Fiber Optic Quick Guide

HDMI cables are great for transmitting audio and video signals short distances, but larger buildings and larger rooms often need electronics inline to ensure signal performance. Simply pulling a long HDMI cable or connecting multiple HDMI cables together can cause signal drop out, interference, pixilation and a host of other signal and performance problems.

Professional 4K signal distribution requires fiber optics
  • 4K over standard HDMI cables: 16 ft.  (5m)
  • 4K over HDBaseT extenders: 130 ft.  (40m)
  • 4K over Active Optical Cables: 200 ft.  (60m)
  • 4K over fiber: 1,000 ft.  (300m)
Both commercial and residential applications are installing 4K peripherals
  • 50% of homes to have 4K TVs by 20201
  • Classrooms and meetings spaces are leveraging higher resolutions (4x higher than 1080p)
4K is readily available
  • Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and Sony are streaming 4K
  • Dish and DirecTV offer 4K capable set-top boxes
  • Blu-ray supports 4K with Ultra HD discs
  • Computers are outputting resolutions of 3840x2160
4K displays are inexpensive and readily available2
  • 55-inch 4K price range: $349-$1000; Quantity of models in range: 30
  • 65-inch 4K price range: $449-$1500; Quantity of models in range: 22
Bulk fiber is finally easy to work with3
  • Stronger – 5x the pulling strength compared with twisted pair and more pliable
  • Safer – easy to handle and won’t puncture soft tissue
  • Faster – terminates in under 1 minute with 5 minutes of training
  • More reliable – immune to EM and RF interference
Bulk fiber stacks up against twisted pair4
Cat 5e
(U/UTP)
Cat 6
(F/UTP)
Cat 7
(S/FTP)
OM3
Fiber
Cable Cost $0.09/ft $0.34/ft $0.50/ft $0.37/ft
Connector Cost $0.25 $1.88 $14.00 $8.00
Pull Tension 25 lbs 25 lbs 25 lbs 225 lbs
1Strategy Analytics, March 2015
2BestBuy.com, February 2019
3Cleerline SSF bulk fiber, http://www.clrtec.com/
4Cleerline SSF bulk fiber, http://www.clrtec.com/, average trade pricing

Enter TechLogix fiber optic extenders. This cutting-edge technology future-proofs installations by offering industry-leading signal quality and bandwidth transmission. Plus, unlike copper HDMI cables and twisted pair extenders, fiber is immune to RF and EM interference ensuring performance for years to come.

TL-FO-DVI
DVI over Fiber Extender Set

  • Includes a transmitter & receiver
  • Male DVI connectors
  • Single LC fiber connector
  • Single mode & multimode fiber compatible
  • Extend 1080p up to 1,000 ft. (300m)
  • Extend 1920x1200 video up to 1,000 ft. (300m)
  • Powered via USB or standard AC
TL-FO-HD
HDMI over Fiber Extender Set

  • Includes a transmitter & receiver
  • Male HDMI connectors
  • Single LC fiber connector
  • Single mode & multimode fiber compatible
  • Extend 1080p up to 1,300 ft. (400m)
  • Extend 10G 4K@30 up to 1,000 ft. (300m)
  • Powered via USB or standard AC
  • HDMI 1.4 / HDCP 1.4 compliant
TL-FO2-HDC
18G HDMI & Control over Fiber Extender Set

  • Includes a transmitter & receiver
  • Duplex LC connector for multimode fiber
  • Compatible with single mode fiber with swappable SFP+ module
  • Supports 18G HDMI (via compression), bi-directional IR & bi-directional RS232
  • Extend signals up to 1,000 ft. (300m)
  • HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 / HDR compliant
TL-FO2-HDC2
Uncompressed 18G HDMI & Control over Fiber Extender Set

  • Includes a transmitter & receiver
  • Duplex LC connector for multimode or single mode fiber
  • Supports ARC, EDID & CEC
  • Supports 18G HDMI, bi-directional IR & bi-directional RS232
  • Extend signals up to 1,000 ft. (300m)
  • HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 / HDR compliant
TL-IPFO-R01/T01
18G HDMI & Control over Fiber Distribution System

  • Transmitters & receivers sold separately
  • Operates as a point-to-point extender set or as an AV over IP distribution system
  • Duplex LC connector for multimode fiber
  • Compatible with single mode fiber with swappable SFP+ module
  • Supports 18G HDMI, bi-directional IR, bi-directional RS232 & Ethernet pass-through
  • Extend signals up to 1,000 ft. (300m)
  • HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 / HDR compliant
  • Analog audio de-embedding
  • Zero frame rate latency & seamless switching

Download a pdf version here: Fiber Optic Quick Guide.pdf

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