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Gefen Unveils Portable HDMI Signal Generator Upgraded for 3DTV with High Quality Audio Testing

Gefen’s next generation Mini Pattern Signal Generator for HDMI 3DTV is designed for easy mobility when installing, designing or trouble shooting audio/video systems in the field. Real-time testing of multiple displays and projectors, support for 3DTV, advanced features and the small, lightweight enclosure all make this Signal Generator a valuable tool for integrators.

The Gefen ToolBox Mini Pattern Signal Generator for HDMI 3DTV supplies several test patterns for calibrating and testing video performance. New video testing patterns are provided including 19 HDTV and VESA standard timings. The 3DTV test pattern supports side-by-side, top-bottom, and frame packing 3D formats up to 1080p @ 24Hz. It supports the connection of digital optical audio, used to test support for the HDMI 1.4 feature of audio return channel. This is to determine if the connected display properly returns audio over the same HDMI cable. This new Signal Generator can also analyze the audio/video signal on the input and display the exact video timing and audio specification.

Advanced features include a KSV count for connected sources. The Mini Signal Generator for HDMI 3DTV will identify the maximum KSV keys for each source. This is extremely valuable when distributing a source to multiple displays with HDCP-compliance as you can see if the system will support additional KSVs.

The Mini Pattern Signal Generator for HDMI 3DTV also allows you to store various displays’ EDID information through the local input and take it to the field. If you experience issues with signal loss when testing displays in the field, you can store that display’s EDID or use a previously installed EDID to overcome the issue.

The on-screen display menu, accessed through navigation touch capacitive buttons on top of the unit, guides users through all settings for an easy operation. Its ease of use enables a professional on-site evaluation and calibration of HDTV systems, immediately locating where problems lie so they may be eliminated.

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Gefen’s New DisplayPort KVM Switchers Access Multiple Computers Using the Same Monitor and Keyboard/Mouse

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced two new comprehensive KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switchers for DisplayPort computer systems using USB 2.0 peripherals. The 4×1 DPKVM Switcher and the 8×1 DPKVM Switcher connect up to four or eight computers to the same monitor and keyboard/mouse connection. This streamlines the desktop and eliminates the need for too many devices that can crowd the workspace while increasing productivity and performance.

“For post-production studio professionals, these new switchers are ideal because they can integrate many different computers without networking,? said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen.

4×1 DisplayPort KVM Switcher

This rack mountable Switcher comes equipped with four DisplayPort inputs with USB 2.0 and audio. One DisplayPort output delivers resolutions up to 2560×1600. The USB output drives any keyboard/mouse combination while the audio output supports L/R speakers. Users switch between all four computers by IR remote, front panel selector or more

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Gefen and Marshall Electronics Combine Technologies to Enable Live Streaming Video for Digital Signage Applications

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced a new relationship with Marshall Electronics to enable live video footage on any HDTV display. Support for live video is particularly beneficial for many industries including entertainment, hospitality, retail and more.

The Marshall Electronics HD Encoder/Decoder (VS-102-HDMI) accepts video from any non HDCP-encrypted HDMI source, including satellite set-top boxes, hi-def cameras and more. When used in a Gefen Digital Signage Creator project, users are able to feed live video in the HDMI format to any HDTV display, delivering all the features of digital video with digital audio.

The Gefen Digital Signage Creator works with any Windows-based system and gives users full control over their digital signage content creation when connected to the LAN. The intuitive layout program offers the ability to create templates, insert music, layer video images, write scripts to control content and pull RSS feeds off the more

New Extra Long Range (ELR) KVM Extender from Gefen Delivers WUXGA Resolutions with USB Peripherals using Just One CAT-5 Cable up to 100 Meters

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that its DVI KVM ELR Extender (EXT-DVIKVM-ELR) is now shipping. Based on HDBaseT technology, Gefen’s ELR technology enables high resolution video in the DVI format to travel greater distances than ever before using a single CAT-5 cable.

With its ability to carry three USB 2.0 signals on the same CAT-5 cable alongside the DVI, the Gefen DVI KVM ELR Extender significantly reduces the amount of cables needed while increasing the length of extension to 330 feet (100m). At this distance, high resolution video is supported at resolutions up to 1920×1200 with a perfect signal delivery and zero signal drop-outs. USB data is sent at rates reaching up to 100 Mbps for a reliable, instantaneous delivery.

Installation is plug and play simple, requiring the connection of the computer to the sender unit. The receiver offers three USB outputs for keyboard/mouse, camera, hard more

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Gefen Releases Two New Digital Signage Media Players Offering High Definition Playback using Wi-Fi or Traditional LAN-Based Connectors for Easy Access and Control

Digital connectivity solutions provider today announced the availability of two new digital signage media players, expanding the range of solutions it provides for this growing industry segment.

Both Digital Signage Media Players with Wi-Fi offer a SMIL (synchronized multimedia integration language)-compliant media player that works with any computer LAN system, either by connecting directly to the LAN or by using the Wi-Fi connection. Users can playback 1080p Full HD video for stunning visuals. These players also output component and composite video with two channel (L/R) audio and one-line scrolling text. Each player comes pre-loaded with more than ten, easy to use templates to select from, so users can jump-start their digital signage applications with little to no design experience. Calendar-based scheduling from any computer on the LAN makes operating both players easy and convenient.

The Digital Signage Media Player with Wi-Fi offers 4 GB of internal flash memory more

New GefenPRO ELR Extender Sends HDMI with 3DTV, IR, RS-232, Ethernet and Power over a Single CAT-5 Cable

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its second generation Extra Long Range (ELR) Extender for HDMI using Power over Line (POL) technology. This new model, the GefenPRO ELR Extender for HDMI over CAT5 with POL II, uses a traditional sender/receiver methodology to extend HDMI with 3DTV pass-through, IR, RS-232, Ethernet and power up to 330-feet (100m) in distance using just one CAT-5 cable.

Gefen POL technology is based on the PoE (Power over Ethernet) standard and frees the receiver from power requirements, while providing an additional 5 volts to power supplemental hardware, such as a switcher, splitter or scaler to further enhance system performance.

“This is an absolutely essential solution wherever power is limited in the display area,? explained Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen. “Installers can now use just one CAT-5 cable to reach way beyond HDMI’s limits using Gefen’s ELR technology based more

New ELR (Extra Long Range) Extender from Gefen uses HDBaseT and POL (Power Over Line) Technologies to Send HDMI, Power, Ethernet, IR and RS-232 Over a Single CAT-5 Cable

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced its newest breakthrough for an extra long-range extension of HDMI devices. The GefenPRO ELR Extender for HDMI with POL offers a long-range, multi-signal method of extension up to 330-feet (100m) over just one CAT-5 cable, a significant improvement over previous solutions, which required two cables to reach shorter distances.

Innovative Gefen POL technology based on the Power Over Ethernet standard enables the delivery of power to the receiver unit, giving an added advantage to the integrator. Power is provided to the receiver using the AC power connected at the sender unit. Each receiver unit is also equipped with an additional 5v output to power a supplemental product, such as a scaler, switcher or splitter at the display location.

The GefenPRO ELR Extender for HDMI with POL is ideal for installations where power requirements are limited at the receiving side, such as more

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Three New Extenders from Gefen Streamline Computer Video Extension with USB Peripherals over CAT5 or CAT6 Cables for a Longer Distance Delivery

CHATSWORTH, CA — Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of three new KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extenders. Now you can place computers in a rack, machine room or secure location, with the ability to extend DVI (or VGA) displays, USB keyboard/mouse and other USB 2.0 accessories to the work space. These new solutions create a quiet work environment best suited for audio/video editing professionals. Next generation features offer added value for the user, streamlining the amount of cables needed while expanding the overall distance of extension.

CAT5-1600A

The CAT5-1600A offers analog VGA users a long-range extension solution up to 1000 feet (300m) in distance. It extends VGA over one CAT-5 cable, supporting resolutions up to 1920×1200. The receiver unit provides a mirrored VGA output, while the sender unit supports the connection of an additional display for monitoring the computer source. Video adjustments for color, brightness more

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Gefen ToolBox Shipping High Speed USB Four-Port Extender for Long Range Distances

CHATSWORTH, CA – Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that its ToolBox USB 2.0 Extender Long Range (LR) is shipping. This new 4-port USB 2.0 hub powers multiple computer devices at long distances. Up to 330 feet (100m) can be traversed by portable sender and receiver units that easily fit into any integrated system. Full bandwidth capability offers an instant delivery of multiple USB signals over a single CAT-5 cable.

Perfect for professional environments that access computer data remotely, the USB 2.0 Extender LR works with both lo- and hi-speed USB peripherals, including cameras, scanners, printers, keyboards, hard drives, DVD burners and more. Any four devices using USB can be extended over the same cable, all remotely powered when operating in the field.

As a new ToolBox product, the USB 2.0 Extender LR comes in a rugged wall-mountable enclosure, offers locking power supplies to eliminate potential disconnects more

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Ultra Long Distance Fiber Optics Extender for 3G SDI Exceeds Distance Limitations for Impeccable Signal Delivery

GefenPRO 3GSDI Fiber Optics Extender

New form factor means easy, durable installations

CHATSWORTH, CA – The new GefenPRO 3G SDI Fiber Optics Extender offers a long-range method of extending any 3G SDI source, far exceeding previous distance limitations. This sender/receiver system is packaged in a small dongle format, offering a rugged construction with a small footprint that can be installed anywhere in true plug and play fashion.

Sender and receiver units are connected to the 3G SDI source and the remote destination up to 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) away. A single-mode fiber optics cable terminated in ST connections links the source (sender) to the destination (receiver), offering a clear video signal transmission for a stellar performance.

All standard and high definition SDI formats are supported including the newest 3G SDI format. Supported resolutions include 1080p, more

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