HDMI + audio signal extender over single fiber cable

The HDMI‑3D‑OPT‑RX150RA optical receiver provides extension of uncompressed video and audio with optional HDCP encryption and USB HID over one multimode fiber up to a 2500 m distance.

Highlighted features

  • 1920x1080@120Hz/4:4:4, 4096x2048@30Hz/4:4:4 or 60Hz/4:2:0 maximum resolutions (300MHz)
  • HDCP 1.4 compliant
  • Bi-directional RS-232 extension (pass-through and control)
  • Extends HDMI 1.4, USB KVM and RS-232 signals over one multimode fiber cable
  • Adjustable analog audio settings (volume, gain, balance)
  • USB KVM (HID) extension

Lightware HDMI-3D-OPT-RX150RA optical receiver provides extension of uncompressed Full-HD video and audio with optional HDCP encryption plus USB HID* over one multimode fiber up to 2500 m. The unit offers a digital and an analog audio output, bi-directional RS-232 pass-through, HDCP compliance and works at all standard AV resolutions.

The interface's 9 Gbps bandwidth is capable of transmitting 1080p (@120Hz) video signals, video up to 4K pixel resolution (4K x 2K @30Hz), as well as video with full support of content protection (HDCP). HDMI-3D-OPT-RX150RA offers dual audio outputs: a digital S/PDIF audio and a symmetrical analog output with PHOENIX connectors.

Single Fiber Technology makes the unit fully HDMI and HDCP compliant without the need of a second fiber cable or copper connections. To simplify cabling, the bi-directional communication - necessary for HDCP handshaking and USB transfer - is performed on the same fiber core that transmits the video signal. The receiver is configurable through the mini USB connector.

Intelligent HID Emulation* is provided for two devices with full transparency. The special HID devices including keyboard and mouse - are emulated by the extender and transparently transferred to the computer with the result that no drivers are required for the proper functionality, it’s as easy as Plug & Play.
*USB HID: Human Interface Device such as keyboard, mouse, presenter or Smart Card.
*USB HID (KVM) extension feature is under development, only available later.


  • Post production studios
  • Control room
  • Digital Signage
  • Multiroom video
  • Conference rooms, collaborative telepresence
Data rate: 9 Gbps maximum
Resolution: up to 4K x 2K @30Hz or 1080p @120Hz or 720p/1080i @120Hz
EDID support: transparent
HDCP pass through: yes
RS-232 pass through: yes
Fiber: 50/125 SC Multimode (preferred) 62.5/125 SC Multimode
Transmission distance:
(using OM3e or OM4 type fiber)
2500 m @ 1600x1200 60Hz 24bit
1500 m @ 1080p 60Hz 36bit Deep Color
Power: universal power adaptor, DC 5 V 2.5 A
Power consumption: 3,9 W (typ.) 6,5 W (max)
Enclosure: 1 mm metal
Dimensions: 100,4 W x 131,9 D x 26 H mm
Weight: 430 grams
Compliance: CE
Warranty: 3 years

Fiber input: SC receptacle
HDMI output: HDMI connector
USB HID (RX): 2 x USB-A female connector
Digital audio output: S/PDIF (digital)
Analog audio output: 5 pole PHOENIX connector
USB control: mini USB-B female connector
Serial port: 9-pole D-sub
Power: locking DC connector (2.5/5.5 mm)

Analog audio output
Volume: -78 .. 0 dB
Bass: 0 .. 24 dB
Treble: 0 .. 6 dB
Balance: 0 .. 100%
Phase invert: On/Off
De-emphasis: On/Off

Supported audio formats
Embedded audio S/PDIF out Unbalanced
analog out
Multichannel PCM (max 8 channel, up to 192 kHz) Stereo PCM
(up to 48 kHz)
Stereo PCM
(up to 48 kHz)
Dolby Digital 2.1 Dolby Digital 2.1 x
Dolby Digital 5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1 x
Dolby Digital 7.1 Dolby Digital 7.1 x
DTS 2.1 DTS 2.1 x
DTS 5.1 DTS 5.1 x
DTS 7.1 DTS 7.1 x
Dolby TrueHD (HBR) x x
DTS-HD (HBR) x x
DTS-HD Master Audio (HBR) x x
All other HDMI specified standards x x

Maximum extension distances
  OM1 OM2 OM3 OM4
  (62.5/125) (50/125) (50/125) (50/125)
1080p@60Hz 24 bpp 250 m 600 m 1200 m 2500 m
1080p@60Hz 36 bpp 150 m 400 m 800 m 1300 m
Catalogue Language File format Size Date  
Event Manager English pdf 2 MB 2017-09-05 Download
Product Brief Language File format Size Date  
Product brief - HDMI-3D-OPT-RX150RA English pdf 1 MB 2017-09-05 Download
Software Language File format Size Date  
Lightware Device Updater for Windows English zip 57 MB 2019-08-31 Download
Lightware Device Updater for Mac English zip 67 MB 2019-09-01 Download
User Manual Language File format Size Date  
HDMI-3D-OPT_series_Users_Manual_v2.1 English pdf 31 MB 2018-10-31 Download
Quick Start Guide Language File format Size Date  
HDMI-3D-OPT-RX150RA Quick Start Guide English pdf 4 MB 2017-09-22 Download
Compatibility Table Language File format Size Date  
Fiber extension compability table English pdf 174 KB 2017-09-22 Download
Accessories compatibility table English pdf 31 KB 2017-09-23 Download
CAD Language File format Size Date  
CAD - HDMI-3D-OPT-RX150RA English rar 82 KB 2017-09-05 Download
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HDMI-3D-OPT-RX150RA - HDMI-3D-OPT-RX150RA English jpg 71 KB 2019-07-03 Download
HDMI-3D-OPT-RX150RA - Back view English jpg 72 KB 2019-07-03 Download
HDMI-3D-OPT-RX150RA - Application diagram English jpg 101 KB 2019-07-03 Download
CE Language File format Size Date  
CE_HDMI-3D-OPT-RX150RA English pdf 31 KB 2018-04-20 Download