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Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015
PureLink's HDTools Offers Simpified Solutions that are Beyond Expectations

CABLEGUYIn today’s digital age, A/V installers have many gadgets at their disposal to work with greater speed and precision. Among the most commonly implemented install solutions are mid to long-range extension systems for simple source to display control and connectivity.

For many A/V applications, from video conferencing systems to digital signage displays, video walls, and interactive kiosks, simplicity and real time performance are paramount. However, when it comes to finding solutions that offer the complete package - convenient, reliable, and economical - what choices do installers really have?

Extension Basics

HDBaseT, the first technology to enable long-reach wired connectivity of uncompressed multimedia signals over a single LAN cable, is quickly becoming the standard for mid-range content distribution. Ideal for meetings room, classroom, control room, and home cinema applications, HDBaseT extension systems for HDMI and DVI support reliable video transmission up to 4K over CAT-5/6 cables to distances up to 330ft, and are generally on the lower end of the retail price scale. 

For large scale applications that require long cable runs (over 400 ft.), the best option is fiber optic extension. Though generally a more expensive solution, the biggest advantage to fiber optic extension is the high bandwidth, which allows lossless signal transmission over greater distances. Furthermore, fiber optic cabling is more durable than copper, and provides immunity to electrical noise and interference. This additional security makes fiber extension solutions a favorable choice for critical environments such as government, military, and medical applications.

“HDTools is the Ultimate Aphrodisiac”

PureLink’s HDTools HDMI over HDBaseT extension systems, including the HTE and HCE II extender pairs, offer reliable long distance transmission of HDMI video and embedded audio at up to 4K resolutions, ideal for the ever-burgeoning home entertainment and video conferencing markets. 

Take it a step further with the HDTools F1 HDMI & USB over Fiber Extension System, which solves the challenges of long-distance 4K extension by transmitting video and audio signals up to 1000 ft. all over a single multimode fiber cable. The F1 design offers a simple and effective solution for many retail and digital signage applications.?

HDTools combines PureLink’s legendary performance and quality with accessibility in easy-to-install transport solutions including extension, distribution, conversion, and switching systems. HDTools provides simple yet powerful products and tools that offer comprehensive features such as support for Ultra HD/4K, KVM operability, EDID management, and more.

To learn more about PureLink's HDTools lineup of connectivity solutions, please visit our website or contact our Sales and Support Team at