RTcom USA Introduces Versatile Fiber Optic and CAT-5e/6 Extension Systems For High Definition Video and Audio

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New Fiber Optic and CAT-5e/6 Systems Extend DVI and HDMI Connections Ground-Breaking Distances

RTcom USA Inc., provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer audio-visual and personal computer systems, today announced two revolutionary fiber optic and Category 5e/6 (CAT-5e, CAT-6) cable systems for the extension of high-definition video and audio signals. With HDCP compliant modules for both DVI and HDMI, the fiber optic and CAT-5e/6 cable systems provide complete solutions for medium and long distance high-definition content delivery.

RTcom's unique fiber optic and CAT-5e/6 transmitters and receivers ensure high-definition, noise-free extension up to 3,280 feet. Each extension system consists of one transmitter, which converts DVI or HDMI into a fiber optic or CAT-5e/6 signal, and a receiver, which takes the signal and converts it back into DVI or HDMI.

"RTcom designed the DVI and HDMI extension systems not only to dramatically increase signal extension without degradation, but also to provide installers with flexible solutions for a variety of applications," said Joon Ryu, president of RTcom USA. "As with the majority of RTcom products, both the fiber optic and CAT-5e/6 extenders are High-Definition Content Protection (HDCP) compliant, which allows users to play high definition, commercially copy protected material from sources which are distant from the displays."


•Optimized for digital HDTV (HDCP Compliant)
•Separate HDMI transmitter and receiver boxes are connected with LC fiber optic cables and connectors
•Ideal to run through small conduits or small openings as the transmitter and receiver are detachable from the cables (requires only 1 inch opening)
•Supports high resolutions up to (1920x 1200)@60Hz,480p,720p,1080i, 1080p
•Extends up to 3280ft (1000m) - optional
•Carry uncompressed digital video & audio signals
•Supports manual EDID programming as well as preprogrammed factory EDID
•Corresponds to T.M.D.S. signal.
•External 12V power supply adapter included


•Optimized for Digital Displays (HDCP compliant)
•Separate Single link DVI-D transmitter and receiver boxes are connected with LC fiber optic cables and connectors
•Supports high resolutions up to (1920x 1200), HDTV signal up to 1080p
•Extends up to 3,280 feet (1,000m) - optional
•Supports manual EDID programming as well as preprogrammed factory EDID
•Carries digital audio signal separately
•Corresponds to T.M.D.S signal
•Complies with the limits for a Class A digital device pursuant to parts 15 and 2 of FCC and CE


•Extends high definition displays up to 200 feet (60 meters) from the source at 1080i
•Extends high definition displays up to 150 feet (45 meters) from the source at 1080p
•Supports resolutions up to 1080p, 2K, and 1920 x 1200
•Audio and video are transmitted digitally over the CAT-5e or CAT-6 cable for zero signal loss
•HDMI™ compliant
•HDCP compliant


•Uses CAT-5e or CAT-6 cable for DDC and control signals
•200 ft extension at 1280x1024 , 150 ft extension at 1920x1200
•Saves space on your desktop and increases productivity
•Supports VESA Standard resolutions and HDTV resolution
•Supports DDWG standard for DVI compliant monitors
•HDCP compliant

The OBCA-BOX and OBHD-BOX are available now at an MSRP of $599 per pair and the HDCAT-X, and DDCAT-X systems are at $295 per pair. Customers in U.S. can purchase the products through Aurora Multimedia at (732) 591-5800 or sales@auroramultimedia.com, and international customers can purchase them directly from RTcom USA, Inc. at (973) 383-4878 or rtcomusa@earthlink.net.

For additional information, visit RTcom's NAB 2008 press kit at: http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/kit/RTcomNAB2008. RTcom will be located in the South Hall #2 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth# SL14813. For media inquiries or the schedule of booth tour, contact Crystal DeCotiis at (908) 722-5757 or cdecotiis@randjpr.com.

About RTcom USA
RTcom USA Inc., headquartered in Sparta, N.J., is a leading manufacturer of professional digital A/V and PC connectivity products in the digital connectivity market. As an industry pioneer, RTcom USA works closely with the major international standards-setting bodies to develop and tailor its products for the needs of system integrators, home theater consumers and A/V equipment manufacturers. The company's products, sold under the Digital Extender® brand, include fiber optic DVI/HDMI extension systems, HDTV switchers, distribution amplifiers, matrix routers, signal converters, digital cables and adapters. Since its founding in 2001, RTcom USA has maintained manufacturing and R&D facilities in the U.S. and Korea. Visit http://www.digitalextender.com for more information.

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