Extend HDMI Over Cat-6 Cable With Gefen

Posted Fri Aug 21, 2009 at 11:30 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

Send HDMI 1.3 up to 175 feet over Cat-6.

Gefen announced today their new extender, the “Gefen Extender for HDMI Over One Cat-6a Cable”. Sure, it’s not a catchy name, but Gefen isn’t known for product names, they’re known for the products themselves.

The new extender is able to send a 1080p HDMI 1.3 signal as far as 175 feet over Cat-6 cables with 100% signal integrity. Deep color, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Master Audio and all other HDMI 1.3 features are completely supported by the extender. Additional reach can be gotten from lower signal qualities, with 1080 signals having a 250 foot range.

Hagai Gefen, president and CEO of Gefen says that this product is mainly geared towards high end home theater and commercial use. “This extender was designed to offer professionals a reliable alternative to the use of two CAT-5 cables.” He explained, “"If a building is already wired with one CAT-5 cable, installers can tap into the existing infrastructure at a shorter distance and avoid new cable runs. But with one CAT-6 cable, this system will streamline the installation even further and extend the range of extension."

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