Extron has started to ship its “professional-grade” eLink 100 — an HDCP-compliant wireless transmitter and receiver set for extension of HDMI video and multi-channel audio signals up to 100 feet (30 meters). This extender features a wireless communication technology that provides reliable operation and exceptional image quality that Extron says has a latency of less than one millisecond for real-time performance (Max data rate is 6.75 Gbps (2.25 Gbps per color). Capable of supporting computer video with resolutions up to 1920×1080 (60 Hz), the eLink 100 extender is specifically designed to wirelessly transmitting HDMI video with embedded audio for ProAV environments, including historic buildings, houses of worship and other locations where running a cable is a challenge – but it will also work for residential applications, too.
The eLink 100 Professional Wireless Extender for HDMI provides maximum throughput to enable uncompressed transmission of high resolution video with ultra-low latency. Features such as use of the 5 GHz spectrum, AES-128 encryption, and commercial-grade components ensure continuous, secure operation with real-time performance. To avoid interference from the facility’s WLAN, smartphones, tablets, additional eLink 100 extenders, or other wireless devices, Automatic Frequency Selection — AFS, including Dynamic Frequency Selection — DFS, actively monitors the RF spectrum to identify and select an available channel.
For connection stability within environments with multipath signals, the extender uses a multi-input and multi-output – MIMO communication technology. Extron eLink technology allows for operation of up to four eLink extender sets in the presence of the facility’s other wireless systems. Also, one transmitter can support multiple receivers, allowing an AV signal to be distributed to as many as four displays without disrupting other wireless devices. The compact eLink 100 T transmitter and eLink 100 R receiver may be concealed or mounted in separate areas to maintain the aesthetics of the facility.