Gefen's Monitor Switcher Increases HD Options

The trends in HD switchers have allowed the connection of multiple video sources to one display for easier access to one of several sources. Now Gefen reports that engineers can integrate multiple displays to a single source. The company's new 1x4 DVI monitor switcher works conversely from its traditional switchers. Rather, it supports a connection of up to four displays to one HD video source.

The 1x4 is designed to switch video between several monitors for applications commonly used in broadcast, post production, entertainment, retail, security and educational industries. Users select which monitor will display the video with an IR remote control. Switching is performed with no downtime and resolutions are supported up to 1080p and 1920 x 1200.

Also, the new monitor switcher is HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection)-compliant and will pass through HD video intact.