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Gefen ToolBox Ships Extra Long Range Extender for 3DTV using HDBaseT

Gefen ToolBox Extender for HDMI 3DTV

Gefen’s newest extender supports the extension of 108p full HD with 3DTV, IR and multi-channel audio over one CAT-5 cable.

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that the newest extension solution from its Gefen ToolBox line of wall-mountable hardware is currently shipping. The Gefen ToolBox Extender for HDMI 3DTV uses innovative HDBaseT technology from Valens Semiconductor to enhance the length and features of its high definition extension capability.

Small sender and receiver units link any hi-def source to an HDTV display using one industry-standard CAT-5 cable, delivering 1080p full HD with 3DTV pass-through, multi-channel audio and IR remote control up to 330 feet (100m). more

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ESPN’s X Games 16 Taps Gefen Digital Signage Creator to Deliver Up-to-Date Essentials for Spectators

LOS ANGELES, CA – When ESPN’s X Games descends upon Los Angeles to celebrate its 16th year in providing world-class venues for the finest athletes competing in action sports, Gefen’s Digital Signage Creator will be there. From July 29 to August 1, 2010, Gefen’s DSC will help direct X Games attendees to all the radical action taking place throughout the city.

Fierce competitions between more than 200 athletes in Skateboard, BMX Freestyle, Moto X and Rally Car will play out in four key venues within downtown LA: STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre, the Event Deck at L.A. LIVE and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. more

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Gefen Ships Digital Signage Creator Featuring Award-Winning Components

Gefen’s Digital Signage Creator

New Hardware/Software solutions offers unlimited potential for digital signage.

CHATSWORTH, CA – Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that its Digital Signage Creator (DSC) is currently shipping.

The DSC works with any Windows-based browser and gives users full control over their digital signage content creation. 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 Internet to name just a few. Unlimited creative possibilities free users to build totally customized content that best suits their unique needs. more

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Gefen Supplies Support for 3DTV Just in Time for the Premier 3DTV Broadcast of the World Soccer Championship in South Africa

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its new product line, Gefen ToolBox. Initially unveiled at 2010 trade shows such as CES and InfoComm, the new products are currently shipping. The mix of products include a selection of audio/video matrixes, switchers, splitters and extenders, which are small in size, easily transported and can be wall-mounted. All products support audio/video systems using HDMI v1.4a connectivity including 3DTV pass-through, and are equipped with a locking HDMI connector to eliminate cable disconnects in the field. more

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Gefen Brings Total Customization of Digital Signage Content to InfoComm

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In a strategic move that places Gefen on the content development side of digital signage, the digital connectivity solutions provider unveils its new Digital Signage Creator at InfoComm. This new product joins existing digital signage solutions including a Hi-Def Digital Signage Player for scheduling pre-recorded content and a plug and play 2×2 DVI Video Wall Controller for creating a four-display video wall. more

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Gefen Implements “Fast Switching Technology” on All Products Using HDMI v1.3

Exciting Fast Switching Technology Resolves Slow Switching Time Between HDMI Source Selection for a Fast and Efficient Performance

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that all its HDMI v1.3 products are capable of using new Fast Switching Technology (FST).

This proprietary new technology emerged to better handle HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection) handshaking, which in the past could take up to ten seconds in transition when switching between sources. more

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Gefen’s New USB to DVI HD Allows You to Add Any Hi-Def Display to your Computer using the USB Port

USB to DVI HD

Connect any display to your laptop using the USB port.

CHATSWORTH, CA – Tapped out of video ports but want to add a new display? Gefen makes it easy with its just released USB to DVI HD. This tiny adapter comes equipped with one USB input and one DVI output. Any USB port on the computer can be used to connect a digital display using the DVI, VGA or HDMI format. more

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John Novak Appointed Director of Digital Signage at Gefen to Drive Growth of New Business Line Offering Digital Signage Hardware and Software Solutions

John Novak

John Novak Joins Gefen as Director, Digital Signage Business Development

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that John Novak has joined the company as Director of Digital Signage Business Development. In this role, Novak’s primary goal will be to enhance sales in this growing industry by engaging with customers and solidifying relationships with Gefen’s key distributors and worldwide resellers.

Novak’s strong business experience and proven capabilities in revenue growth through strategic planning, customer relationship management and trend analysis compliments his new responsibilities overseeing the digital signage division within Gefen. He will develop business for Gefen’s digital signage and complementary products to capture market share and drive business expansion. Novak will also be involved in next generation product planning, sales training and in the identification and pursuit of sales opportunities in the marketplace. more

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GefenTV 1:8 Multi-Format Video Distribution over Ethernet Gives Installers Options when Distributing Analog Video to Multiple Displays

CHATSWORTH, CA – A small footprint, analog video support, and two different methods of signal extension give this new distribution solution from Gefen great appeal. The GefenTV 1:8 Multi-Format Video Distribution over Ethernet is perfect for anyone who wants to use their analog video devices and view them in multiple locations within the same building using the existing LAN infrastructure. more

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Gefen Ships USB-400 FO for Long-Range Hi-Speed Computer Peripherals

Gefen’s Exhanced USB-400 FO

Redesigned 4-port USB 2.0 hub extends peripherals up to 1640-feet.

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen is pleased to announce the release of a newly redesigned fiber optics-based extender, the USB-400 Fiber Optic (FO). This long-range 4-port USB 2.0 hub powers multiple hi-speed peripherals at distances up to 1640-feet (500m) from the computer, enabling a reliable remote workstation.

The Gefen USB-400 FO extender provides a high-bandwidth method of extending up to four USB 2.0 devices, including printers, keyboard/mouse, cameras, hard drives and DVD burners, enabling complete connectivity when operating in the field. The solution is ideal for professional applications as it offers invulnerability to electromagnetic and radio signal interference. more

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