Gefen Introduces Two New 4K Ultra HD Extenders

Gefen from Core Brands today announced the introduction of two new 4K Ultra HD Extenders, the GTB-UHD600-HBT and GTB-UHD600-HBTL, which extend the full bandwidth of HDMI 2.0 over UTP/STP cabling.

Combined with HDBaseT technology, Gefen says both the GTB-UHD600-HBT and GTB-UHD600-HBTL have compression technology to extend an HDMI 2.0 signal in resolutions up to 4096×2160 at 60Hz and 4:4:4 chroma subsampling.

Features of HDMI 2.0, such as HDR, are also carried along the single Cat5 or Cat6 cable that links the sender and receiver units. The GTB-UHD600-HBT and GTB-UHD600-HBTL are capable of two-way IR (both models) and RS232 (GTB-UHD600-HBT only), as well as bi-directional POL (Power over Link), to allow integration of control signals. Integration with Gefen’s Syner-G software allows for management of both products.

The GTB-UHD600-HBT is capable of 4K Ultra HD extension up to 80 meters (100 meters at 1080p), while the GTB-UHD600-HBTL is capable of 40 meters at 4K Ultra HD (70 meters at 1080p). Here are the details.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.
 
Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.
 
Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing.
Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.
 
He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids.
You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..