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Fiber Optic Extender Goes the Extra Mile

Joel R. Cruz • March 3, 2020

Fiber optic cables are becoming the preferred option for transmitting high bandwidth signals like 4K transmissions. In the past, fiber optic cables could easily be compromised if twisted, bent, or even stepped on. But now they are more reliable as the jacket structure is more durable, lighter, and flexible. They really are the go-to cable for extending HDMI and control signals, especially when they need to travel farther than 330 feet, which is the typical drop-off point for HDBaseT products using CAT cables.



A great signal extension solution in regards to high performance and reliability when using fiber optic cables is the BZBGEAR BG-UHD-18GFE. This fiber optic extender transmits HDMI signals a whopping 10 km (6.25 mi) over a single mode fiber optic cable.

BG-UHD-18GFE top view

The BG-UHD-18GFE extends 4K2K@60Hz (4:2:0 10-bit) or 4K2K@60Hz (4:4:4 8-bit) at 18Gbps via a duplex LC multimode fiber optic cable. The extender is equipped with HDMI 2.0a and is HDCP 2.2 compliant.

BG-UHD-18GFE side 1

For control, it has the capability to pass through USB keyboard and mouse control functions for remote users. As well, it supports Bi-Directional IR, RS-232, and third-party control programs.

BG-UHD-18GFE side 2

The BG-UHD-18GFE is ideal for all long distance applications including arenas, live corporate and sporting events, and building-to-building environments.


We demoed the BG-UHD-18GFE fiber optic extender on our YouTube channel BZB Express TV. You can also catch the video at the top of this article.


For more information, contact BZBGEAR at 1.888.499.9906 or email [email protected]. Browse our online catalog for economical solutions regarding your project. Make sure to catch the buzz on BZB Express TV for unboxings and demos. And please show your support by subscribing! We'll keep you informed on the latest AV gear.

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