HD GigaBOB (Intelligent Balun)
The “HD GigaBOB”/balun is one of the basic components of Z-Band’s high definition video distribution system. It is located at the receive end of the system and permits a TV, Set Top Box/Cable Box or PC with a Tuner Card to be connected to the system for HDTV over CAT 5e or better cable. The balun is not only an impedance matching device, but serves also as a small self-adjusting amplifier and signal conditioner that senses its distance from the hub, and adjusts its output to assure proper signal level to the TV at distances up to 100 meters. The input to the “HD GigaBOB” from a wall outlet is connected via a RJ-45 Jack and its output features an F-Connector and an auxiliary RJ-45 Jack for IP applications.