Can I use a single Cat5e cable?

Although conventional transmission is considered to be two Cat5ei cables - one for audio and video, and one for IR signal - it is possible to send the signal down a single cable if necessary. All of our Pro matrix switches and UTP splitters support single UTP mode, however in this mode IR control of sources and matrix switching is not possible.

However, HDBaseT transmission only requires a single Cat5e/6 cable to pass all of the video, audio and control features as found in dual-cable transmission, with the added benefit of Ethernet, RS232 control and power to display display receivers on some models.  WyreStorm is one of the leading manufacturers of HDBaseT-enabled products in the AV industry, with ever-growing product ranges that offer arguably the most comprehensive selection of single-cable solutions on the market.