Gefen Inc. has introduced two new ex-tend-it devices products enable a pair of category 5 cables to carry signals for both USB peripherals and monitors up to 330 feet away. The CAT5-1000 and CAT5-5000 are both billed as cross-platform, as well.
The ex-tend-it CAT5-1000 is comprised of a send and receive unit, and a single cable. The sender enables audio, video and USB to travel to the receiver, which then connects to a remote monitor, keyboard, mouse and up to two USB peripherals.
The upscale CAT5-5000 enables dual-monitor workstations to be set up locally and remotely. Gefen said the 5000 system is suited to musicians, graphic artists, broadcasters and other users who want a multi-screen environment.
The CAT5-1000 retails for US$695 and the CAT5-5000 runs $995.