Gefen Releases Two New HDBaseT Extenders for HDMI with Cost Saving Incentive
Las Vegas, NV- (Virtual Press Office
) – Two new Gefen extenders over CAT-5 cable offer a lower price point under $500 in exchange for a slightly shorter distance. Both products extend HDMI with 3DTV pass-through and use one standard CAT-5 cable for signal extension up to 230 feet (70m). Both employ a VS-10 chipset based on HDBaseT specifications to deliver 1080p full HD with multi-channel audio including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats.
The GefenTV Extender for HDMI CAT-5 offers portable, desktop or wall mountable sender and receiver units that connect any HD source to its display located up to 230 feet away. Locking power supplies guarantee a steady and stable connection.
The Gefen ToolBox Extender for HDMI CAT5 POL (Power over Line) comes with wall mountable sender and receiver units that link any HDMI source to its display up to 230 feet in distance. One CAT-5 cable links the source to the display with bi-directional IR. Gefen POL technology eliminates the need to power the receiver at the display side, sending power over the same CAT-5 cable that carries HDMI from the powered sender unit to the receiver.
“We designed these new extenders to provide a low-cost, high quality method of signal extension for HDMI. Each can satisfy installation requirements and still offer some advanced features,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen. “The GefenTV Extender for HDMI CAT-5 is a direct, low-cost replacement for an older version based on CAT-6 technology, while the Gefen ToolBox Extender for HDMI CAT-5 POL was designed to accompany the new GAVA (Gefen Audio Video Automation) system with its bi-directional IR capability. POL also eliminates the power supply at the receiver end. Both products offer a viable alternative to other longer distance, more robust extension solutions.”
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Linda Morgan, Gefen Public Relations
or +1 (805) 640-5391
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 http://www.gefen.com