IOGEAR has just launched its DVI Video/Audio Extender Kit, enabling digital signage professionals to distribute video and audio signals within a 100 foot radius to a designated display with a single cable. The entire kit comprises of a couple of DVI units, a local transmitter and a remote receiver where users will be able to hook up with a CAT 5e/6 Ethernet cable. Using DVI cords, the transmitting component will link to the native source and the receiving extender hooks up to a DVI display. The whole idea of this device is to set up audio/video configurations in remote, insecure locations, where the device will be able to broadcast audio and video material for a variety of digital signage settings, ranging from exhibits to trade shows, train stations and airports. Heck, I believe even universities will find this handy as lecturers will be able to dispense their lecture across multiple classrooms simultaneously.
By virtue of its analog 3.5mm jack, the DVI Video/Audio Extender Kit is able to hook up to stereo speakers. In addition, it can also work using CAT 5e/6 cables which offers an affordable alternative to individuals having to use 100-foot DVI cords. According to Miranda Su, executive vice president at IOGEAR, “Presenters need convenient, cost-effective solutions to distribute their audio and video material over a great distance, especially when it’s challenging to set-up their equipment on-site. Our DVI Video / Audio Extender Kit gives teachers and professionals the flexibility to hold presentations in multiple places, as well as reduce cable clutter with video and audio signals streamlined over a single cord.”
Folks who want pure digital, DVI-D SL video support as well as compliance with the DVI 1.0 specification won’t go wrong with this product from IOGEAR. The IOGEAR DVI Video/Audio Extender Kit retails for $499.95 and each purchase comes with a standard 3-year warranty.