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Companion Long Distance Extenders for Gefen Matrixes

Multiple Senders in One Rack-Mount Unit Deliver HDMI up to 200 Feet at 1080p Full HD with Support for 3DTV using CAT-6 Cable

Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of two new companion products for matrix switching systems using HDMI. Both CAT-6 cable-based extenders support 3DTV for an instant delivery of 1080p full HD and multi-channel audio.

4X CAT-6 Extender for HDMI

This single rack-mounted extender can be combined with any Gefen 4x4 matrix product. It extends all four connected outputs over CAT-6 cable up to 200 feet (60m) to the remote HDTV displays, streamlining any installation that requires HDTV displays in different locations. One CAT-6 cable placed between the sender and receiver unit(s) delivers 1080p full HD with 3DTV, multi-channel audio, Gefen’s FST (Fast Switching Technology), IR remote, RS-232 and IP control. The sender includes four sender units in a one rack-mount solution that can fit next to any mounted 4x4 matrix system. Four individual receiver units connect the displays to the sender.

8X CAT-6 Extender for HDMI

This companion extender for Gefen 8x8 matrix products allows all eight connected outputs to be extended up to 200 feet (60 m) from the sources using one CAT-6 cable per display. One CAT-6 cable transmits 1080p full HD video with 3DTV, multi-channel audio, FST (Fast Switching Technology), IR remote, RS-232 and IP control signals from the selected source (connected to the matrix) to the remote destination (display). The sender includes eight sender units in a one rack-mount solution for convenient access to the matrix system. Eight individual receiver units connect the displays to the sender.


“I am using the 8X CAT-6 Extender for HDMI in my own home along with an 8x8 Matrix, and my installer was thrilled with its simplicity, convenience and reliability,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen. “Because it’s designed specifically for any matrix switching system, it is a plug and play operation that also streamlines display extension using economic CAT-6 cable that can be easily installed.”

Both the 4X and 8X CAT-6 Extenders for HDMI can be used as companions to the 4x4 or 8x8 Matrixes from Gefen, and can also be used as stand-alone extender for any number of HDTV displays. By offering a long-range signal delivery over cost-effective CAT-6 cable, they are ideal for any venue seeking to simplify their installation.

About Gefen

Gefen supplies a wide selection of signal switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters, KVM, digital signage and home theater accessories that build a solid infrastructure for today’s audio/video and computer systems. Continual product innovations enable the company to maintain its reputation as a leading resource for installers, integrators and end users alike. The GefenTV line offers professional quality home theater accessories streamlined for plug and play operation. The Gefen ToolBox line delivers portable, wall-mounted solutions for the nuts and bolts of system integration. The GefenPRO line supplies 24/7 technical support and valuable features for demanding professional industries. All products include lifetime support from technical representatives and engineers available for consultation.