Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of two new companion products for matrix switching systems using HDMI. Both CAT-6 cable-based extenders support 3DTV for an instant delivery of 1080p full HD and multi-channel audio.
This single rack-mounted extender can be combined with any Gefen 4×4 matrix product. It extends all four connected outputs over CAT-6 cable up to 200 feet (60m) to the remote HDTV displays, streamlining any installation that requires HDTV displays in different locations. One CAT-6 cable placed between the sender and receiver unit(s) delivers 1080p full HD with 3DTV, multi-channel audio, Gefen’s FST (Fast Switching Technology), IR remote, RS-232 and IP control. The sender includes four sender units in a one rack-mount solution that can fit next to any mounted 4×4 matrix system. Four individual receiver units connect the displays to the sender.
This companion extender for Gefen 8×8 matrix products allows all eight connected outputs to be extended up to 200 feet (60 m) from the sources using one CAT-6 cable per display. One CAT-6 cable transmits 1080p full HD video with 3DTV, multi-channel audio, FST (Fast Switching Technology), IR remote, RS-232 and IP control signals from the selected source (connected to the matrix) to the remote destination (display). The sender includes eight sender units in a one rack-mount solution for convenient access to the matrix system. Eight individual receiver units connect the displays to the sender.
“I am using the 8X CAT-6 Extender for HDMI in my own home along with an 8×8 Matrix, and my installer was thrilled with its simplicity, convenience and reliability,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen. “Because it’s designed specifically for any matrix switching system, it is a plug and play operation that also streamlines display extension using economic CAT-6 cable that can be easily installed.”
Both the 4X and 8X CAT-6 Extenders for HDMI can be used as companions to the 4×4 or 8×8 Matrixes from Gefen, and can also be used as stand-alone extender for any number of HDTV displays. By offering a long-range signal delivery over cost-effective CAT-6 cable, they are ideal for any venue seeking to simplify their installation.