Two New 4K Ultra HD Extenders from Gefen Offer Advanced Features and an Expanded Distance for Signal Delivery

Both products use HDBaseT to deliver resolutions up to 4K with various methods of control supported.

CHATSWORTH, CA - Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the addition of two new extension solutions. Both products use HDBaseT to deliver resolutions up to 4K with various methods of control supported. In addition, the maximum signal delivery range has been increased from 100 to 150 meters. Varying price points and control options differentiate the two solutions, offering installation options for audio/video integrators.


The 4K Ultra HD ELR-POL Extender w/RS-232, Ethernet and IR (EXT-UHD-CAT5-ELRPOL) delivers HDMI at 1080p full HD up to 150 meters over a single CAT-5 cable, an improvement of 50 meters over previous solutions. 4K UHD content is delivered up to 70 meters over a CAT-5 cable, or up to 100 meters over a CAT-6 cable. A 10/100BaseT Ethernet connection is provided on the receiver unit at the display side, allowing IP connectivity without additional hardware or cabling required. Gefen's ELR (Extra Long Range) implementation of HDBaseT extends up to 7.1 channels of high bit rate, lossless digital audio formats with zero delay. RS-232 and bi-directional IR are transmitted along the same cable, offering convenient options to control source and display from both local and remote locations. POL (Power over Line) technology is employed to allow the installer to power either the sender or the receiver, streamlining cabling and hardware in the viewing environment. Advanced EDID management tools make for a simple installation and non-stop performance.

The Gefen ToolBox 4K Ultra HD ELR-POL Extender w/RS-232 and IR (GTB-UHD2IRS-ELRPOL-BLK) is a streamlined solution that delivers HDMI at 1080p full HD an extended range up to 150 meters over one CAT-5 cable. 4K UHD content can be sent up to 70 meters over a CAT-5 cable or up to 100 meters over a CAT-6 cable. In each instance, lossless digital audio formats, RS-232 and bi-directional IR are extended over the same cable. This solution also offers POL technology, eliminating the need for power at the viewing location.

Both extenders support 4K resolutions up to 3840x2160 @60Hz, 4:2:0 color space and 4096x2160 @24Hz with HDCP compliance and 3D pass-through. Locking power supplies ensure a snug connection for an unfailing performance. Surface mountable enclosures with small footprints allow for an easy installation.

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