According to a press release, Gefen is introducing the HDMI v1.3 Fiber Extender that consists of a sender and a receiver box that enables users to transmit 1080p video and HD audio up to 330 meters (about 1000-feet) via a single fiber cable. The unit supports the latest audio codecs and comes with a two-year warranty. The full release is below.
CHATSWORTH, CA - Gefen's new HDMI v1.3 Fiber Extender supplies an innovative and efficient new technology so you can extend your HDMI v1.3 display up to 330 meters (about 1000-feet) in distance. The system uses six lasers to serialize the HDMI v1.3 signal, delivering 1080p full HD with TMDS and HDCP compliance for today's most dependable signal transmission.
"This is the ideal solution for distributing HDTV throughout large venues," said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO of Gefen Inc. "It works with all HDMI formats and uses small sender and receiver units at local and remote destinations, connected by just one fiber optics cable that sends HDTV with zero delay."
The use of just one cable to deliver deep color, high definition visuals with multi-channel digital audio supporting Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio allows integrators to streamline their installations and cut costs associated with multiple cable runs.
This sender/receiver system simplifies installations when paired with Gefen's pre-terminated fiber cables available in various lengths. These cables bend easily and can be disguised to blend in with decor for added convenience.
The Gefen HDMI v1.3 Fiber Extender works with Blu-ray players, gaming consoles and set-top boxes, and is compatible with all HDMI v1.3 displays and projectors. An IR back channel can be sent over CAT-5 cable, providing an efficient method of local control. An RS-232 port is also provided.
The Gefen HDMI v1.3 Fiber Extender comes with Gefen's standard, two-year warranty.
Gefen delivers leading-edge connectivity solutions with signal extension, integration, optimization, distribution and conversion capabilities. The GefenTV line offers pro-quality engineering streamlined for consumer audio/video systems. Gefen equipment is valued around the world in professional A/V, information technology, digital signage, consumer electronics and home theater environments. Their add-on hardware maximizes functionality by enabling systems to operate beyond their original capabilities. A selection of high quality cabling is also available. Visit www.gefen.com for detailed product information.