July 23, 2009
| by EH Staff
CHATSWORTH, CA—Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of the GefenTV Mini 1:8 Splitter for HDMI v1.3 (MSRP $449). A much smaller foot print enclosure streamlines installations for easy wiring placement.
“The Mini 1:8 Splitter for HDMI v1.3 marks a departure from the standard rack or desktop design,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen Inc. “This model is designed to be mounted on any 2x3, 2x4 stud on a back wall. Its small size and secure power allows customers to create clean installs without spending a lot of money.”
The Mini 1:8 Splitter for HDMI v1.3 delivers high definition video and multichannel audio from one Blu-ray player, set-top box, PS3 or XBox game console or any device using HDMI connectivity to eight displays and/or projectors at the same time.
Support for HDMI v1.3 features, including lip sync, deep color, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio, make it ideal for many applications including digital signage and rental and staging, or any audio/video system using HDMI v1.3 with 1080p full HD resolution.
The Mini 1:8 Splitter for HDMI v1.3 allows users to select either two-channel or multi-channel 7.1 audio. A switch for internal or external EDID ensures any selectable signal transmission to all eight displays at all times.
The GefenTV 1:8 Mini Splitter for HDMI v1.3 comes with a locking power supply and one HDMI locking cable. The locking possibility for HDMI cables adds robustness to the installation.
Gefen supplies a selection of audio/video switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters, KVM solutions and home theater accessories that support digital signage, education, government, residential, retail, industrial and commercial applications. Gefen’s hardware enables audio/video and computer systems to be integrated, extended, distributed and optimized to maximize performance. Gefen’s foray into wireless high definition video extension, integration of alternative content for digital cinemas, and high-end audio processing adds to its reputation as an innovative resource for installers and system integrators. In 2008, Gefen launched GefenTV, which delivers professional quality home theater accessories streamlined for plug and play operation. Gefen solutions are available around the world through a respected network of international distributors and resellers, offering local support. Technical representatives and engineers are available for consultation in Gefen’s Los Angeles area headquarters.