Gefen has introduced a new DisplayPort Booster, designed to make it easy to go beyond the specified 15m (50ft) distance DisplayPort can travel without loosing signal integrity.
Whether extending a personal computer to a better workspace or mounting a professional display on the wall that’s far from the computer source, the DisplayPort Booster can operate in a range of 45m (150ft).
With the DisplayPort Booster, a standard copper cable can be used up to 150 feet in distance to connect a source to the extended display. The Booster, which measures approximately 2×2 inches, sits between the long copper cable and the display, essentially boosting the signal to its final destination at resolutions up to 1920×1200. For higher resolutions up to 2560×1600, the DisplayPort Booster can double the specified distance of DisplayPort up to 30m (100ft).
In most cases, the Booster will not require power to operate, drawing its power from the source. In the rare instance that the source is unable to power it, the Booster comes with a 5v power supply.
HDCP compliance and EDID information are also transmitted for performance at the extended location. The DisplayPort Booster is compatible with all previous DisplayPort versions and comes with a trim-switch equalizer to optimize signal quality. Currently shipping, Gefen’s DisplayPort Booster is available through Gefen’s distribution network worldwide.