Low-Cost HDMI Over Gigabit IP Network Range Extender (Remote Unit)
The XTENDEX Low-Cost HDMI Over Gigabit IP Extender multicasts digital video and audio signals to one or more receivers up to 330 feet away over a 1000Base-T Gigabit Network connected with CAT5e/6 cable.
This item consists of a single remote unit that connects to an HDMI display. The local and remote units can be connected together for a Point-to-Point connection via CATx or a Point-to-Many connection via a network switch. Support for multiple transmitters requires a managed network switch.For both local and remote capabilities please see ST-IPHD-LC.
Features and Benefits
NTI HDMI over IP Extender Diagram
(ST-IPHD-R-LC depicted here)
- Supports HDTV resolutions to 1080p.
- Ideal solution for digital signage applications.
- Broadcast real-time HDMI video and audio signals to multiple display locations with a managed or unmanaged (also known as non-managed) network switch.
- Transmits an HDMI signal over one CAT5e/6 cable.
- Plug-and-Play installation allows receivers to find the transmitters automatically on the same subnet. (Network configuration may be required for managed network switch.)
- Web interface for changing IP addresses, firmware updates and resetting units to factory default settings.
- Easily expandable. Add remote units as you add monitors.
- Inexpensive CAT5e/6 cable replaces bulky video cables.
- Supports 10/100/1000 Ethernet connection.
- Built in default EDID table.
- HDCP compliant.
- For a point-to-many connection, a standalone network with an unmanaged network switch, hub, or router can be used instead of a managed network switch.
- Local and remote units must be in the same LAN. The units do not support WAN connections.
NTI ST-IPHD-R-LC Use Cases
Each Low-Cost HDMI Over Gigabit IP Extender consists of a local unit that connects to an HDMI source, and a remote unit that connects to an HDMI display. The local and remote units can be connected together for a Point-to-Point connection via CATx or a Point-to-Many connection via a network switch. Support for multiple transmitters requires a managed network switch.
Extend the video from a HDMI source up to 400ft / 120m over a single Cat6 cable (High quality cable can reach up to 500ft / 150m). By using network routers/repeaters, unlimited extension distances is also possible.
Point-to-Many Splitter Extender
Using a Network Router / Switch
By using a network router/switch, one ST-IPHD-L-LC sender unit can broadcast HDMI sources to multiple ST-IPHD-R-LC receivers. Split & extend sources effortlessly across unlimited distances.
For a point-to-many connection, a standalone network with an unmanaged network switch, hub, or router can be used instead of a managed network switch. It is not recommended to use any other network devices on this standalone network as it may cause a degradation in performance.
Using a Managed Network Switch
Create an infinitely versatile and expandable AV matrix. By using a managed network switch, several ST-IPHD-R-LC receiver units can access several ST-IPHD-L-LC sender sources across the network.
Support for multiple transmitters requires a Managed network switch with VLAN/IGMP support. NOTE: The many-to-many configuration is not compatible with Cisco 2960 switch.
ST-IPHD-R-LC Package Contents
- (1) ST-IPHD-R-LC HDMI Extender - Receiver
- (1) 2-Year Standard Warranty
NTI ST-IPHD-R-LC Specifications
|AC Adapter||100 to 240 VAC @ 50/60Hz|
|Operating/Storage Temperature||14 to 140°F (-10 to 60°C)|
|Operating/Storage Humidity||20 to 90% non-condensing RH|
|Connectors||1 x HDMI-A port for HDTV or computer display;|
1 x RJ45 port for receiving video/audio signals;
|Resolution||HDTV: Up to 1080p;|
Computer: Up to 1920 x 1200
|Regulatory Approvals||CE, FCC, RoHS|
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,
NTI does not recommend any specifc managed switch for the ST-IPHD-LC solution. That being said, we do have a couple of notes to keep in mind depending on your application:
For a point-to-many configuration, a standalone network with an unmanaged network switch, hub, or router can be used instead of a managed network switch. It is not recommended to use any other network devices on this standalone network as it may cause a degradation in performance.
Many-to-many configuration requires a Managed network switch with VLAN/IGMP support-
- The managed switch must support port based IEEE 802.1Q VLAN, IGMP, and permit duplicate IP addresses across the VLAN domains.
- Each VLAN acts as a separate HDMI Over IP Channel on the network.
- Number of local and remote units that can be used is dependent on the backplane bandwidth of the switch.
- Cascade managed switches up to 3 levels, allowing the farthest display to be located up to 1,000 feet away from the source device. Each receiver can be located up to 330 feet away.
- NOTE, this configuration is not compatible with Cisco 2960 switch.