Fiber Optic Scaling Receiver for HDMI, Audio, and RS-232
Key Features
  • Accepts fiber optic signals from a FOX Series transmitter, 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
  • Modular, hot-swappable board designed for the PowerCage 1600 enclosure, part # 60-978-01
The Extron PowerCage FOX SR HDMI
Model Version Description Part #
 PowerCage FOX SR HDMI MM Scaling Receiver - Multimode 70-904-21
 PowerCage FOX SR HDMI SM Scaling Receiver - Singlemode 70-904-22

The Extron PowerCage FOX SR HDMI Fiber Optic Extender is a modular scaling receiver for the PowerCage® 1600 enclosure that enables long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI video, stereo audio, and RS-232 control signals over fiber optic cabling. Engineered for exceptional high resolution 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 PowerCage FOX SR HDMI includes many integrator-friendly features such as Key Minder®, audio de-embedding, selectable HDMI audio pass-through, Auto Input Memory, and internal test patterns.

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

This modular receiver is ideal for a wide range of long distance applications requiring scaling of high resolution content with the highest quality. It includes high performance scaling technology that accepts input signals at a variety of resolutions and offers multiple output rates up to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60. The built-in scaler simplifies integration of sources and displays of different resolutions. It 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 destination device. Because transmission of content is inherently secure and immune to outside interference, fiber applications are favored in government, military, and medical environments.

The PowerCage FOX SR HDMI features Key Minder to simplify integration of HDMI-equipped devices. For HDMI signals with protected content, Key Minder continuously authenticates HDCP compliance to ensure quick and reliable switching in professional AV environments, while enabling simultaneous distribution of a single source signal to one or more displays. If HDCP-encrypted content is sent to a non-compliant display, the receiver outputs a full-screen green signal to provide immediate visual notification that protected content cannot be viewed on the selected display.

The scaling receiver provides industry standard LC-type connectivity, and is available in two formats: multimode and singlemode. The PowerCage FOX SR HDMI MM model supports multimode fiber at 850 nm, which is typically used within buildings or facilities with moderate-range transmission distances. The PowerCage FOX 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 PowerCage FOX SR HDMI is ideal for AV systems that include a variety of digital and analog displays and sources at different resolutions. Pairing the scaling 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 built-in scaler ensures an optimal resolution for the display.