HDMI-OPT-series are optical extenders transferring HDMI 1.3 with embedded audio, DVI 1.0, HDCP and bi-directional RS-232 signals over one multimode fiber to a range of up to 2500 meters.
All transmitters feature proprietary Advanced EDID Management with a memory of 100 EDIDs, 50 of which are user programmable. Using the factory, custom or transparent EDID emulation, the user can fix and lock EDID data on the transmitter’s input connector.
Dual output is available on 200 series units through a built-in distribution amplifier. HDMI-OPT-TX200R has a local monitor HDMI output to enable easy monitoring of the outgoing signal, and HDMI-OPT-RX200R has two identical HDMI outputs. Pixel Accurate Reclocking is included in all transmitters and receivers: a Lightware technology to eliminate jitter and skew generated by low quality sources and multiple daisy-chained devices.
Single Fiber Technology makes these units fully HDMI 1.3 and HDCP 1.1 compliant without the need for a second fiber cable or copper connections. To simplify cabling, the bi-directional communication – which is necessary for HDCP handshaking – is performed on the same fiber core that transmits the video signal.
Bi-directional RS-232 extension is available on „R” versions for remote device control over the same fiber core.*
Galvanic isolation between source and display helps avoid ground loops and hum effects. No delay occurs in the signal during optical conversion, the video image is transported without any frame latency. This feature is crucial in 3D applications and systems where audio is processed separately.
There is cross-compatibility between devices in Lightware’s fiber optical product line, it is possible to connect these devices directly to an MX modular matrix router using MX-HDMI-OPT series input or output optical boards.