A new 4K switcher 4: 4: 4 with a web interface and very flexible control options and a DisplayPort 1.2 extender to 200 meters: these are the new Gefen products, distributed in Italy by Comm-Tec
EXT-UHD600-41 is a new 4×1 switcher, which promises to go beyond the requirements of a typical 4K system, being able to support Ultra HD streams up to a definition of 4096 x 2160 pixels at 60 frames per second with sampling 4: 4: 4, then without color sub-sampling. The HDR system (High Dynamic Range) allows the reproduction of every subtle nuanced gradation of each pixel play out across the screen in immersive clarity. EXT-UHD600-41 also supports digital audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X and DTS-HD Master Audio. Interestingly, finally, the Automatic Input Switching feature, which automatically selects the most recent connected or powered-up source, therefore minimizing unnecessary end-user interaction. The EXT-UHD600-41 has a low and compact profile and is also mountable in confined spaces. The IR Extender module included also allows putting the appliance behind the display or in a special cabinet, along with other equipment. This product also accommodates Gefen locking HDMI cables for secure connections. The new web interface, however, provides very flexible control options: in addition to the front panel and the intuitive Gefen web interface server, the device presents on the back four HDMI inputs and an HDMI output, IR ports, RS-232 and IP control.
The other novelty by Gefen is the EXT-DP-4K600-1SC, a DisplayPort 1.2 extender able to bring the signal up to 200 meters away on a single multimode fiber. The product supports resolutions up to uncompressed 4K@60Hz, with a frequency of 600MHz (21.6 Gbps). All Display Port 1.2 specifications, such as HDCP 2.2, DPCP and multi-channel audio, are supported. The EXT-DP-4K600-1SC can be powered from sources and displays featuring powered USB ports, or by using external power supplies. For most applications, the Sender and Receiver are plug-and-play and will work without any set-up. In cases where signal optimization becomes necessary due to special requirements of a source and/or a display, both units feature easy-to-use EQ switches.
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