Gefen today announced the release of its ex-tend-it FireWire Extender, a new addition to its ex-tend-it Professional Series product line. Gefen’s new FireWire Extender allows any device with a FireWire port to be extended great distances from the computer or source, effectively operating anywhere within a 1640 feet distance. The extender uses a sender and receiver system to transmit data at an average rate of 350-400mbps. FireWire Extender is priced at US$899 and includes short-range connection cables and an external power supply.