Award-Winning Gefen Solution Distributes HDMI with USB, RS-232, IR and Audio over a Local Area Network with Option to Create Virtual Matrix Switching Solution
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Press release date: July 25, 2014
CHATSWORTH, CA – Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that its HD KVM over IP solution won the AV Technology Best of Show Award at InfoComm 2014.
Gefen's HD KVM over IP sends 1080p high definition content over a LAN with the option to integrate various video formats and create a virtual, cross-point matrix. The sender/receiver system allows the remote control of computers from any workstation on the LAN when using a Gigabit Ethernet switch. Users access content using a keyboard, video display and mouse (KVM). Video resolutions in the HDMI format up to 1080p, four USB peripherals, bi-directional audio, RS-232 control signals and IR are transported on the LAN with optional extension up to 100 meters on both sender and receiver sides using a single CAT-5 cable. This extension system boasts latency of less than two frames.
One of the best features of this new solution is its ability to support additional sender and receiver units on the same LAN. Each sender and receiver can be automatically or manually configured to a unique IP address to support multiple units. Up to 256 sender and a theoretical limit of just over 65,000 units total can be routed through the LAN, creating a scalable, virtual cross-point matrix with no additional wiring. The HD KVM over IP can also be combined on the same LAN with Gefen's DVI and VGA KVM over IP extenders. These integrated systems support both analog and digital video in a virtual matrix that sends data to any workstation regardless of the video format. Resolutions are supported up to 1920x1200 at 60 FPS.
Gefen's HD KVM over IP helps facilities improve performance by increasing remote control options and streamlining equipment. Each system includes a web server interface for easy configuration and setup. Each receiver unit comes equipped with an Ethernet switch and two Ethernet ports for connecting additional computers at the remote location.
The Best of Show designation is awarded to those companies with outstanding products exhibited at InfoComm. Winners were selected by panels of professional users and editors, and on judges' inspection at the convention.