The AC-EX70-444-RNE-P features the same HDBaseT receiver that is popularly paired with AVPro Edge HDBaseT 18Gbps ICT matrix switchers but includes a DC 48V power supply for stand-alone use, such as with AVPro Edge ConferX wall plates.
AVPro Edge's world-class engineers are never content with past accomplishments...status quo is not in their DNA. AVPro Edge was first to demonstrate a 17.82Gbps, UHD 4K60 4:4:4 video signal could transit twisted pair copper artifact-free, while retaining deep color dynamics with assorted HDR metadata. Talking with us at Industry tradeshows, you asked for more distance - was it possible? Our engineering staff answered, pushing the envelope for the AC-EX70-444-RNE-P to 70 meters distance with 4K60 444 HDR, and 1080p@100 meters, as ICT flawlessly maintained perfect-to-the-pixel, high bandwidth, top-tier image fidelity.
Key benefits of using AC-EX70-444-RNE-P:
When AVPro Edge set out to design HDMI extension devices, we knew the 10.2 Gbps constraint of copper category wire precluded the use of compression technology. Chip sets that centralized their operational characteristics to Display Stream Compression (DSC) were carefully auditioned and were found unable to meet our deep-rooted performance demands honed from our long association with the Imaging Science Foundation.
Because AVPro Edge is a vertically aligned, board-level up, core manufacturer and not merely an assembler using widely available, pre-configured, third-party internals, our engineering team determined the only uncompromising solution would be to author an original algorithm. This clean slate started with procuring the highest caliber component parts available to create the circuit architecture required for unalterable, precision calculations at blazing speeds.
Collaboration with Panasonic continued regarding tangential application options available from utilizing their high-speed chipset, selected by AVPro Edge engineers for HDMI accuracy and by our image fidelity appraisal staff for transparent picture quality. Addressable on-board processing power, interfacing with customized Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), enabled a path forward for the proprietary, unique ICT algorithm to hurdle from theory into physical testing. What evolved was a powerful, artifact-free, compression technology to accurately process high bandwidth video signals at any conventional resolution, frame rate, and chroma configuration while delivering unmatched value with unparalleled performance.
ICT's specialty is spotlighted by what you won't see:
- No acute banding: In expansive scenes where multiple adjacent hues subtly blend, such as extra-wide shots featuring skies, oceans, or deserts, seashell-shaped sculpted lines become prominently visible within the image. Competing manufacturers using standard compression technology options are forced to reduce bit rate for bandwidth preservation, resulting in poorly rendered images when reconstructed at the receiving end.
- No pale, washed-out colors: Ferrari’s famous Rosso Corsa Formula 1 red will never appear as carnation pink with ICT.
- No motion artifacts: Simply stated, an artifact is an anomaly appearing in the reconstructed image on the receiving end display, which was not present in the source, prior to extension. There are dozens of acronyms for these peculiarities, all which will remain unseen with ICT by AVPro Edge.
- ICT provides a more engaging, wide-spectrum, user-immersive experience by preventing artifacts DSC might allow to develop.
EXTEND 4K60 4:4:4 WITH HDR SIGNALS: HDCP was conceived to assure content holders copy protection for their media. The 19 conductor HDMI format was designed to facilitate this process when transporting media between devices, using a total of 8, small gauge wires to handle video information with the bulk of those remaining devoted to system policing. It wasn't envisioned that sources would be placed elsewhere than the immediate display location, and the first HDMI cable designs dramatically exemplified these inherent problems with a useable HDMI cable length barely exceeding fifteen feet. Over time, this thankfully has been addressed in a variety of well-sorted ways, including AVPro Edge Bullet Train cables. Still, there are no "on-site, made to length" HDMI cables. AVPro Edge's AC-EX-70-RNE-P doubles the HDMI extension distance of typical HDMI extenders to an industry-envious two hundred and thirty feet, including Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, or HLG.
COMPREHENSIVE EDID MANAGEMENT: Legacy HD displays are often retained for use in new installation projects and occasionally their dated EDIDs impart problems contending with present-day sources. Robust EDID control on the AC-EX70-444-RNE-P enables juggling video resolutions and audio codec combinations for an EDID that provides a congenial match for reliable system operation. EDID Copy allows for acute copying and saving of a known, working EDID, for stable kit functionality and HDCP repeatability.
DISTANCE CAPABILITIES: Transmission distance varies by resolution bandwidth. HD 1080P signals can be sent 100 meters (330') while 4K resolutions reliably are transported an unprecedented 70 meters (230'). For new construction or whenever possible, shielded CAT6A is recommended.
AUDIO EXTRACTION: Always active on both kit ends, PCM 2 Channel L/R Audio can be extracted from Phoenix connectors and sent to an AVR or distribution amplifier. NOTE: These ports only work if the source is set to output 2 Channel Audio. If down-mixing is required, please see the AVPro Edge AC-AVDM-AUHD.
ONBOARD TROUBLESHOOTING: Leave your Fox & Hound test kit behind in the shop? The AC-EX70-444-RNE-P has you covered. When required, the receiver can generate a 1080P or 4K test pattern to aid with wire verification, switcher configuration settings, or source viability.
What's in the box?
- AC-EX70-444-RNE-P (Receiver)
- 48V .5A Power Supply
- 2 x 3 Pin Terminal blocks for Audio and RS232 Ports
- 2 x Mounting Brackets
- 4 x Screws for Mounting Brackets