Vision TC2 HDMITP HDMI-over-Twisted Pair
Vision’s “Techconnect Twist” products allow a variety of signals to be transmitted long distances over standard unshielded CAT5e and CAT6 cable. Sold as a transmitter and receiver set, the ‘TC2 HDMITP’ enables use of inexpensive and flexible UTP (unshielded twisted pair) cable to route HDMI signal from a computer to a display device. Faster Installation
Installers can take advantage in buildings which have been flood-wired with network cable. Where a CAT5 cable is already in place the installation is super-fast.
The transmitter presents as an ordinary Techconnect HDMI module from the front, allowing tidy clip-in installation. The circuit on rear of the module is packed with technology.
The HDMITP supports resolutions up to 1080P (1920 x 1080) at 60 frames per second. It also supports 3D at 30Hz.
With a 1920 x 1080 resolution signal the CAT5e cable can be up to 30m long. CAT6 cable takes this maximum recommended length up to 50m. With common 1280 x 800 resolution the cables can be longer because of the reduced bandwidth required: 50m on CAT5e cable, and 60m on CAT6 cable.
Two power supplies are included – one for the transmitter, and one for the receiver. The complex HDMI signal uses all four pairs of wires inside the CAT5e and CAT6 cables, so it is not possible to also carry power over the cable.
Version 1.2 of HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is supported. HDCP authentication is the technology developed by Intel that prevents copying of digital content as it passes through cables.
Full EDID handshake is supported, which allows the source device to output the native display resolution. A reset button on the transmitter can be pressed to capture information from the display if the display is changed.
Easier to work with
Compared to long HDMI cables ethernet cable is easier to work with; it has a tighter bend-radius, is thinner, easier to pull, and simple to terminate.