Gefen intros DVI extender

For ultra long-distance digital video extension, Gefen offers its new
DVI-1500HD. This system operates through sender and receiver
units connected to the source and display at local and remote
locations. One 4-link LC-LC multimode fiber cable delivers hi-def video
from sender to receiver, supporting resolutions to 1080p full HD or
1920×1200 for computers. Up to 500 meters (1640-feet) in distance can
be traveled with an instant delivery of data. HDCP-compliant video may
be extended up to 100 meters (330-feet) using an additional CAT-5 cable
for DDC transmission.

Gefen says the long-range DVI extender is ideal for digital signage applications,
capable of transmitting hi-def video with zero signal loss or delay.
Installation is simple, requiring local sender and remote receiver
connections, powered by Gefen’s 5v power supplies. Both sender and
receiver are designed to be rack mounted, guaranteeing a
behind-the-scenes performance.

The Gefen DVI-1500HD package includes one DVI cable to connect the
sender unit to the source device, and two 5v power supplies to drive
long-distance extension. With an MSRP of $599, Gefen’s DVI-1500HD is
currently shipping.

For applications that require digital audio delivery, Gefen offers a
Digital Audio Extender (MSRP $149) that extends S/PDIF and TOSlink
digital audio devices up to 100 meters over one CAT-5e cable.

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