The Gefen 4K Ultra HD ELR-POL Extender uses the Gefen implementation of the HDBaseT™ technology to extend HDMI up to 495 feet (150 meters) using one CAT-5e cable. Resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz 4:2:0) with 7.1 channels of HBR (High Bit Rate) lossless digital audio are supported. This product provides Ethernet, RS-232 and 2-way IR extension between the Sender and the Receiver units, making 10/100BaseT wired Ethernet connection available at the remote location without the need to run a separate cable. It also allows the transfer of IR commands and RS-232 communications between two remote locations. RS-232 and Bi-Directional IR can be used to control A/V sources placed near the Sender unit and to send automation commands to the display or another device placed near the Receiver unit. Gefen Bi-Directional POL (Power Over Line) technology powers the Sender or the Receiver unit using the same cable that extends the HDMI signal. Only one of the two units needs a power supply. This feature simplifies installation.
How It Works
The Sender unit is placed near the source and the Receiver unit near the Display. Connect the supplied locking HDMI cable between the Sender unit and the source. Connect an HDMI cable between the Receiver unit and the display. Connect an RS-232 automation device to the Sender unit using the included Phoenix-to-female DB-9 cable. Connect the Receiver unit to an RS-232-controlled device (such as the display) using the included Phoenix-to-male DB-9cable. To send an IR control signal from the viewing location to the source unit, connect the IR output from an automation control device or the included Gefen EXT-RMT-EXTIRN IR Extender to the IR In/Ext port on the Receiver, and connect an IR Emitter to the IR Out port on the Sender unit and attach it to the IR Sensor window of the source. To control devices at the viewing location (such as the display) via IR from the source side, use the IR In/Ext port on the Sender side and the IR Out connection on the Receiver side. Connect the Sender and the Receiver units together using a CAT-5e or better cable. Connect the locking power supply to either the Sender or the Receiver unit and plug it into an electrical outlet. Only one of the units needs an external power supply. The other unit will be powered through the CAT-5 cable. Power up all associated equipment.
Note: Shielded (STP) CAT-5e or CAT-6 is recommended. Unshielded (UTP) CAT-5e or CAT-6 may be acceptable depending on cable quality but is not the best choice. Care should always be given to keep these cables away from power lines and other sources of electromagnetic interference.