WOODLAND HILLS, CA [March 29, 2004] Connectivity solutions provider Gefen
announced the release of a new high definition distribution amplifier that
sends one high definition television (HDTV) video source to eight HDTV
displays using DVI (digital visual interface) connectors.

The ex-tend-it 2:8 HDTV Distribution Amplifier splits the HDTV signal eight
ways enabling simultaneous, multi-display viewing. It is HDCP (high
definition content protection) compliant, ensuring that all high-resolution
data is accurately reproduced for optimum output. Because it provides two
DVI inputs, the 2:8 HDTV Splitter can also switch between two video sources.
Each source, when selected, will distribute up to eight video signals.

The 2:8 HDTV Splitter was designed for professional and commercial
environments that require multiple displays showing the same high definition
video information. It is compatible with high definition video sources such
as computers, DVD players and satellite set top boxes, and high definition
displays and projectors that utilize DVI connectors. When used with one of
Gefen’s HDTV extension solutions, each display can be extended up to
hundreds of feet from the source.

Available online at or through a Gefen reseller, the 2:8 HDTV
Distribution Amplifier has a suggested retail price of $1299. For more
information, visit or call (818) 884-6294.

DVI amplifier bandwidth: 1.65 GHz
Actual bandwidth: 1.65 GHz
Input video signal: 5 volts p-p (TTL)
Input DDC signal: 5 volts p-p (TTL)
DVI connector: Molex 24 pin female connector
Remote connector: RJ-11
Power consumption: 15 watts (max.)
Dimensions: 4.5″w x 1″h x 5.2″d
Shipping weight: 9 lbs.

About Gefen Inc:
Gefen provides computer and electronics connectivity solutions through its
ex-tend-it Professional Series, which offers multi-platform extension,
switching, distribution and conversion technologies. Gefen is currently
pioneering a full line of HDTV products that enable high-definition digital
video to be split, switched and extended. A selection of HDMI, fiber optics,
DVI and CAT5 cabling is available through Gefen as well as audio, USB, CAT5,
PS/2, RS232 and similar peripheral support solutions. Detailed product
information may be found at