18G HDMI, Audio, & Control over Twisted Pair Cable Extender Set -- 100m
The TechLogix TL-TP100-HDC2 revolutionizes high-bandwidth HDMI signal distribution by transmitting 18G HDMI signals, including HDR and 4K@60 4:4:4, up to 100m (330 ft.) over shielded twisted pair cabling (Category 5e or greater).
The system works by lightly compressing signals above 10G for twisted pair transport, and then uncompressing the signal at the destination end.
Flexible options for ARC (Audio Return Channel) allow the receiver to accept HDMI, analog, or digital optical. The transmitter can output the audio on HDMI, analog, or digital optical outputs.
Additional built-in features such as flexible power with Port-Saver™ protection, IR and RS232 signal distribution, and Ethernet pass-through make the TL-TP100-HDC2 extremely powerful and extremely flexible.
The set includes a power supply with international adapters and mounting brackets.
- Technical Features
- 18G HDMI (4K@60) up to 100m
- ARC on HDMI, Analog, and Optical Inputs and Outputs
- Deep color, DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD compatible
- HDR compatible
- Light compression (2:1 ratio) on signals over 10G
- Single twisted pair transmission
- HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2
- Built-in RS232, IR & Ethernet transmission
- Ethernet ports on send & receive
- Diagnostic LEDs
- Run a twisted pair patch cord with RJ45 connectors between your source device and destination device.
- Connect the TL-TP100-HDC2 transmitter (included in the package) to your source device with an HDMI cable.
- Connect the TL-TP100-HDC2 receiver (included in the package) to your destination device with an HDMI cable.
- Optionally connect the IR or RS232 control ports if your system requires control.
- Connect the twisted pair patch cord with RJ45 connectors to the twisted pair input ports on the TL-TP100-HDC2 transmitter and receiver.
- Connect the power supply (included in the package) to the DC 12V port on either the TL-TP100-HDC2 transmitter or receiver.
- Connect the power supply (included in the package) to an AC outlet or power source.
What comes in the package?Each TL-TP100-HDC2 package includes one transmitter, one receiver, one IR emitter, one IR receiver, two 3.5mm optical adapters, one power supply (with international adapters), and an installation guide.
Can I transmit signals longer than the specified maximum distance?The maximum recommended distance for the TL-TP100-HDC2 is 100m/330 ft. We don’t recommend exceeding these distances, nor do we guarantee performance beyond the rated specifications.
What if I am running 480i/p or 720p video? Can I send signals further than 230 ft.?We really don’t recommend it. The product is designed to max out at 330 ft.
Do I need to power the unit?Yes, we include a power supply that needs to be connected to the transmitter or the receiver—you choose which. You do not need to power both ends.
Is shielding on the cable and connectors necessary?Not necessarily, but it really stinks to pull your cable, seal up the wall, connect your devices and then realize you have electrical interference that is destroying the integrity of your signal. Lots of installations use twisted pair extenders with standard, unshielded cable; however, we don’t warrant the product or guarantee performance unless shielded cables with shielded connectors are installed. Call it a safety net to ensure your system works properly for years to come.
Seriously, is interference that big of deal?You bet. Both electrical magnetic and radio frequency interference can wreak havoc on digital audio and video signals being transmitted over copper cables—and twisted pair cable (Cat 5e, Cat 6, etc.) is a copper-based system. Think of it as a giant antenna gobbling up all of the stray noise in your building. Shielded cable helps insulate the cable from the noise, and the shielded connectors help drain off any noise that’s collected—just make sure the shielding on the connectors is attached to the shielding on the cables.
Man, EM and RF interference sounds terrible. Is there anything else I can do?Absolutely…1) run your twisted pair cable in its own conduit; 2) keep electrical cables at least 1 ft. or 0.3m away from the twisted pair cable, and if you have to cross cables make sure to do so at a 90 degree angle; 3) don’t bundle the twisted pair cable with other cables that are carrying voltage (this includes electrical cables, speaker cables, and control cables).
I know I want to control my connected equipment, but I am not sure whether I should choose RS232 or IR? What do you recommend?Most commercial contractors and installation professionals choose to use RS232 because it tends to be more customizable and reliable. Think of it like a cellphone (IR, which is based on light) versus a landline (RS232, which is based on electricity)—the cellphone works great most of the time, but sometimes the signal has a little bit of drop out and you need to repeat what you were saying. Your message will still get across, but it’s bit annoying pushing the button twice. The downside to RS232 is it tends to have a greater overall system cost—source and destination devices that support RS232 are typically more expensive.
TechLogix SKU# 1001-0107