FST eliminates the delay in switching between HDMI sources.
It doesn't seem like much, but ten seconds is a long time to wait for something that should really be instantaneous. Thanks to the need for some handshaking between components, switching between HDMI sources can take up to ten seconds on certain systems.
Gefen announced that they've eliminated the issue by implementing Fast Switching Technology (FST) into all of their HDMI 1.3 products. "Though cutting down ten seconds may not seem like a long time," said CEO Hagai Gefen, "it was presenting challenges to installers when switching from component-based connections to HDMI."
"This new FST was initiated based on our customers’ feedback to speed the switching time between HDMI input sources, and make the overall system more user friendly," he explains.
FST is currently being implemented into all existing and all new products coming from Gefen.