Gefen releases two DVI extenders

Two DVI over CAT-X cable products have been launched to join Gefen’s range of extension products. Both support video resolutions up to WUXGA.

The DVI ELR (Extra Long Range) Extender over One CAT-5 (EXT-DVI-1CAT5-ELR) provides a cost-effective way for longer-range transport of uncompressed DVI using HDBaseT.  It supports resolutions up to 1920x1200 WUXGA and extends DVI up to 150 metres using one CAT-5e cable. 

The DVI Extender w/Galvanic Isolator (EXT-DVI-1CAT6-GI) sends DVI video up to 40 metres using one CAT-6 cable or up to 30 meters using one CAT-5e cable.  Video resolutions up to 1920x1200 WUXGA are supported.

Gefen's galvanic isolation design provides up to 5kV of isolation between the source and downstream equipment, decreasing the risk of electric shock or system damage.  This is especially important in sensitive applications such as in medical and healthcare-related installations.

This technology was developed to enable the use of copper cables instead of fiber optic cables in applications where electrical isolation is a must and the signal extension range is short. It provides integrators with an alternative to use more economical cabling in an installation that would previously have required fiber optic cabling.