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DVI FM 500 Extender

DVI FM 500 Extender

DVI FM 500 Extender
DVI FM 500 Extender
DVI FM 500 Extender
DVI FM 500 Extender
DVI FM 500 Extender
Gefen EXT-DVI-FM500

Painless, reliable DVI extension over fiber -- with built-in DVI-to-fiber signal converters and EDID storage, all in a tiny form factor!

The Gefen  FM500  DVI Fiber Optic Extender allows DVI signal to be extended up to 5000 feet (1.5 km) away.  This extender is the ideal for installations where a DVI source and display are located apart from each other in an interference-prone operating environment. Two strands of LC-terminated fiber optic cable provides maximum extension and provides excellent protection from electromagnetic interference (EMI), and preserving signal integrity. The automatic  EDID programming feature enables quick and correct synchronization of the video source to the display without any manual configuration needed. This allows rapid recovery of picture upon display power up or when used in conjunction with Switchers and Matrixes.

Video Support

Supports resolutions up to 1920 x 1200

Gefen EXT-DVI-FM500 Features at a Glance


  • Extends DVI up to 5,000 feet (1500 meters) using single-mode(8/125 µm or 9/125 µm) fiber cable

  • Extends DVI up to 1,500 feet (450 meters) using multi-mode (50 µm or 62.5 µm) fiber cable

  • Supports resolutions up to 1920 x 1200

  • Supports DDWG standard for DVI-compliant monitors

  • EDID Programming feature enables quick and correct sync of source to display

  • Fully supports DVI 1.0 and DDC2B via virtual DDC

  • Supports both singlemode and multimode fiber optic cable types

  • Fiber cable provides immunity from electromagnetic interference (EMI)
Gefen EXT-DVI-FM500 Specifications
Shipping Info
  • Length9.1 (Inches)
  • Width5.2 (Inches)
  • Height2.5 (Inches)
  • Weight1.05 (Lbs)
  • UPC845344008295
Other Specifications
  • Maximum Pixel Clock: 165MHz
  • Input Video Signal: 1.2V p-p
  • Input DDC Signal: 5V p-p (TTL)
  • Supported fiber types: single-mode 89µm (5000 feet) or multi-mode 50/62.5µm (1500 feet)
  • Default EDID: UXGA (1600 x 1200)
  • Video Input Connector (Sender): (1) DVI-D (19 pin), male (digital only)
  • Video Output Connector (Receiver): (1) DVI-D (19 pin), male (digital only)
  • Link Connectors (Sender / Receiver): (2) Type LC (1 Duplex) fiber connectors
  • LED Indicators (Sender / Receiver): (1) EDID Status
  • Program Button (Sender): EDID Program (recessed)
  • Fiber Cable: Duplex, LC-terminated, Single-Mode or Multi-Mode (OM1 (62.5/125µm), or OM2/OM3/OM3e/OM4 (50/125µm))
  • Power Supply (Receiver): 5V DC (Second power supply included for use if source does not provide 5V power for Sender over DVI connector)
  • Power Consumption: 2.5W (max.)
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C - 50°C
  • Storage Temperature: -10°C - 85°C
  • Operating Humidity: 5% - 85%
  • Dimensions (Sender / Receiver): 1.5" W x 2.5" D x 0.5" H
  • Shipping Weight: 2 lbs.
In The Box
  • DVI FM 500 Sender unit(1)
  • DVI FM 500 Receiver unit(1)
  • 5V DC Power Supply (EXT-PS51AIP-1.3)(2)
  • User Manual(1)
Gefen EXT-DVI-FM500 Warranty

2 year product warranty

Please see the Gefen warranty page for more details