Gefen and Barco – A Powerhouse of A/V

The Gefen A/V over IP product line is now fully compatible with Barco’s Overture A/V monitoring and control software solution.

The combined efforts of Gefen and Barco bring together the most versatile line-up of signal management products and the most comprehensive commercial control and monitoring platform for enterprise and education verticals. In classrooms, huddle rooms, lecture halls, or collaboration rooms, distributing and controlling A/V has never been easier or more reliable.

At the forefront of this partnership is the time-tested Gefen AV over IP offering – a broad array of products that can combine any source and any display – no matter their connection capabilities. Leveraging the extensive capability of the Gefen AV over IP system and the Gefen line of 18 Gbps 600 MHz HDMI 2.0 matrixes and switchers, Barco’s Overture control platform integrates these products with ease. Coupled with the ability to adapt to nearly any campus or corporate environment, the Barco Overture control system offers a high level of customizability and management for one or multiple locations. Learn more about Barco Overture.

Applications and Usage

Nearly any corporate or higher education installation, from corporate board rooms to classrooms, can benefit from the integration of AV over IP and a solid, easy-to-use control system. This powerful combination is ideal for:


From conference rooms and board rooms to huddle spaces and cubicles, Gefen and Barco can address the A/V needs of any size organization. Use AV over IP to manage workstations in a collaborative office space, or task it to manage the media and content distribution to multiple conference rooms and around an entire building.

Uses include presentations, messaging, and digital signage. Control the entire site, including displays and sources, using Overture to support multiple user interfaces, from web browsers to mobile phones, while incorporating maps and diagrams to easily connect to and manage every area.

Higher Education

A/V distribution is widely used in schools and universities around the globe. In auditoriums, media departments, lecture halls, campus messaging centers, and classrooms, Gefen AV over IP and Barco Overture are completely scalable, with versatility to handle the audio, video, and control signal management used in all these environments.

Enabling a highly versatile selection of I/O types, the Gefen AV over IP system is ready to connect any device to any display, no matter where they are located on the campus. Barco provides both central and independent control capabilities to make it all work together.

Beyond AV over IP

Beyond support for Gefen AV over IP products, the Barco Overture platform also supports Gefen’s 18 Gbps 600 MHz HDMI 2.0 matrixes and switcher products that support the full bandwidth of the HDMI 2.0a specification. The products are aimed at professionals who require the highest level of reliability and performance and are used to manage signal routing for any HDMI 2.0 device.

Learn more about the Gefen UHD 600MHz line.

Browse Gefen AV over IP Solutions to learn more about the power of AV over IP.

Learn about Barco Overture

Gefen makes it possible.


Gefen equipment completely eliminates reliability issues, and offers a seamless new way to distribute content across multiple displays.”

— Matthew Joyce| WED Group Services & Integration Manager