DEAR CUSTOMER Thank you for purchasing this product. For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully before connecting, operating or adjusting this product. Please keep this manual for future reference.
This product is 100% inspected and tested in the United States to verify HDMI performance parameters.
WARNING 1. Do not expose this unit to water, moisture, or excessive humidity. 2. Do not install or place this unit in a built-in cabinet, or other confined space without adequate ventilation. 3. To prevent risk of electrical shock or fire hazard, due to overheating do not obstruct unit’s ventilation openings.
7. Unplug unit during lightening storms or when not used for an extended period of time. A surge protector is strongly recommended. 8. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at the plugs. 9. Use unit only with accessories specified by the manufacturer. 10. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.
4. Do not install near any source of heat, including other units that may produce heat. 5. Do not place unit near flames. 6. Only clean unit with a dry cloth.
CAUTION HDMI is a very complex technology requiring continuous authentication of the signal and the same video resolution and audio settings on all electronic equipment in the system. When there are multiple sources and displays, the video resolution and audio setting on all connected units must be adjusted to correspond with that of the display having the lowest video and audio capability.
INTRODUCTION The Evolution by Vanco EVEX4K50 HDBaseT [email protected], 4:4:4 Chroma, HDR Extender with Bi-directional IR, and Power over Cable (PoC) extends 4K/60Hz, 4:4:4 with HDR along with audio, and RS232 at a distance of up to 164/50m over a single Cat5e/6 cable. Also able to pass 1080p/60Hz up to 230ft/70m. Power over Cable (PoC) Technology transmits power over Cat5e/6, allowing either the Transmitter or Receiver to be powered without the use of a power supply for an easy installation. No EDID or EQ adjustments are necessary as the units automatically adjust for compatibility and gain. In addition, RS-232 and bi-directional IR pass-through allows for source and/or display control. For extending full 4K resolution with up to 60Hz, 4:4:4 chroma subsampling, and HDR, the EVEX4K50 is a great plug and play solution for connecting the latest components! The EVEX4K50 includes two units: transmitting unit (EVEX4K50-TX) and receiving unit (EVEX4K50-RX). The transmitting unit is used to capture the HDMI input with IR signals and carries the signals via one cost effective Cat5e/6 cable. The receiving unit is responsible for equalizing the transmitted HDMI signal and reconstructing IR signals. The EVEX4K50 offers the most convenient solution for 4K extension over a single Cat5e/6 with Power over Cable, and is the perfect solution for any application.
HDBaseT™ [email protected], 4:4:4 Chroma, HDR Extender Part # EVEX4K50 • Features the latest HDBaseT Technology, optimized for whole-home or commercial distribution of highdefinition signals at much greater distances of standard HDMI cables
• Features Power over Cable technology (PoC) which transmits power over Cat5e/6, allowing for either Transmitter or Receiver to be powered without the use of a power supply
• Virtually Lossless Compression retains high end audio and video quality • Bi-directional IR and RS232 control • Features Auto EDID and EQ Management for plug and play installation • HDCP 2.2 compliant and backward compatible to previous versions • CEC Support • Slim and compact design • Power Supply: DC 12V, 2A • Dimensions: 146.2mm x 94mm x 17.9mm
SPECIFICATIONS Transmitter Input........................................................ HDMI IN Transmitter Output..................................................... HDBaseT OUT Receiver Input............................................................ HDBaseT IN Receiver Output.......................................................... HDMI OUT Transmitter Control Ports............................................ IR IN, IR OUT, RS-232 Receiver Control Ports................................................ IR IN, IR OUT, RS-232 Transmission Mode & Distance .................................... HDBaseT; 1080P ≤ 70m; 4K×2K w/HDR ≤ 50m* Resolution.................................................................. Up to 4K×[email protected] 4:4:4 with HDR Bandwidth.................................................................. 18Gbps HDMI Standard........................................................... HDMI 2.0 & HDCP 2.2 Power Consumption ................................................... 20W (max) Temperature.............................................................. -10°C ~ 50°C Humidity.................................................................... 0% ~ 90% Power Supply............................................................. Input: 100VAC~240VAC, 50/60Hz; Output: 24VDC 1.25A Dimensions (mm)........................................................ 146.2mm W x 94mm H x 17.9mm D *
Most common full HD formats:
• • CAT5e
Up to [email protected] 36bpp Data rates lower than 5.3Gbps or below 225MHz TMDS clock
PACKAGE CONTENTS • EVEX4K50 (TX & RX) • IR Transmitter (IR TX) • IR Receiver (IR RX) • (2) RS232 Cables (3-pin to DB9) • Mounting Hardware • (1) DC 12V Power Supply • Product Manual
1. Connect a source such as a Blu-Ray Player, game console, A/V Receiver, Cable or Satellite Receiver, etc. to the HDMI input on the Transmitting unit. 2. Connect a display such as an HDTV or HD Projector to the HDMI output on the Receiving unit. 3. Connect a single Category 5e/6/7 (up to 330ft/100m for 1080p or 230ft/70m for 4K) to the UTP output of the Transmitting unit, and the other end to the UTP input of the Receiving unit. 4. OPTIONAL: When using the bi-directional IR control, connect the IR emitter at either end to the IR OUT port on either the transmitter or the receiver. When using a powered IR receiver, connect via a 3.5 mm stereo plug to the IR IN on either the receiver or the transmitter. 5. OPTIONAL: When using bidirectional RS232 control, use the provided 3-conductor screw down terminals in the proper configuration of the devices being connected. If you are unsure of the TX, RX, and Ground pin configuration, please contact the manufacturer of the third party device for additional information. 6. For power, plug in either the Transmitting unit or Receiving unit with the included power supply, opposite unit will not have to be plugged in as it features Power over Ethernet (PoE). 7. Power on each device in the same sequence (receiver and transmitter will already be powered when either unit is plugged in). At this point the display connected should display the source signal connected to the extender set. If no signal is being displayed, connect a shorter Cat5e/6 cable (jumper or patch cable). If a display is having difficulty receiving a signal, access the display’s menu and adjust the resolution (lowest to highest until signal is displayed). Use the source remote at the receiver emitter to test IR functionality. If the IR remote function is not responding, check the emitters to ensure they are placed correctly and are plugged into the correct IR jacks on the Extender set receiving and transmitting units.
3. IR Output 4. IR Input 5. HDMI input 6. Power Input: DC 12V 7. Power LED 8. Video LED
EVEX4K50-RX (Receiving Unit)
1. HDBaseT input Signal
2. RS232 3. IR Output 4. IR Input 5. HDMI output 6. Power Input: DC 12V 7. Power LED 8. Video LED
USAGE PRECAUTIONS 1. System should be installed in a clean environment and has a prop temperature and humidity 2. All of the power switches, plugs, sockets and power cords should be insulated and safely connected 3. All devices should be connected before being powered on 4. The Cat5e/Cat6 terminations for HDBaseT devices recommend a straight-through TIA/EIA T568B standard
IR PASS-THROUGH The bi-directional IR system allows you to control the source that is connected to the extender unit, from the display; or the display from the source, not simultaneously. There are two important things to note when setting up the IR system:
1. The IR Receiver (IR RX) is always what you point your remote at to send an IR signal. This pigtail is placed at the display for controlling the source; or at the source for controlling the display.
2. The IR Transmitter (IR TX) is what sends the IR signal to what you are intending to control, whether it’s the source or the display. This pigtail is placed at the source; either pointed at the source, or placed on the front panel of the source (see below for placement tips) or placed at the display to control the display from the source.
IR BLASTER (TX) IR BLASTER (TX) To control the source: Plug IR Blaster into IR OUT port of transmitter unit (EVEX4K50-TX); place blaster in front of the IR eye of the source. To control the display: Plug IR Blaster into IR OUT port of receiver unit (EVEX4K50-RX); place blaster in front of the IR eye of the display. Note: Placement of the IR Blaster is important and can result in the IR system not working if improperly placed. First, locate the IR eye or window on the source If placing the IR blaster right on the front panel of the source, do not stick right on top of the IR eye or IR window. The IR signal cannot travel through the double-sided tape on the Blaster. Instead place the blaster on either side, or on the top or bottom of the IR eye or window, with the tip of the blaster facing the IR eye or window. See below for illustration of where IR signal shoots from on IR Blaster:
IR RECEIVER (RX) •
To control the source: Plug IR Receiver into IR IN port of receiver unit (EVEX4K50-RX); place receiver at or near display
To control the display: Plug IR Receiver into IR IN port of transmitter unit (EVEX4K50-TX); place receiver in position where it is able to receive remote signals
To Control the Source:
To Control the Display:
1. Plug the IR Blaster into the IR OUT Port on the Transmitter
1. Plug the IR Receiver into the IR IN Port on the Transmitter
2. Plug the IR Receiver into the IR IN Port on the Receiver
2. Plug the IR Blaster into the IR OUT Port on the Receiver
Below is the voltage and pinout used for IR of the EVEX4K50. Due to possible differences in 3rd party IR cables, please use the IR cables that came with the product
NOTICE 1. Vanco HDMI and Cat5e/6 cables are strongly recommended for use with this product to ensure best results.
2. Incorrect placement of IR Transmitter and Receiver may result in the failure of the IR extenders. Please check carefully before plugging in the IR extender to the respective IR sockets.
3. The transmission length is largely affected by the type of Cat5e/6 cables utilized, the type of HDMI sources, and the type of HDMI display. The testing result shows solid UTP cables (usually in the form of 300m [1,000ft] bulk cables) can transmit a lot longer signals than stranded UTP cables (usually in the form of fixed length patch cords). Shielded STP cables are better suited than unshielded UTP cables. A solid UTP Cat5e/6 cable shows longer transmission range than stranded STP Cat-6 cable. For long extension applications, use solid UTP/STP category cables.
4. EIA/TIA-568-B termination (T568B) for Cat5e/6 cables is recommended for better performance. 5. To reduce the interference among the unshielded twisted pairs of wires in Cat5e/6 cables, one can use shielded STP cables to improve EMI problems, which worsens in long cable transmission.
6. The quality of Cat5e/6 cables can have a major effect on how long the transmission limit can achieve and quality of picture, the actual transmission range is subject to the Cat5e/6 cable utilized. For the best results, Cat6 is recommended.
7. If your HDMI display has multiple HDMI inputs, it is found that the first HDMI input [HDMI input #1] generally can produce better transmission performance among all HDMI inputs.
TROUBLE-SHOOTING 1. Best results are usually achieved when the source and display resolutions are the same. If resolutions differ, the extenders will try to adjust the signal to match the resolution of the HDTV with the lowest resolution. This will result in a picture with a lower resolution on the other HDTV sets. 2. If you do not get audio and video, access the “setup” menu on the TV to adjust the audio and video settings. If the HDMI control circuit cannot establish a handshake, then there usually will be no audio or video in addition to a blue or black screen with a statement similar to “this protocol not supported” or “weak signal”. 3. If the above mentioned messages display, reset the receiver by disconnecting the power supply. You can also disconnect all of the HDMI and power cables, wait 15 minutes for any voltages to decay and then reconnect all of the cables. 4. If you are still encountering issues, attempt the “hot-plug” concept. With all of the HDMI cables disconnected, turn on the source and plug in the HDMI cable into it’s output, then power up the Vanco unit and plug the HDMI cable into it’s input, finally turn on the display and plug the HDMI cable from the receiver into it. This activates all of the devices in corresponding order and results in a signal being plugged into a device that is on and will attempt to connect the signal. 5. Most of the major source and display manufacturers employ a proprietary control channel to communicate between devices from the same manufacturer (CEC). Sometimes this can interfere with the HDMI control circuit or the authentication of the signal. Call the manufacturer if you experience this issue. Sometimes a player, an audio/video receiver, or a cable/satellite box may not have the latest software update, usually this can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website. 6. If you have problems with the IR control circuit, make sure that the IR RX pigtail is plugged into extender receiver and pointed at the display, and the IR TX pigtail is attached to the extender sender and pointed at the source.
SAFETY AND NOTICE The EVEX4K50 has been tested for conformance to safety regulations and requirements, and has been certified for EVEX4K50 should be used with care. Please read and follow the safety instructions to protect yourself from possible injury and to minimize the risk of damage to the unit.
• Follow all instructions and warnings marked on this unit • Do not attempt to service this unit yourself, except where explained in this manual • Provide proper ventilation and air circulation and do not use near water • Keep objects that might damage the device and assure that the placement of this unit is on a stable surface
• Use only the power adapter and power cords and connection cables designed for this unit • Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners to clean this unit • Always unplug the power to the device before cleaning
LIMITED WARRANTY With the exceptions noted in the next paragraph, Vanco warrants to the original purchaser that the equipment it manufactures or sells will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase. Should this product, in Vanco’s opinion, prove defective within this warranty period, Vanco, at its option, will repair or replace this product without charge. Any defective parts replaced become the property of Vanco. This warranty does not apply to those products which have been damaged due to accident, unauthorized alterations, improper repair, modifications, inadequate maintenance and care, or use in any manner for which the product was not originally intended. Items integrated into Vanco products that are made by other manufacturers, notably computer hard drives and liquid crystal display panels, are limited to the term of the warranty offered by the respective manufacturers. Such specific warranties are available upon request to Vanco. A surge protector, power conditioner unit, or an uninterruptible power supply must be installed in the electrical circuit to protect against power surges. If repairs are needed during the warranty period the purchaser will be required to provide a sales receipt/sales invoice or other acceptable proof of purchase to the seller of this equipment. The seller will then contact Vanco regarding warranty repair or replacement.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT In case of problems, please contact Vanco Technical Support by dialing 1-800-626-6445. You can also email technical support issues to [email protected] When calling, please have the Model Number, Serial Number (affixed to the bottom of the unit) and Invoice available for reference during the call. Please read this Instruction Manual prior to calling or installing this unit, since it will familiarize you with the capabilities of this product and its proper installation. All active electronic products are 100% inspected and tested to insure highest product quality and troublefree installation and operation. The testing process utilizes the types of high-definition sources and displays typically installed for entertainment and home theater applications. For additional information, such as helpful installation videos, etc. please visit www.vanco1.com
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