MuxLab supports HDTV and IR emitter pass-thru via Cat5

System offers cost-efficient cabling for component vide


Montreal, Canada: MuxLab Inc., a designer and manufacturer of audio-video connectivity solutions for copper twisted pair, announces its latest product for the commercial and consumer audio-video industry: The Component Video/IR Pass-Thru Balun (500054, 500055).

Developed for commercial AV integrators and custom home installers, the Component Video/IR Pass-Thru Balun allows one full YPbPr/RGB video channel plus one IR Emitter channel to be connected via Category 5 copper twisted pair cable in a point-to-point configuration for neater and more efficient cabling.

The Component Video/IR Pass-Thru Balun supports video formats 480i/p as well as high-definition 720p and 1080i/p, thereby allowing Cat5 UTP to be used with satellite receivers, cable boxes and other HDTV sources. The product supports an additional IR Pass-Thru connection on the fourth twisted pair when used with 3rd party infra-red systems and features a modular RJ45 connector for ease of installation.

Typically an IR emitter is connected from a TV back to an IR controller via a separate cable. The Component Video/IR Pass-Thru Balun allows a single Cat5 cable to handle HDTV video and IR control for maximum cable optimization.

In regard to distance performance, the Component Video/IR Pass-Thru Balun supports up to 500 ft via Cat5 in 1080i (HDTV) mode for maximum versatility in most multi-room applications.

For more information, please visit the MuxLab website.