Gefen Offers HDMI Extenders for Matrix Products
Connectivity solutions provider Gefen announced the availability of two new companion products for matrix switching systems using HDMI.
Gefen 4X Cat-6 Extender
Connectivity solutions provider Gefen announced the availability of two new companion products for matrix switching systems using HDMI. Both are Cat-6 cable-based extenders that support 3DTV for delivery of 1080p full HD and multichannel audio.
The Gefen 4X Cat-6 Extender for HDMI is a single rackmounted extender that can be combined with any Gefen 4x4 matrix product, according to the company. It extends all four connected outputs over Cat-6 cable up to 200 feet to the remote HDTV displays. One Cat-6 cable between the sender and receiver units delivers 1080p full HD with 3DTV, multichannel audio, FST (Fast Switching Technology), IR remote, RS-232 and IP control signals, The sender includes four sender units in a one rackmount solution that can fit next to any mounted 4x4 matrix system. Four individual receiver units connect the displays to the sender.
The 8X Cat-6 Extender for HDMI is a companion extender for Gefen 8x8 matrix products and similarly allows all eight connected outputs to be extended up to 200 feet from the sources using one Cat-6 cable per display. The 8X product delivers the same features as its 4X sibling.
""Because it's designed specifically for any matrix switching system, it is a plug-and-play operation that also streamlines display extension using economic Cat-6 cable that can be easily installed," said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO of Gefen, in a statement.
Both the 4X and 8X Cat-6 Extenders for HDMI can be used as companions to the 4x4 or 8x8 matrixes from Gefen. They and can also be used as standalone extenders for any number of HDTV displays, according to the company.