Extron Electronics introduces their FOX II 4K Series for extension, switching, and distribution of 4K video, multi-channel audio, and bidirectional control signals over fiber optic cabling.
The series includes the FOX II T DP 4K and FOX II T HD 4K fiber optic transmitters for DisplayPort and HDMI, as well as the FOX II R DP 4K with a Type 2 dual-mode DisplayPort output to support DisplayPort and HDMI 4K resolution displays.
They use Extron all-digital technology for reliable delivery of video resolutions up to 4096x2160, including 1080p/60 with Deep Color. To streamline integration, these extenders are HDCP-compliant, and provide similar capabilities featured on the Extron FOX Series fiber optic products. Available in multimode and single-mode models, the FOX II 4K Series extenders are designed for point-to-point installations or in combination with a FOX Matrix Switcher for an enterprise-wide 4K video distribution system.
"We understand the challenges of implementing 4K resolutions in fiber optic AV systems," says Casey Hall, VP Sales and Marketing for Extron. "By supporting 4K signals and offering selective downscaling, the FOX II 4K Series has the performance needed for the latest technologies while maintaining compatibility with legacy equipment."
The FOX II 4K Series fiber optic extender provide signal extension for moderate distances of up to 2 km (1.25 miles) over multimode fiber optic cable and extreme distances up to 30 km (18.75 miles) when using singlemode cable. Both transmitters include a buffered loop-through for a local monitor at the source. The buffered input loop-through follows the input resolution or can be selectively downscaled, ensuring interoperability with lower resolution displays.
Also, the FOX II R DP 4K provides audio de-embedding and balanced return analog stereo audio output to support a remote audio source at the receiver. Other integrator-friendly features include Key Minder, EDID Minder, audio embedding, audio gain and attenuation adjustment, bidirectional RS-232 and IR control, and real-time system monitoring. Also, optional mounting kits such as the MBU 125 under-desk mounting kit allow signal extension from a source in a lectern to a remote display or central control room. These extenders are easy to set up and commission using Extron’s PCS – Product Configuration Software.