hdmi over fiberIn a recent MilesTek customer survey, we received some feedback that HDMI over fiber technology would fit the application needs of some of our customers.  However, we want to determine the true extent of this need.  It is our goal at MilesTek to continue to effectively serve all of our customer’s Audio Video distribution and MIL-STD-1553B needs by staying on top and ahead of all industry trends, so we’re trying to determine if HDMI over fiber solutions would meet the needs of a larger selection of customers.

For most businesses, HDMI continues to be the preferred video technology because of its incredible quality.  If you still aren’t sure whether or not this technology provides an appropriate solution for your business, consider what you can do with the latest HDMI connectivity solutions:

  • Distribute HDMI over long distances – 1,600 meters @ 1080i resolution/800 meters @ 1080p
  • Use cost-effective and commonly available fiber optic cables
  • Experience zero signal degradation, even over very long distances
  • Fully digital transmission
  • Never experience the electromagnetic interference found in CAT5E/CAT6 copper cabling
  • Compatible with 7.1 channel audio

We will have HDMI over fiber products in stock soon!

If you are interested in ordering HDMI over Fiber solutions, contact Mike Guidry, Director of Marketing/AV Distribution Product Manager at mguidry@milestek.com or 940-783-4834.

Thanks ahead of time for your valuable feedback, and we look forward to providing you with all the quality, cost-effective connectivity solutions you need!

When you first read this article title, you might be tempted to think, “It doesn’t take a technical mastermind to do this.”  And in most cases, you’re right.  But many times, technology comes up with its own quirks that make the simplest of processes completely infuriating.  In the ideal world, you simply purchase an HDMI cable, connect it to the PC and TV, and then you’re good to go.  But, in case you run into those irritating and unexpected quirks, here is a more detailed process to follow:

  • Make sure your PC has an HDMI port. Check to make sure your TV has at least one too.  Just about all televisions, since they are HD, and PCs manufactured within the last several years have HDMI ports, so this step shouldn’t be a large obstacle for you.
  • HDMI cablesBuy an HDMI cable. MilesTek offers HDMI cables in various lengths that are backwards compatible to older HDMI versions, and support up to 4K x 2K and 1080p Video Resolutions.
  • Plug the cable in to the TV and laptop. Once you have the HDMI cable properly plugged into the PC or laptop, switch to the correct input channel.  In some cases, your laptop will automatically set the process up and you’ll see a picture right away.  In most cases, however, the screen will be blank.  Don’t worry about that yet.
  • Configure your PC. Most of the time, Windows ignores the HDMI port when you plug something in.  Given that we’re in the age of plug’n’play, this seems a little weird, but it’s the way things work.  To resolve this issue, go to the control panel and choose “adjust screen resolution.”

You will note two different displays, one which appears to be disabled.  Click on the disabled monitor, and appropriately allow the PC to send and receive a signal on the HDMI cable.  You should now see the same thing on your computer display and HDTV.pc to hdmi tv

Whew – well maybe that wasn’t so bad after all.  But, at least now you know the process a little better so you can handle any unexpected quirks.  Now it’s time for the really hard part – deciding what to watch!