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HDMI over CAT6 Extender with 4-port USB Hub - 165 ft (50m) - 1080p

Extend 1080p video and four USB peripheral devices to a remote location

Product ID: ST121USBHD

  • Crystal-clear picture quality, with support for uncompressed 1920x1200 or 1080p HD video extension
  • Easy remote peripheral integration, with a built-in 4-port USB hub
  • Tidy, professional installation using the included mounting hardware
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  • Extends HDMI video and four USB peripheral devices up to 165 ft
  • Supports CAT5e and CAT6 Ethernet cable
  • HDMI transmitter and receiver included
271,99 € EUR exc VAT
339,99 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

This HDMI® extender kit lets you transmit your 1080p HD video source to your remote HDMI display at distance of up to 165 ft. away (50 m) using shielded CAT6 cabling. The extender features a built-in 4-port USB 2.0 hub that also lets you connect four remote USB peripheral devices at your display location.

Crystal-clear picture quality

Using this HDMI extender, you can maintain the quality of your high-definition video signal along with the accompanying 7.1 digital audio, even at 165 feet away from your source device. The extender supports resolutions up to 1920x1200 or 1080p - perfect for dazzling your audience in remote digital-signage applications in hospitals or at shopping centers.

Hassle-free remote USB integration

The built-in 4-port USB 2.0 hub lets you remotely connect, access or control up to four USB devices located at your remote display - great for flash drives, printers, scanners, external hard drives and I/O devices. Remote USB extension also enables you to remotely control your source device, which is ideal for adding touchscreen interfaces at your display in market or POS kiosks.

Easy installation and setup

For hassle-free setup the HDMI extender offers easy plug-and-play installation with no additional software or drivers required. Plus, the extender passes the EDID information included in your HDMI signal, and automatically adjusts video equalization ensuring you won’t have to configure it manually. Mounting hardware is also included, for a tidy and professional installation.

Note: To maximize performance this extender requires shielded CAT6 cable. When using unshielded CAT6 cable the maximum distance is reduced to 30m. When using CAT5 cable the maximum distance is reduced to 15m.  

The ST121USBHD is TAA compliant and backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty with free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Place your display in a convenient viewing area, while your system equipment is installed elsewhere in a clean and secure environment

Optimize placement of your demo stations at tradeshows and in auditoriums

Operate one or more servers from a remote location within the same building or campus

Control your PC in an area where fan or hard drive noise is unacceptable, such as a television broadcast studio

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
AV Input HDMI
Cabling Cat 5 UTP or better
Daisy-Chain No
Ports 1
Performance
Audio Specifications Supports Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD MA
IR Interface Bi-directional
38Khz / ±10° / 5M
Max Distance 50 m / 165 ft
Maximum Data Transfer Rate HDMI - 3.4Gbps
RS232 - 115200bps baud
Maximum Digital Resolutions 1080p @ 60Hz, 48-bit
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female Input
2 - USB Mini-B (5 pin) Female
Connector B 1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female Output
4 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
1 - USB Mini-B (5 pin) Female
Power
Output Current 1 A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Plug Type N
Power Consumption (In Watts) 5
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 0% - 80 % RH (non-condensing)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 21 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length 82 mm [3.2 in]
Product Weight 230 g [8.1 oz]
Product Width 82 mm [3.2 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.1 kg [2.4 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - HDMI over CAT6 transmitter
1 - HDMI over CAT6 receiver
2 - Ethernet cables
2 - USB to Mini-USB cables
1 - universal power adapter (NA/EU/UK/AU)
1 - mounting kit
1 - quick install guide

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Accessories

Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

You should only use video converters and extenders if it is absolutely necessary to do so. In many cases, most video converters and extenders are not necessary if you purchase the correct cable.

The following table lists the maximum length of cable for common video standards.

Video standard Maximum length
DisplayPort 50 ft. (15.2m)
HDMI 50 ft. (15.2m)
DVI 50 ft. (15.2m)
VGA 200 ft. (71m)

Note: StarTech.com offers cables longer than what is listed above, including active cables, which typically include built-in active signal boosters that allow for longer cables. Active cables are specifically designed to exceed the suggested maximum lengths and are tested at the listed specifications (for example, the maximum listed resolution).

Video adapters

Video adapters passively adapt a cable from one connector type to another. Video adapters do not change the signal type, or change the video standard.

Examples of common applications for adapters include the following:

  • DVI-I to VGA

  • RCA to BNC

  • Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort

  • Couplers (female to female, or male to male)

Note: You can use a coupler to extend a cable for a short distance. However, each coupler that you use can introduce signal loss, which degrades the signal quality.

Video converters

Video converters actively process and change the signal type from one video standard and convert it to another standard. They are typically used to convert digital to analog and vice versa, but can be used to convert a digital signal to another digital video standard (for example, HDMI to DisplayPort).

Video converters work over short distances from the source to the destination: up to 15 feet or 3 meters.

Video extenders

Video extenders convert an input signal to a higher voltage for transmission over longer distances and then convert the input signal back to the original video standard. The input and the output signal will match on a video extender, as the same video standard is maintained end-to-end. If a cable is extended with adapters or converters, the signal quality degrades.

Note: For more information on using a video adapter or converter with a video extender, see the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_convert_then_extend.

If you need to use a video extender with a video adapter or converter, you should position the adapter or converter as close to the video source as possible. For example, if you need to take a VGA signal from a computer and send it 200 feet to an HDMI® projector, you should convert the signal from VGA to HDMI and use an HDMI extender.

Note: For more information on when to use cables or extenders, see the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_when_to_convert.

Yes, this video extender works with set-top boxes, provided the set-top box meets the following requirements:

  • The set-top box must be High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) compliant.
  • The set-top box must support devices being connected between the video source and display. If the set-top box requires a direct cable connection between the video source and display, it won't work with this video extender.

No, this device is designed to be a point-to-point solution using networking cabling only. 

This device outputs HDMI video signals. If you have a display or video destination that uses another type of video connection, there are ways that you can convert the video signal or connection. These options are outlined below and organized by the target connection.

HDCP

When you consider whether to convert an HDMI video signal to another connection type, it is important to know if the media that is being converted from the HDMI video connection is protected by High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). If the media is protected by HDCP, you cannot convert to analog video connections because they do not support HDCP. You may experience this issue when you use devices like Blu-ray players, DVD players, and certain gaming consoles.

Target connection Conversion
VGA HDMI to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.
DVI

HDMI to DVI: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/HDMI/HDMI-to-DVI/.

DisplayPort HDMI to DisplayPort: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=DisplayPort.

 

This device has an HDMI input port.  If you have a video source that uses another video connection, there are options available to convert the video signal or connection. These options will be outlined below for each video source connection.

Source Connection

Conversion

VGA

VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI.

DVI

DVI to HDMI video converters: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/Video-Adapter/HDMI-Cable-Adapters/.

DVI to HDMI video cables: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/HDMI/HDMI-to-DVI/.

DisplayPort

DisplayPort to HDMI passive converters: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-HDMI/?filter_CONVERTTYPE=Passive.

DisplayPort to HDMI active converters: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-HDMI/?filter_CONVERTTYPE=Active.

DisplayPort Passive and Active Conversions

The converter that you require depends on the type of DisplayPort video source that you are using. For more information about converting DisplayPort video signals, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/DisplayPort_Converter_DP_Multi_Mode.