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Long Distance Signal Extension with Multiple Technologies in the Home

The modern home is becoming a technology hub with devices in constant communication across multiple rooms. Centralised signal management has become a large part of the home technology experience. As more devices are added, further away from this central location, cost-efficient and versatile extenders become necessary. This scenario explores the use of four differing extension technologies from Lindy, including powerful fibre optic extenders, to distribute signals up to 300m in residential environments.

Modern residential buildings often feature multiple displays and media sources that use a variety of media signals to transmit audio and video across longer distances as annex or out-buildings become more popular.

In this example four sources are controlled and distributed by a central matrix around a home and to an out-building. The four sources are connected via HDMI cables to a local 4×4 Matrix Pro which then outputs the four signals using different transmission methods for signal extension over a variety of distances. This matrix supports 4K 18G inputs and outputs to ensure that, if the source permits, the entire solution can utilise the full 18G bandwidth capacity of the latest HDMI standards.

In this scenario the matrix outputs to four different transmission technologies. The first, and simplest, of these is a standard local HDMI cable that is provides the 4K connection directly over short distances to a local display. Using audio extraction, the audio signal is first routed to an amplifier before the TV so that a speaker system may be used inplace of the TV’s integrated speakers.

The second output from the matrix is transmitted via an 18G active HDMI cable to a room close to the location of the matrix. The third output passes through a 100m HDMI over CATX extender system. The transmitter unit is connected to the matrix by a simple HDMI cable before the signal is sent along inexpensive CATX cable to the receiver unit which is upstairs/some  distance from the matrix. This receiver is placed close to another 4K display which the signal is finally sent to via HDMI cable.

The fourth, and final, output from the matrix is sent to an out-building, annex, pool area etc. via a fibre optic extender system that features both transmitter and receiver units. By using fibre optic cables to make this connection, large distances up to 300m can be covered using cheap, efficient and easy-to-install duplex fibre optic cabling. This method of signal transmission benefits from EMI & RF resistance so that other electrical cables or equipment located nearby don’t cause artefacts or errors in the transmission. The fibre optic connection allows IR signals to be sent to the display for remote control of the source while also delivering the full 18G bandwidth with no compression, ensuring content arrives at the display exactly how it left the source.

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LINDY Adds A Touch of Style to Home Entertainment

Delivers flawless performance

Delivers flawless performance

Our new range of coordinated cables under the CROMO® brand to add a touch of flair to home entertainment installations. Combining stylish design with high quality materials, the CROMO range features gold plated connectors and chrome hoods for better conductivity and resistance to corrosion and tarnishing, ensuring hassle free operation under all conditions.

Comprising of a mixture of USB, DisplayPort and HDMI cables and adapters, the range covers the multitude of different connections required for the average home entertainment set-up today and overcomes some of the problems with space restrictions. CROMO’s selection of super thin, flexible HDMI cables are ideal for awkward connections and weighing approximately 80% less than standard CROMO HDMI cables they also reduce the drag that often leads to cables pulling out of their ports.

The typical living room now houses a mixture of computing and audio visual equipment and whilst manufacturers have concentrated on making the hardware look more attractive, little attention has been paid to the cables that connect them. The CROMO range isn’t just about high quality materials that make reliable connections, but providing a stylish alternative to everyday cables that complements the refinement of today’s home entertainment installations.

Developed to ensure maximum quality, performance and reliability, all cables are guaranteed for 10 years. CROMO High Speed HDMI cables not only support 3D signals and resolutions up to 1080p, they are future proof to meet the demands of 4K2K too.

For more information please visit www.cromo.com.au

USB, HDMI, & DisplayPort cables available

USB, HDMI, & DisplayPort cables available

LINDY DisplayPort to HDMI Splitter

LINDY DisplayPort to HDMI Splitter Duplicates and Expands Images

We announced today a splitter that turns a DisplayPort connection into 2 HDMI ports capable of duplicating the video output over one or two HDMI equipped displays and even expanding an image over two screens. Ideal for training, presentation and advertising environments, its ability to support resolutions up to 3840×1200 in expander mode makes it great for gaming too.

The LINDY DisplayPort to 2 HDMI Ports Splitter with Expanderview is extremely easy to use. Its plug and play operation means that the user simply needs to connect the splitter to the DisplayPort source, such as a computer, using the cable provided and then attach the monitors or projectors using HDMI cables.

“Whilst DisplayPort delivers unrivalled support for multiple displays, it’s a very common situation that the only screens available to users just have HDMI connections,” says Andrew Ingram, Product Manager of LINDY UK. “Our latest splitter enables users to take advantage of displaying and expanding images over two screens, even when they only have an HDMI connection.”

The splitter can deliver signals to displays placed up to 5m away using bus power alone, but LINDY recommends using an external power supply unit to achieve distances of up to 10m.