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HDMI Over IP Extender Kit - 4K

Deploy HDMI over LAN and get a video over IP solution that’s scalable and features intuitive control that’s ideal for your video wall or other digital signage application

Product ID: ST12MHDLAN4K

  • Versatile video distribution with support for large multi-display presentations, video walls, video switching and point-to-point extension
  • Astonishing picture quality over IP with support for 4K at 30Hz resolution
  • Free mobile app makes it easy to manage switching video wall control (iOS / Android / Chrome browser)
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  • Tidy, professional installation using the included mounting hardware
  • Connect using a Gigabit LAN network
  • Easy point-to-point or point-to-multipoint setup
  • Extend HDMI using existing network infrastructure
925,99 € EUR exc VAT
1 157,49 € EUR inc VAT
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Overview

This HDMI® over IP extender gives you the flexibility to locate digital signage displays where you need them. Using your local network to extend a 4K HDMI signal, you can seamlessly distribute video to multiple displays from multiple source devices, making it easy to position your displays, or create a video wall.

You can add additional receivers (sold separately) to distribute your HDMI signal to multiple locations. You can also create a video wall and combine your video source across multiple displays.

The IP receiver also features RS-232 extension which enables you to add a remote serial-operated device.

Versatile configuration options

Video wall configuration

In a point-to-multipoint setup, you can connect the HDMI over IP kit through a Gigabit LAN portal. You can also connect one or several sources (transmitters) to multiple displays (receivers) over your network, using a Gigabit Ethernet switch with IGMP.

For further scalability, you can combine up to 16 total extender kits. The extender also features a separate 3.5 mm audio source that enables you to switch between the native HDMI audio and a separate 3.5 mm audio source, so you can distribute a single audio source to multiple remote locations over IP.

For smaller-scale applications, you can use the extender kit as a point-to-point video extender by connecting the transmitter and receiver units directly over Cat5 or Cat6 cabling up to 330 feet (100 meters). In this configuration, two independent 3.5 mm audio source can also be extended to separate 3.5 mm speaker systems.

Ultra HD 4K resolution at 30Hz

This HDMI over IP kit delivers astonishing 4K UHD video to your remote 4K displays. With support for 4K, you can achieve an output resolution of up to 3840 x 2160p at 30Hz, which enables you to extend a 4K video source to multiple remote locations -- perfect for distribution throughout large buildings such as schools, hospitals, shopping centers or areas. The extender also works at lower resolutions such as 1080p or 720p.

Manage your video distribution from your mobile device

This HDMI distribution kit features an easy-to-use video control software app to manage your IP video distribution. The app is simple to set up, with automatic hardware detection, and lets you switch video sources for each remote display. You can also create and manage a video wall, for an impressive digital signage presentation.

The software is available on iOS for your iPhone or iPad, Android™ for your smartphone or tablet, and Google Chrome™ browser.

Professional, cost-effective, simple installation

The HDMI over IP extender kit includes optional slot shelf mounting hardware for a tidy installation. Plus, because the extender uses standard non-proprietary CAT5e or CAT6 cable, it eliminates both the expense and hassle of running specialized cables.

Download the StarTech.com Video Control software. 

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Note: For best performance, a managed network switch with IGMP is recommended for more than one transmitter, or more than four receivers, Non-managed network switches will also limit the performance of other devices on your network. Support for Jumboframes must be enabled to distribute 4K video.

The ST12MHDLAN4K is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Distribute a separate 3.5 mm audio source and switch between that source and the native HDMI audio source

Build a multi-display video wall to present entertainment to your patrons with an impressive display at a restaurant or shopping center

Extend HDMI and RS-232 serial to create an interactive digital signage presentation

Display multiple communication boards showing dynamic data such as times and dates on digital charts in airports, train stations, bus stations or hospitals, that can be updated at any time

Present your social media feeds on multiple screens in a large viewing area

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
Cabling Cat 5e UTP or better
Daisy-Chain Yes
Output Signal HDMI
Ports 1
Rack-Mountable Yes
Performance
Audio Specifications Stereo Sound
Max Distance 100 m / 330 ft
Maximum Digital Resolutions 4K @ 30Hz
Supported Resolutions 3840x2160 (4K) @ 30Hz
2560x1600
1920x1200 @ 60Hz
1920x1080 (1080p)
1280x720 (720p)
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female Input
1 - RJ-45 Female
2 - RJ-11 Female
4 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
Connector B 1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female Output
1 - RJ-45 Female
2 - RJ-11 Female
4 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
Special Notes / Requirements
Note The ST12MHDLAN4K will only work with ST12MHDLAN4R receivers
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Link OK / POWER - Transmitter
1 - Reset - Transmitter
1 - Link OK / POWER - Receiver
1 - Reset - Receiver
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 0.6 A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 1.5 A
Output Voltage 12 DC
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 18
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 0% - 80 %
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
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum
Product Height 30 mm [1.2 in]
Product Length 130 mm [5.1 in]
Product Weight 592 g [20.9 oz]
Product Width 117 mm [4.6 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 2.3 kg [5.1 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - HDMI over IP transmitter
1 - HDMI over IP receiver
2 - universal power adapters (NA, EU, UK, ANZ)
2 - mounting brackets
2 - CAT5 cables
2 - RJ11 to RS232 adapters
2 - RJ11 cables
1 - plastic screwdriver
1 - quick-start 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.

StarTech.com offers HDMI over IP video extenders that let you extend HDMI signals over your network to create a video wall.  They allow you to catch the attention of your audience with impressive digital signage. And with some of our video extenders, you can also extend USB.

This video extender works with a free mobile application that makes it easy to create and manage a video wall. The app is simple to set up with automatic hardware detection. It allows you to switch video sources for each remote display and manage your video distribution. The software is available on iOS, Android, and Google Chrome.

Video over IP devices extend video and audio differently than point-to-point video extenders.  Point-to-point video extenders transmit your video and audio wirelessly or using cables separate from your network.  Video over IP devices convert your video and audio to IP packets so that the data can be transferred over your existing network.  This allows you to take advantage of your network infrastructure, and allows for greater control and scalability. 

The maximum distance you can transmit is determined by your network infrastructure.  Transmitters and receivers can be up to 100m apart from a network switch or router.  The ST12MHDLAN allows for a maximum of 16 transmitters, depending on your network’s bandwidth.  The maximum number of receivers depends on your network’s bandwidth.

Video signals sent through the video extender consume bandwidth on your network.  To calculate the average bandwidth for a 1080p 60Hz video, use the following equation.  Add the number of transmitters to the number of receivers, then multiply the result by 45 Mbps.  For example, when you use one transmitter and four receivers, the average bandwidth is 225Mbps.  For best performance, make sure that your hardware supports more bandwidth than is required. StarTech.com recommends at least a Gigabit network for use with the ST12MHDLAN.

The ST12MHDLAN requires that the transmitters and receivers are connected to a switch or router that supports Internet Group Management Protocol or IGMP.  IGMP allows devices on the same network to communicate more efficiently.  IGMP support can be confirmed with your hardware manufacturer.

If at this point you have questions about the ST12MHDLAN review the other videos in this series which will include installation, use of the software, and general troubleshooting.  If you would like to learn more about video extenders in general review our video series on that subject.

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. 

Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) is a communications protocol used by hosts and routers. With IGMP, specific network devices are identified to receive network traffic, as opposed to network traffic being sent to every device connected to the network.

IGMP is required for this product because the total amount of network traffic across the network needs to be reduced to avoid impacting the other connected devices. Without IGMP, the video extender would send the video signal to each of the devices on your network.

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.