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HDMI Media Distribution Solutions

AtenLogoMedia distribution solutions (MDS) combine High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) splitters with HDMI receivers. The mix enables the splitting of a single HDMI signal source to various HDMI displays using Cat 5e cables over a long distance. The MDS maintains full 3-Dimension (3D) and High Definition (HD) video, cascades to five optional levels and transmits across long distances up to 300 meters. In addition to this article, you can find more info about HDMI media distribution solutions at aten-usa.com.

1. 4/8-Port HDMI Over Cat 5 Splitter. The 4- or 8-Port HDMI Over Cat 5 Splitters connect a single source to either four or eight displays across remote distances. By integrating compatible receivers, a splitter can be a flawless solution, ideal for any audio/visual installation requiring multimedia content, deliverable to multiple destinations located up to 60 meters away from the source. When combined with HDMI Over Cat 5 Repeater and HDMI Receiver units, it can transmit signals up to 300 meters.

Either of these solutions is ideal for an extensive range of applications, including:

• In-store or tradeshow digital signage

• Broadcasting information in public, such as news, airline or train arrival and departure information

• Sporting events

• Theater and lecture rooms

• Company training facilities

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2. HDMI Over Cat 5 Repeater. The HDMI Over Cat 5 Repeater is a signal extension device compatible with extenders and splitters. It extends the transmission range an extra 60 meters over two Cat 5e cables. The use of an additional repeater means that transmitting the HDMI signals over even longer distances is possible.

Features include:

• Uses two Cat 5e cables to extend signals

• Long distance transmission, up to 60 meters

• Quick and efficient transfer method for transferring multimedia content from transmitter to receiver

• Offers local HDMI output

• HDMI and HDCP compatible

• HDMI (3D)

• Supports DTS-HD and Dolby True HD Master Audio

• Eight adjustment levels to improve image quality

• Excellent video quality

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3. HDMI Receiver. Using the extenders with the HDMI receiver increases your display up to 60 meters away from the source using two Cat 5e cables. HDMI connectors are standard on the receiver, making it capable of maintaining DVI-D Single-Link devices when managed with an HDMI-to-DVI adapter. It addition, it offers greater flexibility and installation alternatives for integrating several home theater components.

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Features include:

• Lengthens the distance between the source and display

• Cat 5e cable connectors to achieve long distance transmission

• 8 -segment equalization adjustment switch

• Precise video quality

• 3-D, Deep Color HDMI

• Supports DTS-HD and Dolby True HD Master Audio

• Compatible with all HDMI switches and splitters


The use of inexpensive Cat 5e cables instead of traditional bulky alternatives to connect devices produces a crisp environment and a faster and more reliable transmission while simultaneously preserving cabling costs. Flexible and scalable, these HDMI solutions provide the freedom to set up any high-quality video display from custom-tailored retail media networks to public information systems.