DisplayPort transmits a digital signal and is typically used for a video signal to display on a PC monitor, TVs, cameras and much more. In addition, DisplayPort is also able to send audio, USB, and other forms of data. DisplayPort was developed as a better altenative for VGA and DVI because it supports higher resolutions while still having the ability to be backwards compatible with VGA and DVI through the use of adapters. The purpose of a DisplayPort extender is to extend a Displayport signal longer distances than a normal cable can run before losing signal. Many DisplayPort extenders are equipped with EDID management as well as HDCP compliancy. Make sure these two features are included before making a purchase for this type of extender. A certified DisplayPort cable can run up to 15 meters or 50 feet before a booster is needed. An extender is needed when going beyond 200 feet. For distances over 200 feet, a DisplayPort twisted pair extender is recommended. Twisted pair extenders use shielded category cables to deliver optimal performance and quality up to 330 feet. If your application requires a signal to go beyond 330 feet, a fiber optic DisplayPort extender can haul an HDCP compliant video signal with audio, RS-232 and IR very long distances. We are partnered with several industry leaders that continuously improve their design of DisplayPort extenders year to year. Manufacturers including Gefen, Kramer and Smart AVI have been providing advanced DisplayPort extenders in todays market and BZB Express can deliver their products at very affordable prices. If you still have lingering questions about your application or which extender is right for your project, please call one of our tech savvy representatives to assist you.