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Gefen Extends 1080p Up to 300 Meters

Gefen announced the availability of three new integration products for AV systems that use the component video format.

Gefen announced the availability of three new integration products for AV systems that use the component video format. Intended for large-scale home entertainment systems, digital signage applications, and high-profile AV installations, all three perform two functions within a single solution.

The 4x4 Component Audio over CAT-5 Matrix allows for a direct connection between four component video sources and four displays while supporting digital and analog audio inputs and outputs. Individual receivers at the displays' locations connect to the source using one Cat-5 cable providing up to 300 meters of connectivity for 1080p. Remote receivers can be purchased individually to tailor the system, providing seamless matrix switching among all eight devices.

Two new distribution amplifiers enable component AV systems to split and deliver two or four identical signals. Optional extension of audio and video up to 300 meters at 1080p over Cat-5 cable suits them well for new or retrofit installations. Both the 1:2 and the 1:4 Component Audio over CAT-5 Distribution Amplifiers operate with one component video input split and sent to two or four displays, with audio input and output in analog RCA and digital TOSlink and S/PDIF formats. Signals can be connected locally on the distribution amp or extended to long-distance locations.

All three solutions are designed to account for Cat-5 cable skews, so video can be delivered with full-quality representation at distances up to 300 meters.



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