LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, June 9, 2016 – Continuing its commitment to provide commercial integrators with state-of-the-art AV distribution solutions, Gefen, the A/V signal management unit of Core Brands, a Nortek company (NASDAQ: NTK), today introduced its new EXT-UHD600 line of 4K 600 MHz products, featuring three splitters, a 4×1 switcher and a 4×4 matrix. This HDCP 2.2-compliant product family takes the HDMI 2.0 platform to its highest level by enabling AV distribution at full specification of 4K 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sub-sampling along with HDR (High Dynamic Range) support. The introduction was made at InfoComm 2016 in the Las Vegas Convention Center at Gefen Booth #C5430.
“With this introduction, Gefen continues to set new benchmarks for commercial A/V signal distribution, as we have done since the company’s inception,” said Jason Fitzgerald, Core Brands’ Gefen Product Manager. “This new line of 4K 600 MHz products extends our ability to provide integrators with AV distribution solutions for any sized job. We’re excited to offer our dealers more capable and versatile product options than ever before.”
HDR delivers greater image contrast, vastly improving color depth between light and dark areas of a video image. 4K Ultra HD and 4K Cinema (up to 4096×2160), LPCM7.1, and HBR digital audio are also supported.
The new EXT-UHD600 series splitters support multiple layers of cascading in large video distribution and signage applications. “These splitters are ideal for large AV distribution systems that require daisy-chaining multiple units to drive hundreds of displays without loss of picture quality,” Fitzgerald added.
The switcher and the matrix feature flexible control options including the front-panel, IR, RS-232, Telnet/UDP, and Gefen’s intuitive web server interface. The Gefen Syner-G™ software simplifies configuration and allows advanced EDID management for the splitters, switcher, and matrix products. Additionally, all units accommodate Gefen locking HDMI cables for secure connections.
“With the world’s top integrators in one location, InfoComm 2016 is the perfect setting to launch this new product family,” Fitzgerald stated. For more information about the new EXT-UHD600 product line, visit Gefen at InfoComm 2016, booth #C5430 or Gefen.com.
Gefen® is the leader in audio/video signal processing solutions for commercial and residential applications. With a heritage of practical innovation and first-to-market products, Gefen delivers intuitive A/V distribution solutions that bridge the gap between rapidly advancing technology and real-world applications. For more information, please visit www.gefen.com.
About Core Brands
Core Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of iconic and award-winning control, audio, power management, connectivity and video distribution brands including ELAN®, SpeakerCraft®, Gefen®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, Furman®, Sunfire® and Xantech® to deliver a portfolio of connected home and commercial solutions to its channel partners and end users. For further information, visit www.corebrands.com.
About Nortek, Inc.
Core Brands is a Nortek company. Nortek Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK) is a global diversified company with leading brands and innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. For further information, please visit www.nortek.com.