Gefen announced 4×1 HD Switcher with Digital Audio Decoding

Award Winning GefenTV 4×1 HD Switcher w/Audio Decoding Switches Four HDMI Sources and Delivers Multi-Channel Audio as 5.1 Surround Sound

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its new GefenTV 4×1 HD Switcher w/Audio Decoding. This next generation audio/video processor supplies a centralized, one-box solution that can integrate four hi-def sources using HDMI and decode audio to create 5.1 surround sound audio. Alternatively, it can also process audio sources using digital and analog audio inputs as 5.1 surround sound for added flexibility. A winner of Custom Retailer’s Excite Award, it combines source switching and audio processing in one convenient solution.

When one of the four HDMI sources is selected, video is delivered as 1080p full HD with 3DTV pass-through, ideal for forward-proofing systems. Multi-channel audio from the same HDMI source is delivered as 5.1 surround sound through standard RCA connectors using Dolby Digital technology. It works with all HDMI devices including Blu-ray players, Apple TVs, set-top boxes and gaming consoles.

If the optical, coax or L/R analog audio input is selected, audio is delivered as 5.1 surround sound through the RCA connectors using Dolby Pro Logic II technology. CD players, MP3 players, laptops and iPods can all be connected through the digital and analog audio ports.

The 4×1 HD Switcher w/Audio Decoding is perfect for processing signals to an existing amplifier or for connecting directly to powered surround sound speakers. The mini LCD on the front panel gives status information; front panel buttons offer access to the on-screen display menu, volume and power control. An IR remote and RS-232 port offer additional methods of control including 12v triggers for home automation integration.

“The GefenTV 4×1 HD Switcher w/Audio Decoding uses the most advanced HDMI technology combined with Dolby technologies that produce the highest quality audio decoding available today,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen.

Specifications and additional information:
http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=9897

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
1.818.745.0020

Source: Gefen