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Large DVI Matrix from Gefen Lets You Switch and Distribute 16 Computers to 16 Displays

Gefen 16×16 DVI Matrix.

This new matrix offers a one-to-one or one-to-many signal distribution.

Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the release of its new 16×16 DVI Matrix, delivering a one-to-one or one-to-many video distribution. Access is controlled by the front-panel, RS-232 connection, IR remote or an IP local area network. The front panel display conveniently lists status and switching information. more

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DisplayPort Extremes from Gefen Deliver High Resolution Video to Extended Displays Using Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic Cables

Gefen DisplayPort Extreme

Pre-terminated fiber cables extend high
resolutions to 2560×1600 up to 300 feet in
distance.

Timed to match the rapid adoption of the new interface, which is predicted to outpace traditional interfaces leading up to 2013, Gefen’s DisplayPort Extreme extenders come in conveniently pre-terminated lengths of 75 (23m), 100 (30m), 150 (45m), 210 (64m) and 300 feet (91m).

Without using one of these solutions, users are limited to a 50 foot (15m) distance between computer and display. For many audio/video professionals creating edit bays or working with digital signage displays, this 50 foot distance is too limited. more

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Gefen’s DVI-1600HD Extends DVI or HDMI with RS-232 Control and Audio over Fiber Optic Cables for Long Distance Applications

Gefen DVI-1600HD

This sender/receiver system uses fiber-optic
cables to extend DVI with RS-232 up to
two kilometers in distance.

Gefen’s newest fiber optic extender, the DVI-1600HD , truly goes the distance, delivering high resolution video with audio and RS-232 control up to two kilometers in length.

The sender/receiver system supports the extension of one flat panel display or projector using either the DVI or HDMI (with adapter) format along with both digital (S/PDIF, TOSlink) and analog (L/R) audio and RS-232 signals. more

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Gefen Releases Integration Solutions for DisplayPort Users

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of two new plug and play methods of system integration among computer systems using DisplayPort connectivity.

DisplayPort KVM Switcher
http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=8689

This KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switcher offers a simple method of accessing any two computers from the same display, with the same USB 2.0 keyboard/mouse control. It saves space on the desktop, creating a more productive work environment. Switching between computers takes place using the IR remote or front-panel selector. Support for high definition video resolutions, hi-speed USB 2.0 peripherals and an audio output makes it ideally suited for today’s computer systems.

DVI to Mini-DisplayPort Adapter
http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=8913

This adapter is designed for computer users who want to use a standard DVI port to connect a new flat panel display using mini-DisplayPort connectivity, such as the 24-inch Apple Cinema Display. The DVI to Mini-DisplayPort Adapter can more

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Gefen Introduces Two New DisplayPort Solutions

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of two new plug and play methods of system integration among computer systems using DisplayPort connectivity. more

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Broadcasters Can Reliably Convert Consumer Video Sources to the Professional 3G SDI Standard with the New Converter from Gefen

Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its HDMI v1.3 to 3G SDI Converter. This straight-forward standards converter provides a simple yet quality method of integrating consumer video sources using the HDMI v1.3 format and professional 3G SDI displays.

A plug and play methodology makes this solution valuable to anyone seeking to connect pro and consumer video equipment together while supporting the most current formats and true high definition video performance.

By offering the ability to easily connect different video formats and output high definition video resolutions, broadcasters can connect consumer and professional equipment in the studio, thereby saving on equipment costs.

The Gefen HDMI v1.3 to 3G SDI Converter works with all high definition audio/video devices using the HDMI format including set-top boxes, gaming consoles and Blu-ray players, but will not convert HDCP compliant video a per HDCP specifications.

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Gefen Extender for HDMI v1.3 Over One CAT-6a Cable Makes Extending HDTVs and Projectors at 1080p/60 Easy and Economical

Gefen Extender for HDMI v1.3 Over One CAT-6a CableCHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its improved version of the Extender for HDMI v1.3 over One CAT-6a cable.

This sender/receiver system delivers high definition video at 1080p full HD with up to 12 bit deep color support up to 175 feet (53m) in length using just one shielded CAT-6a cable. Resolutions at 1080i/60 can be extended even further up to 250 feet (76m). All HDMI v1.3 features are supported including lip sync audio, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio.

With this extender, installers can cut cable costs by half as previous solutions required the use of two CAT-5 cables to reach the same distance. WDisplays mounted on walls or projectors installed on the ceiling can receive their HDMI signal from a source located in a rack mounted more

Florida Home Improvement Radio Show Builds Project Demo House from Ground up Featuring Hard Wired High Definition Entertainment System

ORLANDO, FL – Josh Smith, producer for the In the House Radio Show, set out to demonstrate his show’s home improvement expertise by demolishing an existing two bedroom cottage and building a replacement house. Essential to the project was the mandate that the main entertainment center be located in the living room, hard wired for 5.1 surround sound, with an eye level, wall mounted flat panel television and no visible wires for power, audio and video using the HDMI format.

“The garage is equipped with air conditioning, an insulated door, plenty of storage for tools, as well as refrigerator hookups and a painted sealed floor, making it the perfect mans-cave,? explained Smith. “The garage has also been hard wired for a wall mounted TV, so we needed a way to allow for dual viewing of HDTV in the living room and the garage.?

With the installation of the more

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Gefen’s Newest Splitter Supports All HDMI v1.3 Features and Comes in Smaller, Wall Mountable Enclosure

CHATSWORTH, CA — Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of the GefenTV Mini 1:8 Splitter for HDMI v1.3. A much smaller foot print enclosure streamlines installations for easy wiring placement. more

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Gefen Announces Two New Solutions to Streamline Power Cords in the Rack Area

CHATSWORTH, CA – When powering several units in a rack, tangled cords and power surges can become a problem. Connectivity solutions provider Gefen offers an easy way to eliminate messy power cords behind the audio/video rack.

The Power Rack 54 and 58 both come in a rack mountable enclosure equipped with four or eight 5-volt power supplies. Each product uses one 24-volt power supply to streamline cords and centralize power distribution.

“The Power Rack 54 and 58 are designed to complement Gefen’s high definition video extension solutions over CAT-5 and CAT-6 cables,? said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen Inc. “Both alleviate cable congestion in the rack area.?

Both Power Racks offer a grounding wire to provide maximum safety. Through step-down power, both Gefen Power Racks prevent signal degradation, particularly when powering VGA, component and audio devices. Over-current ability protects against power surges, while the metal enclosure offers electromagnetic shielding.

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