Gefen brings two new KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extension solutions to NAB this year. The CAT5-1600HD and the CAT5-5600HD each extend high resolution displays using DVI along with hi-speed USB 2.0 peripherals up to 200 feet (60m) in distance.
These new products replace existing models with a new method of extension, streamlining cabling while lengthening the extension distance. Both use just one CAT-6a cable for hi-res video in place of the previous two CAT-5/CAT-6 cables required, and expand the distance of hi-speed USB 2.0 peripherals to 300 feet. DVI video at 1920×1200 resolutions can reach 200 feet. Previous solutions were limited to 150 feet at this resolution. Another 50 feet for DVI and 150 feet for USB makes these products ideal for post production and broadcast markets, and anyone using Final Cut Pro, ProTools and AVID editing systems.
The CAT5-1600HD extends one display with up to four peripherals using one dedicated cable (CAT-5/CAT-6) for peripherals and one CAT-6a cable for the display, using a total of two cables. The CAT5-5600HD extends two displays with up to four peripherals using one dedicated cable (CAT-5/CAT-6) for peripherals and two CAT-6a cables for both displays, using a total of three cables. This model is best suited for professionals working with an extended digital workspace as imagery is spread across both displays at the end location.
“Both extension systems offer one of the easiest methods of remotely controlling computers, ideal for professional environments such as post-production and broadcast,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen Inc. “Computers can be installed in a secure environment while users work in a remote
location that is quiet and closer to the action.”
Installation of each system takes mere minutes. Computer cables are connected directly to the sender unit, while workspace devices, including the remote display(s), keyboard, mouse, printer, etc., are connected directly to the receiver unit. Sender and receiver units are linked by two or three cables, with
zero image degradation or loss.
Gefen supplies a wide selection of signal switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters, KVM and home theater accessories that enable audio/video and computer systems to be easily integrated, extended, distributed and optimized to maximize performance. Continual product innovations ensure the company maintains its reputation as a reliable resource for installers and system integrators. The GefenTV line offers professional quality home theater accessories for plug and play operation. The GefenPro line delivers advanced solutions with bonus features for the professional market. All products are supported by technical representatives and engineers available for consultation in Gefen’s Los Angeles area headquarters.