The ex-tend-it 2:8 HDTV Distribution Amplifier splits the HDTV signal eight ways enabling simultaneous, multi-display viewing.

WOODLAND HILLS, CA [March 29, 2004] Connectivity solutions provider Gefen announced the release of a new high definition distribution amplifier that sends one high definition television (HDTV) video source to eight HDTV displays using DVI (digital visual interface) connectors.

The ex -tend -it 2:8 HDTV Distribution Amplifier splits the HDTV signal eight ways enabling simultaneous, multi -display viewing. It is HDCP (high definition content protection) compliant, ensuring that all high -resolution data is accurately reproduced for optimum output. Because it provides two DVI inputs, the 2:8 HDTV Splitter can also switch between two video sources. Each source, when selected, will distribute up to eight video signals.

The 2:8 HDTV Splitter was designed for professional and commercial environments that require multiple displays showing the same high definition video information. It is compatible with high definition video sources such as computers, DVD players and satellite set top boxes, and high definition displays and projectors that utilize DVI connectors. When used with one of Gefenąs HDTV extension solutions, each display can be extended up to hundreds of feet from the source.

Available online at or through a Gefen reseller, the 2:8 HDTV Distribution Amplifier has a suggested retail price of $1299. For more information, visit or call (818) 884 -6294.

DVI amplifier bandwidth: 1.65 GHz
Actual bandwidth: 1.65 GHz
Input video signal: 5 volts p -p (TTL)
Input DDC signal: 5 volts p -p (TTL)
DVI connector: Molex 24 pin female connector
Remote connector: RJ -11
Power consumption: 15 watts (max.)
Dimensions: 4.5"w x 1"h x 5.2"d
Shipping weight: 9 lbs.

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 HDTV products that enable high -definition digital video to be split, switched and extended. A selection of HDMI, fiber optics, DVI and CAT5 cabling is available through Gefen as well as audio, USB, CAT5, PS/2, RS232 and similar peripheral support solutions. Detailed product information may be found at

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