European intro for KVMs9 February 2017
Two new 4K Ultra HD Video over IP products are being introduced to the European market by Gefen at ISE 2017. The new sender and receiver KVM units (EXT-UHDV-KA-LANS-TX and EXT-UHDV-KA-LANS-RX) join the existing family of Gefen’s Video over IP products and add 4K support, built-in scaler, videowall controller, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), and digital/analogue audio break-out.
“These new Video over IP solutions build on our tradition of providing high performance, scalable, expandable, and secure AV routing and distribution over a standard 1 Gig Local Area Network,” said Gefen product manager Jason Fitzgerald. “Compatibility with our existing Video over IP 1080p senders and receivers – and quick system set-up and control through the Gefen EXT-CU-LAN Matrix Controller – allow these new products to fully address the needs of commercial, light commercial, and pro-AV applications.”
The new Gefen models feature HDMI and VGA inputs and outputs, and can support DVI when using Gefen HDMI-to-DVI cables. They support HDMI input resolutions up to 4K 60Hz 4:2:0 and output resolutions up to 4K 30Hz 4:4:4, HDCP 2.2 and 1.4, and 7.1 channels of HBR (High Bit Rate) lossless and LPCM digital audio up to 100m. The sender also features a VGA output for local monitoring of the input.
The VGA input and output support VESA resolutions up to 1920×1200 at 60Hz (WUXGA). RS-232 and 2-way IR routing between the sender and receiver units is possible, allowing the transfer of IR commands and RS-232 communications among all sources and displays.