Gefen Long Distance KVM Workstations over CAT-5 Cable3 min read
Three New Extenders from Gefen Streamline Computer Video Extension with USB Peripherals over CAT5 or CAT6 Cables for a Longer Distance Delivery
Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of three new KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extenders. Now you can place computers in a rack, machine room or secure location, with the ability to extend DVI (or VGA) displays, USB keyboard/mouse and other USB 2.0 accessories to the work space. These new solutions create a quiet work environment best suited for audio/video editing professionals. Next generation features offer added value for the user, streamlining the amount of cables needed while expanding the overall distance of extension.
The CAT5-1600A offers analog VGA users a long-range extension solution up to 1000 feet (300m) in distance. It extends VGA over one CAT-5 cable, supporting resolutions up to 1920×1200. The receiver unit provides a mirrored VGA output, while the sender unit supports the connection of an additional display for monitoring the computer source. Video adjustments for color, brightness and focus improve imagery when using a very long CAT-5 cable for signal extension. Four USB 2.0 peripherals are extended up to 330 feet (100m) over a second dedicated CAT-5 cable. Audio is also extended to the remote location.
The CAT5-1600HD extends DVI at full signal link resolutions to 200 feet (60m) over a single CAT-6a cable. High resolution video is supported up to 1920×1200/1080p with a perfect signal replication at the remote location. An additional CAT-5e cable extends up to four USB 2.0 peripherals capable of driving keyboard/mouse, printers, scanners, cameras, hard drives and any device using USB to connect to the computer.
The CAT5-5600HD extends two DVI displays with USB 2.0 peripherals to 200 feet (60m) using one cable (CAT-5/CAT-6) to extend all four USB peripherals, and two CAT-6a cables to extend both displays. Users typically use the second extended display to create an expanded desktop with support for high resolution video up to 1920×1200/1080p. The CAT5-5600HD is perfect for post-production and broadcast markets, or for anyone working with today’s popular video/audio editing systems.
All of Gefen’s KVM extenders are rack mountable, cross-platform in capability, offer locking power connectors to eliminate potential disconnects and are Energy Star compliant.
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Gefen supplies a wide selection of signal switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters, KVM, digital signage and home theater accessories that build a solid infrastructure for today’s audio/video and computer systems. Continual product innovations enable the company to maintain its reputation as a leading resource for installers, integrators and end users alike. The GefenTV line offers professional quality home theater accessories streamlined 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.
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