Gefen Sends HD Video Over CAT -5 Cable

Gefen's ex-tend-it HDTV Extender transmits HD resolutions using industry-standard CAT-5 cable up to 150-feet, significantly cutting the cost of long run cabling.

Indianapolis, IN - CEDIA 2004 - Extending high definition (HD) video just got easier. Gefen's new ex -tend -it HDTV Extender transmits HD resolutions using industry -standard CAT -5 cable, significantly cutting the cost of long run cabling. Distances up to 150 feet can easily be reached with the traditional cable, an achievement made possible by the use of new chip technologies combined with innovative Gefen engineering.

Because CAT -5 cables are used extensively throughout the AV industry for analog video, the HDTV Extender provides an uncomplicated, cost -effective method for upgrading to digital video, as in conduit cabling no longer needs to be uprooted and removed.

The HDTV Extender supports multiple HD resolutions up to 1080p and, if used with HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) connectors, multi -channel digital audio, which is bundled with the video. It is HDCP (high bandwidth digital content protection) compliant, a must when handling protected content, likely to become a greater concern as HD video continues to permeate the market.

Two versions of the HDTV Extender are available that support a variety of HD displays and video sources. One version is equipped with DVI (digital video interface) to connect to the source and display, the other with HDMI. Gefen provides low -cost HDMI to DVI adapters and cables that convert interfaces in order to connect devices with incompatible cable connectors.

Installation is a simple, straight -forward process. The HDTV Extender operates through compact sender and receiver units -both powered by a 5 -volt external power supply (included). The sender is connected to the source and the receiver to the display. Both units are connected by a CAT -5 cable, available in lengths up to 150 feet.

Detailed information on Gefen's HDTV Extender ($499) and its complete line of ex -tend -it Professional Series solutions is available at

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