TPS extender for single CATx cable

Lightware’s HDMI‑TPS‑RX86 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

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

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HDMI-TPS-TX86 and HDMI-TPS-RX86 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 and IR 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
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)
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-86 series QSG application/pdf English pdf 2 MB 2022-06-23 Download
HDMI-TPS-RX86 - Application diagram image/jpeg English jpg 113 KB 2021-11-18 Download
HDMI-TPS-RX86 - Port diagram image/jpeg English jpg 66 KB 2021-11-18 Download
HDMI-TPS-RX86 - Front and Back Axonometric view image/jpeg English jpg 432 KB 2021-11-18 Download
HDMI-TPS-RX86 - Front Axonometric view image/jpeg English jpg 263 KB 2021-11-18 Download
HDMI-TPS-RX86 - Back Axonometric view image/jpeg English jpg 246 KB 2021-11-18 Download
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center application/pdf English pdf 959 KB 2019-10-16 Download
HDMI-TPS-86 Series - Product brief application/pdf English pdf 2 MB 2021-11-18 Download
TPS remote powering compatibility table application/pdf English pdf 187 KB 2022-05-06 Download
CE_HDMI-TPS-86-87_series application/pdf English pdf 197 KB 2021-11-19 Download