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Gefen’s CAT-5 Extension Solutions Support Higher-res HD Video

Mar 16, 2006 8:00 AM


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The Gefen DVI-CAT5 Extreme and the HDMI-CAT5 Extreme offer enhanced features that provide greater support for even the most challenging HD video installations.

Upgraded chip technologies inside the sender and receiver units of each makes the system more tolerant of Cat-5 cable skew variations, especially noticeable at distances of more than 100ft., and better able to function in patch bay scenarios.

Gefen’s Cat-5 extension solutions have always supported HD video up to 1080p, but the DVI-CAT5 Extreme and HDMI-CAT5 Extreme support HD resolutions up to 2048x1080—providing more stable output at these higher levels in digital HD home entertainment applications and computer systems.

Up to 150ft. at 165MHz is achieved with better regulated power consumption, and up to 200ft. at resolutions up to 1080i can be reached with both the DVI-CAT5 Extreme and HDMI-CAT5 Extreme.

EMI protection is also improved, allowing both units to function optimally in more challenging environments, such as those found in the medical and security industries.

Gefen’s DVI-CAT5 Extreme and HDMI-CAT5 Extreme solutions will remain priced at $499 each, and are expected to begin shipping in March.

For more information, visit www.gefen.com.



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