The Ultimate Ethernet Switch Selection Guide for AV Access HDMI over IP Solutions

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Recently, some of our clients have encountered issues with image output while using our 4KIP200 & HDIP100 products. This may be attributed to improper use of Ethernet switches. In this article, we’ll provide insights and tips to help you select and use the right Ethernet switch for optimal performance of our HDMI over IP solutions.

Tips for Selecting the Right Ethernet Switch

  1. Use Genuine 1G Switches: Ensure that the Ethernet switch you choose supports genuine 1G bandwidth, as some products may claim support but fail to deliver. Check the specifications of the switch before making a purchase.
  2. Opt for Well-Known Brands: Consider using switches from reputable brands known for high specifications and quality assurance, which ensures better compatibility.
  3. Plan Network Scale in Advance: Determine the scale of your project network in advance. Select a switch with a sufficient number of interfaces based on the number of encoders/decoders and other devices you’ll need to connect.
  4. Consider 10G Ports for Large-scale Deployment: If you need to cascade multiple switches and connect a large number of encoders/decoders, check if the switch has 10G ports. Using 10G ports for cascading is recommended in such scenarios.
  5. Managed vs. Unmanaged Switches: Both managed and unmanaged switches are compatible with our IP products, so choose according to your preference and requirements.

Tips While Using the Ethernet Switch

  1. Support for Unicast: Our IP products support unicast, eliminating the need to configure VLAN on the switch for matrix formation.
  2. Avoid Overloading Interfaces: When networking with a single switch, avoid fully populating all interfaces, as it may lead to overload and abnormal screen output.
  3. Utilize 10G Ports for Cascading: When cascading multiple switches and connecting numerous IP codecs, opt to use 10G ports between switches for cascading.
  4. Regular Maintenance: Perform routine maintenance on switches to ensure they operate smoothly and reliably.

AV Access 4KIP200 & HDIP100 HDMI over IP Solutions

Our 4KIP200 and HDIP100 HDMI over IP solutions offer unmatched performance and flexibility. Featuring plug-and-play functionality, they are ideal for creating immersive audiovisual experiences in restaurants and sports bars. Below are their Benefits & Highlights:

  • Works flawlessly with universal Ethernet switches; no need to configure IGMP.
  • After installing the intuitive and user-friendly VDirector app on mobile devices, visual control becomes incredibly simple right in the palm of your hand.
  • Allows the addition of up to 254 encoder or decoder units to build distributed 4K IP matrix with up to 8×8 video walls.
  • Supports one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many applications.
  • Supports advanced H.265 video compression, audio de-embedding, RS232 pass-through, PoE, and other features.
  • Its unique multi-view processing feature (unique to the 4KIP200M) allows multiple video sources to be displayed on a single screen, increasing its suitability for surveillance and conferencing.
  • 4KIP200 supports 4K resolution; HDIP100 supports 1080p resolution.


Selecting the correct Ethernet switch is vital for maximizing the efficiency and performance of your AV Access HDMI over IP solutions, specifically the 4KIP200 and HDIP100 series. Ensuring you choose the right Ethernet switch not only resolves issues related to video output but also enhances the overall functionality and scalability of your audiovisual system.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our technical support team via We’re here to assist you and ensure your experience with our products is seamless and hassle-free.

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