The HDMI-TR2 is an HDMI over Powerline extender kit that transmits up to 1080p HD video resolution at 60Hz. These pro kits include one HDMI transmitter and one receiver. You MUST add additional HDMI receivers if you want to distribute 1 HDMI video source to multiple HDMI display monitors. Up to three receivers are supported. The kit is HDMI 1.3, HDCP 1.4, and DVI 1.0 compliant for maximum compatibility up to 1080p resolution.
The max transmission distance is 300 meters / 987 feet. All of the power outlets that are used must be on the same electrical circuit breaker panel. Electrical systems 100-240 VAC are supported.
The system also transmits audio if it is included in the HDMI signal. Wireless infrared remote control is also supported via the IR receiver and repeater beacons that are included. This allow you to control your DVR or other video source with an infrared remote control from the receiver unit(s) location(s).
Please check out this video review & demo, as well as these
installation diagrams and this product review video to see how this product used in some real worlds security camera applications. Please note that although our specialty is video surveillance applications, this product can be used with any 1080p HDMI video source.
- (1) HDMI Transmitter (encoder) included
- (1) HDMI Receiver (decoder) included
- (2) AC 100~240V 50/60Hz Power cables
- HDMI Loop Output on Transmitter for Local Monitor Display
- Supports HDMI Video and Audio Transmission
- Supports Wireless IR Remote Control Transmission
- Supports up to 1080p HD Resolution at 60Hz
- Compliance: HDMI 1.3, HDCP 1.4, DVI 1.0
- Supports up to 3 receivers
- Transmission Distance: 300 Meters / 987 Feet over CAT6
- End-to-End Delays Under 150 milliseconds
- IR Remote Pass Back 20~60Hz (Wireless Remote Support)
Watch this video review to see how Mike setup a live security camera monitor display in his office using the HDMI over powerline kit and one of our
Viewtron surveillance DVRs.
Here are some of the ways that this HDMI over Powerline kit can be used.
One Transmitter / One Receiver
This installation diagram shows how to install the HDMI-PTX (transmitter) with a single HDMI-PRX (receiver). This is how our base HDMI over powerline kit is sold. Additional receivers can be added.
This is how it works.
- The blue line coming from the the bottom of the iDVR-PRO security camera DVR is a standard HDMI video cable that connects to the DVR's HDMI output to the HDMI input on the power-line transmitter (TX).
- The HDMI output on the transmitter is a "loop output". It can be used to display the HDMI output on a monitor near the location of the DVR and transmitter.
- The red cable represents the transmitter's power cable. It plugs into a standard wall power output.
*Important Installation Note: The power outlets of the transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) must be one the same circuit breaker panel.
- The second blue line at the top is a standard HDMI video cable that connects the HDMI output on the back of the receiver to the TV's HDMI video input.
- The green lines with the circles on the end are the IR receiver and IR transmitter. The IR receiver can be used to capture commands from a wireless infrared remote (like ones used to control a DVR or other device on the transmitter end). For example, the iDVR-PRO surveillance DVR that is used in the above illustration includes a wireless remote control. Users can access all functions of the DVR, such as playing back recorded video and changing camera displays, using the remote in a room where the DVR is not located.
- The IR transmitter sends the signal captured from an IR remote to the DVR. Please note that the IR transmitter must have a direct line of sight to the IR remote input port on the DVR.
- NOTE: use of the IR transmitter and receiver is optional.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTE: the powerline transmitter and receiver MUST be directly plugged into a power outlet and CAN NOT be plugged into a power strip, UPC, or power splitter cable.
One Transmitter / Multiple TVs (Receivers)
This installation diagram shows how to install a HDMI-PTX transmitter with a multiple HDMI-PRX receivers to transmit an HDMI signal from one source to multiple TV monitors. This is also known as a one-to-many installation because there is one transmitter feeding many receivers. Please note that this kit works with up to 3 receivers.
This is how it works.
- The blue line coming from the the bottom of the Viewtron security camera DVR is a standard HDMI video cable that connects the DVR's HDMI output to the HDMI input of the transmitter (TX).
- The red line coming from the transmitter represents the power cable that is plugged into a standard power outlet.
- Two HDMI receivers (RX) are connected to power outlets on the same circuit breaker panel and both receive the HDMI video signal from the same transmitter.
- The HDMI output from each receiver is connected to a TV monitor.
- The DVR can be controlled from either TV location because each receiver can transmit commands from the DVRs IR remote control back to the DVR. The IR transmitters and repeater is represented by the green lines on the installation diagram.
Another way to display a live view of your security cameras using HDMI over powerline is with a
This diagram is very much the same asa the others that are pictured above except we are using this
CCTV quad multiplexer to display a live view of our security cameras instead of a DVR. Also, you will notice that this installation uses the HDMI loop output of the HDMI transmitter to connect a TV monitor at the location of the HDMI source (in this case the multiplexer).
Send any HDMI Source over Power Cable
The HDMI-TX2 system is not specifically designed for video surveillance systems. It is a general use HDMI over power cable solution for any HDMI source up to 1080p resolution. Here is an installation diagram that shows how it can be used with a Blu-ray or DVR player.
Please note that there is a slight video delay and some frames are missed when using HDMI over power line. Users should not expect the same video responsiveness as when their DVD player is connected directly to a monitor.
The above images show the front and back of the HDMI receiver (decoder) that is included with the KIT. The front of the receiver displays LEDs to indicate power and connectivity link. There is also a factory reset button. On the back of the case you can see the power cable input, HDMI output, and IR transmitter input. You can purchase
additional HDMI receivers for the HDMI over powerline kit here.
Infrared Receiver Cable
Here is a close-up of IR transmitter cable. The cable is simply plugged into the HDMI receiver so that an infrared remote control can be pointed at the receiver device to control your DVR, or other HDMI device.
Here is a close up of front and back of the HDMI transmitter (encoder).
- The front displays LEDs to indicate power and connectivity link. There is also a factory reset button
- The back of the transmitter has the power cable input, HDMI output, HDMI input, and IR repeater output.
Infrared Repeater Cable
The IR repeater is plugged into the HDMI transmitter so that the signal that IR remote signal that received can be transmitted to the device, such as a DVR. The infrared dome should be positioned in front of the DVR (or other device) so that it has a direct line of sight to the IR remote input sensor.
HDMI-over-Powerline Kit user manual here.
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