Nortek Security & Control, a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control, and health and wellness technology, today announced that its Gefen Presentation Switcher is now shipping. The EXT-4K600A-MF-51-HBTLS solves problems in conference and collaboration spaces that have a wide array of devices and inputs, giving users a convenient single point of contact for their AV sources and displays in collaboration or meeting areas.
The new 4K Ultra HD 600 MHz Multi-Format 5x1 Presentation Switcher features a powerful built-in Scaler, Auto-Switching & Split HDMI/HDBaseT™ Outputs. “This is a plug-and-play solution that automatically switches inputs to the most recently connected or activated source,” said Gefen Product Manager Jason Fitzgerald. “It accepts a multitude of input formats ranging from the legacy composite video inputs to the latest Full Bandwidth 18 Gbps HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort™ 1.2.”
In addition to the versatile built-in scaler, the Gefen Presentation Switcher features five independently switchable and embeddable audio inputs, a versatile microphone input with Phantom Power, audio breakout, and dual HDMI/HDBaseT™ outputs that provide all the right tools for creating a compelling and impactful AV presentation.
The Gefen Presentation Switcher works with both 4K Ultra HD sources and legacy analog devices, providing flexible connectivity and a single management point for all devices in the room. The auto-switching feature saves time by making it easy for users to connect and present without the need to select inputs manually. The intuitive user interface is accessible from any computer or mobile browser and via On-Screen-Display, and doubles as a setup tool and daily controller – eliminating the need for costly external controllers in smaller installations.
When used as part of a larger A/V system, important control interfaces are available for users; integrated scaling, picture quality, and troubleshooting tools make fine-tuning applications easy, while Gefen Syner-G™ streamlines integration into any network.
For larger rooms, the Multi-Format 5x1 Switcher features built-in support for both consumer and professional microphones, with mixing and ducking controls for live events. The compact, surface-mountable enclosure is easily hidden under a table or placed on a shelf. Split outputs simultaneously support a local HDMI display and a remotely installed projector or screen using its integrated HDBaseT™ extender.
The new 5x1 Switcher joins the Gefen family of dedicated Multi-Format Conferencing and Collaboration solutions that include the EXT-4K300A-MF-41-HBTLS 4x1 Switcher, the EXT-UHDV-WP-HBTLS-TX and EXT-UHDV-HBTLS-TX 2x1 Switchers, and the EXT-UHDA-HBTL HDBaseT™ Receiver.
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