HD Component-to-HDMI Conversion

The PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI is ideal for AV systems that include a variety of analog and digital displays and sources. Pairing the receiver with a FOX Series VGA or VGA/YUV transmitter provides easy conversion of analog RGB/HD component to HDMI for non-HDCP content.

The Extron FOX Series, which includes the PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI receiver for the PowerCage 1600, provides integrators and system designers with the most complete fiber optic product offering in the industry.