8-Port HDMI rack-mount extender that sends 1080p Full HD video & IR signals up to 500 feet via LAN.


What is the RK8-HLX-500?

The RK8-HLX-500 is an 8-port HDMI and IR extender with a rack mounting design; it can consolidate up to 8 1080p Full HD (1920×1080 @ 60Hz) video and audio signals from HDMI sources, and send them to end-point displays up to 500 feet away via LAN with cost-effective CAT5/5e/6 cabling.

How Do You Use the RK8-HLX-500?

The RK8-HLX-500 is plug-and-play with a rack mountable design, meaning it can be easily installed into any existing AV equipment rack-mount setup and is ready to use immediately upon connection to a power source. Simply connect up to 8 HDMI sources to the RK8-HLX-500, connect up to 8 HLX-500-RX receivers (sold separately) via inexpensive CAT5/5e/6 cables to send your HD content to end-point displays up to 500 feet away!\

How Do You Control the RK8-HLX-500

Controlling the RK8-HLX-500 completely effortless: after connecting HDMI sources and receivers (sold separately) to the unit and powering it up, the RK8-HLX-500 basically runs on its own, extending signals automatically to displays. Users can also remotely control the signal sources through the RK8-HLX-500 and receiver units via IR accessories (sold separately).

What are the Applications for RK8-HLX-500?

The RK8-HLX-500 is an ideal extension solution in a variety of environments and applications when sending HD content to distant displays. The RK8-HLX-500 can be easily installed in control rooms, data processing centers, and A/V setups common in private businesses and public instituions. It excels at extending HDMI source signals for digital signage, video walls, retail displays, advertising content, and more. Great possible venues for the RK8-HLX-500 include shopping malls, movie theaters, airports, museums, concert halls, sport arenas, convention halls, business lobbies, and more!


  • Extends HDMI signals up to 500 feet via LAN (Cat5e/6 cables)
  • Chainable for thousands of feet of extension
  • Supports up to 8 HDMI sources on single rack
  • Supports high resolution 1080p HD video, 1920×1080 at 60Hz
  • Supports stereo audio
  • IR (Infrared) remote enabled
  • Rack mountable
  • No software or driver required
  • Plug-and-Play ready
  • Distance can be increased if using ethernet GigaSwitch

MEDICAL FIELD – In the medical field where sensitive electronic devices are used, isolating workstation computers can be a matter of safety. The RK8-HLX-500 allows the workstation computers to be housed in a central location, away from sensitive devices.
INDUSTRIAL WORK AREAS – In industrial work areas that may be too harsh for a workstation computer, the RK8-HLX-500 can consolidate the computers into a safe location.
DIGITAL SIGNAGE – When it comes to digital signage, the RK8-HLX-500 is an excellent deployment option. With the RK8-HLX-500, up to eight digital signage devices can be centralized and secured from public access.
INFORMATION KIOSKS/DISPLAYS – As with most information booths and kiosks, there is a risk of damage or theft. The RK8-HLX-500 is the best way to secure computer hardware, by consolidating it to a secure location away from public access.

Format HDMI 1.3 and HDCP compliant
HDTV Resolutions 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60Hz/48bit
TV Resolution 480i
Input Interface (TX) 8 x HDMI Type A 19-pin Female TMDS
Input Cable Length (TX) Up to 40 ft.
Output Cable Length (RX) Up to 40 ft.
Format Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD MA
Input Interface HDMI (Integrated)
Output Interface HDMI (Integrated)
Signal Type 38 KHz
Interface 3.5 mm Jack Socket (Female)
Interface RJ-45 x 8
Cable Requirements CAT5/5e/6
Maximum Length 500 ft.
Power 100-240 VAC
Dimensions 17”W x 1.7”H x 4.357”D
Weight 3.6 lbs.
Approvals UL, CE, ROHS Compliant
Operating Temp. 32-131°F (0-55 °C)
Storage Temp. -4-185 °F (-20-85 °C)
Humidity Up to 95%
Part No. Description
RK8-HLX-500S 8-port HDMI/IR Rack-Mount Extender. Includes: [RK8-HLX-500-TX and (CCWPWR06)]

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