Innovation Never Stops: Nice Announces Revolutionary New AV Over IP Matrix Controller

Mike Laurel | February 2, 2023
GefenPress Release

Available and shipping now from the original pioneers of AVoIP technology, comes a flexible, scalable, all-in-one matrix controller offering maximum control for display projects of any size.

CARLSBAD, Calif., February 1st, 2023 – Nice, a global manufacturer of smart home, security and building automation solutions, today announces shipping for the Gefen® AVoIP Matrix Controller, a flexible yet powerful solution for controlling compatible video and KVM over IP based extenders within the same network. The AVoIP Matrix Controller maximizes control while making advanced features simple to access for integrators and distributors. The controller represents the next step in practical innovation for Gefen and continues to bridge the gap between rapidly advancing technology and real-world applications.

Engineered with scalability in mind, the Matrix Controller effortlessly manages installations of any size across a diverse range of markets and applications. Available to integrators now, the new Matrix Controller is powerful enough to single-handedly control and distribute content for environments as sprawling as sports arenas yet flexible enough to also manage large video walls seamlessly, digital signage, luxury entertainment, and large-scale conference applications.

Designed to simplify deployment and calibration for integrator partners, the Matrix Controller features a wealth of presets and Web GUI control making it easy to create the perfect scene for a project of any scale. Plug-in support for keyboard/mouse or compatible 3rd party touchscreen adds an enhanced layer of flexibility for integrators to configure the matrix solution directly on-site rather than at a dedicated, isolated station.

Rooted in performance and the end-user experience, the Gefen AVoIP Matrix Controller provides near instantaneous switching between sources to create complete continuity of content and a smooth distribution and viewing experience. Real time changes to sources and displays saves time for the integrator by preventing the need to reset the entire configuration when partnered with a new component. “Our mission has always been to make signal management seamless, and this new solution represents a paradigm shift in this product category. It is truly an evolution built leveraging direct feedback from our customers; Every facet has been optimized for ease of operation without sacrificing the technical details,” said Leon Sievers, Product Manager for AV Distribution Products at Nice North America. “The emphasis Nice places on R&D is what has made this solution possible. This controller is the culmination of significant support and resources, and the first of many new products to come.” Known industry wide for quality and reliable solutions that stand the test of time, Gefen pioneered AVoIP technology and introduced what has now become standard across industry. Together with Nice, those same pioneers now have the resources required to innovate top-of-market solutions that enhance integrator, distributor, and end-user experiences. By combining decades of experience with an infusion of R&D support from Nice, we’re able to introduce a revolutionary new matrix and switching solution update that provides unmatched performance and flexibility.

In addition to the availability of the new AVoIP Matrix Controller, Gefen has launched a lineup of HDMI 2.1 Cables. The new cables are designed according to the latest HDMI 2.1 specification, which supports support features for 4K Ultra HD at higher refresh rates and resolutions up to 8K (7680×4320), including Dynamic HDR, eARC, 48G and more. With ultra-high bandwidth capabilities of up to 48Gbps, Gefen’s new HDMI cables are perfect for supporting the latest generation of Ultra HD TVs, projectors, A/V receivers and other display devices with HDMI ports. The cables are available in .5m, 1m, 2m, and 3m copper and 10m and 15m active optical configurations.

Included in the cable lineup is an all-new Optical HDMI 2.1 Extender over MPO Fiber Cable is also now available. This compact, high-performance solution extends uncompressed high-quality 8K/4K resolution up to 100 meters using multi-mode optical fiber (with MPO/MTP connectors) without any video signal loss. Discreet sturdy metal enclosures make the solution small enough to be hidden away and help protect against electro-magnetic interference and radiated signal noise to ensure seamless distribution and reliable performance.

The new Gefen AVOIP Matrix Controller and cable solutions are available and shipping now. To request a demonstration, or a dedicated training, contact Arron Hernadez.

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