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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.?

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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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Gefen Announces New DVI-3500 KVM Extension Solution for Professionals Working with High Resolution DVI Displays at Local and Remote Locations

CHATSWORTH, CA — Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its new DVI-3500HD. This long-range sender/receiver extension system delivers video in the DVI format with USB peripherals, RS-232 control and analog audio up to 6600 feet (2 kilometers) in distance over fiber optic cables. The DVI-3500HD supports extended resolutions up to 1920×1200. more

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GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder Converts up to 5.1 Channel Audio Encoded in Dolby Digital Surround to L/R Analog Audio

The new GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder with Dolby allows any movie or television program broadcasting in 5.1 Dolby digital audio to be decoded, and output in analog two-channel (left/right) format.

This allows the audio from a set-top box, media center PC or component video source to be heard on an existing pair of analog speakers. The GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder with Dolby supports any audio encoded in the Dolby 5.1 surround sound format, decoding it and delivering it in the standard two-channel format. more

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Gefen’s New Matrix Switcher for HDMI Offers Cross Point Integration of High Definition Sources and Displays

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen announced today the release of its new matrix switcher, upgraded to handle the HDMI v1.3 format with cross-point capability.

With HDCP compliance and support for all HDMI v1.3 features including deep color, the 4×4 Matrix for HDMI v1.3 connects and distributes any one of four hi-def sources to any one of four HDTVs in a plug and play fashion. It supports hi-def video resolutions to 1080p full HD plus multi-channel digital audio, including features like lip sync, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD, which is routed together with the video. more

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Gefen Shows Two GefenTV Audio Solutions for Plug and Play Creation of Surround Sound Audio using Digital and Analog Formats

InfoComm Booth 2651 – The GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder and the GefenTV Home Theater Audio Processor are being demonstrated in the Gefen booth at InfoComm. The GefenTV line offers professional quality solutions streamlined for home users with plug and play operations and attractive packaging. Two new audio products allow users to maintain their existing analog-based audio systems while easily integrating newer digital audio formats, including Dolby 5.1 surround sound. more

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Gefen Introduces Two New Wireless Solutions for VGA, S-Video, Composite or Component Video Sources to Ease Installations and Enhance Performance

CHATWORTH, CA – Who needs messy cables when you can extend video at high resolution of 1280×1024/1080i using wi-fi technology? Gefen today announced the availability of two new Wireless VGA Extenders designed to eliminate the need for cabling. Ideal for rental, staging, presentation, digital signage and residential applications desiring a plug and play method of video extension, the Wireless VGA Extenders come in Long Range and Short Range versions. more

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