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ZIG-POEPRO-70A

18-GBPS HDMI Extender with ARC and Directional Power

The POEPRO-70A is the latest innovative new product from Zigen.  The unit supports 4K/60Hz 4:4:4 HDMI 2.0, Bi-Directional IR, RS232, and ARC extension over single UTP/STP cable utilizing HDBaseT. Robust and cost effective – the POEPRO-70A is the ideal HDMI extender for all of your projects requiring 24/7 flawless operation.

The ZIG-POEPRO-70A (Tx) provides a complete solution for detection and powering of POE IEEE 802.3af devices such as the ZIG-POEPRO-70A (Rx). The ZIG-POEPRO-70A (Tx) POE solution will safely detect, classify, and provide 48V up to 25W power to an RX device connected to the HDBaseT port. The Tx unit will first read a signature from the Tx and only enable power delivery if all constraints are met. During the power delivery the link is continuously monitored for any fault or overloading conditions and the current is limited to avoid hazardous conditions.

  • ULTRA HD 4K Certified HDBaseT Extender
  • HDMI 2.0 (4096×[email protected] Hz (YUV 4:4:4, 8-bit)
  • Chroma Subsampling 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0
  • HDCP 1.4 / 2.2
  • Autonomous EDID management
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HDR-10, HDR-10+ and HLG
  • Support Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus DTS HD-Master and more.
  • Supports all frequency band IR control (Bi-directional transfer)
  • Supports dual voltage IR 5-volt / 12-volt
  • Supports bi-directional RS-232 transfer.
  • Supports CEC pass-through
  • RJ-45 ports support HDBaseT up to 230-feet / 70-meter for 1080p
  • RJ-45 ports support HDBaseT up to 115-feet / 35-meter for 4K
  • Cat-6A is recommended

Video
HDMI Input and Output HDMI 2.0
Extension Transport HDBaseT
Max. Resolution HDMI 2.0 (4096×[email protected] Hz (YUV 4:4:4, 8-bit)
HDCP 1.4 / 2.2
EDID Autonomous EDID mangement
HDR Dolby Vision, HDR-10, HDR-10+ and HLG
Compression DSC (Display Stream Compression)
Maximum Throughput 18-GBPS
General
ESD Protection Human body model: ±8kV (air-gap discharge), ±4kV (contact discharge)
ARC Yes
AUDIO Support Support Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus DTS HD-Master and more.
Cable Distance 70-M (Max.) for 1080p
Cable Distance 35-M (Max) for 4K
IR IN /OUT Supports dual voltage IR 5-volt / 12-volt (3.5mm mono jack)
2nd IR IN /OUT Supports additional 3-12V IR emitter / receiver with Phoenix Connector
RS-232 Supports bi-directional RS-232 transfer.
CEC Support Yes
Housing Metal
Weight Tx ~ 182g | Rx ~ 182g
Universal Power Adapter 110~240-VAC / DC 48-VDC with lock
Power source IEEE / POE
Power consumption 25W (MAX)

Zigen’s POC and PoE-PRO line of HDMI extenders use a proprietary compression/decompression engine to allow high bit rate video resolutions, such as 4K60 4:4:4, to pass through the 9-GBps bandwidth limitation of HDBaseT. The transmitting device is configured to compress the incoming video stream to a reduced rate HDMI signal, while the receiving device is configured to decompress the original video stream back to normal rate HDMI with minimum distortion and artifacts. DSC type compression engines utilize intelligent predictive methods, such as Median-Adaptive, Block Prediction, Midpoint Prediction, and Flatness Detection, to efficiently perform data bandwidth reduction. Zigen’s extenders strictly pass raw HDMI signals up to 4K/30Hz 4:4:4 without any compression, while supporting all color bit depths. Compression is only used for resolutions from 4K/30Hz 4:4:4 to 4K60Hz 4:4:4.

Competing product’s implementation of “Visually Lossless Compression” or “Invisible Compression Technology (ICT)” use Color Space Conversion (CSC) to reduce high bit rate video resolutions from 4:4:4 down to 4:2:0 in order to pass the incoming video down to the 9-GBps HDBaseT limit. While “CSC” and “ICT” is technically not a compression/decompression scheme, these methods down-sample or throws away in upwards of 4 times the color information of the original 4:4:4 image. “CSC” and “ICT” works by taking the original full bandwidth 4:4:4 and halves the horizontal color resolution to 4:2:2, then 4:2:0 takes it down even further by halving both horizontal and vertical color resolutions resulting in 4 times less color information. These competing products will utilize “Interpolation” to bring HDMI back to normal rate, but once the color resolution is thrown away, there is no way of getting it back. Below are comparisons between the original 4:4:4 image and the resulting decimated 4:2:2/4:2:0 images.

DSC type compression engines outperform downscaling 4:2:0 type methodologies, verified through rigorous testing by experts on a variety of large-panel displays and mobile devices. Test contents included White Noise, Zone Plates, Multiburst, High-Density Subpixel Rendered Text, Computer and Mobile Device Screen Captures, Photos, and Videos. Some organizations selected content to emphasize artifacts based on mathematical analysis of the compressed sources and DSC type algorithms outperformed the competition based on picture quality tests, and was visually lossless for all tested images at 8 bits/pixel.

For the ultimate 18-GBps extender without any compression whatsoever, take a look at Zigen’s OFL-1000 optical extender. Extend uncompressed HDMI up to 4K/60Hz 4:4:4 exceeding thousands of feet, limited only by the type of fiber used.

ZIG-POEPRO-70A Diagram

  • 1 x Transmitter
  • 1 x Receiver
  • 1 x User manual
  • 1 x Power adapter DC 48V with lock
  • 1 x IR receiver
  • 4 x Screws
  • 8 x Foot pads
  • 2 x Captive screw connectors
  • 2 x Phoenix connectors​
Key Features

  • ULTRA HD 4K Certified HDBaseT Extender
  • HDMI 2.0 (4096×[email protected] Hz (YUV 4:4:4, 8-bit)
  • Chroma Subsampling 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0
  • HDCP 1.4 / 2.2
  • Autonomous EDID management
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HDR-10, HDR-10+ and HLG
  • Support Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus DTS HD-Master and more.
  • Supports all frequency band IR control (Bi-directional transfer)
  • Supports dual voltage IR 5-volt / 12-volt
  • Supports bi-directional RS-232 transfer.
  • Supports CEC pass-through
  • RJ-45 ports support HDBaseT up to 230-feet / 70-meter for 1080p
  • RJ-45 ports support HDBaseT up to 115-feet / 35-meter for 4K
  • Cat-6A is recommended

Specification
Video
HDMI Input and Output HDMI 2.0
Extension Transport HDBaseT
Max. Resolution HDMI 2.0 (4096×[email protected] Hz (YUV 4:4:4, 8-bit)
HDCP 1.4 / 2.2
EDID Autonomous EDID mangement
HDR Dolby Vision, HDR-10, HDR-10+ and HLG
Compression DSC (Display Stream Compression)
Maximum Throughput 18-GBPS
General
ESD Protection Human body model: ±8kV (air-gap discharge), ±4kV (contact discharge)
ARC Yes
AUDIO Support Support Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus DTS HD-Master and more.
Cable Distance 70-M (Max.) for 1080p
Cable Distance 35-M (Max) for 4K
IR IN /OUT Supports dual voltage IR 5-volt / 12-volt (3.5mm mono jack)
2nd IR IN /OUT Supports additional 3-12V IR emitter / receiver with Phoenix Connector
RS-232 Supports bi-directional RS-232 transfer.
CEC Support Yes
Housing Metal
Weight Tx ~ 182g | Rx ~ 182g
Universal Power Adapter 110~240-VAC / DC 48-VDC with lock
Power source IEEE / POE
Power consumption 25W (MAX)
Compression Technology

Zigen’s POC and PoE-PRO line of HDMI extenders use a proprietary compression/decompression engine to allow high bit rate video resolutions, such as 4K60 4:4:4, to pass through the 9-GBps bandwidth limitation of HDBaseT. The transmitting device is configured to compress the incoming video stream to a reduced rate HDMI signal, while the receiving device is configured to decompress the original video stream back to normal rate HDMI with minimum distortion and artifacts. DSC type compression engines utilize intelligent predictive methods, such as Median-Adaptive, Block Prediction, Midpoint Prediction, and Flatness Detection, to efficiently perform data bandwidth reduction. Zigen’s extenders strictly pass raw HDMI signals up to 4K/30Hz 4:4:4 without any compression, while supporting all color bit depths. Compression is only used for resolutions from 4K/30Hz 4:4:4 to 4K60Hz 4:4:4.

Competing product’s implementation of “Visually Lossless Compression” or “Invisible Compression Technology (ICT)” use Color Space Conversion (CSC) to reduce high bit rate video resolutions from 4:4:4 down to 4:2:0 in order to pass the incoming video down to the 9-GBps HDBaseT limit. While “CSC” and “ICT” is technically not a compression/decompression scheme, these methods down-sample or throws away in upwards of 4 times the color information of the original 4:4:4 image. “CSC” and “ICT” works by taking the original full bandwidth 4:4:4 and halves the horizontal color resolution to 4:2:2, then 4:2:0 takes it down even further by halving both horizontal and vertical color resolutions resulting in 4 times less color information. These competing products will utilize “Interpolation” to bring HDMI back to normal rate, but once the color resolution is thrown away, there is no way of getting it back. Below are comparisons between the original 4:4:4 image and the resulting decimated 4:2:2/4:2:0 images.

DSC type compression engines outperform downscaling 4:2:0 type methodologies, verified through rigorous testing by experts on a variety of large-panel displays and mobile devices. Test contents included White Noise, Zone Plates, Multiburst, High-Density Subpixel Rendered Text, Computer and Mobile Device Screen Captures, Photos, and Videos. Some organizations selected content to emphasize artifacts based on mathematical analysis of the compressed sources and DSC type algorithms outperformed the competition based on picture quality tests, and was visually lossless for all tested images at 8 bits/pixel.

For the ultimate 18-GBps extender without any compression whatsoever, take a look at Zigen’s OFL-1000 optical extender. Extend uncompressed HDMI up to 4K/60Hz 4:4:4 exceeding thousands of feet, limited only by the type of fiber used.

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ZIG-POEPRO-70A Diagram

Typical Applications:

Any project requiring extension of 4K/60Hz 4:4:4 HDMI signal over long distances from equipment rack to display:

Cinema, Medical, Industrial, Classrooms, Conference Rooms, Video Distribution and more.
Projects requiring extension of IR, RS232, and ARC from source to display.

Package Content
  • 1 x Transmitter
  • 1 x Receiver
  • 1 x User manual
  • 1 x Power adapter DC 48V with lock
  • 1 x IR receiver
  • 4 x Screws
  • 8 x Foot pads
  • 2 x Captive screw connectors
  • 2 x Phoenix connectors​
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