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Gefen Wins Three Awards

Building upon its heritage in delivering best-in-class solutions, Gefen has been recognized with three awards
in Q1 2014. While each award honors a unique product from Gefen’s lineup, reliability, quality and innovation played crucial roles in the key areas of wireless high definition signal extension, fiber optic extension and system integration.

Wireless HD Extension

The GefenTV Wireless for HD 60GHz extender took home the Electronic House Product of the Year award at CES 2014. Selected by a panel of distinguished industry leaders along with the editors of Electronic House and CE Pro, this new solution joins an exclusive group of products deemed the most noteworthy at CES. The Wireless for HD 60GHz extender transmits uncompressed 1080p full HD content up to 33 feet (10 meters) supporting 3DTV and all audio formats including High Bit Rate (HBR) 7.1 channel Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It uses wireless technology based on the 60 GHz EHF (Extremely High Frequency) radio band. This method of extension eliminates the need to run cables, making it a great solution for retrofits or any environment that wants to streamline cabling. Because data is transported wirelessly, this solution is ideal for use in hotels, cruise ships, conference centers, historical buildings and anywhere it is challenging to run long-range cables.

High Resolution Signal Extension

Gefen was recognized for its part in the implementation of Reality Deck at Stoney Brook University at the Digital Signage Expo 2014. The Silver Apex Award was received by Gefen at the opening-night banquet in Las Vegas. This winning project was chosen from a field of more than 100 entrants. All projects were individually assessed on the basis of originality and innovation by three independent panels, all of whom have long reported on the digital signage sector and are recognized as versant in current industry trends.

Reality Deck is a permanent installation in the Center for Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology in Stony Brook University’s Research & Development Park. It the first 1.5 billion pixel surround installation of high resolution LCD displays with real-world immersive capabilities. After a decade of planning, Reality Deck tiled more than 400 displays along four walls so anyone standing in the room has a very realistic view of large-scale, scientific, computerized data. To transport data from the machine room to the Reality Deck, the team selected an assortment of Gefen DisplayPort Extreme Fiber Optic extenders in 75 and 100 foot distances. Displays had to support very high video resolutions of 2560×1440 to ensure an absolutely pristine transmission of video with no degradation.

System Integration

Gefen’s 32×32 Modular Matrix for HDMI took home an award from NewBay Media’s first annual Product Innovation Awards. Honoring product introductions that serve TV, professional video and broadcast/online radio users, Gefen’s 32×32 Modular Matrix was recognized in the Video/TV category for excellence in manufacturing. Winners were selected by a panel of professional users.

This solution routes up to 32 sources to 32 displays in any configuration. Optional extension over CAT-5 cable via 8x output boards using HDBaseT adds flexibility to the customization of the infrastructure. Displays can be located anywhere within a 330 foot (100 meter) distance of the matrix frame. Users can tailor their outputs to enable displays in increments of eight to be connected locally or extended using modular output boards. Gefen’s POL (Power Over Line) technology eliminates the need to power the receiver units, which obtain their power from the matrix. Gefen FST (Fast Switching Technology) is included, improving the HDCP authentication process and reducing switching time to nearly zero. EDID management settings are included to ensure a stable connection even when powering on/off individual displays and/or sources. Dual, redundant power supplies offer added security for a reliable performance.

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Gefen’s New Wireless for HDMI 60 GHz Extender Delivers Uncompressed 1080p Full HD with Near-Zero Latency for an Unbeatable Performance

Gefen’s new Wireless for HDMI 60 GHz is designed for any in-room transmission of high quality, 1080p full HD video up to 33 feet (10m). It delivers 3DTV, is plug and play and supports all audio formats including the new lossless High Bit Rate (HBR) 7.1 channel Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. The ability to pass through uncompressed video, lossless audio and 3DTV is ideal for cutting-edge, high performance commercial or residential installations.

This extender uses the best technology currently available for an impeccable method of wireless extension that takes full advantage of the WirelessHD specification, which is based on the 60 GHz EHF (Extremely High Frequency) radio band. This high quality method of extension eliminates the need to run cables, making it a great solution for retrofits or any environment that wants to streamline cabling.

Due to its in-room transmission and use of the uncluttered 60 GHz frequency band, this extender can perform seamlessly alongside other wireless devices in adjacent rooms with zero interference. It is very easy to install, requiring a connection of the video source to the sender and of the display or projector to the receiver. Content is transported wirelessly at 4Gbps from source to display. This extender also features a small footprint and a compelling MSRP. Included is a risk-free warranty backed by Gefen’s reputation and well-regarded customer support team.

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New DVI KVM over IP Extender from Gefen Gives Flexible, Scalable Access to Computers in Network-Based Environments

Seamlessly Access Real-Time Data with Ease from any Preferred
Workstation with Local Output for Video Monitoring

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today
announced the availability of its new DVI KVM over IP extender with
local DVI output. This new product facilitates remote access to
servers from workstations placed up to 660 feet (200m) away over an
existing Local Area Network. It supports high resolution digital video
in the DVI format, four USB ports for connecting keyboard, mouse and
other peripherals, analog audio from server to workstation and RS-232
extension over the LAN. Each sender and receiver can be connected
directly or through a Gigabit network switch using a single CAT-5
cable. Each cable run can be up to 100 meters.

((Ideal for demanding applications in hospitality, retail,
post-production, broadcast, telecommunications and mission-critical
control centers, Gefen’s DVI KVM over IP can help improve the
efficiency of data access, increase productivity and streamline
equipment setup. Because a workstation can be placed anywhere within a
100 meter distance from the network switch, this high performance
solution vastly improves the ability to access data from a remote
location.((

A robust set of features further strengthens performance and
versatility. Each sender and receiver can be configured to operate in
a one-to-one relationship in which the receiver can only access a
specific sender, or all senders and receivers on the LAN can be
assigned unique IP addresses to facilitate the routing of up to 256
senders to any receiver. This creates a scalable, virtual cross-point
matrix without any additional wiring. In this configuration, each
receiver will be able to access any of the senders within its network.
The DVI KVM over IP can also be combined on the same LAN with
Gefen’s HDMI and VGA KVM over IP extenders, allowing a convenient
and efficient method of video format conversion within the
infrastructure.

((Each sender is also equipped with a loop-through DVI output so that
users can install a local display at the computer (sender) side for
monitoring video. The receiver also includes a built-in Ethernet
switch and two additional Ethernet ports for connecting IP-enabled
devices at the remote location. Each DVI KVM over IP extender includes
a web server interface for easy operation, configuration and setup.
Alternative methods of control include keyboard switching software or
the push-buttons on the front panel.

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Best-in-Class Seamless Switching, Progressive Features and Cost-Effective Pricing Support Demanding Professional Applications

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the latest first in its product range: the 4×4 Seamless Matrix for HDMI. This new matrix provides full cross-point routing of four sources to four displays, the first to offer true seamless switching that guarantees an immediate delivery of high definition audio/video content. The built-in scaler allows precise video refinements up to 1080p full HD with the added ability to resize each image for an impeccable alignment and performance.

A few enhanced features make the Gefen 4×4 Seamless Matrix for HDMI shine in the field. It provides the unique ability to configure up to ten routing scenarios for professional installations. Users can assign names to all inputs and outputs, then configure and recall them at any time using ten pre-sets on the front panel for added versatility. Users can upload configurations on the fly using IP connectivity, making this new matrix a must-have solution for demanding applications such as live productions and events. The ability to route, upload and save EDID information from any connected display to the internal memory, then assign it to any source virtually eliminates compatibility issues among different sources and displays. HPD and DDC control further increases cohesion among all connected equipment.

With a MSRP of $1999, this new matrix is priced competitively to provide a best-in-class solution with features that typically can only be found on larger, more expensive matrix systems.

The matrix’s intuitive on-screen menu keeps critical data within reach at any time via the front panel display and web interface, including routing information, scaling, HDCP status, EDID and more. All switching and control options are available through the matrix’s front-panel buttons, IR remote, RS-232 port and IP connectivity. HDCP-compliant, 1080p full HD video in the HDMI format is fully supported with all lossless audio formats.

Installation requires a simple connection of all four sources and all four displays to the matrix’s four HDMI inputs and four HDMI outputs. Locking HDMI ports and a locking power supply on this rack mountable matrix ensures stable and secure connections.

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Gefen’s New 4×1 Switcher for HDMI Delivers Resolutions up to 4k Supporting the Newest Ultra HD Displays

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that its 4×1 Switcher for HDMI 4k/2k is available to order, with shipments beginning in October 2013. This new switcher connects four high definition sources using HDMI to one display. HDMI 2.0 support is included for this and all Gefen Ultra HD products supporting 4k 60Hz resolutions with 3D pass-through. The inclusion of Gefen FST (Fast Switching Technology) virtually eliminates signal latency, providing an instant switch of audio/video content.

“These new features and the fact that it can also support 1080p full HD makes the new 4×1 Switcher for HDMI 4k/2k best suited for installations that have upgraded their display to 4k and still want access to their sources such as gaming consoles and satellite set-top boxes as well as laptops and computers,” said Hagai Gefen, president, Gefen. “Ultra HD content will be delivered at 4k resolutions while high definition content will be delivered at 1080p resolutions.”

Full HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection) compliance, and support for lossless audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio complete the features.

As a Gefen ToolBox product, this switcher comes in a flat black or white wall-mountable enclosure that can be discreetly mounted behind the display or anywhere that is convenient for the integrator, providing an alternative to traditional rack mount equipment.

Control options include traditional push-button access, IR remote, RS-232 or IP via Telnet and UDP. This switcher can also upgrade its firmware from anywhere by using the mini-USB and IP ports for a lifetime of performance.

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New Jersey Sign Shop Enlivens Street Scene with Digital Flames using the Gefen Digital Signage Creator

Retail signage for the newest Blazing Visuals Sign Shop transformed itself into a blazing inferno that invigorates the street thanks to an innovative istallation using Gefen’s Digital Signage Creator.

True to its name, Blazing Visuals took the standard retail signage for its Point Pleasant, NJ store and made it smoking hot. This creative, full service sign company handles all aspects of sign making from creative content development through to production and publishing. For its own custom signage, the owner, Pete DiSpirito, wanted to up the “wow” factor and remain true to his company’s mission. This is where local integrator Scott Craig entered the picture and pitched the Digital Signage Creator as the ultimate tool for creating the kind of special effects desired.

According to Craig, “I wanted to draw attention to their newest location and store front windows while keeping budget and time constraints at the forefront of our plans.”

One of the biggest challenges in creating the flaming signage was the simple task of projecting a visible image onto the glass windows of the location.

“We did our own research and used some 3M graphics film to help facilitate the kind of visuals we wanted that would expand on the company’s Blazing Visuals logo.”

Gefen’s Digital Signage Creator manages content with its bundled Digital Signage Director software, which works on with any Windows OS-based browser. It is an intuitive, layer-based layout program
offering the ability to insert music, layer still and video images, write scripts to control content and pull RSS feeds off the Internet. These advanced features give users full control over their content creation, yielding visually stunning digital signage results. Users can schedule content to play at any time using the iCal application. Content can be pushed to the Digital Signage Creator for an immediate update of the on-board memory or pulled automatically from a remote server. High definition resolutions are supported up to 720p at 60 frames and 1080p at 24 frames in both landscape and portrait alignments.

“I am a big fan of Gefen and the unprecedented level of outstanding support Gefen provides their customers. Great customer service is difficult to come by from a manufacturer of Gefen’s caliber these
days. When you find a company that supports you like Gefen does, you turn to them any time possible,” explained Craig.

The successful installation has driven more traffic to the store front as well as creating a lot of local buzz. The additional traffic has inspired Blazing Visuals to consider expanding their digital signage.

“It is likely they’ll implement store-front window signage at other company locations, and I’m looking forward to using the video wall options of the Gefen Digital Signage Creator,” added Craig.

View the signage here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRt7tTcQkwc

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Gefen Brings New Innovations in Connectivity to CEDIA

CEDIA 2013
Denver, Colorado
September 25 – 28, 2013

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen will bring its latest arsenal of hardware to this landmark event, highlighting the best solutions for audio/video integrators in the custom electronics marketplace.

GefenTV Wireless HD Extender 60Ghz

This next generation extender passes through uncompressed 3DTV 1080p HDMI video up to 33-feet (10m) in distance. Because it has MHL compatibility, it can support the connection of any mobile device that supports HDMI and will conveniently charge the device while it is connected. This new model is easy to install, providing a plug and play setup that anyone with even a little technology savvy should be able to handle.

GefenTV High Resolution USB to Audio Decoder

Output high fidelity audio from the USB port on any computer, tablet or laptop with the new USB to Audio Decoder. Audio is decoded and scaled at a 192k sampling rate, ideal for anyone who wants high quality sound without the static and noise that you typically hear when decoding different audio formats. The Decoder also includes a digital interpolation filter and digital to analog (DAC) converter to enhance its performance.

GefenPRO Matrix Switchers for HDMI w/HDCP

The GefenPRO 16×16 and the 32×32 Modular Matrixes for HDMI w/HDCP offer cross-point routing of one or more sources to one or all connected displays with HDCP compliance. Both include Gefen’s FST (Fast Switching Technology) to significantly improve the HDCP authentication process and minimize latency. The modular nature allows a customization of to include eight HDMI outputs or eight ELR (Extra Long Range) outputs that use HDBaseT to deliver HDMI with IR up to 330 feet (100m) using a single CAT-5 cable per display.

GAVA (Gefen A/V Automation) 3.0

Additional new features include Sonos integration, so integrators will be able to add audio zones by adding a wireless Sonos “Zone Player” wherever needed. New “Event Engine” and expanded Macro capability allows more customization and automation. Integrators can add an “event trigger” to use a Lutron keypad, switch or dimmer to run an A/V macro, and create two-way integration between lighting and A/V systems. IP camera and thermostat integration will also be shown for the first time. Integration with BlueBolt Power Management devices means GAVA can reduce idle system power consumption to only a few watts, rather than hundreds of watts consumed by traditional integrated systems in standby mode. GAVA now supports Lutron’s GRAFIK Eye QS with the QSE Interface, as well as HomeWorks QS and RadioRA2 systems. GAVA can also be used to bridge Lutron and KNX lighting systems, for greater flexibility in mixed environments.

Ultra HD 4k Systems

A selection of Ultra HD splitters, switchers and matrix switchers offer support for resolutions up to 4k and can be easily integrated into a system supporting both 1080p and 3840p resolutions. Gefen ToolBox Splitters are ideal for sending one 4k source to two, four or eight displays at the same time. HDCP compliance, 3DTV pass-through and Gefen Fast Switching Technology (FST) are included to stabilize the signal distribution. The 1:2, 1:4 and 1:8 Splitters for HDMI 4k/2k are all enclosed in a wall mountable frame that can be mounted near the source or behind the connected displays. The Gefen ToolBox 4×1 Switcher for HDMI 4k/2k allows four sources to be connected to the same 4k display with source selection controlled by IR remote, IP connectivity, RS-232 or front panel selection. The Gefen ToolBox 6×2 Matrix Switcher for HDMI 4k/2k connects up to six sources to two independent 4k displays with full cross-point routing. The Gefen ToolBox 4×4 Matrix Switcher for HDMI 4k/2k connects four sources to four 4k displays with full cross-point routing.

ePACS (Extended Professional Automation Control System) and Mini-ePACS

These IP bridge devices enable A/V and other components using RS-232 and IR to be controlled by and to communicate with GAVA or other automation systems using IP control. The new models now feature sense inputs to allow external control from switches or contacts, and IR inputs which will allow control from IR remote controls. Each uses a web-based, user-friendly configuration interface. The ePACS is equipped with 10 IR inputs, 10 IR outputs, 6 RS-232 serial ports, 10 sense inputs, 10 relay outputs and a 12v DC output. The Mini-ePACS is equipped with 2 IR inputs, 3 IR outputs, 2 RS-232 serial ports, 4 sense inputs and 2 relay outputs.

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Gefen’s New HDFST Modular Matrix for HDMI Supports HDCP and Includes Built-in ELR Extenders for a Better Performance and Unique Customization Options

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced its newest modular matrix card frame with built-in signal extension: the 32×32 HDFST (High Definition Fast Switching Technology) Modular Matrix for HDMI w/HDCP. This new system supports up to 32 high definition sources and 32 displays using HDMI. Each source can be integrated and cross-point routed in any configuration. The modular approach offers HDMI extension over CAT-5 cable using Gefen ELR (Extra Long Range) technology based on HDBaseT for added flexibility.

The GefenPRO 32×32 HDFST Modular Matrix for HDMI w/HDCP routes any 32 sources to any 32 displays in an HDMI in/out configuration. A second configuration allows for HDMI in with HDBaseT out for displays located anywhere within a 330-foot (100m) distance of the matrix frame. Users can tailor their outputs to enable different configurations. The 8x HDMI output board connects to eight displays using standard HDMI cable. The 8x ELR (Extra Long Range) output board extends HDMI and bi-directional IR to a small receiver unit using one CAT-5 cable per display. This matrix can accommodate any combination of output boards to achieve the desired infrastructure for both local and/or extended outputs.

“The 32×32 HDFST Modular Matrix for HDMI w/HDCP can use two 8x ELR boards and two 8x HDMI outputs in the same frame,” explained Hagai Gefen, president, Gefen. “This provides an adaptable method of tailoring the matrix for each unique environment so you can save some money on cable costs if some of the displays can be placed near the source. It offers additional flexibility if some of the displays need to be placed far away.”

Gefen’s POL (Power Over Line) technology eliminates the need to power the receiver units, which obtain their power from the matrix. High definition resolutions up to 1080p are supported with full HDCP compliance.

Gefen FST is included, improving the HDCP authentication speed. The front panel LCD displays all routing information and menu options. HDMI features including 3DTV pass-through and multi-channel audio formats are all supported. EDID management settings are included to ensure a stable connection even when powering on/off individual displays. Users control this rack mountable matrix using front panel buttons, IR remote, the RS-232 interface or by IP using the web server, Telnet and UDP options. Dual, redundant power supplies offer added security for a reliable performance. As a GefenPRO product, this matrix comes with 24/7 support.

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Gefen Introduces New Digital Connectivity Solutions for Ultra HD and Video over IP at IBC

Professionals preparing for 4k Ultra HD can look to Gefen for a selection of signal distribution, extension and integration solutions. Video over IP solutions and customizable matrix switchers round out the selection of new products on display at Gefen’s booth (7.B30) during the exhibition.

Ultra HD Splitters for HDMI 4k/2k

Provide 1:2, 1:4 and 1:8 signal distributions. A single 4k source can be split to two, four or eight 4k displays. Each splitter includes automatic EDID management to support size and resolution of each displays on the output. Gefen Fast Switching Technology (FST) is also used to prevent system disconnects when powering displays on or off.

4×1 Ultra HD Switcher for HDMI 4k/2k

Integrates up to four 4k sources with one 4k display. Users can switch between all sources using the same hi-def or Ultra HD display.

Ultra HD Matrix Switchers for HDMI 4k/2k

The 4×4 Ultra HD Matrix switches between four sources and four displays. The 6×2 Ultra HD Matrix switches between six sources and two displays. Any source can be routed to any or all displays at any time. Both use a new Ultra HD chip technology that allows seamless switching between all sources and displays.

Modular Matrixes for HDMI

The 16×16 Modular Matrix w/ELR routes up to 16 sources to any or all 16 extended outputs. The 32×32 Modular Matrix w/ELR routes any 32 sources to any or all 32 extended outputs. Users can tailor the outputs for local or extended mode using HDBaseT. Signal extension using 8x ELR modules delivers HDMI at 1080p full HD up to 100 meters using one CAT-5 cable per output.

Video over IP System

This integrated, network matrix switching system uses Video over IP technology to combine a Gigabit Ethernet switch with Gefen’s HDMI over IP extenders. It is flexible with a 1080p signal distribution and switching with optional automation using GAVA (Gefen A/V Automation). GAVA rides on a LAN and controls all A/V, lighting and window shades using a web-based interface that can be accessed by any smartphone, tablet or computer. The HDMI over IP extender streams KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) signals over a Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure. Resolutions up to 1080p are delivered over the same CAT-5 cable as USB peripherals, analog audio, microphone in/out, RS-232 and IR. Multiple sender and receiver combinations are supported on the same network and can be placed up to 100 meters apart. Any smartphone or tablet with a web browser can control the switching of all the sources, displays and connected peripherals using GAVA.

GefenPRO HDVI to 3GSDI Scaler

Automatically switches between DVI and HDMI inputs and outputs video as 3GSDI with backwards compatibility with all SDI formats. When using HDMI as the source, up to eight channels of audio are supported and output as S/PDIF coaxial. Video can be scaled up to 1080p or 2k. Genlock frame synchronization provides advanced features such as adaptive video interlacing with edge interpolation, advanced noise reduction, alpha blending and image enhancement. The internal power supply provides better connectivity with no risk of accidental disconnection.

GefenPRO 3GSDI to 3GSDI Scaler

Offers additional frame synchronization features for the house clock or house sync. It can up or down scale any SDI source to any SDI display, supporting EDSDI, HDSDI and 3GSDI formats. Adjustable cadence detection, frame rate conversion, detail enhancement, and advanced noise reduction further enhance performance. Video may be scaled up to 1080p or 2k. This Scaler can also be used in Genlock mode as stand-alone frame synchronizer when switching A/V that must be precisely timed.

DisplayPort KVM Extender over CAT-7

This KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extender delivers 2650×1600 video resolution for computers equipped with DisplayPort and two USB 2.0 ports up to 100 feet (30m) using three CAT-6 or CAT-7 cables. It is ideal for studios and edit bays.

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Gefen Unveils New GAVA 3.0 Firmware Upgrade, Offering Advanced Automation Features for Conference Room and Commercial Applications Featuring Lutron Lighting Systems



The next generation GAVA (Gefen A/V Automation) 3.0 firmware will be shown for the first time at InfoComm, delivering more features that further simplify and enhance the automation of A/V devices and lighting in conference rooms, meeting spaces and training rooms. GAVA centralizes the control of all connected devices into a web-based interface that can be accessed at anytime using a smartphone, tablet or computer. 




As part of the new Conference Room Package, GAVA uses an existing LAN, allowing an easy integration of both mobile and traditional A/V devices connected to the network. The package includes the award-winning GAVA, Gefen’s Professional Automation Control System (PACS), Gefen’s 4×1 AV Processor with Amp, the AV Scaler Pro, and two GefenTV Conference Room Speakers. With the inclusion of the Lutron GRAFIK® Eye QSE, this package allows customizable and repeatable lighting scenarios, all automated by the integrator. In the EMEA, the package includes an 8-channel DALI-interface Grafik Eye QS. In the US, the package includes a Grafik Eye QS with 6-channels of phase-control dimmers. The QSE Interface allows Ethernet or RS-232 control of the Grafik Eye QS without requiring Lutron RadioRA2 or HomeWorks certification or software.



“One of the best features of this new free firmware upgrade is the addition of ‘event triggers’ that truly automate all aspects of the Conference Room Package,” said Orrin Charm, Automation Project Manager, Gefen. “These triggers happen behind the scenes and are totally customizable. For instance, you can program a ‘Watch Video’ trigger that, when you push the ‘Watch Video’ button on a mobile device, an in-wall Lutron RadioRA2 or a HomeWorks keypad, you immediately dim the lights, turn on the display, the entire A/V system, and lower the screen and window shades, providing you with a “one-touch” operation.”

Integrators also have the option to allow or restrict user access to the GAVA setup Wizard. Other new features include better organization of macros, assignment of macros to other GAVA buttons, and the ability to send IP or RS-232 strings from a macro without needing a Device Driver, UDP support and more. 


“Another value-added feature is the new password-protection option in GAVA,” said Charm. “Now you can create multiple secure views for different users. For example, you could design a password-protected view of a suite of conference rooms that only authorized users can access, and then you could design a simpler view of each room that all your employees can access. It opens up a lot more possibilities for both the integrator and the end user.”

The new GAVA Conference Room Package connects all A/V components using IP, IR or RS-232. GAVA provides the unifying GUI interface using an integrated HTML5 Web server and Linux processor, allowing any mobile device access to everything connected in the package. PACS is a bridge product that connects legacy devices using IR and RS-232 into the system. The 4×1 AV Processor provides additional HDMI inputs with quality audio decoding. Audio from the HDMI, coaxial, optical or stereo inputs is decoded by a 5.1 channel Dolby® Digital and Dolby® ProLogic II Surround processor. Audio can be amplified using built-in 50 watts per channel amplification or by connecting an external amplifier. When a discrete digital or analog audio input is selected, the video continues to output 1080p full HD, allowing you to watch video from the source while listening to a different audio selection. The AV Scaler Pro allows you to incorporate legacy (VGA, DVI, component and HDMI) devices with upscaling while the GefenTV speakers output nice, high quality sound.

Automation for lighting and window shades is fully supported using the Lutron GRAFIK Eye QS, which allows for complete customization of lights and shades via RS-232 or the Ethernet. The Lutron GRAFIK Eye QS is energy-efficient and can control of up to six or eight zones of lighting. LED, fluorescent and halogen lights are all supported as well as fixtures that are Lutron EcoSystem® compatible. 

All components of the GAVA Conference Room Package are controllable using any web browser, or with free updated GAVA iOS or Android 4.2 Apps, providing better system management, and a free demo mode for potential customers to see first-hand how GAVA works. 




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