Product ID: ST121HDBTDK
This 4K HDMI extender uses HDBaseT to transmit your HDMI A/V signal to a remote location up to 70 m (230 ft.) away.
The transmitter in this HDMI HDBaseT extender kit features a small footprint and built-in HDMI cable that connects directly to your source for reduced clutter. It’s powered from a USB port on your source device, which makes it easier to install in areas where power outlets may be limited. Mounting hardware is included for the receiver for a discreet, professional installation.
This HDMI over CAT6 extender maintains your UHD 4K picture quality, even at 130 feet away from your video source. Because the extender is backward compatible with 1080p and lower resolutions at 230 feet away, you can comfortably use this extender to make any video source look great. The extender also supports 7.1 audio to ensure all audio channels are captured.
The kit extends HDMI over a single cable, unlike some HDMI extenders that require two cables, reducing potential failure points and lowering your cabling costs. Ideal for digital signage, the HDMI over CAT6 extender uses standard CAT5e, CAT6 or CAT7 cables to extend HDMI video over the Ethernet infrastructure that's already in your building.
The ST121HDBTDK is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|1 - Connector A||HDMI (19 pin)|
|1 - Connector B||HDMI (19 pin)|
|Connector(s)||1 - Local Unit Connectors||HDMI (19 pin)|
|1 - Remote Unit Connectors||HDMI (19 pin)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F)|
|Humidity||0% - 80 % RH (non-condensing)|
|Cabling||Cat 5e UTP or better|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||Status LED (receiver)|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||74 mm [2.9 in]|
|Package Length||29.3 cm [11.5 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||1.6 kg [3.5 lb]|
|Package Width||19.6 cm [7.7 in]|
|Performance||Max Distance||70 m / 230 ft|
|Maximum Digital Resolutions||4096 x 2160 (4K) @ 30 Hz|
|Wide Screen Supported||Yes|
|Audio Specifications||7.1 Surround Sound|
|Product Length||80 mm [3.1 in]|
|Product Width||68 mm [2.7 in]|
|Product Height||2.5 cm [1.0 in]|
|Weight of Product||252 g [8.9 oz]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Input Current||0.6 A|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Output Current||1.5 A|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||18|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||HDBaseT transmitter|
|USB power cable (transmitter) (1310 mm)|
|universal power adapter (receiver) (NA, EU, UK, ANZ)|
|mounting kit (receiver)|
|screw kit for mounting|
|footpad set (receiver)|
|quick start guide|
There are a few things you'll want to take care of before you deploy your new video extender in your setup.
It’s important to make sure you have everything you will need ahead of time. These items are listed below.
It’s also important to test everything in a simplified setup ahead of time to make sure everything works and that you understand how it works.
In order to set up your video extender, complete the following:
Note: Not all video extenders require external power, or require external power on both ends. Refer to the manual for more information.
Now that you have set up your video extender, you can check that everything is working. You should be able to see your video source's output on the display connected to the video receiver.
If at this point you have further questions regarding a Startech.com video extender, contact our technical support team for further assistance.
To get the highest quality signal from your source to your display when you use an HDMI extender, do the following:
Make sure that the HDMI versions of the source, extender, and destination are compatible. For example, if you require 3D support, make sure that all of the devices can support 3D over HDMI.
Use the least amount of adapters, splitters, or converters as possible. Each device that you use in your setup creates additional points of potential failure and creates more steps for an HDCP key to hop through, which may cause issues with older displays. For more information on HDCP, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_HDCP.
Use an HDMI extender that exceeds the requirements of the setup. For example, if you need to extend the signal 200 feet, it is best to use an extender capable of more than 200 feet.
Make sure that all of the CAT 5/6 runs are as straight as possible, with the least amount of coiling.
Make sure that all of the patches, wall jacks, and cables use the highest possible CAT specification, (for example, CAT 6), and were tested to conform to the standard.
Use patches, wall jacks, and cables with the same pin configuration. For more information on T568A versus T568B wiring, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/network_cables_a_vs_b_pinout.
Keep the cabling away from sources of high noise.
Make sure that you use adequate electrical grounding in your setup.
When you troubleshoot issues with a video extender, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:
Video and Ethernet cables
Video source (such as a DVD player or computer)
Video destination (such as a monitor or projector)
Note: When you are testing setup components, you should avoid using video adapters. For example, if you are converting a VGA source to HDMI for use with an HDMI extender, you should use an HDMI source when you test the components.
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the cable, video extender, video source, and video destination in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
Use a different cable, video extender, video source, and video destination in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.
When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:
Test each cable individually.
Use short cables when you are testing.
When you test the video source and video destination, it is recommended that you do the following:
Remove the video extender from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video extender.
Test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together at the resolution that you want to use.
Note: In order for your setup to work properly, the video source, extender, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.
This device supports up to 4Kx2K resolutions @30 Hz with a color depth of 8 bits. If you are running a 4K resolution at a refresh rate higher than 30 Hz or a color depth higher than 8 bits, your display will appear blank.
To resolve this issue, you need to lower the resolution, refresh rate, or color depth, by completing any of the following:
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:
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.
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.
|VGA||HDMI to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.|
|DisplayPort||HDMI to DisplayPort: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=DisplayPort.|