updated 12:35 pm EDT, Fri September 8, 2006
DVI, HDTV Switches ship
Gefen today unveiled two new high definition video switches, which include the 8x1 DVI Switcher and its enhanced 4x1 HDTV Switcher designed for multiple source integration. Featuring plug-and-play capabilities, both switchers enable users to access multiple high definition computers and sources using just one input on any high definition display. The 8x1 DVI Switcher comes in a rack mountable case, providing eight DVI inputs and one DVI output. The device allows users to access multiple high definition audio/video sources -- such as HD DVD players and computer systems -- with the single DVI connector on any HD display.
Users can access a preferred source using the IR remote that comes with the unit or through a RS-232 port, allowing for serial communications system integration and control. Each source is capable of sustaining high definition video in resolutions up to 1080p or 1920 x 1200.
The 4x1 HDTV Switcher features local switching on the unit, as well as RS-232 and IR remote control capability. The box comes with four DVI inputs and one DVI output to support computer systems, DVD players, and satellite set top boxes equipped with DVI. The 4x1 HDTV Switcher enables users to integrate and view computers as well as other electronic devices interchangeably using the same DVI port on an HDTV display.