Commercial and residential systems integrators looking for high performance solutions for extending Ultra High Definition AV and controls, will be glad to know that Gefen today announced the Gefen ToolBox 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT™ 2.0 Extender for HDMI (GTB-UHD-HBT2). This new product extends HDMI up to 495 feet (150 meters) using a single CAT-5e cable. The introduction was made at ISE 2016 Core Brands/Gefen stand 1-M45, at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam.
“The Gefen ToolBox Extender utilizes the new HDBaseT 2.0 Colligo™ Chipset that provides a more robust signal link while remaining compatible with all HDBaseT products,” Core Brands Marketing Manager Chris Bundy explained. “With the signal extending up to 150 meters through one CAT-5e cable, the Gefen ToolBox Extender provides integrators with more flexibility on their projects."
The Gefen Extender supports resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD 60Hz 4:2:0 with 7.1 channels of HBR (High Bit Rate) lossless and LPCM digital audio up to 330 feet (100 meters). 1080p Full HD 8-bit color video can be extended up to 495 feet (150 meters). This product provides RS-232 and 2-way IR extension between the Sender and the Receiver units, allowing the transfer of IR commands and RS-232 communications between the source and the display.
Gefen’s implementation of the POH (Power Over HDBaseT™) technology powers the Receiver unit using the same cable that extends the HDMI signal from the Sender unit. This feature eliminates the need for an external power supply for the Receiver unit, simplifying installation. It also ensures compatibility with other class-compliant HDBaseT™ devices. The product’s low profile, small footprint enclosures fit in tight places and can be either surface-mounted or placed on a shelf.
The Gefen ToolBox Extender is fully compatible with the Gefen Syner-G™ software, providing advanced EDID management, link monitoring, and in-field firmware updates. This makes installation and configuration simpler than ever.
For more information, visit Core Brands/Gefen Stand 1-M45 at ISE 2016.
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