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Gefen Builds Extendable 4K Ultra HD Infrastructure using Fiber Optic or CAT‐5 HDBaseT® Connectivity

Stand 1.M27, ISE 2014 Extending 4k Ultra HD content based on HDMI specifications requires significant bandwidth using proper cabling c...

Stand 1.M27, ISE 2014 Extending 4k Ultra HD content based on HDMI specifications requires significant bandwidth using proper cabling capable of delivering Ultra HD resolutions without any signal degradation or delays. To meet these requirements, Gefen introduces two intelligent new solutions that optimize and manage bandwidth utilization to provide a plug and play implementation of 4k Ultra HD. The new Gefen Extender for HDMI 4k Ultra HD over Fiber delivers resolutions up to 4k (3840x2160@30Hz) together with RS‐232 and bi‐directional IR using one SC‐terminated fiber optic cable. This long‐range solution is effective up to 2000 meters (6600 ft.) in distance. RS‐ 232 offers aneasy method of system automation and control while bi‐directional IR facilitatescontrol from both local and extendedlocations. Surface‐mountable enclosures provide maximum installation flexibility. The Gefen ELR (Extra Long Range) Extender for HDMI over one CAT‐5 with POL (Power over Line) provides a point‐to‐point transmission of 4k Ultra HD content with RS‐232 and bi‐ directional IR. POL provides power to the receiver unit using the same single CAT‐5 cable, and alleviates the need for an external power supply at the receiver side. Distances up to 150 meters (490 ft.) at 1080p full HD and up to 100 meters (330 ft.) at 4k Ultra HD can be achieved using this solution. Content is delivered with near zero latency using industry‐ standard CAT‐5 cabling combined with Gefen’s ELRimplementation of the HDBaseT® technology. ELR provides value‐added features above and beyond the HDBaseT® specification, including EDID management and improved compatibility. This solution is ideal for a high quality signal extension using in‐conduit cabling. Users can easily upgrade their audio/video system without uprooting cabling. To further enhance your 4k Ultra HD installation, Gefen currently provides a selection of 4k Ultra HD 1:2, 1:4 and 1:8 splitters, as well as a 4x1 Switcher and 4x2, 6x2 and 4x4 Matrix Switchers. www.gefen.eu