Gefen Introduces Two New 4K Ultra HD Extenders
Addressing one of the most significant audio/video signal processing issues facing today’s commercial integrators, Gefen from Core Brands today announced the introduction of two new 4K Ultra HD Extenders, the GTB-UHD600-HBT and GTB-UHD600-HBTL, that extend the full bandwidth HDMI 2.0 over the most widely used extension medium, UTP/STP cabling. The two new Gefen extenders made their industry debut at InfoComm 2017 in Booth #4955, along with over thirty new products being introduced.
“Gefen’s new 4K Ultra HD extenders truly stand out among a sea of competitors in the extension market,” said Core Brands’ Gefen Product Manager Jason Fitzgerald. “These new products address one of the most glaring holes in today’s industry, which is the extension of full bandwidth HDMI 2.0 over the most widely used extension medium: UTP/STP cabling. With the introduction of these two solutions, Gefen is making the impossible possible.”
Combined with HDBaseT™ technology, both the GTB-UHD600-HBT and GTB-UHD600-HBTL employ proprietary compression technology to extend an HDMI 2.0 signal in resolutions up to 4096x2160 at 60Hz and 4:4:4 Chroma subsampling. “This new compression technology ensures excellent image reproduction and strikes an exceptional balance between quality and cost,” Fitzgerald added.
Integral features of HDMI 2.0, such as HDR, are also carried along the single CAT-5 or CAT-6 cable that links the sender and receiver units. The GTB-UHD600-HBT and GTB-UHD600-HBTL are capable of 2-way IR (both models) and RS-232 (GTB-UHD600-HBT only), as well as bi-directional POL (Power over Link), to allow seamless integration of control signals and the maximum level of flexibility in choosing how each unit is powered. Integration with Gefen’s Syner-G™ software allows for easy management of both products.
The GTB-UHD600-HBT is capable of 4K Ultra HD extension up to 80 meters (100 meters at 1080p), while the GTB-UHD600-HBTL is capable of 40 meters at 4K Ultra HD (70 meters at 1080p).
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