Iogear extender kits stream audio, video

Iogear has announced four additions to its product line, including extender kits in either a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) or Digital Visual Interface-Digital (DVI) formats. The kits let users extend audio and video content hundreds of feet from the source.

Iogear's HDMI Cat5e/6 MiniExtender provides an additional 100 feet between a 1080p display unit and media source or an extra 200 feet for 1080i display units. The product sends video and audio in HD quality with a local transmitting unit and a remote receiving unit linked with two standard, solid Category 5 twisted Ethernet cables. No additional power adapter is required.

The DVI Cat5e/6 MiniExtender extends a DVI PC source 100 feet away from a single link DVI-D display with resolution of 1920 by 1080 at 60Hz.

Iogear's extender kits let users store valuable equipment in a safe spot and stream to an alternate monitor, avoiding complications that can arise in difficult environments such as construction sites.

The company also released a three-port HDMI switch that automatically switches to whatever device'gaming console, DVD player, PC, cable box'is active. Iogear also announced a four-port HDMI switch with remote that can connect up to four HDMI-enabled devices to an HDTV. The switching port is controlled by the remote or front-panel push buttons so users can jump to whatever device they want.

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