Gefen Releases Four New Ways to Extend DVI over Fiber

Several new fiber optic-based extenders offer improved performance and longer distances.

CHATSWORTH, CA - Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the shipping of four new extenders for DVI using fiber optic cables. Three employ small, modular sender and receiver units that streamline installations with a lightweight and efficient solution. Another uses the traditional rack mount sender and receiver unit for KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extension. Fiber optic cable is ideal for applications in which electromagnetic interference (EMI) is an issue or when multiple extenders are used in tight spaces.

DVI Extender 1FO (DVI-CP-FM10)

This extender uses pig-tail style sender and receiver units that take up little space, and extend DVI up to 1000 feet (300m) using one strand of fiber optic cable terminated in SC. High resolution video is supported up to 1920x1200. Virtual EDID programming ensures a constant sync of the video source to the display. This DVI module is interchangeable with HDMI, with HDCP-compliance.

DVI 1FO Extender (DVI-FM15)

Two small sender and receiver modules offer a simple, straightforward method of connecting DVI directly at the source and display. High resolution (1920x1200) video is extended using a single-mode fiber optic cable up to 3280 feet (100m) or using a multi-mode fiber optic cable up to 1640 feet (500m). The die-cast modules provide a more robust solution than existing products supporting the same distance.

DL DVI 2FO Extender (DVI-FM2500)

Two small sender and receiver modules connect directly to the DVI connector at the source and display. Dual link DVI resolutions up to 3840x2400 are extended up to 1640 feet (500m) using two multi-mode fiber optic cables terminated in SC. A compelling price point makes it ideal for professional seeking alternative methods of long distance extension for dual link DVI.


The DVI-3600HD is a KVM over fiber optic extender that sends DVI, RS-232, USB 2.0 and audio up to 1640 feet (500m) using four strands of multi-mode fiber optic cable. All signals travel along the same cables, making it well suited for professional applications. This product is an improvement over the DVI-3500HD and now supports USB 2.0 devices. It is rack mountable for added convenience.

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