Hall Research’s EX-HDU HDMI and USB over Ethernet Elevates Collaboration & Education

The popularity of interactive displays, touchscreen monitors, and smartboards is creating a demand for an HDMI and USB over Ethernet solution, especially in the K-12 market. People want USB for touchscreen extended back to the PC, and video extended from the PC to the screen. Both signals not designed for long reach. Hall Research, a leader in the design of innovative video over CATx solutions, seized the opportunity to introduce the EX-HDU.

Our guys at BZBtv also took the chance to uncover the EX-HDU. They created a video to unbox and install the award winning product.


Simplify Collaboration & Elevate Education

The EX-HDU HDMI and USB over Ethernet with audio and integrated control is a Best of Show winner from InfoComm ’18. Hall Research positions their EX-HDU HDMI and USB over ethernet solution for collaborative and K-12 environments. The unit is an economical single-gang wall plate sender and receiver with audio and integrated control. Moreover, the product allows 200 feet extension of HDMI and USB on one cable.

Below is a block diagram of a classroom scenario.

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The wall-plate sender gets power from the receiver via UTP cable and provides one HDMI input and a 2-port hub for USB devices. Additionally, the receiver includes an HDMI output and a 4-port USB hub that supports touchscreen displays, interactive boards, webcam, keyboard/mouse, and other USB devices to 480 Mbps. Furthermore, HDMI audio can be extracted providing both analog and multi-channel digital sound.

hdmi and usb over ethernet

The EX-HDU HDMI and USB over ethernet solution has a built-in control system. The receiver can undoubtedly control other equipment by providing programmable contact closure I/O, RS-232 and IR outputs. In addition to this, the unit can sense video, enablinig users to turn a projector on or a TV or touchscreen automatically. Simply program the unit to detect the video and the user can initiate those commands.

If you’re leading a presentation or a K-12 teacher, the EX-HDU offers the confidence to connect and exhibit without worrying about compatibility. Equally important, install is plug and play. The EX-HDU is compatible with all PCs, MACs, and Android Tablets and does not require a driver installation.

For more information on the EX-HDU HDMI and USB over Ethernet solution, visit our online store. You can chat with one of our experts or call us directly for a hassle free consultation.