January 21, 2013
| by CE Pro
Gefen announced today that its newest extender using HDBaseT is currently shipping. The Gefen ToolBox Extender for HDMI w/POL (Power Over Line) provides an easy and effective way to extend any HDMI source with bi-directional IR and power over one CAT-5 cable up to 230 feet (70m). Extending power over the same cable as HDMI is possible using Gefen POL technology. This releases the receiver from requiring power at the extended location.
The Gefen ToolBox Extender for HDMI with POL can streamline installations where power is limited at the receiving end. It works with all hi-def sources using HDMI including AppleTVs, computers, set-top boxes and more. All displays using HDMI connectivity can be extended. Multi-channel audio, 1080p full HD and 3DTV pass-through are fully supported.
Installation is plug and play easy, requiring the wall mountable sender unit to be connected to the local source and powered. The wall mountable receiver unit connects to the remote display and requires no power supply.
“This is a natural progression in our expanding line of ELR (Extra Long Range) extenders using HDBaseT technology,” explained Hagai Gefen, president of Gefen. “Gefen now supplies one of the most comprehensive selection of extenders using the HDBaseT technology and we will continue to enhance our range of extenders to take advantage of the best that HDBaseT offers.”