TPS extender for single CATx cable

Lightware’s HDMI‑TPS‑RX96 twisted pair HDBaseT™ extenders provide full HDCP and EDID compliance, receive universal 4K video, audio and Bi-directional RS-232 and IR up to a range of 170 m over a single CATx cable.

Highlighted features

  • Selectable operation mode (Auto or forced Long Reach mode)
  • Ethernet extension (100 Mbps)
  • Bi-directional RS-232 and IR extension (pass-through)
  • Extends DVI or HDMI 1.4 + Audio + Ethernet + RS-232 + IR over one CAT5/6/7 cable

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HDMI-TPS-TX96 and HDMI-TPS-RX96 twisted pair HDBaseTTM extenders provide extension of uncompressed Full-HD video for long distances over a single CATx cable. The unit offers bi-directional RS-232, IR, and Ethernet pass-through on the same CATx cable that carries the video signal. The TPS extenders support full HDCP and EDID compliance and work at all standard AV resolutions up to 4K and 48-bit color depth handling all standard audio formats and also 120 Hz 3D signals. Remote powering is available through a single CATx cable, but a local power supply can also be used. All devices can be mounted on a rack shelf or used standalone.

The Auto operation mode allows the device to detect the far end extender’s mode and adopt it. If the far end device is in Auto mode or it is a third party HDBaseTTM device the link will be set to HDBT mode. If the far device is in forced Long Reach Mode then the auto operation will set the Link to Long Reach Mode.


  • Post production studios
  • Control room
  • Digital Signage
  • Multiroom video
  • Conference rooms, collaborative telepresence

Remote Powering Remote Power Compatibility Table

Check the remote power compatibilities and functionalities across our devices

Data rate: 3.4 Gbps per color
Resolution: All HDMI 1.4a resolutions supported
Equalization: Adaptive, automatic
EDID support: Transparent
HDCP pass through: Yes
Ethernet pass-through: Yes
RS-232 pass through: Yes
IR pass through: Yes
Power: Universal power adaptor, DC 12 V 2.5 A
Overall signal delay: 10µs (including 100m CATx cable)
Power consumption: 5.3 W (typ) 6.1 W (max)
Enclosure: 1 mm metal
Dimensions: 100.4 W x 100.4 D x 26 H mm
Weight: 330 g / product
Compliance: CE
Warranty: 3 years

TX input, RX output: HDMI connector
TX output, RX input: RJ45 (TPS interface)
Ethernet: RJ45
IR In, out: 3.5mm TRS connector (1/8’’ mini-jack)
Serial port: 3-pole PHOENIX
Power: Locking DC connector (2.1 / 5.5 mm)

Max cable lengths with the available firmware versions
 Resolution  Pixel clock rate Cable lengths (Auto / LR link mode)
1024x768@60Hz 65 MHz 100 m / 130 m* 90 m / 120 m* 120 m / 170 m*
1280x720p@60Hz 73,8 MHz 100 m / 130 m* 90 m / 120 m* 120 m / 170 m*
1920x1080p@60Hz / 24bpp 148,5 MHz 100 m / 130 m* 90 m / 120 m* 120 m / 170 m*
1920x1200@60Hz 152,9 MHz 100 m / NA 90 m / NA 120 m / NA
1600x1200@60Hz 162 MHz 100 m / NA 90 m / NA 120 m / NA
1920x1080@60Hz / 36bpp 223 MHz 70 m / NA 70 m / NA 100 m / NA
3840x2160@30Hz UHD 297 MHz 70 m / NA 70 m / NA 100 m / NA
4096x2160@30Hz 4K 297 MHz 70 m / NA 70 m / NA 100 m / NA
*with long reach firmware option. Long reach firmware supports pixel clock frequencies up to 148,5 MHz.
**Distances are 20% shorter if remote powering used. AWG 26 cables are not recommended with remote powering.

File name Type Language File format Size Date  
HDMI-TPS-96 series Quick Start Guide application/pdf English pdf 4 MB 2022-06-23 Download
Overview of HDMI-TPS-95, -96, -86, -97, -87 series extenders application/pdf English pdf 7 MB 2022-05-06 Download
HDMI-TPS-RX96 - Front View Axonometric image/png English png 371 KB 2019-11-26 Download
HDMI-TPS-RX96 - Back View Axonometric image/png English png 364 KB 2019-11-26 Download
HDMI-TPS-RX96 - Front View image/png English png 274 KB 2019-11-26 Download
HDMI-TPS-RX96 - Back View image/png English png 275 KB 2019-11-26 Download
HDMI-TPS-RX96 - Port Diagram image/jpeg English jpg 24 KB 2021-11-17 Download
HDMI-TPS-RX96 - Application Diagram image/jpeg English jpg 146 KB 2021-11-23 Download
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center application/pdf English pdf 959 KB 2019-10-16 Download
HDMI-TPS-96 Series Product Brief application/pdf English pdf 2 MB 2019-11-28 Download
Lightware’s Collaboration and Connectivity Solutions Travel the World at Dubai Expo application/pdf English pdf 4 MB 2022-03-22 Download
TPS transmitters connector comparison chart application/pdf English pdf 41 KB 2017-09-23 Download
CE HDMI-TPS-96_series application/pdf English pdf 197 KB 2020-10-14 Download
TPS remote powering compatibility table application/pdf English pdf 187 KB 2022-05-06 Download