EXTRON FOX POWERCAGE ENCLOSURE
Extron Electronics introduces the PowerCage 401 modular power enclosure and the PowerCage 401 FOX DT HD dual-transmitter and PowerCage 401 FOX DR HD dual-receiver modules, which provide long haul transmission of HDMI, stereo audio, and RS‑232 control signals over fibre optic cabling. The PowerCage 401 enclosure features a space-saving 1U rack-mountable design that provides an efficient way to power and mount up to four fibre optic modules. The boards use all‑digital technology to deliver pixel-for-pixel extension of computer and video resolutions up to 1920×1200, including 1080p/60. Each compact module provides two independent FOX HDMI extenders that are HDCP compliant, and share many of the same capabilities as other Extron fibre optic extenders. They are compatible with Extron FOX II and FOX Series extenders. Mounted in the compact PowerCage 401 enclosure, the PowerCage 401 FOX DT HD and PowerCage 401 FOX DR HD modules are ideal for point-to-point installations or in combination with a FOX Matrix Switcher for an enterprise-wide AV distribution system.
The PowerCage 401 enclosure is designed for dependable performance in mission-critical applications. Exceptional thermal management and a variable speed fan provide optimal cooling, while dual-redundant and hot-swappable power supplies ensure system reliability. The enclosure also includes dual AC power inputs for continuous connection to primary and back‑up power sources. The Ethernet port on the enclosure allows insertion of RS‑232, enabling system level control of the endpoints and attached devices without needing additional cabling. For space-challenged workstation applications and larger systems with multiple remote devices, the PowerCage 401 is an ideal solution.
The units offer many integrator and user-friendly features like Key Minder, EDID Minder, Auto Input Memory, audio embedding and de‑embedding, audio gain and attenuation adjustment, internal test patterns, and Ethernet monitoring and control. The transmitter and receiver modules are available in multimode and singlemode models, providing signal extension for moderate distances of up to 2 km (1.25 miles) over multimode fibre optic cable and extreme distances up to 30 km (18.75 miles) when using singlemode cable. The dual transmitters and receivers operate independently to support two separate devices.