TOP
STORIES
 1 of 5
Video Gallery: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Soaks the Industry
In the last couple weeks, the AV industry has stepped up to participate in the fight against ALS -- and dump freezing cold water on the heads of their bosses and colleagues. Here's CI's roundup of Ice Bucket Challenge videos, the AV edition.
 2 of 5
Red Thread: Furniture Company or Change Agent?
Born out of an office furniture manufacturer, Red Thread is having different audio-video conversations than any other integrator — and clients like what it’s saying.
 3 of 5
AV, Sports and Beer… with a Chance of Meatballs
Integrator Real Sound uses JBL speakers, Crown amplifiers, Crimson AV and Key Digital cables to send audio and video throughout this unique three-level building.
 4 of 5
Top 40 CI Influencers Under 40
There was no shortage of candidates for our look at some of the young people who are making a difference for their companies and this industry. See who made the cut for 2014.
 5 of 5
The Rise and Reign of Verticalization
Have we reached the age of requiring integrators to become even more vertically focused?
GefenPRO 8x8 Matrix for HDMI
The HDCP-compliant GefenPro 8x8 Matrix for HDMI transmits HD video more than 300 feet and includes FST technology to improve switching time between sources.

Article


In addition to its ability to transmit HDMI signals long distances, GefenPRO says its new 8x8 Matrix Switcher also works with 3D content and multichannel surround sound.
September 25, 2012 | by CI Staff

Efficiency can be defined in many ways. But in the world of electronics, efficiency is associated with cost effectiveness.

The Skinny: The GefenPRO division of Gefen has introduced an efficient product for CIs, the GefenPRO 8x8 Matrix for HDMI. It includes a ton of features in a single box to perform a number of functions.

The Specs: The 8x8 Matrix features Gefen’s Extra Long Range (ELR) technology, as well as bi-directional IR extension switches. Gefen says all eight of the outputs can be extended to deliver HDMI signals up to 330 feet (100 meters).

The switcher’s HDBaseT-based extension capabilities work with 1080p, 3D and multichannel surround sound. GefenPRO adds the unit’s receiver devices provide a small footprint and are wall mountable to hide the receivers behind video displays.

The 8x8 matrix switch also includes Gefen’s Fast Switching Technology (FST), which it says improves the time it takes to switch between HDCP-compliant devices. The switch also offers RS-232, IR and IP control options.

Solutions: The GefenPRO can be used for a variety of video distribution needs. 

Social Bookmark or Share This
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Digg
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo! Bookmarks
  • Google Bookmarks
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Reddit
  • Windows Live
  • LinkedIn
  • Evernote
  • E-mail


  • Latest
  • Blogs
  • Photos
  • Resources



Recent comments

Thanks for your comment, Derek! While this article was just a brief background about Audinate and Dante, we…

Posted by Chelsea Cafiero on 2014 08 08 · commented on
'What is Dante and Why is it So Popular?'.

Nice Overview Jason!

Integrators should be taking note of these changes and positioning themselves…

Posted by Mark Coxon on 2014 08 04 · commented on
'Stricter California Lighting Standards Take Effect'.

Robert,

It is curious that you just threw in the sentence “Audinate is a member of the AVnu Alliance,…

Posted by Derek R. Flickiinger on 2014 07 29 · commented on
'What is Dante and Why is it So Popular?'.

Casey - another great project! 


Your design and implementation came out a amazing!

Posted by Chanan Averbuch on 2014 07 10 · commented on
'Getting 'Serious' About Boa Lounge Upgrade'.