Gefen Introduces a New Line of Matrix Systems Offering Very Flexible and Modular Features
Amsterdam, NL Stand 7.B30
- (Virtual Press Office
) – At IBC, Gefen demonstrates how broadcasters and post-production professionals can streamline equipment and tailor their system integration with a custom-type modular matrix setup. Available in 8x8, 16x16 and 32x32 enclosures, the GefenPRO Modular Matrixes allow a mix of DVI, DisplayPort 3GSDI and HDMI inputs/outputs in 8x increments with optional extension capability. An 8x8 Modular Matrix could have eight DVI inputs and eight CAT-5 outputs, for example. A 16x16 Modular Matrix could have eight DVI inputs and eight DisplayPort inputs with 16 DVI outputs. On all 8x8, 16x16 and 32x32 Modular Matrixes, Gefen offers the ability to add extension to both input and output sides using CAT-5 or fiber optic cable for short and long-range signal extension. All eight extension outputs include built-in sender-type modules to be combined with small receivers at the extended display location. The 8x DVI ELR/POL (Extra Long Range/Power Over Line) uses CAT-5 cable to extend DVI or DisplayPort up to 100 meters using one cable per display. It also powers the receiver unit next to the display using POL so no power supply at the receiver side is needed. The 8x DVI FO (Fiber Optic) uses a single fiber optic cable to reach up to 500 meters in distance using one cable per display.
“These new modular matrix switchers represent a fundamental shift in system integration, allowing you to custom design your ideal input/output combination, and save some money on equipment costs,” explains
Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen. “A 32x32 Modular Matrix enclosure can be purchased in advance and then, over time, can be built upon in increments, growing along with your own studio or facility.”
Each professional-grade, cross-point matrix switches high definition resolutions. All come with hot-swappable, dual redundant power supplies for enhanced reliability and 24/7 operation. Additional features include output masking control for various applications and extensive EDID management. Matrix switching is through various control options, including front panel buttons, RS-232, IP and IR remote.
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Linda Morgan, Gefen Public Relations
or +1 (805) 640-5391
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. The GefenTV line offers professional quality home theater accessories for plug and play operation. The Gefen ToolBox line delivers portable, wall-mounted solutions for the nuts and bolts of system integration. The GefenPRO line supplies 24/7 technical support and valuable features for demanding professional industries. All products include lifetime support from technical representatives and engineers available for consultation. Detailed product information is available at http://www.gefen.com