Move High Definition Video 150 Feet over CAT-5

Gefen announced Friday the release of the ex-tend-it DVI/RS-232 Extender, an extender box for sending high definition video up to 150 feet over CAT-5 cables. The box comes with both a DVI and RS-232 port, and when used with a Gefen DVI to HDMI Adapter, HDMI displays are also supported.

"The DVI/RS-232 Extender is ideal for varied applications ranging from all-digital signage to remote computer operation and touch screen controls for total home automation," said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO of Gefen, in a statement.

According to the company the device can consistently maintain multiple high definition video resolutions up to 1080p or 1920x1200 before, during and after extension.

The unit is priced at US$599, and you can find more information at Gefenis Web site.