Gefen Shows New Innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen unveils new automation products, system integration hardware and innovative audio solutions for professionals and consumers alike. From accessories to ultra-convenient control systems, Gefen delivers the tools to maximize your A/V investments.

USB Audio Amplifier

Outputs high quality sound from any laptop or desktop computer using the USB port. The small enclosure fits in the palm of your hand and offers 25 watts per channel amplification delivered in standard two-channel format. Its left/right binding posts allow you to connect a pair of speakers. An RCA connection is also available for connecting a powered subwoofer.

Professional Automation Control Systems (PACS)

Controls HDTV displays, Blu-rays, add-on switchers, distribution amplifiers, scalers and more from a central interface. It features a high-efficiency method of accessing A/V devices equipped with RS-232 or IR using IP control. Video distribution, power on/off and volume levels can be controlled using IP with a simple web interface.

Mini Professional Automation Control System (Mini PACS)

Offers the same features as the PACS in a scaled down version. It is ideal for systems where equipment is not necessarily centralized in a single rack. It is a smart choice for distributed systems that still require more cost-effective, anywhere/anytime access.

Gefen Audio/Video Automation System (GAVA)

Works with PACS to control all key A/V features in a home with the added option to automate lighting and more using a smart phone or tablet. PACS can be programmed to store all IR and RS-232 commands to control all devices throughout the home. GAVA allows control through an interface that works with all smart phones and tablets. When GAVA is combined with PACS, users can operate any connected device in the home from any location on the planet through their smart phone or tablet.

GefenTV HD Auto Volume Stabilizer w/Digital Audio Decoder

Delivers a consistent volume level at all times, eliminating any rises or drops in volume levels. The small enclosure is equipped with one HDMI input and one HDMI output that supports all Dolby Digital formats up to 5.1 as well as two-channel LPCM audio. Dolby Digital 7.1 may be passed through without volume stabilizing. The advanced Dolby Digital Decoder will mix down multi-channel digital audio to two channels if desired.

Gefen ToolBox 8×8 Matrix for HDMI with FST

Connects eight hi-def sources to eight displays or projectors using HDMI. Proprietary Gefen FST (Fast Switching Technology) guarantees an instant switch between sources. An RS-232 port and IR remote allow for easy routing of sources and displays. IP control is also available.

8×8 Matrix for HDMI ELR with POL

Routes any eight HDMI sources to any eight displays or projectors, with the ability to extend four displays using Gefen’s ELR (Extra Long Range Technology) up to 330-feet (100m) in distance. Four displays can be connected locally using HDMI cables, and four displays can be extended remotely using CAT-5 cables. Gefen’s POL (Power Over Line) technology frees the receiver units from requiring power at all four remote locations.

Mini Pattern Signal Generator for HDMI 3DTV

Offers different test patterns for video displays and projectors using HDMI, including a 3DTV test pattern supporting side-by-side, top-bottom, and frame packing 3D formats. One of the most valuable features is its ability to determine the maximum KSV count for any connected hi-def source. This is extremely valuable when distributing a source to multiple displays with HDCP-compliance. You can instantly determine if the source will be able to accomplish any kind of video distribution in the home.

About Gefen:

Gefen supplies a wide selection of signal switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters, KVM, digital signage and home theater accessories that enable audio/video and computer systems to be easily integrated, extended, distributed and optimized to maximize performance. Continual product innovations ensure the company maintains its reputation as a reliable resource for installers and integrators. The GefenTV line offers professional quality home theater accessories for plug and play operation. The Gefen ToolBox line delivers portable, wall-mounted solutions for the nuts and bolts of system integration. The GefenPRO line supplies 24/7 technical support and valuable features for demanding professional industries. All products include lifetime support from technical representatives and engineers available for consultation. Detailed product information is available at www.gefen.com.

For more information:

Linda Morgan
linda [at] gefen.com
1.805.640.5391

Source: Gefen