Gefen Partners with Barco to Provide Enhanced Integration with its AV over IP Solutions and More

Staff Writer | December 12, 2018
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The Barco Overture system allows users to quickly access any Gefen AV over IP products and easily configure and control them within and across venues.

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA – Continuing in its effort to provide seamless signal distribution and control solutions for commercial integrators, Nice North America LLC (NSC) today announced a new alignment between its leading signal management brand, Gefen®, and Barco’s enterprise AV control and monitoring software, Overture, that makes control of the entire Gefen AV over IP product line easy and intuitive from within the Overture platform’s interface.

This new alignment joins together the most versatile line-up of AV over IP products on the market with the most comprehensive commercial control and monitoring platform, providing greater opportunities for signal distribution, management, and control within corporate and higher education applications.

“The Gefen and Barco pairing offers an unparalleled level of connectivity and control for commercial installers,” Gefen Product Manager Jason Fitzgerald said today. “Now, distributing and controlling AV in classrooms, huddle rooms, lecture halls, and conference rooms, is easier and more versatile than ever, regardless of source material or display type.”

The Gefen® AV over IP solutions combine any source and display, no matter their connection capabilities. HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort™, VGA, and Audio can all coexist on a single IP network, with the ability to automatically convert analog and digital signal formats and scale up and down from standard HD to Ultra HD, offering a new level of flexibility in any installation.

Barco Overture can maximize signal management in any installation by taking advantage of the versatile line of Gefen AV over IP products. When used with the Gefen EXT-CU-LAN Matrix Controller, there is a single point of contact for the Barco system to communicate with. This  eliminates the need to directly communicate with each end-point and thus reduces traffic and complexity when setting up a system. Users can simply integrate Barco Overture with Gefen AV over IP products and directly manage them – as both products are fully compatible with each other. With the ability to adapt to nearly any campus or enterprise environment, the Barco Overture control system offers a high level of customization and management for one or multiple locations.

“Our new integration with Gefen further strengthens Barco’s position as the top AV monitoring and control software solution for the education and corporate space,” said Barco Director of Product Management for Overture, Jan van Houtte.

The Gefen A/V over IP product line provides a high level of customization to any project with HDMI, DVI, VGA, DisplayPort™, and audio senders and receivers that individually address the signal type of each source and display. USB, IR, and RS-232 are supported in addition to A/V for KVM and interactive applications.

For more information on Gefen AV over IP products, click here.

Beyond support for Gefen’s 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. These products are aimed at professionals who require the highest level of reliability and performance and are used to manage signal routing for any HDMI device.

For more information on Gefen 4K UHD 600 MHz Signal Distribution products, click here.


About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (Euronext: BAR; Reuters: BARBt.BR; Bloomberg: BAR BB) is active in more than 90 countries with 3,600 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.085 billion euro in 2017.

About Gefen
Gefen®, part of Nice North America, creates seamless and scalable audio/video signal processing solutions for commercial and residential applications. With a heritage of practical innovation and first-to-market products, Gefen delivers intuitive A/V distribution solutions that bridge the gap between rapidly advancing technology and real-world applications.

About Nice North America
Nice North America LLC is a global leader in smart connected devices and systems for residential smart home, security, access control, AV distribution, and digital health markets. NSC and its partners have deployed more than 4 million connected systems and over 25 million security and home control sensors and peripherals.  Through its family of brands including 2GIG®, ELAN®, Gefen®, Linear®, GoControl®, IntelliVision®, Mighty Mule® and Numera®, NSC designs solutions for value-added resellers, national telecoms, big-box retailers, OEM partners, service providers, security dealers, technology integrators, and consumers. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, NSC has over 50 years of innovation and is dedicated to addressing the lifestyle and business needs of millions of customers every day. For further information, visit

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