Gefen Now Shipping Two New 4K Ultra HD Extenders
Building on its commitment to provide systems integrators with flexible, high performance solutions for signal extension, Gefen today announced that it is now shipping the GTB-UHD600-HBT and GTB-UHD600-HBTL, two new 4K Ultra HD Extenders that can extend full bandwidth HDMI 2.0 over the most widely used extension medium, Category cabling.
“These new 4K Ultra HD extenders address one of the most significant issues that commercial installers face, and that is the extension of full bandwidth HDMI 2.0 over Category cabling – the most widely used extension medium,” said Gefen Product Manager Jason Fitzgerald. “For corporate, hospitality, retail, education, medical, and any other vertical markets in which content requires extension beyond standard cable limitations, Gefen is making the impossible possible!"
According to Fitzgerald, HDBaseT’s bandwidth extension limitations frequently prevent the use of the highest 4K video resolution standards and desired HDMI 2.0 specification features like HDR and 4:4:4 Chroma Subsampling at 60 MHz. “Other signal management products such as splitters, switchers, and matrices already fully support HDMI 2.0. Unfortunately, Category cable-based extension products have not kept pace with signal standard innovation,” he explained. “Extension is one of the most common requirements in the AV industry. Integrators need a product that can extend the full capabilities of HDMI 2.0 while using Category cable as the medium.”