Gefen Launches Four New AV-over-IP-Products
Gefen, from Nortek Security & Control, is now shipping its EXT-UHD-LANS-TX, EXT-UHD-LANS-RX, EXT-UHDKA-LANS-TX and EXT-UHDKA-LANS-RX models, all part of the new Gen 2.0 AV Over IP product line. The introduction builds on the Gefen promise to provide systems integrators with scalable, high-performance routing and distribution solutions that set new standards for performance and reliability.
"Our new Gen 2.0 AV over IP products address the ever-growing application-specific needs of systems integrators” Gefen Product Manager Jason Fitzgerald said today. “From 4K Ultra HD with HDR support, built-in scalers, and video-wall control, to independent USB, RS-232, audio routing and backward-compatibility with our first generation products, these new solutions offer an expanded array of important new features, performance, and functionality. Our mission is to make sure that integrators have the right product for every AV over IP job they deliver and we are tailoring many new product solutions to meet the specific needs of each installation.”
The new EXT-UHDKA-LANS-TX (sender) and EXT-UHDKA-LANS-RX (receiver) solutions enhance AV extension and management for workstation environments where video and USB connectivity is required. In addition to basic KVM functionality, the new KM Emulation feature facilitates real-time simultaneous Keyboard and Mouse control of each source from all connected workstations, eliminating the inherent limitations of earlier systems. “Power-over-Ethernet allows the Sender and Receiver units to be powered through a standard PoE-enabled IP network switch, without the need for external power supplies,” added Fitzgerald. When used in conjunction with the EXT-CU-LAN Matrix Controller, the system configuration is automated and very quick. “Its Mass-Firmware-Update (MFU) feature keeps the entire system up-to-date without the need to access and upgrade each unit separately.”
The Receivers features a built-in scaler to help optimize the image for a variety of displays and different viewing environments. A powerful video wall controller accommodates any screen configuration up to 16x16 and provides flexibility in sizing and manipulating live and signage content in demanding installations. The EXT-UHDKA-LANS-RX’s integrated USB hub with two USB 2.0 and two USB 1.1 ports accommodates touch panels, keyboard and mouse and a variety of supported devices. This feature, along with analog audio inputs and outputs, make these products perfect for use in collaborative and interactive installations. A built-in 2-port Gigabit switch on each Receiver allows the daisy-chaining of additional Receivers or other IP-enabled devices. In applications, such as digital signage, where content is often replicated on multiple displays throughout the installation, the ability to cascade the Receivers removes the requirement for each cable to be run directly to the main network switch. This extends signal range far beyond the limits of a point-to-point video distribution system.