updated 11:00 pm EDT, Mon April 14, 2008
DVI Video/Audio Extender
IOGEAR on Monday took the wraps off its DVI Video/Audio Extender Kit that enables digital signage professionals to distribute video and audio signals up to 100 feet away with 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. Designed for audio/video set-ups in remote, insecure locations, the device can broadcast audio and video material for different environments, including exhibits, trade shows, train stations and airports.
Equipped with an analog 3.5mm jack, the DVI Video/Audio Extender Kit can connect to stereo speakers and supports SXGA resolutions (1280x1024); it uses a CAT 5e/6 cable as an affordable alternative to 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," said 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 pure digital, DVI-D SL video support and is compliant with the DVI 1.0 specification. It also supports Video Electronics Standard Association standard display and HDTV resolutions, as well as the Digital Display Working Group standard for DVI-compliant monitors.
IOGEAR's DVI Video / Audio Extender Kit is priced at $500 and is available immediately; it comes with a standard three-year warranty.