Gefen Ships Wireless for HDMI Extender

Gefen Extender Uses Ultra Wideband from TZero Technologies for Wireless Signal Delivery

Las Vegas NV - Booth 21744 - Connectivity solutions provider Gefen is pleased to announce that its Wireless for HDMI Extender using UWB (ultra wideband) technology from TZero Technologies is currently shipping. Ideal for hard to reach locations where cable runs are unwanted, the Gefen Wireless for HDMI UWB Extender supports the delivery of hi -def resolutions to 1080p (30fps) with digital audio 7.1 surround sound and two -channel L/R analog audio up to 10 meters (approximately 30 -feet) in distance.


"As pent up demand for wireless high -definition video continues to grow, TZero is excited to see Gefen's Wireless for HDMI UWB Extender product receive such strong positive feedback from consumers," said Rajeev Krishnamoorthy, CEO of TZero Technologies. "TZero's Ultra Wideband technology is the only commercially available solution that delivers on the promise of reliable high -definition wireless video, and we look forward to a strong partnership with Gefen in the quarters and years to come."

HD sources such as Blu -Ray DVD players, set top boxes or DVRs connect to the two HDMI inputs and one component video input with left/right audio. All three sources deliver video in the HDMI v1.2 format with compatibility for HDMI v1.3 sources and displays. With three A/V inputs, the Gefen Wireless for HDMI UWB Extender operates as an auto switch, allowing access to any of the three sources using the same HDTV or projector. Sources can also be controlled from the display using the IR back channel or by the local selection button available on the sender unit.

The sender/receiver system sets up simply, requiring local connections of two HDMI sources and one component with audio to the sender unit. The receiver unit is placed up to 10 meters away and connects directly to the HDTV display. Both sender and receiver are powered to drive the wireless signal transmission.

With CEC (Consumer Electronic Control) support, WiMedia Alliance compliance, HDMI Forum compliance, DCP certification, and FCC certification, the Gefen Wireless for HDMI Extender is a high performance solution perfect for eliminating wiring in small venue and single room HDTV applications.

Gefen recommends a line -of -sight placement of sender and receiver units for optimal results, but both units can be placed behind doors, in closets and behind TVs for a wireless delivery. The HD signal can also penetrate a wall, if needed.

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