The UHBX-SW3 from Hall Research is a kit comprising a multi-input wall-plate sender and an HDBaseT receiver. The wall-plate accommodates two HDMI inputs and one VGA input with audio. It also supports MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) with a phone-charging feature to allow video presentation from a smartphone using just a passive cable. The VGA input can also accept YPbPr Component video. The wall-plate can manually or automatically switch between the various video inputs and extend the video using HDBaseT standard.
To control the power on/off function of the remote display, the wall-plate can generate RS232 and IR control signals which are extended using the same Cat6 cable. Virtually all VGA and HDMI resolutions are supported, the company says, including 4K. 4K video can be extended to 100m while 1080p signals can go as far as 150m. The wall-plate is powered through the same cable from the receiver using PoH (Power-over-HDBaseT), which Hall Research says makes installations quick and simple. A compatible receiver (UHBX-R-PSE) is provided in the kit.
To guarantee proper display of the VGA input, the wall-plate scales the output to 1080p which is supported by all HDMI TVs. Audio connected to the 3.5mm input can be extended by itself regardless of VGA input, allowing connection of audio players.
The system can automatically (or manually) control the power on/off function of the remote display. If a video input is detected, the wall-plate can automatically issue the desired power on command, and in the absence of any video input, it can send an off command. The power commands can be RS232, IR, or CEC depending on the user’s needs.