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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Gefen Now Shipping New 4K Ultra HD Multi-Format 4x1 Scaler/Switcher

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, September 4, 2018 – Demonstrating its commitment to provide problem-solving signal management solutions for commercial integrators, Nortek Security & Control (NSC) today announced that it is now shipping the Gefen® 4K Ultra HD Multi-Format 4x1 Scaler with Auto-Switching & HDMI/HDBaseT Outputs (EXT-4K300A-MF-41-HBTLS).

“Our new 4x1 Scaler/Switcher addresses the issue of accommodating multiple sources and displays used in presentation and collaboration environments,” explained NSC Gefen Product Manager, Jason Fitzgerald. “With HDMI, DisplayPort™, DVI, and VGA inputs, along with an L/R analog audio input that accompanies both the DVI and VGA inputs, the new 4K Ultra HD Multi-Format Auto Switcher is the ideal solution for corporate boardrooms and huddle-rooms where a number of sources and one or two displays are common.”

The 4x1 Switcher provides automatic source switching with HDBaseT™ extension, a split HDMI output for dual display scenarios, and multiple control interfaces for management of the product when used as a standalone, or part of a larger A/V system. Its HDMI and HDBaseT outputs provide connection to a local display located in-room and to a remote display or projector.

According to Fitzgerald, the 4x1 Switcher and its recommended Receiver (the EXT-UHDA-HBTL-RX, sold separately) use the Gefen implementation of HDBaseT™ technology to extend the HDMI output of the Switcher up to 230 feet/70 meters at 1080p Full HD and up to 130 feet/40 meters at 4K, using a single CAT-5 cable.

The EXT-4K300A-MF-41-HBTLS has four inputs (HDMI, DisplayPort™, DVI, and VGA) to accommodate most commonly used presentation sources, and automatic-switching to allow hands-off source selection by simply connecting a device.

The new switcher, when used with the optional EXT-UHDA-HBTL-RX HDBaseT™ Receiver, provides 2-way RS-232 and Source-to-Display IR extension, facilitating RS-232 control of A/V sources placed near the Sender unit, and sending IR or RS-232 automation commands to the remote display or another device placed near the Receiver unit. Industry-standard Power-Over-HDBaseT™ technology provides power from the Switcher to the Receiver, over the same cable that extends the video signal.

About Gefen

Gefen®, from Nortek Security & Control, creates seamless and scalable audio/video signal processing solutions for commercial and residential applications. With a heritage of practical innovation and first-to-market products, Gefen delivers intuitive A/V distribution solutions that bridge the gap between rapidly advancing technology and real-world applications. 

About Nortek Security & Control

Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC) is a global leader in smart connected devices and systems for residential, security, access control, and digital health markets. NSC and its partners have deployed more than 4 million connected systems and over 25 million security and home control sensors and peripherals. Through its family of brands including 2GIG®, ELAN®, GoControl®, Linear®, Gefen®, Mighty Mule® and Numera®, NSC designs solutions for national telecoms, big box retailers, value-added distributors, OEM partners, service providers, security dealers, technology integrators and consumers.

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, NSC has over 50 years of innovation and is dedicated to addressing the lifestyle and business needs of millions of customers every day. For further information, visit nortekcontrol.com.

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