Gefen Now Shipping 4K Ultra HD 600 MHz 1:2 Scaler
Demonstrating its commitment to develop problem-solving signal management solutions for installers, Gefen from Core Brands today announced that its 4K Ultra HD 600 MHz 1:2 Scaler with EDID Detective and Audio-De-Embedder (EXT-UHD600A-12-DS) is now shipping worldwide. According to Gefen Product Manager Jason Fitzgerald, the new splitter incorporates scaling, EDID management, and audio break-out functions in one product to help commercial integrators solve compatibility issues often encountered in installations including a mix of 4K and 1080P displays.
Thanks to independent scalers built into each of its two HDMI outputs, one output can downscale a 4K 600 MHz signal to 1080p Full HD, while the other can upscale an HD signal to 4K Ultra HD 600 MHz, maximizing compatibility in a mixed resolution display system.
“Gefen has a history of creating affordable, easy-to-implement signal solutions that make installations easier for the integrator. The EXT-UHD600A-12-DS follows in this tradition,” Fitzgerald said. “This unit can accept a Full Bandwidth 600 MHz HDMI 2.0 4K signal while offering downscaling capabilities on one of its split outputs, enabling users to pass the original 4K signal through while gaining a 1080p output for use with downstream devices that are not 4K-capable.”