Gefen ships AV-over-IP sender/receiver units

Nortek brand Gefen is shipping six new models from its Gen 2.0 AV-over-IP product line, featuring DVI KVM, VGA KVM, and audio-only input and output formats.

The Gen 2.0 KVM, AV, and audio products offer more input and output formats, 4K Ultra HD with HDR support, built-in scalers, videowall control, independent USB, RS-232, IR, audio routing and backward-compatibility with first-generation products.

The six models are EXT-DVIKA-LANS-TX and EXT-DVIKA-LANS-RX, DVI KVM over IP sender and receiver units; EXT-VGSKA-LANS-TX and EXT-VGSKA-LANS-RX, VGA KVM over IP sender and receiver units; and EXT-ADA-LAN-TX and EXT-ADA-LAN-RX, digital and analogue audio over IP sender and receiver units.   

A KM Emulation feature facilitates real-time, simultaneous keyboard and mouse control of each source from all connected workstations.

HDMI and DisplayPort products feature maximum input resolution of 4K 60 Hz 4:2:0, and maximum output resolution of 4K 30 Hz 4:4:4. HDCP 2.2 and 1.4 are also supported. The DVI and VGA models support VESA and CEA resolutions up to WUXGA (1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz) and 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz).

 The Sender units (except DisplayPort) feature a video output for local monitoring of the source. USB, RS-232 2-way IR, and audio can be routed independently between any sender and receiver unit. 

The new digital and analogue audio over IP units allow integrators to add audio-only nodes to an installation. Each receiver can play back audio from any of the Gefen AV over IP sender units, including audio de-embedded from HDMI inputs. These senders and receivers can be used for multi-room music, conferencing, public announcement and live venue audio projects.

All KVM and AV receivers feature a built-in scaler and include a videowall controller that accommodates screen configurations up to 16x16. They are suited to use in sports bars and restaurants, or in corporate, education, hospitality and retail. Digital and analogue audio break-out on HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort receivers allow audio that is embedded into the video to be sent to a separate audio system, enhancing the impact of presentations in large venues. HDMI models pass 7.1 channels of HBR (High Bit Rate) lossless and LPCM digital audio from source to display.

The Receivers’ integrated USB hub with two USB 2.0 and two USB 1.1 ports accommodate touch panels, keyboard and mouse, and a variety of supported devices. Along with analogue audio inputs and outputs, the products are suitable for collaborative and interactive installations. To ensure maximum versatility and compatibility, the audio outputs on the KVM receiver units are compatible with both headphones and line level devices such as powered speakers.

A built in 2-port Gigabit switch on each Receiver allows the daisy-chaining of additional receivers or other IP-enabled devices. In applications, such as digital signage, where content is often replicated on multiple displays throughout the installation, the ability to cascade the receivers removes the requirement for each cable to be run directly to the main network switch. The sender and receiver can be used as extenders in a one-to-one system, or as nodes in a virtual matrix environment where any source can be routed to any or all displays, supporting up to 39,900 senders and a combination of just over 65,000 senders and receivers. Units come in half-rack-width enclosures and can be be rack- or surface-mounted, placed on a shelf, behind a display or in the equipment cupboard. All Gefen Gen 2.0 AV over IP products are designed for use with the Gefen Syner-G software.

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