Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen have announced that two new ToolBox Splitters are shipping with Gefen Fast Switching Technology (FST) and 3DTV enabled. Now sources using HDMI with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection) will no longer introduce a delay when syncing. Plus HDMI v1.4 features are implemented to support 3DTV.
The ToolBox 1:4 and 1:8 Splitters for HDMI distribute any high definition source using HDMI and deliver it to either four or eight HDTV displays at the same time, ideal for digital signage, video walls and more. Both products work with cameras, blu-ray players and set-top boxes to enhance viewing clarity and enrich entertainment.
For those integrating analog devices or certain set-top boxes that will not work with more than one HDCP ‘key’, Gefen has included a physical bypass switch so users can select slow switching (no FST) if needed. Both splitters ship with the switch set to fast switching (FST-enabled).
„Gefen‚s FST dramatically improves the slow authentication syncing of HDMI devices when dealing with HDCP,‰ explained Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen. “This is a new feature developed to help our customers; they have often requested this kind of functionality.”