Gefen has announced the release of its new Firewire Extender 800, a solution that extends computer-generated video for remotely powered performance. It works through a sender and receiver system that connects the local computer to the remote device with multimode fiber-optics cables. The Firewire Extender 800 sends large amounts of data at rates up to 800MB/sec. This enables equipment to operate as if connected locally when anywhere within a 300 foot (100 meter) distance from the source, according to Gefen.
Designed for professional studio application and the prosumer market, Gefen's Firewire Extender 800 (MSRP $799) is currently available to order through Gefen.com or through a Gefen reseller (listed online).