The future of data transmission is here. Introducing EXF-300-H2 extender 18Gbps 4K/60 4:4:4 and HDR content with HDCP 2.2, bidirectional IR or
RS-232 over OM3 multimode fiber.
With already one of the widest 4K HDR HDBaseT extender offerings available, we've launched the new EXF-300-H2 extender at a point where the alignment of fiber technology and market demand sees optical cable and modules cheaper and easier to terminate than ever.
As such, fiber now offers both residential and commercial applications a truly viable option for sending the latest 4K HDMI content over distances previously unreachable by copper transmission, and with the added benefit of immunity to EM and RF interference.
As with all WyreStorm solutions carrying an H2 product number, the EXF-300-H2 supports HDCP 2.2 encryption, 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 video content, and HDR-10, enabling full compatibility with the latest 4K HDMI source content at 2160p 60Hz 4:4:4 or RGB.
But whereas HDBaseT distributes such content up to 70m/230ft, the duplex OM3 multimode optical transmission on the EXF-300-H2 enables reliable, completely lossless delivery up to 300m/984ft.
Boasting a low-profile chassis and additional 5V USB power adaptor for added install convenience at display points, the EXF-300-H2 passes IR or RS-232 signals bidirectionally, with control method easily selectable via the front panel on both RX and TX.
A key benefit fiber transmission has over copper lies in its immunity to electromagnetic or radio frequency interference. The OM3 multimode optical transmissionused in the EXF-300-H2 offers clear advantages in industrial or commercial applications, where both distance and susceptibility to airborne interference, such as from HVAC and 3-phase electrical systems within a building, can be a negative factor in high bandwidth video delivery.
Furthermore, in residential applications where HDBaseT limitations restrict delivery of 4K/60 4:4:4, HFR (High Frame rate) or HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) content to 70m/230ft, the OM3 fiber transmission of the EXF-300-H2 enables such content to be sent over greater distance to multiple floors or annexes, or external buildings such as pool or guest houses up to 300m/984ft.
Transmissions can be further lengthened by using the EXF-300-H2 with WyreStorm 18Gbps Active Optical HDMI cables. Additionally, combining with a WyreStorm 4K splitter, such as the
SP-0208-HDBT-H2, or any WyreStorm matrix switcher carrying an H2 product number, enables multiple 18Gbps HDMI content to be extended far beyond HDBaseT transmission capabilities.
The result is trademark WyreStorm transmission reliability and support for the very latest 4K sources, content and display devices point-to-point or part of a larger distribution over vast distances using the future of data transmission immune to electrical and radio interference.
Visit wyrestorm.com for full EXF-300-H2 technical specification, downloadable content and to learn more about WyreStorm extender solutions.
Manchester Watches Football Coming Home
Football is in the blood in Manchester, England, and this years World Cup has set pulses racing like never before.
Check out Manchester Evening News' listing of the best sports bars the city has to offer - with WyreStorm NetworkHD 4K over IP providing the AV experience in two!
The FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia is proving one of the most incredible and unpredictable in recent memory, with upsets and underdogs galore.
With France first to make Sunday's final after seeing off Belgium in yesterday's taut semi final, its down to Croatia and England to battle it out in tonight's other semi for the right to join them and earn a shot at sporting immortality.
Back home in England, the country is delirious at the prospect of the first England semi final in 28 years, or dare we say, the first final in 52 years! An entire country is now daring to dream, with the population glued to big screens in packed-out sportsbars, pubs, and huge outdoor public screenings the length and breadth of the country.
In Manchester, England - one of the world’s greatest footballing cities - the Manchester Evening News has put together a listing of the finest sports bars in the city in which to watch the business end of this World Cup.
Top class sports bars need top class AV systems, and the listing namechecks The Director’s Box and the uniquely-named Brotherhood of Pursuits & Pastimes as both going all-out to celebrate sport in all its 4K glory… with both kitted out with WyreStorm NetworkHD 400 Series 4K HDR over 1GbE IP system driving the AV experience for its customers.
With World Cup semi-finals Tuesday and Wednesday and the final on Sunday, sports bars and pubs across the nation will continue to be packed to the rafters - with bar owners and managers continuing to celebrate record-breaking custom.
The question is will England fans be toasting the World Cup coming home or drowning their sorrows at the final whistle?
Multi-Transmission Weapon of Choice
We're cover stars of the June issue of Essential Install Magazine, featuring a focus on matrix switching and signal distribution.
Read up on WyreStorm HDBaseT, Fiber and AVoIP matrix switching solutions and get the lowdown on when and where to use which technology platform to best meet the needs of your project.
The WyreStorm multi-platform AV distribution arsenal might offer more install options, but which should be an integrator’s weapon of choice for their application?
We zero in on our latest 4K/60 4:4:4 HDBaseT, Fiber and AVoIP technologies to make sure you know how to properly arm yourself for your particular project.
Click the image below to go to the article and don't forget to check out p.50-52 for a rundown of our comprehensive HDBaseT matrix switcher range.