Monday, September 05, 2005
Each switcher has two or more HDMI source inputs (DVI computers and displays can be accommodated with a DVI to HDMI Adapter) that support HDMI compliant devices as well as gaming consoles using HDMI such as the Sony PlayStation 3, anticipated for release in Spring 2006. Connecting several sources to one display and switching between them with an IR or RMT remote control gives immediate access with no downtime and no shuffling of cables in the background. Several new Gefen models offer various alternatives at competitive prices: the 2x1 HDMI Switcher (MSRP $ 249) comes with two HDMI inputs/one HDMI output; the 3x1 HDMI Switcher (MSRP $299) with three HDMI inputs/one HDMI output; and the 4x1 HDMI Switcher (MSRP $495) with four HDMI inputs/one output.
Full HDCP (high bandwidth digital content protection) is built into each unit, proving precise system switching according to content protection guidelines. A plug-and-play installation makes system set-up a breeze. Sources are connected to the Switcher’s inputs and the display to the Switcher’s output. A 5-volt power supply feeds the system. For additional information visit Gefen.com. Products may be purchased online or at a Gefen reseller, listed at www.gefen.com/dealers/worldmap.jsp.
Gefen delivers digital HD connectivity solutions with multi-platform extension, switching, distribution and conversion capabilities. Gefen is consistently the first to deliver advanced technologies for professional AV environments, home theater and consumer electronics. Products support audio/video devices using various interfaces such as HDMI, DVI, dual link DVI, HD-SDI, SDI, VGA, USB, Firewire and RS-232. A selection of high quality cabling is also available. Additional information may be found at www.gefen.com.