Gefen is a California-based technology company that designs and manufactures a diverse array of connectivity solutions.
The Skinny: In a move that expands its selection of KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extender solutions, the company announced the HDMI KVM over IP, DVI KVM over IP, and VGA KVM over IP extender products.
The Specs: Gefen says that all three products provide professional electronics installers the ability to transmit peripherals over Cat-5 within a LAN, and the products support resolutions up to 1080p. Gefen also points out the products provide access between devices with as many as 16 different sender/receiver combinations, and the units can transmit as far as 200 meters. Gefen adds all three extenders’ video formats can be interchanged between sender and receiver units over the same network. The HDCP compliant HDMI extender also include built-in EDID management.
Solutions: The VGA, DVI and HDMI KVM extenders can be used in a variety of LAN systems and environments.