If you think you've seen these wares before, simmer down. Gefen has most certainly cranked out a 1:10 HDMI Distribution Amplifier in the past, but its latest iteration sports a slightly updated design and includes full support of HDMI v1.3. As expected, the aforementioned HDCP-compliant, rack-mountable device allows a single HDMI source to be distributed to 10 different displays, and the 1:5 HDMI 1.3 Splitter possesses the same HDCP certification and aims to dish out a sole HDMI source to half as many outputs. Gefen goes on to mention that things work best when the source and destination displays share matching resolutions, and while we're not given a definitive ship date on either, they can be pre-ordered now from the firm's website for $749 and $499, respectively. Peek the full release after the break.

Two New Distribution Solutions from Gefen Deliver 1080P for HDMI v1.3

CHATSWORTH, CA – Gefen's newest solutions engineered to support the expanded HDMI v1.3 format include a 1:5 Splitter for HDMI v1.3, and a 1:10 HDMI v1.3 Distribution Amplifier.

The Gefen 1:5 Splitter for HDMI v1.3 accepts one audio/video input, such as a DVD player or set top box, and transmits the same signal to five displays. The 1:10 HDMI v1.3 Distribution Amplifier transmits one HDMI source to ten displays. Both units can accommodate larger distributions when "daisy chained" with another splitter.

For optimal and consistent results, the source and destination displays' resolutions should match. All high definition resolutions are supported from 480p up to 1080p.

Both solutions enable a clean, simultaneous distribution of one high definition audio/video signal to multiple HDMI displays. The instant delivery of HDCP-compliant video to several displays is desired in entertainment venues, public spaces, clubs, restaurants and event facilities offering a cutting-edge delivery of HDTV.

The expanded HDMI v1.3 format allows for optional color and audio refinements along with an increased bandwidth that ensures the highest signal quality possible from high definition video delivered using HDMI.

The Gefen 1:5 Splitter for HDMI v1.3 and the 1:10 HDMI v1.3 Distribution Amplifier are both rack mountable and currently available for pre-order at Gefen.com.

Resellers are located on most major continents and listed here:
http://www.gefen.com/dealers/worldmap.jsp

1:10 HDMI v1.3 Distribution Amplifier:
http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=5023

1:5 Splitter for HDMI v1.3:
http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=5244

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About Gefen:
Gefen delivers advanced technologies with multi-platform extension, switching, distribution and conversion capabilities. Gefen equipment is valued around the world in professional A/V, information technology and consumer electronics/home theater environments. Their add-on hardware maximizes functionality by enabling systems to operate beyond their original capabilities. A selection of high quality cabling is also available. Visit www.gefen.com for detailed product information.

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