Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen received industry recognition for its advanced audio/video extension product best suited for the demanding rental and staging market. The Rental & Staging Systems Awards at InfoComm are given to those companies supplying the most innovative commercial audio/video products released in 2010. The Gefen ToolBox Extender for HDMI 3DTV was awarded as the Best Video Signal Processing or Distribution Product.
The Extender for HDMI 3DTV comes with wall mountable sender and receiver units that connect any hi-def source to its HDTV display up to 330 feet (100m) in distance using one industry-standard CAT-5 cable. It delivers 1080p Full HD with 3DTV pass-through, multi-channel audio and IR remote control. An IR back channel allows control of the source through a remote pointed at the display.
“This long distance extender for HDMI reaches nearly double the distance that previous solutions could reach using two CAT-5 cables,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen. “So it really streamlines cabling in the installation environment.”
Along with other winners, the Gefen ToolBox Extender for HDMI 3DTV was formally recognized by the Rental & Staging Systems New Product Awards ceremony taking place at InfoComm 2011 in Orlando.