April 18, 2008 -- IOGEAR has introduced its DVI Video / Audio Extender Kit, designed to allow digital signage professionals to distribute video and audio signals up to 100 feet away to a designated display via a single cable.
The kit consists of two DVI units, a local transmitter and a remote receiver, which users connect with a Cat 5e/6 Ethernet cable. Using DVI cords, the transmitting component links to the native source and the receiving extender hooks up to a DVI display. Ideal for audio / video set-ups in remote, insecure locations, the product can broadcast audio and video material for a variety of digital signage settings, including exhibits, trade shows, train stations and airports. Universities can also benefit from the product, allowing teachers to educate students in two or more classrooms at once.
Equipped with an analog 3.5-mm jack, the kit can connect to stereo speakers. Additionally, by working with a Cat 5e/6 cable, it offers an affordable alternative to individuals having to use 100-foot DVI cords.
"Presenters need convenient, cost-effective solutions to distribute their audio and video material over a great distance, especially when it's challenging to set-up their equipment on-site," says Miranda Su, executive vice president at IOGEAR. "Our DVI Video / Audio Extender Kit gives teachers and professionals the flexibility to hold presentations in multiple places, as well as reduce cable clutter with video and audio signals streamlined over a single cord."
The product provides digital DVI-D SL video support and is compliant with the DVI 1.0 specification. It also supports Video Electronics Standard Association (VESA) standard display and HDTV resolutions, as well as the Digital Display Working Group standard for DVI-compliant monitors.
The kit is priced at $499.95.