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Gefen Pro Scaler Amps

Gefen recently rolled out a new rack-mountable scaler that works with all popular interfaces. 11/12/2008 5:14 AM Eastern

Gefen Pro Scaler Amps

Gefen recently rolled out a new rack-mountable scaler that works with all popular interfaces.

Gefen recently rolled out a new rack-mountable scaler that works with all popular interfaces. The AV Scaler Pro with Amplifier performs seamless source switching and up-scales video to 1080p full HD while supporting audio amplification.

The built-in audio amplifier suits the scaler for presentations, board rooms, and other environments where multiple AV sources can be accommodated with a one-box solution. It offers volume control and two 20-watts-per-channel speaker outputs, allowing users to easily integrate audio and video equipment.

The AV Scaler Pro with Amplifier enables plug-and-play connections among different devices. Video inputs include HDMI, DVI, VGA, Component, Composite, and S-video. All video inputs come with separate audio inputs: HDMI with S/PDIF and Optical; and DVI/VGA, Composite, S-video, and Component with analog stereo inputs. One HDMI output comes with mirrored S/PDIF, Optical, and stereo audio outs. The selected video source is delivered in the HDMI format, with audio embedded in the HDMI signal, and delivered separately.

The assortment of inputs allows the device to support CD players, audio receivers, DVD players, set-top boxes, computers, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, and more. Each source can be viewed on the same flat-panel display, with video and audio refinements that enable simple system integration with high-definition performance, according to the company.

Dual performance scaling engines drive resolution scaling, say Gefen officials, while the advanced color engine technology refines colors, intensifies contrast, and defines details, such as skin tone. System features, such as 3D noise reduction, frame delay, and adaptive de-interlacers, are accessible through the on-screen menu.



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