Woodland Hills, CA (December 22, 2003)–Gefen Inc., a manufacturer of supplemental solutions for HDTV (high definition television), announced the release of its ex-tend-it DVI-1000 HD, a new addition to its HDTV ex-tend-it line that includes the 2×1 and the 4×1 HDTV Switchers.
The new DVI-1000 HD extender sends high definition signals any length up to 1640 feet (500 meters) from the source to the display using fiber optics cables. High-definition video is transmitted through sender and receiver units placed at the source and the extended display. DDC control signals are sent through separate CAT-5 cables or are pre-programmed at the factory with pre-defined EDID settings. Both units run on a single 12-volt power supply, which can be plugged into either the sender or the receiver, offering flexibility in the system’s setup.
Satellite set top systems and DVD players that provide high-resolution digital video are compatible with the DVI-1000 HD as well as DVI-equipped high-definition displays and projectors that need to be extended beyond 15-feet, a distance limitation of the DVI signal. Without the proper extension system, high-resolution visuals break-down noticeably when extended, sometimes not working at all.
The DVI-1000 HD is available to order on www.gefen.com for $899 (US). Gefen is offering extender kits that combine the DVI-1000 HD with pre-cut cable lengths, a convenient alternative to buying the unit and cables separately. Extension kits in 60 foot ($1299), 100 foot ($1378), 150 foot ($1518) and 300 foot ($1668) increments are available online or through one of Gefen’s internationally-based dealers.