Gefen Now Shipping 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT™ 2.0 Extender for HDMI (GTB-UHD-HBT2)

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, June 2, 2016 – Providing dealers with the best signal extension capabilities on the market today, Gefen, the A/V signal management unit of Core Brands, a Nortek company (NASDAQ: NTK), today announced that the 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT™ 2.0 Extender for HDMI (GTB-UHD-HBT2) is now shipping. 

“We are committed to helping dealers capitalize on the ever-changing technologies that are shaping the industry,” Core Brands’ Gefen Product Manager Jason Fitzgerald said today. “The 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT 2.0 Extender for HDMI enables dealers to leverage HDBaseT 2.0 technology in their installations."
 
According to Fitzgerald, the GTB-UHD-HBT2 uses the new HDBaseT 2.0 Colligo™ platform to ensure an even more robust and resilient connection than the industry standard HDBaseT. It now carries RS-232, Bi-directional IR, and Power over HDBaseT.  
“Gefen’s implementation of the latest HDBaseT 2.0 technology enables the extension of HDMI up to 330 feet (100m) at 4K, using one CAT-5e cable,” Fitzgerald emphasized. “RS-232 and 2-way IR signals are transferred between the Sender and the Receiver to control the A/V source and the display. While some of these features may be familiar to current users of HDBaseT products, this product is fully compliant with the new HDBaseT standard and provides a level of future-proofing for this evolving technology.”

The POH (Power over HDBaseT™) technology provides power to the Receiver unit using the same CAT-5 cable that extends the HDMI and control signals, and only the Sender needs an external power supply. Via the GTB-UHD-HBT2, 1080p Full HD and 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) 8-bit video can be extended up to 495 feet (150 meters). Resolutions up to 4K DCI-Cinema (4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz 4:4:4) and 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz 4:2:0), along with the latest HDCP 2.2 encryption, are supported. 7.1 channels of LPCM and HBR (High Bit Rate) lossless digital audio including Dolby Atmos™, Dolby TrueHD™, DTS:X™, and DTS-HD Master Audio™ are passed through.

For more information on the 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT 2.0 Extender for HDMI please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01582469555.

NDI and Advanced IP Workflow is now a reality!

NewTek NDI protocol, the broadcast industry’s first open protocol for IP production workflow, is a software-based technology that makes it possible for facilities to transition to an incredibly versatile IP video production pipeline without negating existing investments in SDI cameras and infrastructure.

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AJA Introduces Mini-Connect: Network Interface Box for Multiple AJA Mini-Converters

Mini-Connect extends AJA’s efficient and powerful Mini-Config software UI across the network for access anywhere, allowing speedy and complete configuration of up to four ROI scan converters per Mini-Connect device. Once connected, users can easily configure ROI’s great features and update firmware remotely, across a LAN or across the web, using a standard web-browser. AJA’s line of ROI scan converters allow exceptionally high quality conversion of computer-based content to professional SDI video at an affordable price and a very portable size. With incredible region of interest image scaling, extensive aspect ratio and frame rate conversion, and flexible audio features, ROI fulfills the growing need to incorporate computer signals into high quality video production without sacrificing budget or space.

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Staffordshire Uni: Meeting industry standards with an HD studio from Jigsaw24

Staffordshire University offer a range of courses centred around film, video and journalism. In order to bring their studio in line with industry standards and ensure that students were learning current practice, they upgraded their in-house news room to HD and replaced a cumbersome studio back end with NewTek’s TriCaster. As the new term got underway, we dropped in to see the results…

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Ki Pro Ultra firmware v1.2 and Pak-Adapt-eSATA now shipping!

Ki Pro Ultra v1.2 firmware is now available and adds new features including exFAT file system support, 16-channel embedded SDI audio, Closed Captioning (CC) and SMPTE 2SI I/O support.

In addition to HFS+, new exFAT file system support offers native compatibility with Windows and Linux systems. New 16-channel embedded audio on SDI expands audio choices and compatibility. Embedded Closed Captioning allows recording and playback of CC data, and two sample interleave (SMPTE 2SI) I/O support for 4K/Ultra HD offers greater compatibility with third-party displays, switchers and more.

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AJA’s new Pak-Adapt-eSATA is now shipping! Pak-Adapt-eSata has the same form factor as AJA’s Pak storage modules, with a standard eSATA cable connector offering a flexible media alternative for Ki Pro Ultra.  A new Pak-Adapt-eSATA Quick Start and Qualified Media Guide v1.0.r1 is available now.

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NewTek TriCaster live sports production: Increasing fan engagement and sponsor revenue

Charlton Athletic have found that two new pieces of live production equipment that they have installed at their football stadium can bring far better fan engagement and generate revenue opportunities without breaking the bank. 
 
For the past couple of months the big screen at The Valley has been brought to life by the club's new NewTek TriCaster and 3Play 440 system, a dynamic and flexible broadcast play out and display system which has decreased the workload of the match day operators and increased the branding opportunities for sponsors big and small.

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NewTek Announces NDI - Open Protocol for IP Production Workflow

NewTek™ today announced Network Device Interface (NDI), a new open standard for live production IP workflows over Ethernet networks. NDI allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP, and to encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real-time. This new protocol can benefit any network-connected video device, including video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices. NDI connectivity will be available in Q4 as a royalty free software developer kit (SDK) for anyone wanting to enable IP workflows in their facilities, or in production devices and systems they manufacture.

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