New HDMI and KVM Signal Extenders over LAN from SmartAVI Break Distance Barriers

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The newly-released series of signal extenders over LAN infrastructure extends HDMI signals and DVI/VGA KVM operation via Cat5e/6.

For HDMI and KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) signal extension, the new line of signal extenders from SmartAVI provides a useful and inexpensive way to break the distance barriers that previously limited end users. The new HLX-500 extends HDMI signals over LAN, and the new KLX-500 extends DVI and VGA KVM signals over LAN. Each device extends signals by 500 feet and is chainable, allowing for thousands of feet of signal extension by using multiple units.

A key feature of both the HLX-500 and the KLX-500 is that they enable users to employ preexisting LAN connections via Cat5e/6, making it easy to extend signals over long distances without requiring new, costly infrastructure. Additionally, users have the option of creating their own cabling solution by using inexpensive Cat5e/6 cables. Both devices are plug-and-play ready, eliminating the need for any software or driver installations.

Both the HLX-500 and KLX-500 deliver high resolution video with no degradation of signal when using a one gigabit switch. Alternately, in situations where such high resolution video isn’t necessary, users can forgo the additional switch for an incredibly cost-effective signal extension solution. Both units transmit stereo audio, and the KLX-500 manages RS-232 commands as well.

“The ability to utilize preexisting LAN infrastructure with smooth and efficient extension over long distances is critical,” said Albert Cohen, CEO of SmartAVI. “The fact that this is such an affordable and easy-to-implement solution further enhances the value of these products.”

For more information on the HLX-500 HDMI extender and the KLX-500 KVM extender, go to, and to learn more about all of the professional AV products SmartAVI offers, visit

About SmartAVI    

SmartAVI, Inc. is a world-leading innovator of digital signage and AV signal distribution based in North Hollywood, California. SmartAVI is internationally known for its aggressively-priced, high-quality audio/visual signal management solutions. System architects everywhere have come to rely on SmartAVI's innovative technologies and commitment to the highest standards in AV solutions. Users that have embraced SmartAVI's expertise include: NASA, Boeing, DreamWorks Studios, Johnson & Johnson, the United States Army, Procter & Gamble Company, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Lockhead Martin, Monte Carlo Resort, and Miller Brewing Company.

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