has introduced two new devices suitable for users of Macs equipped with digital visual interface (DVI) video displays and graphics cards — the ex-tend-it DVI Repeater and DVI Hub. Both devices work on both Macs and PCs.
DVI displays can normally work up to six feet away from the computer, but the DVI Repeater enables a computer to work up to 50 feet away from a DVI-equipped monitor. Potential applications for the DVI Repeater include environments where it may be important to isolate computer noise from the user, for example.
The DVI Hub provides the ability to duplicate a DVI signal and output it simultaneously to two different displays, with the added ability to extend up to 50 feet away from the computer.
Gefen said that both devices are intended as alternatives to the DVI-100, another device which extends DVI-equipped monitors and projectors up to 300 feet away from the computer. Gefen also noted that in order for the DVI Hub or DVI Repeater to work with Apple’s ADC-equipped flat panel displays, users will also need a product like the DVI to ADC Conversion Box, an interface that enables those newer displays to work with DVI-equipped video cards.
Gefen said that both products will be released this September — prices were not immediately available. The company will demonstrate the new devices at the Audio Engineering Society show in New York City, which runs from September 21 – 24.