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April 17th, 2009

digiGO! — NAB: Gefen's Value Added Hardware For DigiCin Operations

Gefen AV Video Scaler Pro Digital cinema theaters can now experience a simple way to add pre-show advertising and alternative content, including consumer audio/video sources such as DVDs, PS3s, Blu-ray players and computers, to their system.

Gefen’s new AV Cinema Scaler Pro I and II both interface with all digital cinema projectors and integrate flawlessly with digital cinema audio systems. The product will be on display at NAB in Gefen's Booth SL4205. They are ideal solutions for theaters looking to expand revenue by renting theaters for birthday parties, games, presentations and high profile TV events that draw nation-wide interest. The Gefen AV Cinema Scaler Pro I and II both enable HDMI, DVI, VGA and component video inputs and both digital and analog audio inputs to be output in scalable DVI-I format with 7.1 analog audio. Both deliver 7.1 Dolby digital and Dolby pro logic audio that provides high quality sound.

The difference between the two products is their audio support using the DB-25 7.1 AES delivering either analog or digital formats. On both products, the video is output in DVI-I format, with cinema quality image scaling accessed and controlled by the LCD display or front-panel selectors. RS-232 control allows for simple automation and control. Audio delay, black barring, audio isolation transformers and advanced mode scaling combine to make these scalers top quality performers. Video can be up and down scaled in HD resolutions to 2K OR 1080p full HD. With HDCP-compliance, both rack mountable scalers enable compatibility and performance with today’s protected content. However, non-HDCP compliant projectors can use the component video input to bypass this functionality and still perform at cinema quality levels.