Gefen introduces DisplayPort 1.2 fibre optic extender at ISE 2017

Gefen Introduces DisplayPort 12 Fibre-Optic Extender at ISE 2017Gefen, which is distributed in Australia and NZ by Amber Technology, today introduced the EXT-DP-4K600-1SC extender.

The extender allows integrators to place 4K 600MHz DisplayPort 1.2 sources and displays up to 200m apart with full optical isolation.

““In many commercial applications, particularly in the medical field, DisplayPort has become the preferred connector and signal transport,” said Gefen product manager Jason Fitzgerald.

“We have introduced the new EXT-DP-4K600-1SC to deliver the full bandwidth and uncompromising quality that the DisplayPort 1.2 signal demands.”

The EXT-DP-4K600-1SC extends HDCP 2.2, HDCP 1.4, and DPCP compliant DisplayPort 600MHz 4K AV over fibre. It supports WQUXGA (3840 x 2400), 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160), and 4K Cinema – DCI (4,096 x 2,160), up to 60Hz frame rate and 4:4:4 Chroma sub-sampling. It also supports popular DisplayPort technologies such as multi-streaming and auxiliary channel.

Full electrical isolation between the Sender and the Receiver is provided, meeting the stringent safety and EMC requirements for critical applications, and when used with a pair of Gefen EXT-PS52AU-M-1.3-6-AL power supplies, the extender is compliant with medical safety and EMC standards EN 60601-1 and EN 60601-1-2.

The EXT-DP-4K600-1SC can be powered from sources and displays featuring powered USB ports, or by using external power supplies. Additionally, the AV signal can be extended up to 200m over a single strand of SC-terminated 50/125 µm OM3 or better multi-mode fibre-optic cable.

“This product is ideal for applications such as medical imaging, military control rooms, flight simulators, signage, gaming and casinos, as well as any project where 4K full-bandwidth uncompressed video over long distances or end-to-end electrical isolation is essential,” Jason said.

Sender and receiver are plug-and-play, and will work without any set-up for most applications but for cases where signal optimisation is necessary due to display or source special requirements, both units have easy-to-use EQ switches.

Compact enclosures are easy to install and can be hidden away, with their metal covering providing further immunity against Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) and radiated noise (RFI).

“Gefen has always customized the application of its technology to meet the needs of specific vertical markets, and our new DisplayPort extender reaffirms our commitment to keep doing so today and in the future,” Jason concluded.

“We are proud to offer our customers an extender solution that truly supports the full bandwidth for 4K 60 Hz 4:4:4 (600 MHz) and is fully compliant with the DisplayPort 1.2 Standard.”

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