Gefen Debuts New 4K Video-Over-IP Products at ISE


Gefen
just launched a new Video-over-IP system that includes both a Transmitter/Sender and Receiver set. The new Sender and Receiver KVM units (the EXT-UHDV-KA-LANS-TX and EXT-UHDV-KA-LANS-RX) are 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) at 8-bit color and have a built-in scaler, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) and digital/analog audio break-out. 

Spec’d to handle 3840×2160 at 60 Hz and 4:2:0 chroma subsampling and uses a 1 Gigabit network switch. Both products support HDMI 4K 30Hz 4:4:4, 4K @60Hz (4:2:0), HDCP 2.2 and 1.4, and 7.1 channels of HBR (High Bit Rate) lossless and LPCM digital audio up to 330 feet (100 meters).

Additionally, both the sender and receiver units support the concurrent connection of a VGA and HDMI device. The Sender acts as a switcher, allowing the user to select either the analog VGA input or digital HDMI input as a source for the video over IP network. A local VGA output is also available to monitor either selected signal. On the receiver, the VGA and HDMI outputs are both active and essentially function as a video splitter, providing analog and digital outputs for nearly any display present. The VGA input and output support VESA resolutions up to 1920×1200 at 60Hz (WUXGA). This product also provides RS232 and two-way IR routing between the Sender and the Receiver units, allowing the transfer of IR commands and RS232 communications among all sources and the displays.

The sender and receiver can be used as KVM 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. The sender features a 1U tall and half-rack-width enclosure, perfect for rack mounting using the Gefen EXT-RACK-1U-GRY rack tray (sold separately). It can also be surface mounted or be placed on a shelf. The Receiver can be surface-mounted or placed on a shelf. It is also rack mountable using the rack tray, but features a low profile enclosure that can fit in tight places when hiding the receiver is not an option. When using a Gefen IR Extender module, this Receiver can be hidden away behind a display or in the equipment closet while still retaining IR access.

Here are more detailed specs.

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