Gefen shipping 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT 2.0 extender for HDMI

gefen hbt2Gefen, the AV signal management unit of Core Brands, has announced that its 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT 2.0 Extender for HDMI (the GTB-UHD-HBT2) is now shipping.

“We are committed to helping dealers capitalise on the ever-changing technologies that are shaping the industry,” Gefen product manager Jason Fitzgerald says.

“The 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT 2.0 Extender for HDMI enables dealers to leverage HDBaseT 2.0 technology in their installations.”

According to Jason, the GTB-UHD-HBT2 uses the new HDBaseT 2.0 Colligo platform to ensure an even more robust and resilient connection than the industry standard HDBaseT. It now carries RS-232, Bi-directional IR, and Power over HDBaseT.

“Gefen’s implementation of the latest HDBaseT 2.0 technology enables the extension of HDMI up to 100m at 4K, using one Cat 5e cable. RS-232 and 2-way IR signals are transferred between the sender and the receiver to control the AV source and the display. While some of these features may be familiar to current users of HDBaseT products, this product is fully compliant with the new HDBaseT standard and provides a level of future-proofing for this evolving technology.”

The POH (Power over HDBaseT) technology provides power to the Receiver unit using the same Cat 5 cable that extends the HDMI and control signals, and only the Sender needs an external power supply. Via the GTB-UHD-HBT2, 1080p Full HD and 1,920 x 1,200 (WUXGA) 8-bit video can be extended up to 150m. Resolutions up to 4K DCI-Cinema (4,096 x 2,160 @ 30Hz 4:4:4) and 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160 @ 60Hz 4:2:0), along with the latest HDCP 2.2 encryption, are supported. 7.1 channels of LPCM and HBR (High Bit Rate) lossless digital audio including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, and DTS-HD Master Audio are passed through.

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