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MultiDyne presents low-cost HDMI and DVI fiber link
MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems has presented the HDMI-ONE, a low-cost HDMI and DVI fiber link with HDCP copyright protection support. Designed to extend HDMI and DVI distance limitations, this cost-effective solution is the first to offer users bi-directional communication over ONE fiber for full HDCP copyright and EDID functionality.
Recognizing the need for high-resolution graphics and video image transfer over long distances, MultiDyne’s HDMI-ONE focuses on maximizing visual quality, with pixel-for-pixel image transport and a 100-percent 24-bit scan rate and no contouring or bit reduction. The fully uncompressed HDMI or DVI-D signal is transported over ONE fiber supporting WUXGA up to 1920x1200 and is 100 percent transparent with no frame dropping. MultiDyne’s HDMI-ONE also responds to market demand for a locking HDMI-connector, seamlessly transporting the HDCP and EDID information along with the HDMI or DVI video signal.
DVI signals are supported by the HDMI-ONE with the use of a hybrid cable adapter. When the HDMI-ONE is used to transport DVI signals, the HDCP and EDID information is transported seamlessly from the monitor to the video source despite the use of hybrid adapter cables. The product also allows transmissions of up to 1000m over multimode fiber and ensures that the HDCP encoding remains intact and unmodified throughout the entire process.
The HDMI-ONE includes external power supplies and a USB power port. Alternatively, a free USB port can be used from the video source to power the HDMI-ONE transmitter and a USB port on the monitor can power the HDMI-ONE receiver, eliminating the need for two external power supplies.