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Gefen to show new A/V connectivity at IBC
At IBC (stand 7.131) this year, Gefen will debut 22 new connectivity solutions, each one offering a unique functionality designed to boost A/V systems with enhanced performance.
Among the new products are a wireless to HDMI extender that enables a cable-free connection of any HDMI source to its display up to 10m in distance; and HDMI to HDMI scaler, a device that simplifies the up/down video scaling of the HDMI signal while allowing for tweaking of independent digital and analog audio signals on the output.
Home Theater Scaler Plus is a new product that enables integration of analog and digital A/V components. It converts signals to the HDMI format with supplemental audio output independently, performs source switching among four different A/V inputs and scales all video in multiple HD resolutions before outputting in the HDMI format for the best digital image possible.
The new 4 x 4 HDMI Cat 5 Matrix enables matrix switching among four HMDI sources and four HDMI displays plus HD A/V signal extension over Cat 5 cable. It allows all four displays to be placed up to 50m at 1080p or 100m at 1080i with full HDCP compliance guaranteed. HDMI signals are delivered to their remote displays using small receivers connected to the Matrix by Cat 5 cable. The system uses two IR remotes to manage long-distance matrix switching in all four zones.
For more information, visit www.gefen.com.