Multimode Single Fiber Extender

HDMI-3D-OPT-TX210 extends HDMI 1.4, DVI 1.0, HDCP and bi-directional RS-232 signals over one multimode fiber and transmits video signal with embedded audio to a distance of up to 2500 meters.

Highlighted features

  • 1920x1080@120Hz/4:4:4, 4096x2048@30Hz/4:4:4 or 60Hz/4:2:0 maximum resolutions (300MHz)
  • Bi-directional RS-232 extension (pass-through and control)
  • Extends HDMI 1.4, USB KVM and RS-232 signals over one multimode fiber cable
  • Single Fiber Technology
  • USB KVM (HID) extension
  • Audio embedding from 3.5mm jack or 5-pole balanced Phoenix connector
  • Local monitor buffered output on transmitter

HDMI-3D-OPT-TX210RAK extends HDMI 1.4 and bi-directional RS-232 signals over one multimode fiber and transmit video signal with embedded audio to a distance of up to 2500 meters.

The extender was designed to handle HDMI 1.4 digital video signal and analog stereo audio from local inputs or HDMI embedded audio up to eight channel PCM or HBR audio. Analog audio is converted into digital format. The device has a local HDMI video output for monitoring. The video and the embedded audio of the local output is the same as the one transmitted via the OPT link. The HDMI-3D-OPT-TX210RAK handles HDCP encryption.

Using the factory, custom or transparent EDID emulation the user can fix and lock EDID data on the HDMI connector. Advanced EDID Management forces the required resolution from any video source and fixes the output format conforming to the system requirements. The unit offers bi-directional and transparent RS-232 transmission over the fiber connection.

All devices can be mounted on a rack shelf or used standalone. HDMI-3D-OPT-TX210RAK is compatible with both OPT series extenders and matrix switchers.

The device features Pixel Accurate Reclocking, a Lightware technology to eliminate jitter and skew generated by low quality sources and multiple daisy-chained devices.

Single fiber technology makes these units fully HDMI and HDCP compliant without need of a second fiber cable or copper connections. The bidirectional communication required for HDCP handshaking is performed via the same fiber core that transmits the video signal.

Galvanic isolation between source and display helps avoiding ground loops and hum effects. No delay occurs in the signal during optical conversion, the video image is transported without frame latency. This feature is crucial in 3D applications and systems where audio is processed separately. 

This device is compatible with the MX-HDMI-OPT-IB/OB boards of the MX series modular matrix switchers. The KVM feature is only available in a direct, point-to-point configuration using HDMI-3D-OPT-TX210RAK and HDMI-3D-OPT-RX150RA.

All devices among the Lightware fiber optical product portfolio are designed to assure cross-compatibility. In a standalone application, HDMI-3D-OPT-TX210RAK/- RAK and HDMI-3D-OPT-RX150RA can work together flawlessly. To simplify installation and reduce costs, The Lightware hybrid modular matrix concept allows connecting these fiber extenders directly to an MX or a 25G Hybrid matrix router.

This product is compatible with most Lightware fiber optical products: for more technical details please consult the compatibility table in the downloadable product brief.


  • Rental and staging
  • Long distance lossless HDMI or DVI signal transmission
  • Ground loop isolation
  • Professional AV systems, conference rooms
  • High End home cinema
  • Yacht installations
Max Video Data rate: 9 Gbps
Max Resolution: Up to 4K UHD 3840×2160@30Hz, 1600x1200@60Hz, FullHD 1920x1080@60Hz
Video delay: 0 frames
HDCP pass through: yes
EDID emulation: yes, Advanced EDID Management
EDID memory: Factory preset, 15 user programmable
EDID support: 256 byte Extended EDID v1.3
Front panel control: Audio input select button, ShowMe button
RS-232 pass through: yes, bi-directional 9.6, 14.4, 19.2, 38.4, 57.6 kBauds
Fiber: 50/125 SC Multimode (preferred) or 62.5/125 SC Multimode
Laser wavelengths: 6channel CWDM
High speed lanes: 778; 800; 825; 850 nm
Low speed lanes: 911; 980 nm
Laser class specification: Class 3R
Transmitter output OMA***: -6.25 dBm (worst case)
Receiver OMA*** sensitivity: -14.25 dBm (worst case)
Optical loss budget: 8 dBm (worst case)
Analog audio input volume: -95.625 dB … 0 dB, in steps of 0.375 dB
Analog audio input level max 4dBu
Power supply: External power adaptor (100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz) (5V DC, 1A)
Enclosure: 1 mm metal
Dimensions: 221 W x 100.4 D x 26 H mm
Compliance: CE
Warranty: 3 years

Power: Twist-to-lock DC connector (2.5 / 5.5 mm)
Video inputs: 1x HDMI connector
Video outputs: 1x HDMI connector
Fiber output: SC receptacle
Audio input: 1 x 3.5 mm jack, 1x 5-pole balanced Phoenix
Serial port: 3-pole Phoenix
USB: mini USB-B

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
4096x2048@30Hz 24bpp Not supported 350 m  700 m 1100 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-TX210RAK English pdf 2 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-TX200 Series Quick Start Guide English pdf 4 MB 2018-10-30 Download
Application Note Language File format Size Date  
Event_Manager_Application_Notes_v1.2 English pdf 3 MB 2018-08-29 Download
CAD Language File format Size Date  
CAD - HDMI-3D-OPT-TX210RAK English ZIP 942 KB 2017-09-05 Download
Product Pictures Language File format Size Date  
HDMI-3D-OPT-TX210RAK - 1 English jpg 52 KB 2019-07-03 Download
HDMI-3D-OPT-TX210RAK - 2 English jpg 63 KB 2019-07-03 Download
HDMI-3D-OPT-TX210RAK - 3 English jpg 101 KB 2019-07-03 Download
CE Language File format Size Date  
CE_HDMI-3D-OPT-TX200_series English pdf 31 KB 2018-04-20 Download