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Wireworld Cable Technology's HDMI over CAT5e Wall Plate System
Adapters by Wireworld Cable Technology
Wireworld has introduced a new line of HDMI extender systems that are designed to transmit HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) signals up to 300 feet over a pair of low-cost, small-diameter, and readily-available CAT 5e or CAT 6 cables. These systems are an ideal solution for transmitting HDMI over structured cabling, and allow for routing of systems through conduits or in-wall installations where standard HDMI cables would difficult or impossible to install.
Each Wireworld HDMI extender system includes a transmitter, receiver, and a power supply which connects to the receiving end of the system. They are designed to work with standard unshielded CAT 5e and CAT 6 cable for compatibility with nearly every structured wiring system in use today. The systems fully HDCP compliant, and support all major high definition video formats, including 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p standards. The systems are capable of clear, distortion-free transmission at lengths of up to 150 feet for the most common 1080i and 720p standards, and over 50 feet for 1080p, the highest home theater resolution standard in use today. When used with conventional 480i broadcast video or DVD signals, the extenders are capable of transmission lengths as high as 300 feet.
The Wireworld HDMI extender line initially consists of three packages. There is a standard package which uses standalone transmitter and receiver boxes, and a dedicated in-wall system which integrates the transmitter and receiver units into standard-sized HDMI wallplate units which connect to structured wiring within the wall cavity. Finally, there is a second wall-plate system that is designed for use with standard HDMI cables rather than CAT 5e/CAT6 cables, allowing for the use of Wireworld's acclaimed line of HDMI cables and offering the highest levels of in-wall convenience and fidelity available. Each of the Wireworld HDMI extender systems will be available in the first quarter of 2008, at suggested retail prices of $379.95 each for any of the three system configurations.
Wireworld, which was founded by David Salz in 1992, is the premier provider of leading edge digital and analog cable technology for home audio and video. The company has an unmatched reputation for producing superior cables based on the use of objective perceptual testing, innovative patented designs, premium materials, and exceptional manufacturing quality.