Featuring the all new in-line AV signal processing Plethora Engine and an unprecedented 250 meter extension range on category cabling, AptoVision’s BlueRiver 400 is the world’s first AV extension chipset designed from the ground up to efficiently and cost-effectively address all of the requirements of the professional AV market.

  • True 4K/60 4:4:4 and HDR
  • HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2
  • Broadcast quality scaling with 16-line latency
  • Extension up to 250 m (cat-x) or 30 km (fiber)
  • Seamless switching
  • Audio embedding, de-embedding, down-mixing

In addition to zero-frame latency transmission and end-to-end pixel processing of 4K/60/4:4:4 video, the BlueRiver 400 also extends audio, gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, RS-232 and IR signals. Support for both CAT-x and fiber cable types reduces the complexity of design and simplifies procurement and inventory management for manufacturers. The BlueRiver 400 chipset is easily integrated into OEM designs for AV extension and switching equipment as either:

  • Transmitter (Encoder) for 4K and HD media players, STBs, computers and other source equipment
  • Receiver (Decoder) for 4K and HD TVs, projectors, monitors and other display equipment
  • Input or output cards for AV matrix switching equipment

  • Extension processing of
    • Digital video up to 4K/60/4:4:4 (594 MHz) & HDR
    • HDMI multi-channel digital audio & analog audio
    • 10/100/1G Ethernet (internal GbE switch)
    • Bidirectional RS-232, IR, & USB 2.0
  • Plethora Engine for inline AV signal processing
    • Broadcast quality scaling engine optimized for video, graphics, and text quality
    • Light compression (1.4:1), used for select ultra-high resolutions, is mathematically lossless for most content
    • Seamless switching, regardless of source resolution, ensures instant, glitch-free operation
    • Video splitting and bezel correction to enable N×M video wall applications
    • Multi-channel audio down-mixing, embedding, and de-embedding between digital and analog audio I/Os
    • Colorspace conversion, frame-rate conversion, and audio resampling
  • 2-line latency (zero-frame) in most operating modes. 1-2 frame latency in frame buffer modes
  • Point-to-point extension to an industry-leading 250 meters on category cable, or 30 kilometers on fiber
  • Fully HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4 and DVI 2.0 compliant
  • All 3D video modes including frame packing, top-bottom, field/line alternative, side-by-side, and 2D + Depth
  • Compatible with PCs, Blu-ray, DVD and media players, set-top-boxes, AV receivers, and gaming consoles
  • Ready-to-manufacture reference designs, BOMs, and metal enclosures for transmitter and receiver
PARAMETER VALUE
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI 2.0 / HDMI 1.4 / DVI 2.0
  • Pixel clock up to 594 MHz
Video Resolutions All SD, HD, and other resolutions (including 3D support) up to

  • 4K / 60 Hz / RGB and 4:4:4 8 bit
  • 4K / 60 Hz / 4:2:2 10 bit (HDR)
  • 4K / 60 Hz / 4:2:0 10 bit (HDR)
Audio Interfaces All audio formats supported by HDMI 1.4 and HDMI 2.0, including: LPCM, Dolby Digital/Plus/EX, Dolby True HD, DTS, DTS-96/24, DTS-EX, DTS High Res, DTS-HD Master Audio, DSD
I2S stereo input and output up to 48 kHz 24-bit
Control Interfaces
  • RS-232 (up to 115.2 kbaud)
  • Infrared
  • USB 2.0 (full device support, up to 480 Mbps) with 3rd party chipset
  • 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet
Transmission Interface 10 Gigabit XFI, IEEE 802.3 (RJ45 and SFP+)
Transmission Distance (Cat6a/Cat5e)
  • Up to 100/60 meters for 4K / 60 Hz / 4:4:4 video
  • Up to 160/130 meters for 4K / 30 Hz / 4:4:4 video
  • Up to 250/230 meters for HD video
Transmission Distance (fiber) Interchangeable, field replaceable SFP+ modules

  • Up to 300/550 meters with multi-mode OM3/OM4 fiber
  • Up to 30 km with single-mode fiber
Digital Content Protection HDCP 1.2 / HDCP 2.2 Compatible
AV Processing Technology AptoVision Plethora Engine

  • Broadcast quality scaling optimized for video, graphics, and text
  • Colorspace and frame-rate conversion
  • Light compression, lossless for most content, used for select ultra-high res only
  • Audio embedding, de-embedding, down-mixing, and re-sampling
  • Video-splitting (video wall feature) with bezel correction
Synchronization Technology AptoVision ACR (Automatic Clock Recovery)

  • Two-line latency (zero frames) in most operating modes, 16 with scaling
  • 1-2 frames latency with optional frame buffer enabled
Multi-Signal Streaming Technology BlueRiver Channel Coder

  • Serializing multiple signals into single channel
  • De-serializing single channel into multiple signals
  • Bidirectional, 10Gbps
Encryption AES-128
  • Ultra-long distance analog or digital AV and KVM extenders: an unmatched 250 meters over cat-x cable
  • Matrix switching: easy upgrade to an existing product line for True 4K/60 4:4:4 support
  • Scalers and video-walls: the integrated Plethora Engine delivers AV processing functionality at every endpoint, eliminating the need for complex and costly external hardware.
  • Compatible with PCs, Blu-ray, DVD & media players, set-top-boxes, AV receivers & gaming consoles

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