Gefen Unveils 4-Way High Definition HDMI Switcher
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Connectivity solutions provider Gefen plans to release its new ex-tend-it 4x1 HDMI Switcher at CEDIA. With it, high definittion displays become multi-purpose machines with streamlined connections to several HD video source devices at the same time.
In operation, up to four HD devices, including satellite receivers and HD DVD players, are plugged into the Switcher, which connects all four devices to one HD display. To view any one of the video sources, users simply switch to the correct input using the IR remote that comes with the unit.
The 4x1 HDMI Switcher is unique because it supports all HDMI-equipped sources and displays. HDMI is expected to become a standard interface on HD consumer electronics devices in the marketplace. It transmits HD video in multiple resolutions up to 1080I plus multi-channel digital audio in the same small connector and cable.
Gefen's 4x1 HDMI Switcher, available online with a MSRP of $349, is fully HDCP-compatible, and comes with an external power supply plus HDMI connection cables to connect all sources to the Switcher.
Existing switching solutions from Gefen include 2x1 and 4x1 HDTV Switchers that work with HD video sources and displays equipped with DVI (digital video interface) connectors. Gefen's entire ex-tend-it Professional Series line is available for review and purchase online at www.gefen.com .
Gefen provides computer and electronics connectivity solutions through its ex-tend-it Professional Series, which offers multi-platform extension, switching, distribution and conversion technologies. Gefen's dedicated HDTV line enables high definition digital video to be split, switched and extended. A selection of HDMI, fiber optics, DVI and CAT5 cabling is available through Gefen as well as audio, USB, CAT5, PS/2, RS232 and similar peripheral support solutions. Detailed information may be found at www.gefen.com .