June 01, 2011
| by Rachel Cericola
Kordz wants you to make the most of that HDMI signal. The company just announced its HDBaseT Extender (PLX-HDB.4), a new device that allows transport of uncompressed High Speed HDMI, 6-port Ethernet, IR and RS-232 over a single cable—and up to 100 meters.
Designed with the custom installer in mind, this product works with both long and short runs, and has no minimum cable length requirements. The Kordz HDBaseT Extender then allows your installer to wire up multiple source units in a single point-to-point (transmitter and receiver) connection, with the ability to have multiple devices attached at each end.
That receiver unit is an active powered device, but doesn’t need any type of external power. Each side of the unit has an HDMI connection that supports up to 5-meter High Speed HDMI cables and three full duplex 100BaseT ports, for possible connection of up to six network devices, as well as IR and RS-232 throughput capability.
Boasting an easy installation, the Kordz HDBaseT Extender supports all available HD Audio formats,4K, and all HDMI mandated 3D formats, including the upcoming 1080p60 3D for full HD 3D gaming.
Kordz says that the HDBaseT Extender is shipping now, with an MSRP of $999.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.