Gefen’s new Sender and Receiver KVM units (the EXT-UHDV-KA-LANS-TX and EXT-UHDV-KA-LANS-RX) join the existing family of Gefen’s Video Over IP products and add 4K support, a built-in scaler, videowall capability, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), and digital/analog audio break-out.

Striking the perfect balance between performance and cost, Gefen’s next generation Video Over IP products can transmit 4K video content up to 3840 x 2160 at 60 Hz and 4:2:0 chroma subsampling. This new pair utilizes an effective and time-tested compression codec to ensure that the most popular formats for today’s 4K sources are supported, while also retaining the ability of Gefen’s current generation to exist on the most commonly deployed Gigabit network infrastructures. Both products support HDMI input resolutions up to 4K 60Hz 4:2:0 and output resolutions up to 4K 30Hz 4:4:4, HDCP 2.2 and 1.4, and 7.1 channels of HBR (High Bit Rate) lossless and LPCM digital audio up to 330 feet (100 meters).

Gefen’s next generation Video Over IP products also include new videowall control functionality offering Bezel compensation, internal timing synchronization, and built-in scaling functions for up to 16×16 display array.

Additionally, both the Sender and Receiver units support the concurrent connection of a VGA and HDMI device. The Sender acts as a switcher, allowing the user to select either the analog VGA input or digital HDMI input as a source for the video over IP network. A local VGA output is also available to monitor either selected signal. On the Receiver, the VGA and HDMI outputs are both active and essentially function as a video splitter, providing analog and digital outputs for nearly any display present. The VGA input and output support VESA resolutions up to 1920×1200 at 60Hz (WUXGA). This product also provides RS-232 and 2-way IR routing between the Sender and the Receiver units, allowing the transfer of IR commands and RS-232 communications among all sources and the displays.

In addition to the current generation’s analog audio output capabilities, the new products feature an optical digital output that supplies bit perfect audio for a crystal clear audio experience.

The cable run from a Sender to a Receiver can be up to 100 meters (330 feet). The Receiver features a built-in Gigabit switch, allowing the connection of additional receivers to provide daisy-chaining functionality.

The Sender and Receiver can be used as KVM extenders in a one-to-one system, or as nodes in a virtual matrix environment where any source can be routed to any or all displays.

With HDMI and VGA selectable inputs, HDMI and VGA outputs, USB/KVM routing ability, 4K, and an array of new cutting-edge enhancements, Gefen’s 4K Video Over IP solutions fully address the needs of systems integrators.