Gefen Demonstrates Two New HDBaseT Extenders for HDMI using Industry Standard CAT-5 Cable for Cost-Effective Installations
(Virtual Press Office
) -- Booth #819, San Francisco CA - Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen shows how a single CAT-5 cable can be used to deliver 1080p full HD resolutions with additional signals such as power and USB peripherals. Both new extenders use Gefen ELR (Extra Long Range) technology based on HDBaseT to consolidate multiple signals using one industry-standard cable.
“HDBaseT enables us to provide an outstanding video using just one CAT-5 cable,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen. “Both short and longer-range options are available so professionals have some options when it comes to extending high definition video in the studio.”
The Gefen ToolBox Extender for HDMI w/POL (Power Over Line) extends a hi-def source using HDMI with bi-directional IR and power up to 230 feet (70m) over one CAT-5 cable. Extending power over the same cable as HDMI is possible using Gefen POL technology, which streamlines installations where power is limited at the receiving end. Bi-directional IR allows control of the source through the receiver unit. Wall mountable sender and receiver units are connected to the local source and remote display. Distances up to 230 feet are reached with just one CAT-5 cable.
The HD KVM ELR (Extra Long Range) for HDMI extends a hi-def source using HDMI with USB for keyboard/mouse peripherals up to 330 feet (100m) using one CAT-5 cable. Gefen’s ELR technology is based on HDBaseT and bundles the delivery of 1080p full HD with USB peripherals for an excellent performance. This new model replaces an older version that used two cables to reach the same distance. Complete KVM functionality allows users to access computers and laptops from another room. Half rack space sender and receiver units connect the computer or laptop to the remote display and keyboard/mouse.
Both new extenders supply EDID management to eliminate potential signal loss and are compatible with all sources using HDMI including tablets, computers, set-top boxes and more. All displays using HDMI connectivity can be extended. Multi-channel audio, 1080p full HD and 3DTV pass-through are fully supported.
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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