23.02.11

Gefen adds three KVM extenders

Gefen has introduced three new KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extenders, allowing computers to be placed in racks, machine rooms or secure locations.

They offer the ability to extend DVI (or VGA) displays, USB keyboard mouse and other USB 2.0 accessories to the workspace from these locations.

Three New Extenders from Gefen Streamline Computer Video Extension with USB Peripherals over CAT5 or CAT6 Cables for a Longer Distance Delivery

The new products are also claimed to streamline the amount of cables needed while expanding the overall distance of extension.

CAT5-1600A offers analogue VGA users a long-range extension solution up to 1000 feet (300m) in distance. It extends VGA over one CAT-5 cable, supporting resolutions up to 1920x1200. The receiver unit provides a mirrored VGA output, while the sender unit supports the connection of an additional display for monitoring the computer source. Video adjustments for colour, brightness and focus improve imagery when using a very long CAT-5 cable for signal extension. Four USB 2.0 peripherals are extended up to 330 feet (100m) over a second dedicated CAT-5 cable. Audio is also extended to the remote location.

The CAT5-1600HD extends DVI at full signal link resolutions to 200 feet (60m) over a single CAT-6a cable. High-resolution video is supported up to 1920x1200/1080p with a perfect signal replication at the remote location. An additional CAT-5e cable extends up to four USB 2.0 peripherals capable of driving keyboard/mouse, printers, scanners, cameras, hard drives and any device using USB to connect to the computer.

Finally, the CAT5-5600HD extends two DVI displays with USB 2.0 peripherals to 200 feet (60m) using one cable (CAT-5/CAT-6) to extend all four USB peripherals, and two CAT-6a cables to extend both displays. Users typically use the second extended display to create an expanded desktop with support for high-resolution video up to 1920x1200/1080p. The CAT5-5600HD is perfect for post-production and broadcast markets, or for anyone working with today’s popular video/audio editing systems.