Two New Matrix Switchers from Gefen Integrate High Definition Audio/Video Sources and Displays

Both of these audio/video system integrators connect and distribute four HDTV sources to four HDTV displays in a plug and play fashion.

Denver, CO - Gefen unveils two new matrix switchers at CEDIA: a 4x4 HDMI Matrix and a revamped 4x4 DVI Matrix, offering complete HDCP -compliance.


The 4x4 HDMI Matrix offers a premier home theater solution, supporting high definition video in multiple resolutions up to 1080p plus multichannel digital audio, which is routed together with the video in HDMI format. It allows four sources to be fed into four displays, and when used with an extension solution, like Gefen's HDMI CAT5 Extreme, can be directed to any four rooms in the home for an ultra convenient distribution system simple to install and easy to use.

The 4x4 DVI Matrix allows an easy method of integrating computers and displays with DVI sources such as HD DVD players and satellite set top boxes. For computer systems, it provides a complete KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) switching solution, supporting high -speed USB signals for keyboard/mouse control. The 4x4 DVI Matrix supports high definition video resolutions up to 1920x1200 for computer systems and up to 1080p for HDTV sources.

Ideal for interlacing multiple sources to multiple displays and projectors throughout the home or studio, both matrix switchers are controlled by an IR remote and offer an RS -232 port for serial communications integration. Installation requires a simple connection to its four sources and four displays. Boosted by a 24v power supply, each unit switches sources and displays in seconds. Both unit's inputs and outputs line the backside of the single, rack mountable metallic enclosure.

Displays and sources with different interface formats can be integrated into the system using optional DVI, HDMI and component adapters from Gefen.

Attendees are invited to stop by Gefen's booth (483) to see demos of both matrix switchers.


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Gefen leads the industry in just -in -time audio/video solutions for both professionals and consumers with an eye for superior quality and reliable performance. In the HD digital domain, Gefen delivers advanced technologies with multi -platform extension, switching, distribution and conversion capabilities. Gefen equipment is valued all over the world in professional AV/IT and consumer electronics/home theater environments. Their add -on hardware maximizes system functionality by enabling AV systems to operate beyond their original capabilities. Gefen's hard working solutions support the popular connectivity interfaces of today, including HDMI, DVI, dual link DVI, HD -SDI, VGA, USB, Firewire and RS -232. A selection of high quality cabling is also available. Visit www.gefen.com for detailed product information.

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