Kramer Electronics has introduced TP-551 and TP-552 twisted pair transmitter and receiver for HDMI signals.
The TP-551 and TP-552 can transmit HDMI signals directly over two CAT5e or CAT6 cables (Kramer XTP cables are recommended) to up to 200 feet (60m) at 1080i without the use of intermediary re-clocking devices such as signal repeaters.
The TP-551 and TP-552 offer a simple and inexpensive solution for HDMI signal transmission over long distances and are ideal for home theatre installations, presentation and multimedia applications, and rental and staging operations.
The TP-551 and TP-552 transmitter/receiver system moves HDMI signals to up to 200 feet (60 meters) – depending on resolution of the signal being transmitted and quality of the cable being used.
The TP-551 converts an HDMI signal into a twisted pair signal that can be run over shielded or unshielded twisted pair cables such as CAT5e or CAT6 cables. The TP-552 unit then converts the signal back to HDMI. The units offer up to 1.65Gbps bandwidth per graphic channel and are HDCP compliant and HDTV compatible.
The TP-551 and TP-552 pass the EDID, HPD and CEC signals from the source to the display device using the CAT5e or CAT6 cables.
The TP-551 transmitter unit is outfitted with a high/low gain selection button, one HDMI input and two RJ-45 connectors for CAT5 output. The TP-552 receiver unit offers four equalisation levels to enhance performance and is outfitted with two RJ-45 connectors for CAT 5 input and a single HDMI output.
LEDs on the front of each unit indicate input, output and power status. Both units employ a standard 12V DC power supply. Part of the Kramer TOOLS family of products, three TP-551 or TP-552 units can be rack mounted side-by-side in a 1U rack space.
The TP-551 and TP-552 are currently in stock and available from Dueltek Computer Products .