Gefen, a subsidiary of Nortek Inc., is a leading solutions provider at the forefront of the digital connectivity arena, delivering a wide selection of audio/video switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters, adapters, cables, digital signage solutions and home theater accessories that support consumer, industrial and commercial applications of all shapes and sizes. Gefen's scalable solutions allow audio/video and computer systems to be easily integrated, extended, distributed and optimized to maximize performance.
Installers and integrators around the world turn to Gefen for dependable products that sustain the test of time, supported by technical representatives skilled in a wide variety of manufactured products that complement all Gefen solutions. The company’s unique product innovations, including Fast Switching Technology (FST) and Power Over Line (POL) technology, continue to significantly enhance the performance of audio/video systems. Wireless high definition video extension, integration of alternative content for digital cinemas, and high-end audio processing also adds to its reputation as a significant resource for installers and system integrators.
Gefen is one of the first to support the new 3DTV standards, and was one of the first to support broadcasters using the new 3G SDI standard, allowing for an easy integration with consumer electronics devices to curb equipment investments. Gefen’s commitment to supplying integrators with the most reliable, effective and forward-thinking solutions remains steadfast. As we move forward into the 21st century, Gefen leads the way in harnessing new technologies while increasing its value-added proposition through outstanding customer service and technical assistance.
To better serve this growing market, Gefen delivers a unique assortment of digital signage solutions including its first software/hardware product, the HD Digital Signage Creator, which gives users everything they need to create engaging digital signage content. Comprehensive scheduling, playback, monitoring and video wall creation solutions cap off this expanding product line.
A smaller footprint, exclusive wall-mounting capability and streamlined pricing distinguishes the Gefen ToolBox line by Gefen. It supplies a carefully selected assortment of audio/video splitters, switchers, extenders, converters and matrix switchers for the nuts and bolts of system integration. All products can be purchased in either a black or crème finish to better blend with any installation environment.
This line supports demanding professional industries such as broadcast, rental/staging and healthcare applications by supplying more expanded hardware offering greater matrix switchers, larger distributions and lengthened extenders based on fiber optics. Critical 24/7 technical support for all GefenPRO products means integrators can trust that they will perform in the most technically challenging environments.
Founded by Hagai Gefen as Gefen Systems in 1995, Gefen first advanced the computer connectivity and professional audio/video markets by developing computer peripheral extension solutions knows as the ex-tend-it Professional Series. By extending KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) accessories away from the CPU, professionals could work in complete silence, ideal for editing audio/video content. Though originally designed for application in post-production studios where computer noise interfered with production, the extenders were useful in many other industries including presentations, digital signage, broadcast and others. The Gefen ex-tend-it Professional Series grew to encompass switchers, splitters, converters and cables as the product line evolved.
In the late 1990s, Gefen embraced and promoted the development of digital interfaces that would evolve into HDTV solutions for both professional and consumer industries. Gefen was at the forefront of the digital video and HDTV (high definition television) evolution, providing solutions that split, distribute, extend and convert HDTV signals for maximizing any digital video environment, regardless of scope. To accommodate this time in-between analog and digital worlds, Gefen still provides several conversion solutions that easily integrate traditionally incompatible audio/video formats to lengthen the lifespan of current audio/video systems.
Gefen continues to remain on the leading edge of new technology developments, and is consistently the first-to-market with innovative products that are highly valued in most major industries spanning the globe.
Gefen will always offer the finest quality products at the best possible price. Included in that price is a lifetime of free support from a team of outstanding engineers.