Hi, Do anyone have any experience with CAT Extenders for HDMI together with the camera 10x?
Any specific models that you can recommend that makes both picture and camera control work?
Currently verified HDMI/Cat-5/6 Extenders for use between Lifesize Icons and Lifesize Cameras can be found at the following link: HDMI Extenders for Lifesize Cameras
There is a company called SCT that makes HDMI extenders for Camera 10x. They have just introduced one specific to Lifesize as it sends power to the camera on top of signal and picture. (Sound Control Technologies)
I have had succes with Intelix HD70 HDMI extenders for the Camera. I have 16 systems installed for a customer for over one year now with no issues.
Out of interest, has anyone used an HDMI cable up to 15m as the support post suggests - i.e. if you need more than 15m use an extender? - i believe that the camera is not a problem, but an ICON codec to a display will run no more than around 7.5m - thoughts?
depending on the cable quality you could even reach HDMI 20m without any kind of extender. The camera/display will be responsive and the video quality shall not be affected.
Interesting - have you done it? - i have tried many HDMI cables (expensive & less so) from ICON to display, anything over 7.5m fails - usually dropping to 720p if the Icon is set to Auto, otherwise, a combination of effects such as green screen, flashing signal or no signal. Active HDMI at 15m works, but these things cost a lot. Camera seems fine at 10/15m with the same cables, it only appears to be the 'drive' out of the ICON to the monitor. I did notice the other day when using a new CAT6 extender which uses dual connection, that if you only connect 1 cable, yoiu don't get the menu - second cable is really only for 3D use on these extenders, but when you add that second cable, voila, you have the menu
Actually I do, I just tried a High speed HDMI 2.0 (20m) cable bought on amazon, actually nothing really fancy, and it works without problems delivering 1080p60. I can send you the reference if you want to try it.
I am not sure if I understood properly the issue you mentioned with the Cat 6 dual connection sorry, could you please share extender model and configuration?
Personally I use extenders Extron DTP DVI 4K_230 between 10x Camera and Icon800. they work very well, no need to specify a MODXXX because it is already included in the default firmware.
We have had great success with Kramer TP-580T/R units. Pricey units. They need shielded Cat to work properly. For short distances you can use regular shielded cable (up 100'), for longer then that get the Kramer cable.
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