Gefen Now Shipping 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT™ 2.0 Extender for HDMI (GTB-UHD-HBT2)

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, June 2, 2016 - Providing dealers with the best signal extension capabilities on the market today, Gefen, the A/V signal management unit of Core Brands, a Nortek company (NASDAQ: NTK), today announced that the 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT™ 2.0 Extender for HDMI (GTB-UHD-HBT2) is now shipping.

"We are committed to helping dealers capitalize on the ever-changing technologies that are shaping the industry," Core Brands' Gefen Product Manager Jason Fitzgerald said today. "The 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT 2.0 Extender for HDMI enables dealers to leverage HDBaseT 2.0 technology in their installations."
According to Fitzgerald, the GTB-UHD-HBT2 uses the new HDBaseT 2.0 Colligo™ platform to ensure an even more robust and resilient connection than the industry standard HDBaseT. It now carries RS-232, Bi-directional IR, and Power over HDBaseT.
"Gefen's implementation of the latest HDBaseT 2.0 technology enables the extension of HDMI up to 330 feet (100m) at 4K, using one CAT-5e cable," Fitzgerald emphasized. "RS-232 and 2-way IR signals are transferred between the Sender and the Receiver to control the A/V source and the display. While some of these features may be familiar to current users of HDBaseT products, this product is fully compliant with the new HDBaseT standard and provides a level of future-proofing for this evolving technology."
The POH (Power over HDBaseT™) technology provides power to the Receiver unit using the same CAT-5 cable that extends the HDMI and control signals, and only the Sender needs an external power supply. Via the GTB-UHD-HBT2, 1080p Full HD and 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) 8-bit video can be extended up to 495 feet (150 meters). Resolutions up to 4K DCI-Cinema (4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz 4:4:4) and 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz 4:2:0), along with the latest HDCP 2.2 encryption, are supported. 7.1 channels of LPCM and HBR (High Bit Rate) lossless digital audio including Dolby Atmos™, Dolby TrueHD™, DTS:X™, and DTS-HD Master Audio™ are passed through.
For more information on the 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT 2.0 Extender for HDMI, visit www.gefen.com.
About Gefen
Gefen® is the leader in audio/video signal processing solutions for commercial and residential applications. With a heritage of practical innovation and first-to-market products, Gefen delivers intuitive A/V distribution solutions that bridge the gap between rapidly advancing technology and real-world applications. For more information, please visit www.gefen.com.
About Core Brands
Core Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of iconic and award-winning control, audio, power management, connectivity and video distribution brands including ELAN®, SpeakerCraft®, Gefen®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, Furman®, Sunfire® and Xantech® to deliver a portfolio of connected home and commercial solutions to its channel partners and end users. For further information, visit www.corebrands.com.

About Nortek, Inc.
Core Brands is a Nortek company. Nortek Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK) is a global diversified company with leading brands and innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. For further information, please visit www.nortek.com.

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