New Matrix Switcher from Gefen Integrates HDTV Systems and Extends Displays Over CAT-5 Cables
The new, multi-functional 4×4 HDMI CAT-5 Matrix from Gefen
offers an easy method of integrating high definition sources and displays.
Its four HDMI inputs support all high definition audio/video devices equipped
with HDMI including satellite television systems, disc players, digital video
recorders and gaming systems. Once all four sources are connected to the
matrix, users can assign each source to one of the four displays or projectors
connected to the matrix’s HDMI outputs.
The 4×4 HDMI CAT-5 Matrix delivers complete matrix switching among all eight
devices, offering a simple and effective method of accessing multiple sources
from multiple displays.
If the four displays are located in different rooms or remote destinations, the
4×4 HDMI CAT-5 Matrix can extend each display up to 300 feet using CAT-5 cables
connected to remote receivers. Each receiver delivers HDMI signals to its
display through a 6-foot HDMI cable supplied by Gefen. All four receivers
operate with IR remote capability so signals are transferred back and forth
from the matrix for optimal control.
Whether integrated locally or extended long distance, Gefen’s 4×4 HDMI CAT-5
Matrix delivers high definition resolutions up to 1080p with full HDCP
compliance so there is no loss of video quality on all four displays.
In addition to its four receivers, the rack mountable matrix system comes with
a master IR remote control, RS-232 port for connecting smart control devices,
and rack ears for mounting. With a MSRP of $3999, the unit is currently on
pre-order at Gefen.com or through an authorized Gefen reseller.