Gefen Inc. released its ex-tend-it FireWire Extender, a new additionto its ex-tend-it Professional Series product line that allows anydevice with a FireWire port to be extended large distances from thecomputer or source, effectively operating anywhere within a 1,640-footdistance.
The FireWire Extender uses a sender and receiver system to transmitdata at an average rate of 350 to 400 mbps. Installation takes minutesand requires the sender to be connected to the source and the receiverto be connected to the remote device via FireWire. Data is sent alongmultimode, LC-terminated fiber-optic cables that connect the sender(source) to the receiver (remote device).
Currently available for $899, the FireWire Extender includesshort-range connection cables and an external power supply. For moreinformation, visit www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=2044. Formore product announcements, visit mixonline.com/products_new_products/index.htm.