New KVM Extenders from Gefen Distribute HDMI, DVI and VGA over a LAN with Cross-Platform Integration
(Virtual Press Office
) -- Booth #819, San Francisco, CA – Gefen’s next generation KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) extenders are ideal for post-production professionals using a LAN in the studio. The HD KVM over IP, DVI KVM over IP and VGA KVM over IP can all be interchanged on the same network, supporting HDMI, DVI and VGA computers and displays. All three extenders support audio, video, USB, RS-232 and IR connections in addition to DVI, HDMI or VGA.
Each KVM extender supplies a sender and receiver unit that connect through the Ethernet, allowing up to 660 feet (200m) of signal extension: 330 feet (100m) on the sender side and 330 feet (100m) on the receiver side using a single CAT-5 cable. Each receiver unit supplies two Ethernet connections for additional senders, receivers or Ethernet-based equipment, and two USB for peripheral connectivity at the display side.
The HD KVM over IP delivers HDMI at 1080p full HD with 3D pass-through, USB, audio, RS-232 and IR remote control. The DVI KVM over IP sends DVI at 1920x1200 resolutions with USB, stereo audio, RS-232 and IR remote control. The VGA KVM over IP extends VGA at 1920x1200 resolutions with USB, stereo audio, RS-232 and IR remote control.
All three KVM over IP extenders can be intermixed to satisfy cross-platform requirements among DVI, HDMI and VGA computers and displays. A total of 16 sender and receiver pairs (HDMI, DVI or VGA) can be connected in one system. Sender and receiver units can be configured to unique IP addresses and when combined, can be matrix switched for improved productivity.
The recommended network is a Gigabit Ethernet LAN, which can distribute sources from the sender to any receiver. Each sender unit can connect to multiple receivers when in broadcast mode to deliver the same
source to multiple destinations. Built-in EDID management ensures signal integrity during all switching activity. USB 2.0 data travels at rates up to 480 Mbps.
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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 http://www.gefen.com