HDMI over CAT5 HDBaseT Extender - Power over Cable - IR - RS232 - 10/100 Ethernet - Ultra HD 4K - 100m
Extend an HDMI signal by up to 330ft (100m) over CAT5/CAT6 cable, with 10/100 network, infrared, serial control, and Power over Cable
Product ID: ST121HDBT5
- Save cost by extending HDMI, Ethernet, RS-232, IR, and Power over a single Cat5 cable, using HDBaseT technology
- Astonishing picture quality with support for UHD 4K resolutions at up to 295 ft. (90 m)
- Supports HD 1080p resolutions at up to 330 ft. (100 m)
The StarTech.com HDBaseT Extender Kit, extends HDMI up to 330 feet (100 Meters) over a single CAT5e or CAT6 cable. The extender supports Ultra HD and Full HD resolutions (4K / 1080p) with support for 3D and the accompanying 7.1 digital audio. For added versatility, both the transmitter and receiver can be powered from one power source using Power Over Cable (POC). The versatility of this video extender makes it an ideal solution for digital signage applications in large buildings such as commercial shopping centers, stadiums, schools, and hospitals.
What is HDBaseT?
HDBaseT is a standardized, zero latency, video distribution technology that’s revolutionizing HDMI distribution. HDBaseT uses an advanced method of modulation that enables you to distribute uncompressed HDMI audio and video along with additional signals such as 100BaseT Ethernet, IR, RS-232 serial and power over cable.
Extend More than Video with HDBaseT
The extender offers HDBaseT technology with HDMI, IR, RS232, Ethernet, and power in a single extender kit, for complete end-to-end control. Offering greater versatility than traditional HDMI extenders or HDMI cabling alone HDBaseT is the clear choice for every integrator and system designer. The IR extension enables you to operate your display and an IR-enabled source device, such as a Blu-ray player or TV Set top box, from either end of your extension. RS232 control let you to connect a serial I/O device at your display - an ideal solution for adding a serial touch screen interface to your remote display for interactive digital signage presentations. While the built-in 6-Port Ethernet hub lets you connect 5 IP devices to your network (3 remote, 2 local).
Astonishing Picture Quality at 295 Feet Away
With the A/V industry adopting 4K as its new high-resolution standard, long-range video distribution can be difficult, especially considering the 4K distance limitations on standard HDMI cables. You’ll be amazed at how this HDBase-T extender kit can deliver your 4K video signal at up to 295 ft. away from your video source.
The extender kit is also backward compatible with 1080p at 330 feet (100 m), so you can comfortably use it to make any video source look great.
Hassle-free, Professional Installation with a Single Cable
This extender has been specially crafted for a smooth, tidy setup. HDBaseT technology allows for single cable installation, for seamless integration using existing CAT5e or CAT6 infrastructure, avoiding the hassle of running multiple cables, while reducing potential failure points. Plus, the added benefit of power over cable means you’ll only need one power source to power both your extender and receiver, great for extending to areas where power outlets may be limited. Mounting hardware is also included for both the extender and receiver for discrete, professional mounting.
The ST121HDBT5 is TAA compliant and backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty with free lifetime technical support.
- Extend an HDMI signal to locations where power outlets are limited
- Connect IP devices such as Smart TVs, computers, and gaming consoles to the Interent or Local network on either side of the extender
- Connect a remote RS232 device such as a serial touchscreen monitor, or a serial modem to your local computer
- At tradeshows and auditoriums, remotely place your demo display in a convenient viewing area, while the system equipment is placed elsewhere in a clean and secure environment
- Control your IR video source with remote control from the remote display
|Cabling||Cat 5 UTP or better|
|Audio Specifications||7.1 Surround Sound|
|Max Distance||100 m / 330 ft|
|Maximum 1080p Distance||100 m (330 ft.)|
|Maximum 4K Distance||90 m (295 ft.)|
|Maximum Cable Length||100 m [328 ft]|
|Maximum Digital Resolutions||4K|
|Supported Resolutions||4k x 2K (Ultra HD) @ 30 Hz
2560x1600 @ 60 Hz
|Wide Screen Supported||Yes|
|Local Unit Connectors||1 - HDMI (19 pin)|
|1 - RJ-45|
|1 - DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub)|
|2 - IrDA (Infrared, SIR/FIR)|
|3 - RJ-45|
|Remote Unit Connectors||1 - HDMI (19 pin)|
|1 - RJ-45|
|1 - DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub)|
|2 - IrDA (Infrared, SIR/FIR)|
|3 - RJ-45|
|LED Indicators||1 - Status LED|
|3 - LAN Activity LEDs|
|Input Current||0.5 A|
|Input Voltage||100 ~ 240 AC|
|Output Current||1.5 A|
|Output Voltage||12 DC|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||18|
|Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|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)|
|Product Height||37 mm [1.5 in]|
|Product Length||139 mm [5.5 in]|
|Product Weight||859 g [30.3 oz]|
|Product Width||89 mm [3.5 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||1.6 kg [3.6 lb]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - HDMI extender|
|1 - HDMI receiver|
|1 - IR sensor kit (transmitter cable & receiver cable)|
|1 - CAT5 cable|
|2 - grounding wires|
|2 - mounting brackets|
|2 - foot pad sets|
|1 - universal power adapter (NA, EU, UK, AU)|
|1 - instruction manual|
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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 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 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 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.
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.|
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.
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 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.
Compliance and Safety
- If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
- If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
- Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
- Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
- Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.