2x8 HDMI 1.3 over Single CAT5
Cascading Distribution Amplifier
User Manual
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Safety and Notice
The EX-G016 2x8 HDMI 1.3 over Single CAT5 Cascading Distribution Amplifier has been
tested for conformance to safety regulations and requirements, and has been certified for international
use. However, like all electronic equipments, the EX-G016 should be used with care. Please read and
follow the safety instructions to protect yourself from possible injury and to minimize the risk of damage
to the unit.
z Follow all instructions and warnings marked on this unit.
z Do not attempt to service this unit yourself, except where explained in this manual.
z Provide proper ventilation and air circulation and do not use near water.
z Keep objects that might damage the device and assure that the placement of this unit is on a
stable surface.
z Use only the power adapter and power cords and connection cables designed for this unit.
z Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners to clean this unit. Always unplug the power to the device
before cleaning.
The EX-G016 2x8 HDMI 1.3 over Single CAT5 Cascading Distribution Amplifier allows you to
distribute one of the two HDMI/DVI video sources up to 8 separate HDTV displays including one
remotely cascade output via Cat-5/5e cost effective cable. This splitter offers the most flexible solution
by which the high definition video and high quality audio can be transmitted to different local locations
through HDMI cables and also to the next stage over a long distance without degrading the quality.
The cascade ability allows pure digital video and audio broadcast station by station and therefore
make extending HDMI compliant video and audio anywhere feasible.
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z State-of-the-art Silicon Image (founder of HDMI) chipset embedded for upmost compatibility and
z HDMI 1.3c compliant
z HDCP compliant
z HDMI video distribution to up to 7 displays and one CAT5e Receiver or cascade to another
z Acts as a 2x1 HDMI switch plus a 1x8 HDMI over CAT5 splitter
z Minimizes the cable skew by adjustable 8-level equalization control
z Regenerates the HDMI signal
z Supports default HDMI EDID and has the ability to learn the EDID of displays
z Up to 60m (200ft) at 1080i and 40m (130ft) at 1080p through Cat-5e cables
z Input up to 15m (50ft) using HDMI cables
z Outputs up to 15m (50ft) using HDMI cables
z Pure unaltered uncompressed 7.1ch digital HDMI over LAN cable transmission
z Allows cascading
z Perfectly integrated with other HDMI over CAT5 series products
z 1U rack mountable with interlocking power adapter for fixedness
The length depends on the characteristics and quality of the cables. Higher resolutions and
longer transmission distances require low skew cables (<25ns/100m) for best performance.
Unshielded CAT6 with metal RJ-45 connectors is recommended.
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Specifications & Package Contents
Model Name
Role of usage
HDMI compliance
HDCP compliance
Video bandwidth
Video support
Audio support
Input TMDS signal
Input DDC signal
ESD protection
[EX-G016 /
PCB stack-up
HDMI connector
RJ-45 connector
DIP switch
2x8 distribution amplifier
Transmitter [TX]
Receiver [long range RX]
Receiver [short range RX]
HDMI 1.3c
Single-link 340MHz [10.2Gbps]
480i / 480p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p60
Full HD (1080p) – 40m (130ft) [CAT5e] / 50m (165ft) [CAT6]
HD (720p/1080i) – 50m (165ft) [CAT5e] / 60m (200ft) [CAT6]
Surround sound (up to 7.1ch) or stereo digital audio
8-level digital
1.2 Volts [peak-to-peak]
5 Volts [peak-to-peak, TTL]
[1] Human body model — ±15kV [air-gap discharge] & ±8kV [contact discharge]
[2] Core chipset — ±8kV
4-layer board [impedance control — differential 100Ω; single 50Ω]
1x RJ-45
1x RJ-45
1x RJ-45
1x RJ-45
Type A [19-pin female]
Type A [19-pin female]
Type A [19-pin male]
WE/SS 8P8C with 2 LED indicators
2-pin DIP
Metal case
340 x 110 x 44mm
545 x 230 x 110mm
[L x W x H]
570 x 580 x 260mm
324g [11.4oz]
1.9kg [4.2 lbs]
1U rack-mount with ears
Wall hanging holes
Power supply
5V 4A DC
Power consumption
13 Watts [max]
Operation temperature
Storage temperature
Relative humidity
1x EX-G016
2x Rack-mounting ears
Package Contents
1x 5V power adapter
1x User Manual
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Metal case
85 x 60 x 25mm
270 x 175 x 80mm
450 x 370 x 300mm
154g [5.4oz]
Plastic mold
45 x 25 x 20mm
170 x 115 x 40mm
450 x 370 x 300mm
22g [0.8oz]
453g [1 lb]
90g [3.2oz]
Wall-mount case upon request
5V 2A DC
1 Watt [max]
0~40°C [32~104°F]
-20~60°C [-4~140°F]
20~90% RH [no condensation]
1x EX-G076A
1x 5V power adapter
1x User Manual
0.5 Watt [max]
1x EX-G076B
1x User Manual
Panel Descriptions
Front Panel
1 2
1.2a/1.3a: Output format LED indicator [Green: HDMI 1.3 / Red: HDMI 1.2]
Format Sel: Push button for HDMI output format selection
IN 1/IN 2: Input LED indicator [Green: HDMI input / Red: RJ-45 input]
IN Sel: Push button for input HDMI source selection
Rear Panel
5 6
11 12
5. DIP Switch: EDID/Audio setting [see following section]
6. EQ: Rotary control for equalizer setting [see following section]
7. RJ-45 IN 1: for cascading from another EX-G016 or SP-5022
8. HDMI IN 2: for connecting to video source, SP-5012, SP-5018, or another EX-G016
9. RJ-45 OUT: for connecting to display through EX-G076A or EX-G076B; or for cascading to
another SP-5022 or EX-G016
10. HDMI OUT1-HDMI OUT7: for connecting to display through HDMI cable or through Cat-5e cable
with EX-G076B attached; or for cascading to another SP-5012, SP-5018, or EX-G016.
11. +5V DC power: connect to 5V 4A DC interlocking power adapter
12. Power ON/OFF switch
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DIP Switch
OFF [©]
ON [ª]
OFF [©]
ON [ª]
Use Default
Use learned
Audio Mode
Set pin#1-ON[ª] first and then connect the HDMI Input to HDMI display thru HDMI cable. Wait
for 20 seconds. The Recording Procedure will be finish. If you want to learn the EDID for
another equipped display, you must set pin#1-OFF[©] and repeat the procedure.
If the equipped display shows video but without audio, please try to set audio to 2 channel.
Rotary Control
In order to adapt the CAT5 cable, EX-G016 offers 8 level equalization control on the
received HDMI signal. The strongest equalization is applied while the knob stops at
number 0, while the weakest equalization happens at number 7. It is recommended to
switch from 7 to 0 to find the optimal visual experience.
HDMI Output Format Selection
When input signal exists, the output format LED turns on. If the input HDMI source is HDMI 1.3
format, you can set the output format to HDMI 1.2 mode and Red LED will be on. If the input HDMI
source is HDMI 1.2, the output format is always set to HDMI 1.2.
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Hardware Installation
1. Connect Cat-5e cable if using any Cat-5e HDMI video transmitter as cascading source
2. Connect HDMI input to HDMI compliant sources (such as a Blu-ray Disc player)
3. Connect all HDMI outputs to the HDMI displays
4. Connect RJ-45 output to HDMI over CAT5 receiver through Cat-5e cable
5. Plug in 5V 4A DC power supply.
6. Power on the EX-G016
7. Power on the HDMI displays.
8. Power on the HDMI source(s).
HDMI Pin Definition
Pin 1
TMDS Data2+
Pin 8
TMDS Data0 Shield
Pin 15
Pin 2
TMDS Data2 Shield
Pin 9
TMDS Data0–
Pin 16
Pin 3
TMDS Data2–
Pin 10 TMDS Clock+
Pin 17
DDC/CEC Ground
Pin 4
TMDS Data1+
Pin 11 TMDS Clock Shield
Pin 18
+5 V Power
Pin 5
TMDS Data1 Shield
Pin 12 TMDS Clock–
Pin 19
Hot Plug Detect
Pin 6
TMDS Data1–
Pin 13 CEC
Pin 7
TMDS Data0+
Pin 14 Reserved (N.C. on device)
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1. If the DVI or HDMI device requires the EDID information, please use EDID Reader/Writer to
retrieve and provide DVI/HDMI EDID information.
2. All HDMI over CAT5 transmission distances are measured using Belden CAT5e 125MHz LAN
cable and ASTRODESIGN Video Signal Generator VG-859C.
3. The transmission length is largely affected by the type of LAN cables, the type of HDMI sources,
and the type of HDMI display. The testing result shows solid LAN cables (usually in bulk cable
300m/1000ft form) can transmit a lot longer signals than stranded LAN cables (usually in patch
cord form). Shielded STP cables are better suit than unshielded UTP cables. A solid UTP CAT5e
cable shows longer transmission length than stranded STP CAT6 cable. For long extension users,
solid LAN cables are your only choice.
4. EIA/TIA-568-B termination (T568B) for LAN cables is recommended for better performance.
5. To reduce the interference among the unshielded twisted pairs of wires in LAN cable, you can use
shielded LAN cables to improve EMI problems, which is worsen in long transmission.
6. Because the quality of the LAN cables has the major effects in how long transmission distance will
be made and how good is the received display, the actual transmission length is subject to your
LAN cables. For resolution greater than 1080i or 1280x1024, a CAT6 cable is recommended.
7. If your HDMI display has multiple HDMI inputs, it is found that the first HDMI input [HDMI input #1]
generally can produce better transmission performance among all HDMI inputs.
Performance Guide for HDMI over LAN Cable Transmission
Performance rating
Shielded (STP)
Shielded (STP)
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Type of LAN cable
Please use EIA/TIA-568-B termination (T568B) at any time
Limited Warranty
The SELLER warrants the EX-G016 2x8 HDMI 1.3 over Single CAT5 Cascading Distribution
Amplifier to be free from defects in the material and workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase
from the SELLER or an authorized dealer. Should this product fail to be in good working order within 1
year warranty period, The SELLER, at its option, repair or replace the unit, provided that the unit has
not been subjected to accident, disaster, abuse or any unauthorized modifications including static
discharge and power surges.
Unit that fails under conditions other than those covered will be repaired at the current price of
parts and labor in effect at the time of repair. Such repairs are warranted for 90 days from the day of
reshipment to the BUYER. If the unit is delivered by mail, customers agree to insure the unit or
assume the risk of loss or damage in transit. Under no circumstances will a unit be accepted without a
return authorization number.
The warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied, including without limitations,
any other implied warranty or fitness or merchantability for any particular purpose, all of which are
expressly disclaimed.
Proof of sale may be required in order to claim warranty. Customers outside Taiwan are
responsible for shipping charges to and from the SELLER. Cables are limited to a 30 day warranty and
cable must be free from any markings, scratches, and neatly coiled.
The content of this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However,
The SELLER assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies that may be contained in this manual.
The SELLER will NOT be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages
resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
Also, the technical information contained herein regarding the EX-G016 features and specifications is
subject to change without further notice.
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