April 15, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
Ever need to get audio and/or video far away from its origin?
Unless you are Oprah, you probably don’t need the signals to travel 100 feet. However, if you want Oprah-styled bragging rights, you can get Iogear‘s DVI Video / Audio Extender Kit.
The kit promises to transmit signals up to 100 feet away on a single cable. It comes with two DVI units, a local transmitter and a remote receiver, which can be connected with a Cat 5e/6 cable.
Use the 3.5mm jack, and you can also use the kit to connect speakers.
In case you’re keeping score, the product also promises DVI-D SL video support and is compliant with the DVI 1.0 specification.
The kit is designed for digital signage professionals, but if you want to shell out the $500, you won’t need Oprah or anyone else to make it happen. It’s available now through major catalog and online resellers, as well as select retail outlets.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.