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Gefen Now Shipping 4K UHD HDBaseT 2.0 Extender for HDMI

Gefen is now shipping its 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT 2.0 Extender for HDMI.

Gefen is now shipping its 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT 2.0 Extender for HDMI.

“We are committed to helping dealers capitalize on the ever-changing technologies that are shaping the industry,” Core Brands’ Gefen product manager Jason Fitzgerald said today. “The 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT 2.0 Extender for HDMI enables dealers to leverage HDBaseT 2.0 technology in their installations.”

According to Fitzgerald, the GTB-UHD-HBT2 uses the HDBaseT 2.0 Colligo platform to ensure a more robust and resilient connection than the industry standard HDBaseT. It now carries RS-232, Bi-directional IR, and Power over HDBaseT.

“Gefen’s implementation of the latest HDBaseT 2.0 technology enables the extension of HDMI up to 330 feet (100m) at 4K, using one Cat-5e cable,” said Fitzgerald. “RS-232 and 2-way IR signals are transferred between the Sender and the Receiver to control the AV source and the display. While some of these features may be familiar to current users of HDBaseT products, this product is fully compliant with the new HDBaseT standard and provides a level of future-proofing for this evolving technology.”

The POH (Power over HDBaseT) technology provides power to the Receiver unit using the same Cat-5 cable that extends the HDMI and control signals, and only the Sender needs an external power supply. Via the GTB-UHD-HBT2, 1080p Full HD and 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) 8-bit video can be extended up to 495 feet (150 meters). Resolutions up to 4K DCI-Cinema (4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz 4:4:4) and 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz 4:2:0), along with the latest HDCP 2.2 encryption, are supported. 7.1 channels of LPCM and HBR (High Bit Rate) lossless digital audio including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, and DTS-HD Master Audio are passed through.