Binary™ 500 Series HDBaseT Extender with IR, POC & RS-232 Pass-Through - 230 Ft

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Binary™ 500 Series HDBaseT Extender with IR, POC & RS-232 Pass-Through - 230 Ft

Item#: B-500-EXT-230-RS

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Binary™ 500 Series HDBaseT Extender with IR, POC & RS-232 Pass-Through - 230 Ft
Now when you extend audio and video signals over long distances you won’t sacrifice resolution quality – and you’ll gain control system capabilities – with the HDBaseT™ technology of the Binary™ Single CAT 5e/6 HDMI Extender. This product goes the distance, transmitting up to 4K@30Hz video and 7.1 channels of lossless audio – up to 230 ft. over a single Cat 5e/6 cable. It saves valuable install time, thanks to Bi-directional Power over Cable (POC), which eliminates the need to fit a bulky power supply behind the TV, and “plug and play” technology that bypasses frustrating EQ and EDID settings. And for the icing on the cake, you get robust control system integration that includes bi-directional IR and RS-232. Now that’s a product that packs a lot of punch!

Important Notices:

HDBaseT No Video
HDBaseT requires that connected equipment support what is known as Clock Stretching. While this feature was a requirement starting with HDMI 1.3, not all HDMI 1.3 products support it, and it was not a requirement for HDMI 1.2, which is still used in many set top boxes and AVRs. No video may appear if the devices connected to HDBaseT extenders do not support Clock Stretching.

Fortunately there is a simple work around that will allow the HDBaseT to work with these products. The solution is to insert a B-220-HDSPLTR-1X2, B-220-HDSPLTR-1X4, or B-220-HDSPLTR-1X8 between the device and the HDBaseT extender. Click Here for Details

Power Supply Voltage
Binary HDBaseT HDMI extenders use a 24 Volt DC power supply. All other Binary HDMI extenders use a 5 Volt DC power supply, and matrix switchers with integrated Cat 5 extenders use 12 Volt DC supplies. Using the 24 Volt DC power supply with any 5 or 12 Volt Binary product will result in damage to the product and possibly the power supply. Be sure to use the correct power supply with the correct product!

Shielded Cable Recommendation
Although HDBaseT transmission technology is much less susceptible to EMI interference than other transmission technologies, if possible, it is recommended that you pull shielded Cat5e/Cat6 with this product for maximum reliability. Please note: for proper shielding, shielded connectors must be used with drains connected at both ends. In addition, “EZ end” connectors are not recommended for use with HDMI extenders.

4K@30Hz with Full 3D Support
This extender offers full support of 4K@30Hz (including HDMI® with 3D), Deep Color (36bit) and HDCP 2.0, as well as support for Dolby® True HD, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS™-HD Master and LPCM audio formats.
Please note, 4K support varies by distance and cable type, please refer to specifications for further details.

Benefits of HDBaseT Technology
HDBaseT technology provides a robust solution for high-definition multimedia content distribution. This Binary™ Single CAT 5e/6 HDMI Extender supports an HDBaseT feature set that transmits full uncompressed HD video, audio, POC (power over cable), and control signals (bi-directional IR and RS-232), all through a single CAT5e/6 LAN cable up to 230 ft. It allows for greater RF immunity, so you get a better and more reliable signal, plus it's easier to install because you don’t have to fiddle with any EQ or EDID settings. Just plug and play and you're on your way to faster and easier media distribution.

Work Smarter, Not Harder
Forget about wasting precious install time running back and forth, fiddling with transmitter and receiver settings, and struggling to get a good picture. With this extender kit there are no EQ or EDID settings required – all you do is plug and play. Now that’s smart!

Bi-Directional Power over Cable (POC)
No room for a bulky power supply behind the TV or in the rack? Not a problem. With Bi-Directional Power over Cable (POC), you can send power over the same Cat5e/6 cable that extends your video, audio, and control signals. This means you only need one power supply - and you can put it at the head end or display to get it completely out of the way. Plus the extender features screw-down power plugs, so you never have to worry about getting service calls because a plug fell out when the TV was moved. Now those are some real reasons to celebrate!

Complete Control with Bi-directional IR and RS-232
Thanks to bi-directional IR and RS-232, you get no-hassle integration with a variety of control systems, and you can easily send IR signals from the TV location back to cable boxes, DVD players, and other source equipment at the head end. The IR connections feature active circuitry that support a wide variety of IR and control system types.

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Easy Firmware Upgrades
You never know what new TV or BluRay player is going to throw you a curve ball. Upgradable firmware gives our software team the ability to update the system to handle any “gotchas.” Just flip the switch on the RS-232 port and upgrade on-site.

Built-In ESD and Surge Protection
Intelligent circuit design, perfected through extensive hardware testing, has resulted in a robust product with excellent ESD and surge protection that exceeds CE Level 3 standards. During development, every connection was tortured with an ESD gun and a lightning simulator. They were hit with ESD at 15KV and surges up to 2500V. More importantly, though, they each lived to tell about it!

Engineered by SnapAV
Under the hood of this extender is an engineer's paradise! Its surface-mount, high speed circuits (up to 10.2 Gbps) are built on a multi-layer board to give you the highest-quality audio and video transmission, plus plenty of control capabilities. "Engineered by SnapAV" - it's not just a saying, it's what we do.

Product Contents
(1) HDBaseT Extender Transmitter
(1) HDBaseT Extender Receiver
(1) Manual
(1) Power supply 24V DC 1A
(1) IR adapter Cable
(4) Mounting Screws
(8) Rubber Feet

HDMI compliance HDMI 3D
HDCP Compliance Yes
Video bandwidth 10.2 Gbps
HDMI over UTP Transmission 1080i/720p 24-bit color: 200 ft (Cat 5e/6), 230 ft (Cat 6a/7)
Full HD 1080p 24-bit color: 200 ft (Cat 5e/6), 230 ft (Cat 6a/7)
Full HD 1080p 36-bit color: 200 ft (Cat 5e/6), 230 ft (Cat 6a/7)
4k@30Hz: 115 ft (Cat5e/Cat6), 130 ft (Cat6a)
Input TMDS Signal 1.2 Volts (peak to peak)
ESD Protection (1) Human body model — ±15kV (air-gap discharge) &
±8kV (contact discharge) (2) Core chipset — ±8kV
IR Signal (Bi-directional) Carrier frequency: 20-60KHz
Power Transmission Bi-Directional Power over Category Cable (PoC)
Power can be inserted at either TX or RX to power up both ends.
Connections Transmitter Receiver
HDBaseT Link 1xRJ45 1xRJ45
HDMI 1xHDMI Type A (19 pin female) 1xHDMI Type A (19 pin female)
IR Receiver In -- 1x3.5mm Stereo
IR Control In 1x3.5mm Stereo --
IR Flasher (Out) 1x3.5mm Mono 1x3.5mm Mono
RS-232 Pass Through DB9 DB9
Power Latch-locking Latch-locking
DipSwitch1 RS232 Pin Configuration (DCE or DTE)
DipSwitch2 RS232 Operation Mode (Pass-Through or Firmware Update)
Housing Metal Enclosure
Dimensions Width: 6.25" Height: 1.3" Depth: 3.1"
Weight 1.1 lbs
Power Supply 24V DC 1A
Power consumption 12 watt (max)
Operation Temperature 32-104F
Storage temperature -4 - 140 F
Relative Humidity 20-90% RH (no condensation)
Certifications and Compliance Product: CE, FCC, Rohs
Power Supply: CE, FCC, Rohs, UL



  1. How do I set the EDID when using a B-500 extender?
    HDBaseT technology is designed to handle EDID's just as if you were using a short HDMI cable. There are no settings to worry about in regard to EDID.

IR & RS232 Passthrough

  1. Can I add additional emitters to the single emitter output of your HDBaseT extenders?
    Yes. Simply feed the IR signal from the extender into an IR distribution block and plug as many flashers as you need into it.
  2. Can I control an IR flasher plugged into the same end of the extender as my IR receiver or control system?
    No. There is no IR loop back on either end of the extender.
  3. Can I send RS232 over the IR ports?
    No. The B-500 series HDBaseT extenders support 2 way RS232 communication through dedicated DB9 connectors on each end. You can even set it to convert from straight through to null modem, eliminating the need for a certain type of serial cable for equipment.
  4. When do I use the supplied IR Adapter cable?
    The IR Adapter cable is used when connecting a control system flasher output to the IR Receiver port on the Receiver Unit. See the "Important Note: HDBaseT No Video" for more information.

IR Passthrough

  1. How do I add additional emitters to the single emitter output of the HDMI extender?
    By using an IR1x4 or IR 2x6 block, a mono cable , and as many IRF-1’s or -2’s as you need to flash each of your connected devices. Connect the mono cable to the flasher out port on the B-200-1CAT-HDIR, connect the mono-stereo adaptor included with the extender to the end of the mono cable, and plug the other end of the adaptor into the receiver port on the IR block.
  2. Does the IR on a HDIR series of extenders output on the same end as it is input?
    No. The IR passes from one end to the other but does not output on the same end.


  1. Do I need to have power at both ends of the B-500 HDBaseT extender?
    No, it only requires 24 volts DC power on one end and can be powered from either side.
  2. Which end do the B-500 HDBaseT extenders power from?
    Either unit may be powered.
  3. Do your extenders automatically reset after a power outage?
    All of our HDMI extenders (1 cat and HDBaseT) automatically reset after power failures, restoring signal without the need to manually cycle power.

Wiring & Connections

  1. Do you have to use the 568B standard with our extenders?
    For HDBaseT, ALWAYS use 568b. HDBaseT standards specify this as the pin out that must be used. It is printed on the bottom of each extender for easy reference.
  2. Why is it necessary to use 2 meter or shorter cables at the transmit & receive ends of the extenders?
    The reason we recommend short cables is to increase the signal margin. In most cases HDMI cables longer than 2M will work without a problem but it is good practice to use the shortest cable possible.
  3. Do EZ style RJ-45 connectors really affect the reliability of HDMI extenders?
    Yes, they can be easily “wiggled” loose, causing a short or improper connection.
  4. Is it acceptable to use pre-made CAT5 patch cables with HDBaseT extenders?
    Yes, as long as you have 2 or less, 5 meter or shorter patch cables. Use a keystone coupler instead of a punch down for the best performance.
  5. Why do you recommend using shielded CAT5 wire with your extenders?
    Shielded wire improves noise rejection, which reduces the chance of video flicker when light, fans, or appliances switch on and off.
  6. The green HDBaseT Link light is on and solid at the matrix and the receiver, but I do not have video on my display when I power it on. To get the picture back, I can either un-plug and re-plug the Category cable on the HDBaseT link, power cycle the HDBaseT receiver, or power cycle the HDBaseT matrix. How do I correct this?
    We are pleased to say that with this issue, we have worked toward a solution with HDBaseT, and have since resolved it with an update in firmware. To update the firmware on our HDBaseT extenders, refer to the instructions in the documentation under the Support tab, labeled “B-500 Extender HDBT Firmware Update Procedure".
  7. Video is not displaying on my Samsung UHD television, what should I do to correct this?
    According to Samsung, the issue has been resolved with a firmware update. Update your TV to the most recent version of firmware, found on Samsung's website. For more information about this particular issue, see the support tab document labeled, "Samsung UHD Compatibility - Resolved 7/18/2014".
  8. Will HDBaseT Extenders fit in this shelf?
    To accommodate for additional circuitry and heat ventilation, the newer B-500-EXT-230-RS and B-500-EXT-330-RS-IP were designed with a larger chassis than our legacy extenders at the time (such as the B-320-1CAT-HDIR, B-400-1COAX-HDIR, et al). The Extender and Accessory Rack Shelf was originally designed for the extenders which existed prior to the release of the HDBaseT extenders. With the larger extender chassis being 1U taller when vertical, there are just a couple of things to account for. Make sure that you have 4U of total height for the shelf; installation in the rear of the rack is best. The extender can be secured with double-sided sticky tape, or preferably Velcro to accommodate for the thicker housing body and mounting ears. For more information, see the Tech Note under the Support tab, labeled "HDBaseT Extenders and Extender Rack Shelving.

2-Year Limited Warranty
This Binary™ Product has a Two-Year Limited Warranty.  This warranty includes parts and labor repairs on all components found to be defective in material or workmanship under normal conditions of use.  This warranty shall not apply to products which have been abused, modified or disassembled.  Products to be repaired under this warranty must be returned to SnapAV or a designated service center with prior notification and an assigned return authorization number (RA).

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