40M 18Gbps HDBaseT Extender with USB Extension

Description

Future-forward and backwards-compatible, the AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT brings HDBaseT Spec 3.0 capabilities into AVPro Edge intermediate range HDMI extenders. But any telling of AVPro Edge innovation history is incomplete without mention of the legendary AC-EX40-444-KIT, which debuted Invisible Compression Technology (ICT), our transformative in-house custom-engineered, compression-transparent, proprietary algorithm, revolutionizing HDMI extension technology while simultaneously establishing the reference standard for point-to-point transmission of UHD 4K60Hz 4:4:4 signals using copper category cabling.

The AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT arrives configured in the same elegant form factor as class-leading HDMI extension stablemate, the AC-EX100-444-KIT. This uptick in chassis proportions provides the additional internal real estate necessary to implement a newly developed application-specific integrated circuit. This ASIC features AVPro Edge’s exclusive 18Gbps Bandwidth-Adaptable Output Configuration, giving residential and commercial integrators options for managing signal bandwidth to match installation infrastructure challenges. For new installations or where Category 6A or better (shielded is preferred) cabling with precision termination exists, the AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT flawlessly transports uncompressed HDMI 2.0 video up to 40 meters (131 ft). In applications encountering legacy Category 5-rated cabling, a compression option of 10.2 Gbps using ICT may be enabled, switch-selectable from a chassis-mounted toggle to ferry content up to 70 meters (230 ft). The Bandwidth-Adaptable Output Configuration also serves as a convenient fallback should content expected to passthrough the system uncompressed fails to do so for an unidentifiable reason.

The AC-EX-40-444-PLUS-KIT supports eARC signal transfer, along with Dolby Vision plus static and dynamic HDR metadata formats. They say legends can never be replaced…the AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT politely disagrees, awaiting the opportunity to excel in one of your legendary installations.

40M 18Gbps HDBaseT Extender with USB Extension

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  • HDBaseT Spec 3.0 compliant (backward compatible)
  • HDMI 2.0
  • eARC Support
  • Near-zero signal latency

SKU: AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT

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Description

Future-forward and backwards-compatible, the AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT brings HDBaseT Spec 3.0 capabilities into AVPro Edge intermediate range HDMI extenders. But any telling of AVPro Edge innovation history is incomplete without mention of the legendary AC-EX40-444-KIT, which debuted Invisible Compression Technology (ICT), our transformative in-house custom-engineered, compression-transparent, proprietary algorithm, revolutionizing HDMI extension technology while simultaneously establishing the reference standard for point-to-point transmission of UHD 4K60Hz 4:4:4 signals using copper category cabling.

The AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT arrives configured in the same elegant form factor as class-leading HDMI extension stablemate, the AC-EX100-444-KIT. This uptick in chassis proportions provides the additional internal real estate necessary to implement a newly developed application-specific integrated circuit. This ASIC features AVPro Edge’s exclusive 18Gbps Bandwidth-Adaptable Output Configuration, giving residential and commercial integrators options for managing signal bandwidth to match installation infrastructure challenges. For new installations or where Category 6A or better (shielded is preferred) cabling with precision termination exists, the AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT flawlessly transports uncompressed HDMI 2.0 video up to 40 meters (131 ft). In applications encountering legacy Category 5-rated cabling, a compression option of 10.2 Gbps using ICT may be enabled, switch-selectable from a chassis-mounted toggle to ferry content up to 70 meters (230 ft). The Bandwidth-Adaptable Output Configuration also serves as a convenient fallback should content expected to passthrough the system uncompressed fails to do so for an unidentifiable reason.

The AC-EX-40-444-PLUS-KIT supports eARC signal transfer, along with Dolby Vision plus static and dynamic HDR metadata formats. They say legends can never be replaced…the AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT politely disagrees, awaiting the opportunity to excel in one of your legendary installations.

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Bandwidth-Adaptable Output Configuration: The AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT is designed for up to 18Gbps uncompressed video transport however, if an existing wiring infrastructure proves insufficient for passing 18Gbps, our Invisible Compression Technology (ICT) can be selected for use by a toggle switch, reducing output bandwidth to 10.2Gbps for content display.
 
ICT is an in-house custom-engineered, compression-transparent, proprietary algorithm that continues to uphold AVPro Edge’s reputation as the standard for video excellence in HDMI matrix switching and signal extension. An industry first at its debut, ICT continues as the class-leading solution for commercial and residential integrators seeking to maintain state-of-the-art image fidelity at system-detached display locations when bandwidth reduction becomes unavoidable. ICT’s specialty is spotlighted by what you won’t see, such as banding, color wash-out, or compression and motion artifacts.
 
Extend 4K60 4:4:4 With HDR Signals: HDCP was conceived to assure content holders copy protection for their media. The 19 conductor HDMI format was designed to facilitate this process when transporting media between devices, using a total of 8, small gauge wires to handle video information with the bulk of those remaining devoted to system policing. It wasn’t envisioned that sources would be placed elsewhere than the immediate display location, and the first HDMI cable designs dramatically exemplified these inherent problems with a useable HDMI cable length barely exceeding fifteen feet. Over time, this thankfully has been addressed in a variety of well-sorted ways, including AVPro Edge Bullet Train cables. Still, there are no “on-site, made to length” HDMI cables however with unrivaled ease, the extraordinary AC-EX-100-444-KIT extends a high bandwidth UHD 4K source an impressive three hundred and twenty-eight feet (100 meters) including Dolby Vision, HDR10 or HDR10+.
 
Near-Zero Latency: Latency is less than 8 microseconds, measurable but visually undetectable.
 
Downscaling: Problem-solving scaling circuitry is incorporated into the AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT transmitter chassis, capable of rescaling UHD 4K (including HDR signals) to 1080P. When paired with an AVPro Edge HDMI matrix switcher, scaling with EDID management allows the extender to tailor signal delivery in the highest caliber image fidelity when legacy displays are retained.  The AC-EX40-444-KIT simplifies deployment and prevents diluted performance in a mixed system. 
 
Audio Extraction: PCM 2 Channel L/R Audio can be extracted from the transmitter end through the TOSLINK digital output and sent to an AVR or distribution amplifier. NOTE: This port will only work when the source is set to output 2-Channel Audio. If downmixing is required, please see the AVPro Edge AC-AVDM-AUHD.  
 
eARC Support: This is the first AVPro Edge extension kit to feature eARC, compatible with all high bitrate and immersive audio formats. eARC also makes HDCP “handshaking” between compatible products smoother without the frequent complications often associated with CEC.   
 
Onboard Troubleshooting: Leave your Fox & Hound test kit behind in the shop? The AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT has you covered. When required, the transmitter can generate a 1080p or 4K test pattern to aid with wire verification, switcher configuration settings, or source viability.
 
Comprehensive EDID Management: Legacy HD displays are often retained for use in new installation projects and occasionally their dated EDIDs impart problems contending with present-day sources. Robust EDID control on the AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT enables juggling video resolutions and audio codec combinations for an EDID that provides a congenial match for reliable system operation. EDID Copy allows for acute copying and saving of a known, working EDID, for stable kit functionality and HDCP repeatability.
 
Control Options: Configurable, bidirectional control for IR & RS-232 signals provides a carefully nuanced added plus to the AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT, consolidating wiring to a solitary pull and mitigating the use of supplemental devices for a clean, efficient installation. Simplified control requirements can take advantage of the AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT’s I-PASS, forwarding commands directly from a control system IR-out port into the TX unit I-PASS input, proceeding to the receiving end and routing directly from the RX unit’s IR-out into the display’s IR input jack (if equipped) or through an attached IR emitter. ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection adds a welcomed layer of defense for all connected products.  

Video: 
Video ResolutionsUp to 4K 60Hz 4:4:4
VESA ResolutionsUp to DCI 4K (4096x2160)
HDR FormatsHDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision (24/30 Frames), HLG
Color SpaceYUV (Component), RGB 
(CSC: Rec. 601, Rec. 709, BT2020, DCI, P3 D6500)
Chroma Subsampling4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0 Supported
Color Bit DepthUp to 16 bit (1080), Up to 12 bit (4K)
Down Scaling4K (and HDR) down to 1080p
Audio: 
Audio Formats Supported HDMIPCM 2.0 Ch, LPCM 5.1 & 7.1, Dolby Digital, DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-X, Dolby Atmos
Audio Formats Supported Extracted (Toslink)PCM 2 Ch, LPCM 6 Ch, LPCM 7 Ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Distance: 
HDBaseT (CAT) Distance (4K)40 Meters / 131 Feet (Cat 6a)
HDBaseT (CAT) Distance (Full HD)70 Meters / 230 Feet (Cat 6a)
HDMI Lead In/Out (4K60 4:4:4)Up to 50 Feet (using Bullet Train HDMI)
HDMI Lead In/Out (w/ AOC Cable) (4K60 4:4:4)Up to 130 Feet (using Bullet Train AOC)
Other: 
Bandwidth18 Gbps (Uses ICT above 10.2 Gbps signals)
HDCPHDCP 2.2 and Earlier
Other: 
Bandwidth18 Gbps (W/ ICT)
HDCPHDCP 2.3 and Earlier
Ports: 
HDMI  (TX & RX)Type A
HDBaseTRJ45 w/ PoH for HDBaseT Receivers
Extracted audio (TX  ONLY, RX is an Audio INPUT)TOSLINK
IR TX (TX & RX)3.5MM Mono (2 Conductor)
IR RX (TX & RX)3.5mm Stereo (3 Conductor)
RS-232 (TX & RX)3-Pin Terminal Block
Power  (TX & RX)2-Pin Terminal Block
Ethernet (TX & RX)4x RJ45 Connections (10/100)
USB Selectable Host: 
VersionUSB 2.0
TX portUSB host = USB type b (x2)  USB type a (x1)
RX portUSB host = USB type b (x2)  USB type a (x1)
Environmental: 
Operating Temperature23 to 125°F (-5 to 51°C)
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Humidity Range5-90% RH (No Condensation)
Power: 
Power Consumption (Total)12 Watts Max
Power Supply - MatrixInput: AC 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz
Output: DC 48V 0.5A
Dimensions: 
Dimensions (Single Unit Only, Height/Depth/Width)mm: 113.68 x 196.85 x 21.8
inch: 4.48 x 7.75 x 0.86
Dimensions (Kit Packaged, Height/Depth/Width)mm: 184.15 x 317.5 x 79.38
inch: 7.25 x 12.5 x 3.125
Weight (Single Unit)1.2 lbs (0.54 kg)
Weight (Kit Packaged)3.6 lbs (1.63 kg)
*Specifications subject to change without notice.  Mass & dimensions are approximate

 

  • AC-EX40-444-PLUS-T2 (Transmitter)
  • AC-EX40-444-PLUS-R2 (Receiver)
  • 48V Power Supply (One supplied)
  • 1 x IR Tx Unit
  • 1 x IR Rx Unit
  • 4 x 3 Pin Terminal blocks for Audio and RS232 Ports
  • 4 x Mounting Brackets
  • 8 x Screws for Mounting Brackets

*Optional 3Pin to Stereo Audio Cables available for purchase

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer.
​For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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