Gefen offers separate senders of its HDBaseT® extender systems
Senders of Gefens DVI and HDMI Extender Systems are now available separately for displays and projectors with built-in receivers
Munich, 8 May 2013 - HDBaseT® technology for long-distance transmission of uncompressed HD video and audio is advancing fast. More and more displays and projectors are equipped with a HDBaseT®-Input. Thus no external receiver is necessary anymore. Gefen takes this development into account and offers HDBaseT® senders now separately. With immediate effect „sender only“ of its extender systems GTB-HDMI-3DTV and EXT-DVI-ELR can be purchased.
GTB-HDMI-3DTV-S and GTB-HDMI-3DTV-BLK-S: Extender for HDMI 3D-TV
Gefens Toolbox Extender for HDMI 3D-TV uses the innovative HDBaseT® technology in order to boost the range and quality of the extender. The sender extends any HDMI signal to a HDTV device such as display (TV-Set) or projector over a distance up to 100 meters at resolutions of up to 1080p@60Hz Full HD over one CAT-5 cable. The extender supports HDMI 1.3. with 3D-TV Pass Through as well as multi-channel digital audio with Dolby@True HD / DTS Master Audio™. The Extender for HDMI 3D-TV is also HDCP compatible.
EXT-DVI-ELR-S: Extra Long Range Extender for DVI
The DVI Extra Long Range Extender over CAT-5 extends any DVI source to an HD display or other digital signage application up to 100 meters. This product uses Gefen ELR technology, also based on HDBaseT®, delivering uncompressed DVI video to 1920x1200 over a single CAT-5 cable, reducing cable costs and providing easier installation. The extender supports resolutions at 1920x1200@60 Hz or 1080p and has EDID management for local and Pass Through modes.
HDBaseT® is a connectivity technology for long-distance transmission of uncompressed HD video and audio up to 10 GB/s. As consumer electronic (CE) connectivity technology it is optimized for whole-home and commercial multimedia distribution. HDBaseT® can connect all the entertainment devices in a setting through its 5Play™ feature set, converging uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single 100m/328ft CAT5e/6 cable with RJ45 connectors. Gefen was the first manufacturer to offer market-ready HDBaseT®®products and the manufacturer with the most HDBaseT® products in its portfolio.
New Gefen DVI-3600HD extends multiple A/V signals over fiber optic cable for easy setup of remote workstations
The KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extender DVI-3600HD comes with rack mountable sender and receiver units equipped with ports for DVI, USB, RS-232 and analog audio.
Munich, 30 April 2013 - When connected to a local computer and a remote workstation, the DVI-3600HD delivers high resolution (1920x1200) video in the DVI format, up to four USB peripherals such as keyboard/mouse, printer, camera and hard drive, RS-232 automation or control and analog audio from sender to receiver.
Distances up to 2.000 m (6600 feet) are reached using a single mode fiber optic cable. The use of multi-mode fiber optic cable will reach distances up to 500m (1650 feet).
Because USB peripherals can be connected at both local (sender) and remote (receiver) locations, users can set up two distant workstations and alternate between the two. When in local mode, the computer accesses up to two USB devices connected to the sender unit. When in remote mode, it recognizes up to four USB devices connected to the receiver unit. A front panel switch on the sender controls local and remote modes of operation.
Local and virtual EDID ensures a constant signal sync even when delivering multiple signals up to 2000 meters in distance.
EXT-DVI-3600HD at a glance:
- Extends DVI, USB2.0, RS-232, and analog audio up to 6,600 feet (2000 meters) with single-mode fiber, and up to 1,650 feet (500 meters) with multi-mode fiber
- Supports video resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 @60 Hz (WUXGA)
- Uses four-strand single-mode or multi-mode LC-terminated fiber cables
- Supports Virtual DDC1 and DDC2B protocols
- Supports Local and Virtual EDIDs
- Supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
- Configurable to allow access of USB devices located at Sender Side or Receiver Side
- Rack-mountable (rack ears included)
Gefen Acquires Gefen Distribution GmbH & Co. KG to Better Serve the Pro AV Market in Europe
Munich, 12 March 2013 - Technology-driven Gefen LLC, a subsidiary within Nortek’s Technology Solutions segment, has acquired its main distribution partner in Europe, Gefen Distribution GmbH & Co. KG, to serve as the region´s primary distribution channel for Gefen´s products. Gefen Europe GmbH, will address the commercial and broadcast markets in the entire EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) by offering a centralized organization for sales, support, training and shipping.
Florian Goebel, the former managing director of Gefen Distribution is now the managing director of the new Gefen Europe sales organization. The company will continue to be headquartered in Munich, Germany.
“With Gefen Europe´s dedication to sales, marketing, training and support, we will be able to expand our capacity to perform more effectively in the highly competitive broadcast, commercial and system integration markets”, said Hagai Gefen, president.
Gefen Europe will continue to sell as before, using the existing infrastructure and personnel already in operation. Under Florian Goebel`s leadership, Gefen will consolidate distribution partners from the EMEA region to report directly to Gefen Europe.
“We will be the winning combination for our customers, providing better service and support and will give our dealers and distribution partners more opportunities to grow their relative markets in their countries“, said Florian Goebel.“