HDMI Over 330 Feet Using CAT5 Cable

Data input and output on both ends is provided via a USB 2.0 interface with the signal being transferred over a standard Ethernet cable. According to the manufacturer, the "HD KVM ELR" is primarily targeted at "post-production editing suites, where computers are isolated in machine rooms or closets, and hi-def video with keyboard/mouse peripherals are extended to the edit room."

The HD KVM ELR is not cheap at $1,000, but it is a unique solution given the fact that the longest HDMI cables with signal boosters currently reach just 100 ft in length. Those cables can be purchased for less than $100, but if you need to bridge greater distances than 100 ft, the HD KVM ELR may be an interesting solution.

 

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  • Well, I always wanted to watch Children of The Corn in the middle of a corn field...and now i can.
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  • I wonder if these kinds of things work by amplifying the digital signal using higher voltages, then convert it back at the end of the cable. Considering it's transferring such a large amount of data through a few strands, it probably uses HF signals too. It's a tough job.
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  • I can't think of too many applications for this, one is high quality security cameras where the security station is a block away... in a bunker... deep underground...

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