By CE Pro Editors · May 26, 2017 • Thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation — along with Core Brands and Lutron — U.S. Army Sergeant Franz Walkup can easily control his smart home’s audio, video, lighting, security, climate and irrigation.
By Julie Jacobson · May 9, 2017 • At ISC 2017, Core Brands touted Proficient Audio and Gefen; URC and RTI (Pro Control) showed security-friendly home-automation; Luxul and other CEDIA-oriented companies also chased high-volume security dealers.
By Jason Knott · August 29, 2016 • Nortek's Core Brands’ president Joe Roberts expects strong investment by new owners Melrose Industries. Company portal now accounts for 60% of purchases. Big CEDIA plans in place.
By Robert Archer · September 24, 2015 • Gefen's new EXT-UHD-88 matrix switcher supports resolutions up to 4,096 x 2,160 and the latest copyright protection technologies. MSRP for the 4K Ultra HD 8x8 Matrix for HDMI w/HDCP 2.2 (EXT-UHD-88) is $3,999.
By Julie Jacobson · August 14, 2015 • Nortek’s (NTK) AVC group that includes Core Brands shrinks losses for Q2, while growth for 2Gig security and home automation slows. Gefen re-joins former cohorts at Core Brands, while management buys out TVOne.
By Robert Archer · December 16, 2014 • Gefen's 4K Ultra HD ELR-POL Extender with RS-232, Ethernet and IR (EXT-UHD-CAT5-ELRPOL) and the ToolBox 4K Ultra HD ELR-POL Extender with RS-232 and IR (GTB-UHD2IRS-ELRPOL-BLK) are capable of transmitting 1080p up to 150 meters.
By CE Pro Editors · June 2, 2014 • Gefen signs the Brand Protection Agency to oversee Gefen’s minimum advertised price policy.
By Rachel Cericola · April 21, 2014 • What's a DAC and why do you need one? Take a peek at this popular audio product category.
By Jason Knott · April 4, 2014 • Integrator uses Gefen wireless solution to reconstruct New Jersey home's IT network destroyed by Hurricane Sandy for TV show 'This Old House.'
By Rachel Cericola · January 16, 2014 • Gefen's new Wireless Extender for HDMI 60 GHz promises uncompressed full 1080p HD streams without wires up to 33 feet between the source component and TV. The plug-and-play system uses the 60 GHz EHF (Extremely High Frequency) radio band and can support 3D, as well as lossless High Bit Rate (HBR) 7.1-channel Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
By Steve Crowe · October 8, 2013 • After 25 years, Gefen LLC founder Hagai Gefen has left the company to pursue other interests. Sean Burke, group president, Nortek Technology Solutions Group will lead Gefen moving forward.
By CE Pro Editors · September 25, 2013 • Hagai Gefen, president of Gefen, discusses the evolution of the wireless A/V market and the future of Ultra HD 4K and HDBaseT.
By Robert Archer · September 24, 2013 • The GefenTV High Resolution USB to Audio Decoder blends into a desktop environment and its left/right analog outputs can be set to amplifiers and active speakers to form a computer-based audio solution.
By Rachel Cericola · July 8, 2013 • Gefen has introduced three new splitters for delivering 4K to multiple displays. One splitter has two outputs, one has four, and the last one has eight.
By Julie Jacobson · January 28, 2013 • HDBaseT, which allows for HDMI and control signals over one Cat 5 cable, will have more compatible products than ever at ISE 2013 but it hasn't hit mainstream CE yet.