Gefen allows traditionally incompatible video connectors to communicate. Standard definition and HD-SDI video sources can be accessed with digital displays and HDTV displays, plasmas and projectors equipped with DVI.

WOODLAND HILLS, CA [February 6, 2004] Gefen, an interconnectivity solutions provider for computer and electronics components, announced the release of its new ex -tend -it SDI to DVI Adapter. The new Adapter enables high definition serial digital video transmitted through SDI to be converted to DVI (digital visual interface) for output to DVI displays. It works with all SDI and serial digital video sources, which are commonly used in broadcast and post -production, and outputs a DVI signal compatible with LCD monitors, HDTVs (high definition televisions), video projectors and plasma displays with DVI.

Gefen's SDI to DVI Adapter, priced at $999 (US), outputs RGB DVI at 1280x1024 resolution and supports PAL, NTSC, 720p, 1080p and 1080I HDTV formats.

The unit may be ordered online at or through one of Gefen's worldwide dealers. A complete dealer list may be obtained by emailing

Input: SMPTE 259M -C (270Mbps)
Input: SMPTE 292M (1.485/1.001 Gbps)
720P @ 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97 and 25 Hz
1080p @ 30, 29.97, 25, 24 and 23.98 Hz
1080I @ 60, 59,94, 50, 48 and 47 Hz
Output: DVI (digital RGB) and DVI -HDTV
Connector: DVI -D, Female
Compliant: DVI 1.0
Dimensions (inches): 1.2 x 3.75 x 5.5
Power: external power adapter with locking power connector

About Gefen Inc:

Gefen provides computer and electronics connectivity solutions through its ex -tend -it Professional Series, which offers multi -platform extension, switching, distribution and conversion technologies. Gefen is currently pioneering a full line of DVI and HDTV products that enable high definition digital video signals to be split, switched and extended. A selection of HDMI, fiber optics, DVI and CAT5 cabling is also available through Gefen as well as audio, USB, CAT5, PS/2, RS232 and similar peripheral support solutions. Detailed product information may be found at

Stretch It. Switch It. Split It.
Gefens Got It.

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