SnapAV announced yesterday the first two products in its new Binary line of HDBaseT extendrs, both of which transmit full uncompressed HD video, audio, and control signaels over a single Cat5e/6 cable. To kick the line off, SnapAV is delivering both the B-500-EXT-230-RS — an HDBaseT-Lite model, with up to 230 feet of range over Cat6, and 200 feet over Cat5e — and the more robust B-500-EXT-330-RS, a full-blown HDBaseT extender, which of course adds Ethernet (and PoE) to the mix, and can deliver all of its video, IP, and control signals as far as 330 feet.
Of course, even the HDBaseT-Lite model offers Power over Cable (not the same as PoE, but it still gets your juice from one place to the other over the same cable carrying AV and control), and both models deliver full support for 4K and 3D video, as well as two-way IR and RS-232. Another really cool touch is that both the B-500-EXT-230-RS and B-500-EXT-330-RS include built-in protection against electrostatic discharge and surges.
Given that SnapAV was founded by custom installers and continues to focus all of its energies on distributing and marketing products that make custom installation easier and more accessible, there’s no surprise that both the B-500-EXT-230-RS and B-500-EXT-330-RS are entirely plug and play (with only two dip switches for pin configuration and operation mode of the RS-232 ports, if you go that route), and are designed to be easily mounted on a wall, discretely inside a cabinet, or on the back of a display. They’re also protected by the company’s Double Money Back Guarantee if, for some reason, anything should go wrong.
Both new models are shipping to SnapAV dealers now, with a retail price of $599.95 (230) and $699.95 (330).