Gefen has announced the release of a new version of the DVI-1000 HD video extender — the DVI-1000 ST. The DVI-1000 ST operates like the DVI-1000 HD video extender but is equipped with more durable fiber optics cable connectors to accommodate the rental and staging markets with its extensive handling demands. The DVI-1000 ST, which is priced at US$1,299.00, uses the same methodology to extend high definition digital video up to 500 meters (1640 feet) from source to display. Small sender and receiver units link the source to the extended display with multimode fiber optic cables, available from Gefen in lengths ranging from 33 to 330 feet.