Digital Connectivity for Ultra HD at IBC

A selection of signal distribution, extension and integration solutions

IBC 2013

RAI Amsterdam
September 13 - 17, 2013

Professionals preparing for 4k Ultra HD can look to Gefen for a selection of signal distribution, extension and integration solutions. Video over IP solutions and customizable matrix switchers round out the selection of new products on display at Gefen's booth (7.B30) during the exhibition.

Ultra HD Splitters for HDMI 4k/2k

Provide 1:2, 1:4 and 1:8 signal distributions. A single 4k source can be split to two, four or eight 4k displays. Each splitter includes automatic EDID management to support size and resolution of each displays on the output. Gefen Fast Switching Technology (FST) is also used to prevent system disconnects when powering displays on or off.

4x1 Ultra HD Switcher for HDMI 4k/2k

Integrates up to four 4k sources with one 4k display. Users can switch between all sources using the same hi-def or Ultra HD display.

Ultra HD Matrix Switchers for HDMI 4k/2k

The 4x4 Ultra HD Matrix switches between four sources and four displays. The 6x2 Ultra HD Matrix switches between six sources and two displays. Any source can be routed to any or all displays at any time. Both use a new Ultra HD chip technology that allows seamless switching between all sources and displays.

Modular Matrixes for HDMI

The 16x16 Modular Matrix w/ELR routes up to 16 sources to any or all 16 extended outputs. The 32x32 Modular Matrix w/ELR routes any 32 sources to any or all 32 extended outputs. Users can tailor the outputs for local or extended mode using HDBaseT. Signal extension using 8x ELR modules delivers HDMI at 1080p full HD up to 100 meters using one CAT-5 cable per output.

Video over IP System

This integrated, network matrix switching system uses Video over IP technology to combine a Gigabit Ethernet switch with Gefen's HDMI over IP extenders. It is flexible with a 1080p signal distribution and switching with optional automation using GAVA (Gefen A/V Automation). GAVA rides on a LAN and controls all A/V, lighting and window shades using a web-based interface that can be accessed by any smartphone, tablet or computer. The HDMI over IP extender streams KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) signals over a Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure. Resolutions up to 1080p are delivered over the same CAT-5 cable as USB peripherals, analog audio, microphone in/out, RS-232 and IR. Multiple sender and receiver combinations are supported on the same network and can be placed up to 100 meters apart. Any smartphone or tablet with a web browser can control the switching of all the sources, displays and connected peripherals using GAVA.

GefenPRO HDVI to 3GSDI Scaler

Automatically switches between DVI and HDMI inputs and outputs video as 3GSDI with backwards compatibility with all SDI formats. When using HDMI as the source, up to eight channels of audio are supported and output as S/PDIF coaxial. Video can be scaled up to 1080p or 2k. Genlock frame synchronization provides advanced features such as adaptive video interlacing with edge interpolation, advanced noise reduction, alpha blending and image enhancement. The internal power supply provides better connectivity with no risk of accidental disconnection.

GefenPRO 3GSDI to 3GSDI Scaler

Offers additional frame synchronization features for the house clock or house sync. It can up or down scale any SDI source to any SDI display, supporting EDSDI, HDSDI and 3GSDI formats. Adjustable cadence detection, frame rate conversion, detail enhancement, and advanced noise reduction further enhance performance. Video may be scaled up to 1080p or 2k. This Scaler can also be used in Genlock mode as stand-alone frame synchronizer when switching A/V that must be precisely timed.

DisplayPort KVM Extender over CAT-7

This KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extender delivers 2650x1600 video resolution for computers equipped with DisplayPort and two USB 2.0 ports up to 100 feet (30m) using three CAT-6 or CAT-7 cables. It is ideal for studios and edit bays.

About Gefen:

Gefen supplies a wide selection of signal switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters, KVM, digital signage and home theater accessories that enable audio/video and computer systems to be easily integrated, extended, distributed and optimized to maximize performance. Continual product innovations ensure the company maintains its reputation as a reliable resource for installers and integrators. The GefenTV line offers professional quality home theater accessories for plug and play operation. The Gefen ToolBox line delivers portable, wall-mounted solutions for the nuts and bolts of system integration. The GefenPRO line supplies 24/7 technical support and valuable features for demanding professional industries. All products include lifetime support from technical representatives and engineers available for consultation. Detailed product information is available at

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