Gefen’s newly launched Wireless for HDMI 60 GHz extender is designed to enable transmission of 1080p HD video up to 33 feet (10m). The plug-and-play extender can deliver 3DTV and supports all audio formats including the new lossless High Bit Rate (HBR) 7.1 channel Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. The ability to pass through uncompressed video, lossless audio and 3DTV is unique for high performance commercial or residential installations, contends Gefen.
Due to its in-room transmission and use of the uncluttered 60 GHz frequency band, the extender can perform seamlessly alongside other wireless devices in adjacent rooms with zero interference. It is billed as very easy to install, requiring a connection of the video source to the sender and of the display or projector to the receiver. Content is transported wirelessly at 4 Gbps from source to display.
Gefen notes that the editors of Electronic House magazine gave a formal nod to the new Wireless for HDMI 60 GHz extender by awarding it a Product of the Year award for 2014. Endowed by a panel of distinguished industry leaders and the editors of Electronic House and CE Pro, Gefen joins an exclusive group of products deemed the most noteworthy. Announced on January 7, 2014 at the International CES in Las Vegas, the GefenTV Wireless for HDMI 60 GHz was selected as best in the judging's A/V cables and interconnects category.
"This extender uses the best technology currently available for an impeccable method of wireless extension that takes full advantage of the WirelessHD specification, which is based on the 60 GHz EHF [Extremely High Frequency] radio band," comments a company representative. "This high quality method of extension eliminates the need to run cables, making it a great solution for retrofits or any environment that wants to streamline cabling."