Smart-e launch new range of HDBaseT extenders

Smart-e 5-play
Neal Romanek
Post Production
June 23rd 2016 at 12:57PM : By Neal Romanek

The 5-Play delivers uncompressed 4K video, audio, Ethernet, bi-directional IR and RS232 through a single 100m CAT5e/6 cable

Smart-e have launched their new range of Super 5-Play HDBaseT extenders for the professional market. The 5-Play feature set delivers uncompressed 4K video, audio, Ethernet, bi-directional IR and RS232 together with power through a single 100m CAT5e/6 cable.

The range includes compact point to point pairs S4K-966 and S4K-967 and compatible wall plate solutions all with POH inline 48V power.

With HDMI features, the S4K range of extenders supports HDMI, DVI and Display Port Multimode signals. Transparent DDC connectivity provides HDCP V2.2 compatibility, and a 10.2 Gbps through-put enables deep colour, 3D, 4k and 2k and 1080p resolutions. In-line power is standard allowing the transmitter or receiver unit to be powered through the cable. For cable lengths longer than 100m, multiple units can be daisy-chained together to lengths up to a kilometre. 

The S4K extender series is available direct from Smart-e and its distributor network. To assist with the installation process and technical queries, Smart-e is providing dedicated product training sessions for installers. 

Jon Lane, Smart-e’s managing director said: “When designing this new extender range, we were aiming to create the de facto standard in HDBaseT connectivity products. With our extensive knowledge we were able to include extra important features to help the installer. These include retaining DC input, secure HDMI connection, VESA mounting brackets and 19” rack mounting kit for up to 10 units."