HIGH DEFINITION SWITCHERS FROM GEFEN CONNECT MULTIPLE VIDEO SOURCES TO ONE HDTV DISPLAY

Two new HDTV Switchers from Gefen enable multiple high-definition devices to access just one HDTV display, saving money, time and hardware costs.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND [February 3~5, 2004] Gefen Inc., a systems integration specialist and connectivity solutions provider, released three new ex -tend -it high definition Switchers in time for Systems Integration Europe. All three are HDCP (high definition content protection) compliant and enable several high definition video sources to be accessed through a single high definition display.


The newest model, the HDTV Switcher with Digital Audio ($399), allows two HDTV (high definition television) video sources, including computers, DVD players and satellite set top boxes, to connect to a single HDTV display. Both high resolution video up to 1080I and digital audio in either Toslink or SPDIF formats are switched for each source, eliminating the need to utilize additional audio receivers in the system setup. The HDTV Switcher with Digital Audio is housed in a compact metallic unit that contains two DVI inputs (one out), two SPDIF audio inputs (one out), two TOSLINK audio inputs (one out) and an external power supply. Users switch between sources using a remote control.

Gefen also offers a 2x1 HDTV Switcher ($249) with discrete IR remote control for connecting two DVI or HDMI video sources to one HDTV display, and a 4x1 HDTV Switcher ($349) with discrete IR remote control for connecting four DVI or HDMI video sources to one HDTV display. Both Switchers are compatible with all high definition video sources, displays and projectors equipped with DVI (digital visual interface) or HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) connectors. Once connected and powered, video sources are switched in a seamless transition that occurs instantaneously.

High grade DVI -D cables are included with each Switcher to connect it to the source components as well as an external power supply and a remote control. All three HDTV Switchers are available for review online at www.gefen.com or through a Gefen dealer, located in most major countries around the world and listed online.

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