Gefen now shipping 4K extender over fiber
Gefen from Core Brands is now shipping its 4K Ultra HD 600 Mega Hertz extender for HDMI over one fiber-optic cable. The solution, called the EXT-UHD600-1SC offers 4K audio and video with High Dynamic Range up to 200 meters from one cable, according to a press release.
Gefen's solution supports 18.2 GB per second of bandwidth and 7.1 channels of LPCM and HBR digital audio formats. It also meets safety standards by electrically isolating the sender and receiver.
"The extender fills a gap in the marketplace by catering to customers who need to extend uncompressed HDMI 2.0 signals. Full bandwidth HDMI 2.0 cannot yet be achieved over copper without compression, so fiber-optic is still the only option for completely uncompressed AV transmission in the 4K category," Jason Fitzgerald, product manager, Gefen, said in the release. "The Gefen EXT-UHD600-1SC is optimal for applications in medical imaging, military and industrial command and control rooms, flight simulators, digital signage, gaming, and wherever 4K full-bandwidth uncompressed video or end-to-end electrical isolation is essential."
Companies: Gefen, LLC