The Premium Extender for Residential Systems
Supports HDR and 4K/60 4:4:4 Video Content
The Centum 301 CEA is ideal for applications requiring the latest as well as emerging 4K/UHD and HDR sources and displays. It is compatible with all video resolutions, audio formats, and color space formats supported in the HDMI 2.0a specification, plus the ability to pass metadata for HDR content. The Centum 301 CEA includes EDID management features, LED indicators for power and signal status, and remote PoE powering for the receiver.
VESA Display Stream Compression
HDR and 4K/60 4:4:4 video content requires data rates exceeding 10 Gbps and up to 18 Gbps – a significant challenge for extending signals over HDBaseT. The Centum 301 CEA provides an innovative solution with DSC, a visually lossless video compression technology developed by VESA. DSC applies extremely light compression (1.5:1 or less), allowing transmission of HDR and 4K/60 4:4:4 over a single category cable while ensuring very high, pristine image quality. DSC is currently used for embedded display interfaces in mobile devices with high resolution screens.
Receiver to Transmitter Audio Return Pathway
The Centum 301 CEA provides a dedicated audio return pathway from a television to an AV receiver via HDBaseT 2.0 technology, and the option of using the ARC or TOSLINK digital audio connections. This capability makes it easy and convenient to integrate audio from over-the-air TV broadcasts and smart TV apps.