Connectivity solutions provider Gefen demonstrates two new CAT-5 extension solutions for HDTV based on their existing DVI/HDMI CAT-5 extension models at IS China.
Both the DVI and HDMI Extreme models come with enhanced features that make them ideally suited for even the most challenging HD system installs.
Upgraded chip technologies work to ensure the entire system is more tolerant of CAT -5 cable skew variations, especially noticeable at distances over 100 feet, and better able to function in "patch bay" scenarios.
Gefen's CAT -5 extension solutions have always supported HD video up to 1080p, but the DVI -CAT5 Extreme and HDMI -CAT5 Extreme support HD resolutions up to 2048x1080 -a leap that benefits both digital HD home entertainment and computer systems with a more stable output at these higher levels.
Up to 150 feet at 165MHz is achieved with better -regulated power consumption, and up to 200 feet can be reached with both the DVI -CAT5 Extreme and HDMI -CAT5 Extreme at resolutions up to 1080i.
EMI protection is also improved, allowing both units to function optimally in more challenging environments, such as those found in the medical and security industries.
Gefen's DVI -CAT5 Extreme and HDMI -CAT5 Extreme solutions are available to order beginning in April and may be purchased through a local Gefen reseller.