The HDMI-TX4 is an HDMI to Cat6 network cable extender and 1x4 splitter with infrared remote pass-back function. This HDMI extender works with CAT6, CAT6a, and CAT7 type network cable and can transmit 1080p video with audio up to 40 meters / 131 feet. The highest resolution that is supported is 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz.
One 1x4 HDMI transmitter and one receiver is included with this system. You MUST add additional receivers if you want to distribute your HDMI source more than one display. We also have a 1 x 2 HDMI over Cat6 system available if you only need to display on one or two monitors.
A 5V DC power supply is included for the transmitter. Power is supplied to the receiver units from the transmitter over the Cat-6 cable (similar to power over Ethernet). IR transmitter and receiver cables are included so that a video source can be controlled with an infrared remote control from the receiver units. Please note that this is not an IP network system. The system uses Cat 6 cable to transmit the video, but it is not using an IP network to do so.
You can learn
how-to install this system by viewing this wiring diagram.
- Distribute 1 HDMI Source to 4 HDMI Displays Over Cat6 Ethernet Cable
- Compatible with CAT6, CAT6a, CAT7 Network Cable
- 1 HDMI Video Input to 4 RJ-45 CAT6 Outputs (Transmitter)
- 1 RJ-45 Input / 1 HDMI Output (Receiver)
- Transmission Distance: 40 Meters / 131 Feet
- Supports Power from Transmitter to Receiver over CAT6 Cable
- IR Remote Pass Back 20~60Hz (Wireless Remote Support)
- Supported EDID Modes - Selectable w/ Dip Switches
- 720p@50Hz 2.1 Channel (Default)
- 720p@50Hz 7.1 Channel
- 1080i@60Hz 2.1 Channel
- 1080i@60Hz 7.1 Channel
- 1080p@60Hz 2.1 Channel
- 1080p@60Hz 7.1 Channel
This installation diagram shows how to wire the an HDMI splitter to an HDMI receiver. Please note that our 1x2 transmitter is used in the diagram, but the wiring is the exact same for this 1x4 system.
This is how it works.
- The red line on the bottom of the diagram is a standard HDMI video cable that connects the surveillance DVR HDMI output to the HDMI input on the transmitter.
- The blue line is a CAT6 cable with standard RJ-45 Ethernet connectors on each end. The CAT6 output on the transmitter is connected to the CAT6 input on the receiver.
*Important Installation Note: CAT6 cable between 15 and 40 meters / 50 and 131 feet should be used with this system. Signal may be too strong for shorter cables and too weak for longer.
- The red line on at the top of the diagram 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 purple line with the circle on the end is the IR receiver. It connects to the HDMI receiver. 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 green line with the circle on the end is the IR transmitter that 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.
The above images show the front and back of the HDMI receiver (HDMI-RX1). You can see that the RJ-45 Cat 6 input is on one side of the device along with a length button. The length button can be used to adjust the video signal if it is not clear with the default setting. The image on the left shows where the HDMI output is located as well as the input for the IR receiver cable. Note that the 5V power input is not used because power is supplied over the CAT-6 cable from transmitter.
Infrared Receiver Cable
Here is a close-up of IR receiver 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 a device, such as a DVR, at the transmitter end of this system.
HDMI to Cat6 Splitter / Transmitter
Here is a close up of the HDMI-TX4 video splitter / transmitter.
- A 5V DC power supply is included.
- The EDID settings are DIP switches that can be adjusted to support any of the 720p, 1080i, and 1080p EDID resolutions.
- The IR out port is where the infrared output cable is connected (optional if you want to use remote IR control).
- (4) CAT6 Ethernet output ports / 1 HDMI video input.
Infrared Transmitter Cable
The IR receiver 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.
CCTV Camera Pros has
100 foot pre-made Cat6 cables that works great with this system. This is available as add-on option. We also have 50 foot Cat6 cable available for shorter runs and 1000 foot spool of Cat6 available for longer cable runs. Remember that HDMI over Cat6 is supported up to 131 feet / 40 meters.
HDMI to Cat6 Splitter to Multiple Monitors
If you want to use Cat6 cable and also split your HDMI signal to multiple monitors, the setup is the same. You just add an additional receiver and wire it the same way. You can control your HDMI device via wireless infrared remote from any location where your HDMI receivers are located. CCTV Camera Pros can supply additional wireless remote controls for the DVRs that we supply.