New Gefen Ultra HD HDBaseT 2.0 Extender for HDMI Provides Integrators with Flawless 4K Signal Extension


PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, May 31, 2016 – Providing commercial integrators with a large selection of robust 4K signal extension solutions, Gefen, the A/V signal management unit of Core Brands, a Nortek company (NASDAQ: NTK), today introduced the EXT-UHDA-HBT2, a new HDMI extender that uses HDBaseT™ 2.0 technology to extend 4K digital AV, Ethernet, RS-232, 2-way IR, 2-way audio, and 2-way POH compliant power up to 330 feet over one CAT-5e cable. This product is now shipping from Core Brands.

“Gefen’s 4K product offerings have been expanding over the years, and the new EXT-UHDA-HBT2 further strengthens our market-leading position,” Core Brands’ Gefen Product Manager Jason Fitzgerald said today. “The new extender provides a robust and resilient signal connection when extending HDMI, Ethernet, RS-232, 2-way IR, and 2-way audio up to 330 feet. The bi-directional power feature allows the pair to be powered from either side of the extension. The low-profile, surface mountable enclosures fit anywhere and work with Gefen locking HDMI cables, guaranteeing a convenient installation.”

The EXT-UHDA-HBT2’s Sender and Receiver are fully compatible with all compliant HDBaseT™ systems and will easily interface with sources and displays equipped with HDBaseT. Video resolutions of 1080p and 1920×1200 8-bit can be delivered flawlessly up to 495 feet. 4K Ultra HD and DCI-Cinema (up to 4096×2160) at 60 Hz 4:2:0 or 30 Hz 4:4:4, LPCM7.1, and HBR digital audio are also supported. “In addition to extending HDMI and controls, Optical Digital Audio is sent from Receiver to Sender and analog audio is extended from Sender to Receiver, creating the ability to extend digital audio from a smart TV to an amplifier at the head end, and to route an analog audio source to the viewing location,” Fitzgerald explained. “And Bi-Directional Power Over HDBaseT™ provides power from Sender to Receiver or vice versa, over the same CAT-5.”

The Gefen Syner-G™ software provides an intuitive path for firmware updates, link quality monitoring, and advanced EDID management. For more information, visit Gefen Booth #C5430 at InfoComm 2016 or visit

About Gefen

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

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

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

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