toggle

AAPL Stock: 118.63 ( -2.67 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Gefen system sends HD signal 300m on CAT-5 cable

updated 08:10 pm EDT, Mon August 11, 2008

HD signal 300m on Cat-5

Connectivity solutions company Gefen recently introduced three new systems integrators for audio/video systems using the component video format. The new products allow a full HD signal to be carried on a CAT-5 cable distances up to 300 meters. This is ideal for large scale home entertainment systems, digital signage applications and high profile audio/video installations. All three products perform two functions from a single box, reducing the need for extra equipment.

The '4x4 Component Audio over CAT5 Matrix' solution directly connects any four component video sources to any four displays. Audio inputs/outputs support either analog or digital signals. Individual receivers at each display connect back to the source using just one CAT-5 cable. Additional remote receivers are available, allowing matrix switching for up to 8 devices. Paired with an optional extender, the signal can be sent up to 300 meters.

Gefen also introduced two distribution amplifiers that allow component audio/video signals to be split. The '1:2 Component Audio over CAT5' splits an input into two, while the '1:4 Component Audio over CAT5' splits the input into four. Both splitters retain HD quality and are compatible with analog or digital audio output.

The 4x4 Component Matrix switcher and 1:4 Component Audio splitter both sell for $800. The 1:2 Component Audio splitter sells for $500.




by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

  1. msuper69

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Too much loss...

    HDMI is the only way to go.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented