8-Port HDMI video and IR signal extender rack with enhanced range up to 250 feet with CAT cabling.


The RK8-HLX-500 is the perfect solution for extending HDMI signals to a remote location up to 500 feet away. It is the ideal way to consolidate up to eight workstation computers into one location. It is fully compatible with MAC, PC and LINUX HDMI standards. Up to eight displays can be extended easily from a rack without the mess or expense of multiple extenders. Rather than buy multiple extenders for rack components, and having to find power strips or numerous power outlets for the adapters, the SmartAVI rack series of extenders allows for up to eight inputs and eight outputs with only one power supply.


  • Extends HDMI signals up to 500 feet via LAN (Cat5e/6 cables)
  • Chainable for thousands of feet of extension
  • Supports up to 8 HDMI sources on single rack
  • Supports high resolution 1080p HD video, 1920x1080 at 60Hz
  • Supports stereo audio
  • IR (Infrared) remote enabled
  • Rack mountable
  • No software or driver required
  • Plug-and-Play ready
  • Distance can be increased if using ethernet GigaSwitch


MEDICAL FIELD - In the medical field where sensitive electronic devices are used, isolating workstation computers can be a matter of safety. The RK8-HLX-500 allows the workstation computers to be housed in a central location, away from sensitive devices.
INDUSTRIAL WORK AREAS - In industrial work areas that may be too harsh for a workstation computer, the RK8-HLX-500 can consolidate the computers into a safe location.
DIGITAL SIGNAGE - When it comes to digital signage, the RK8-HLX-500 is an excellent deployment option. With the RK8-HLX-500, up to eight digital signage devices can be centralized and secured from public access.
INFORMATION KIOSKS/DISPLAYS - As with most information booths and kiosks, there is a risk of damage or theft. The RK8-HLX-500 is the best way to secure computer hardware, by consolidating it to a secure location away from public access.


Format HDMI 1.3 and HDCP compliant
HDTV Resolutions 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60Hz/48bit
TV Resolution 480i
Input Interface (TX) 8 x HDMI Type A 19-pin Female TMDS
Input Cable Length (TX) Up to 40 ft.
Output Cable Length (RX) Up to 40 ft.
Format Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD MA
Input Interface HDMI (Integrated)
Output Interface HDMI (Integrated)
Signal Type 38 KHz
Interface 3.5 mm Jack Socket (Female)
Interface RJ-45 x 8
Cable Requirements CAT5/5e/6
Maximum Length 500 ft.
Power Internal 100-240 VAC/5VDC8A @40W
Dimensions 17”W x 1.7”H x 4.357”D
Weight 3.6 lbs.
Approvals UL, CE, ROHS Compliant
Operating Temp. 32-131°F (0-55 °C)
Storage Temp. -4-185 °F (-20-85 °C)
Humidity Up to 95%


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Order Info

Part No.Description
RK8-HLX-500-S 8 Port Rack for HDMI & IR Extenders over a Single Cat5e/6 Cable Includes: [RK8-HLX- 500-TX and (CCWPWR)]
HLX-500-RX-S HLX Receiver. HDMI Receiver over Cat5e/6 STP. Includes: [HLX-500-RX & (PS12V2.5A)].

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