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WyreStorm’s “super compact” EX-70-G2 entry level HDBaseT extender gets 4K boost

4K UHD one of several new updates on version 2, creating a more feature rich and flexible solution at a competitive price point

WyreStorm, a global manufacturer of 4K UHD and HD signal management solutions for Pro AV and Custom Install, has given its EX-70-G2 entry level HDBaseT extender a specification boost to now include support for 4K UHD and RS-232 control.

The running change WyreStorm’s current EX-70-G2 extender model makes it 4K ready and HDCP 2.2 compliant for point-to-point UltraHD HDMI extension with enhanced control options, while continuing to offer unbeatable value for commercial or residential applications.

HDBaseT handles the delivery of 3840x2160p at 30Hz 8bit 4:4:4 or both 3840x2160p and 4096x2160p at 60Hz 8bit 4:2:0 to 35m/115ft or 1080p 60Hz 48bit to 70m/230ft, with multichannel audio support up to Dolby Atmos and DTS-X.

In terms of control, the model update adds bidirectional RS-232 as well as its previously supported bidirectional IR enabling source or display to be controlled from either end, and CEC passthrough for one-touch on/off commands. Connection to third party IR/control products is also possible by simply connecting a WyreStorm IR link cable.

2-way PoH power continues to offer integrators flexible and convenient PSU-free installation, enabling TX or RX to be remotely powered from either location depending on the needs of the application, which both simplifying installation and reduces potential points of failure in a system.

Version two of the EX-70-G2, which costs £229, also features auto EDID management and all within the same super compact 15mm chassis for effortless installation behind flush-mounted screens.

The result, according to the firm, is a “super compact” and “highly flexible” 4K UHD HDMI extender solution packed with value-focused features. 

EX-70-G2 4K UHD HDBaseT Extender with Bidirectional IR/RS-232 Control and CEC Pass-through (4K: 35m/115ft | 1080p: 70m/230ft)