Gefen, by Nortek Security & Control, has announced an array of new features that facilitate independent routing of individual AV signals within its second generation of AV over IP Gefen products.
This new level of control gives integrators and end users the power to discretely separate and distribute any audio and video signal for whole site AV distribution and control without interrupting the current configuration of the system.
This true matrixing capability also allows IR and serial control to be accurately directed for easy management of sources and displays. Integration of other features, such as advanced EDID management, helps solve many of the key issues that installers face in the field. An all new interface is integrated into each product along with updates to the EXT-CU-LAN Matrix Controller that will manage all the new features.
While many AV over IP systems on the market route all their signals (e.g., video, audio, serial, IR and USB) to a single destination at once, this new update brings complete control of each signal’s route.
“We’re setting the next gen benchmark for video technology for our partners around the globe. Historically, this signal distribution required separate products,” said Richard Pugnier, vice president of marketing for Nortek Security & Control. “While some solutions have been able to combine various capabilities of these new functions in one product, they do not have the adaptability and scalability of AV over IP with the latest innovations and quality of Gefen products.”
“AV over IP is the most versatile AV signal management platform available today, with the ability to split, switch, matrix, convert and extend AV signals in every product,” added Jason Fitzgerald, product manager for Gefen products.