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Gefen Implements “Fast Switching Technology” on all Products using HDMI v1.3

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Exciting Fast Switching Technology Resolves Slow Switching Time Between HDMI Source Selection for a Fast and Efficient Performance

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that all its HDMI v1.3 products are capable of using new Fast Switching Technology (FST).

This proprietary new technology emerged to better handle HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection) handshaking, which in the past could take up to ten seconds in transition when switching between sources.

With FST enabled, those ten seconds have been reduced to nearly no delay when switching sources, with high definition video appearing on the screen or display immediately with no latency.

“This new FST was initiated based on our customers’ feedback to speed the switching time between HDMI input sources, and make the overall system more user friendly,” explained Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen. “Though cutting down ten seconds may not seem like a long time, it was presenting challenges to installers when switching from component-based connections to HDMI, and now we have the perfect solution.”

FST is currently being implemented on all current and newly developed Gefen products using HDMI specifications

New Matrix Switcher from Gefen Supplies Simple and Reliable Method of System Integration

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its new 8×8 CrossPoint Matrix for HDMI v1.3. This matrix switcher enables direct connections between high definition sources and displays without networking.

Eight Blu-ray players, gaming systems or set-top boxes using the HDMI format can be switched to any eight displays with the 8×8 CrossPoint Matrix for HDMI v1.3. High definition resolutions up to 1080p full HD are delivered instantly when selected. Plug and play operation and support for the expanded HDMI v1.3 format, including deep color as well as Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio make this a useful addition to any environment using consumer equipment.

“This matrix requires no networking, and gives direct access to any eight hi-def sources from one or more hi-def displays,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen Inc. “It is a true matrix, allowing any source to be viewed on one or all eight displays.”

Installation is simple, requiring the connection of eight hi-def sources to the eight HDMI inputs, and the connection of eight hi-def displays to the eight HDMI outputs. Users can assign any source to any display, relaying hi-def video with HDCP compliance and multi-channel audio with no signal delays.

The 8×8 Cross Point Matrix for HDMI v1.3 offers local front panel control, IR remote access and RS-232 compatibility. It comes with an external power supply, eight HDMI cables and rack ears for mounting.

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