Gefen Premieres Two New Professional Matrixes for HDMI with Optional Extension of Outputs using HDBaseT and CAT-5 Cable

NAB Booth SL 3824

Las Vegas, NV – (Virtual Press Office) -- At NAB, Gefen introduces attendees to its newest modular matrix solutions using HDMI and ELR (Extra Long Range) extension based on HDBaseT. Both the 16x16 and the 32x32 modular matrix frames with 8 ELR outputs come in 5U and 6U rack enclosures with flexibility in the number of outputs in 8x increments.

The GefenPRO 16x16 Modular Matrix w/ELR routes up to 16 sources using HDMI to any or all 16 extended outputs. The GefenPRO 32x32 Modular Matrix w/ELR routes any 32 sources using HDMI to any or all 32 extended outputs. Full cross-point switching is enabled on both matrix systems.

Users can tailor the number of outputs for local connection or extended location. Signal extension using 8x ELR modules sends HDMI up to 330 feet (100m) using one CAT-5 cable per output. ELR is based on HDBaseT and enables a reliable transmission of high definition video up to 1080p full HD with lossless audio. All ELR receivers are included. Both products support HDCP compliance.

"The 8x ELR modules provide better options when installing a modular matrix system," said Hagai Gefen, president, Gefen. "You can use both local and extended outputs, and swap them out for much more flexibility in the installation."

Both the 16x16 and the 32x32 Modular Matrixes w/8 ELR include Gefen's POL (Power Over Line) technology. POL eliminates the need to power the receiver units at the extended location. Both come with Gefen FST (Fast Switching Technology), which greatly improves switching time during the HDCP authentication process.

Users control both the 16x16 and 32x32 Modular Matrixes w/8 ELR modules using front panel buttons, web IP (web GUI interface), IR or RS-232/Telenet. An LCD on the front panel shows all routing information and soft menu items. Advanced EDID options ensure stability during switching. As GefenPRO products, both matrixes come with advanced, 24/7 technical support and a two-year warranty.

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About Gefen:

Gefen supplies a wide selection of signal switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters, KVM, digital signage and home theater accessories that enable audio/video and computer systems to be easily integrated, extended, distributed and optimized to maximize performance. Continual product innovations ensure the company maintains its reputation as a reliable resource for installers and integrators. All products include lifetime support from technical representatives and engineers available for consultation. Detailed product information is available at

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