Gefen launches 8x8 matrix for HDMI w/8 ELR

Gefen has released the 8x8 Matrix for HDMI w/8 ELR (Extra Long Range). It combines switching between eight high-definition sources and eight HDTV displays with RJ-45 signal extension.

All outputs can be extended up to 100m, using one CAT-5 cable per display. Eight sender units are packaged within the same matrix frame. Extension of 1080p full HD with multi-channel audio and 3DTV pass-through over a single CAT-5 cable is achieved using Gefen’s ELR technology, which is based on HDBaseT. Bi-directional IR is extended over the same cable along with PoE technology and allows long distance control of the sources through each receiver.