How to Build an Effective HDMI over IP System in a Shopping Mall?

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In today’s digital age, shopping malls strive to provide engaging and captivating experiences to attract visitors. An effective way to enhance the ambiance and engage shoppers is by setting up a powerful HDMI over IP system.

This blog will guide you through the process of building an efficient and scalable HDMI over IP system in a shopping mall, creating a seamless and immersive visual experience for customers.

Assessing the Requirements

Before embarking on the setup process, it is crucial to assess the specific needs and requirements of the shopping mall. Consider factors such as the number of displays, the desired video quality, the distance between sources and displays, and any unique features or functionalities desired.

Selecting the Right Equipment

Choose reliable and high-quality HDMI over IP equipment to ensure optimal performance. Look for features such as support for 4K resolution, low latency, scalability, and ease of installation. AV Access’s range of HDMI over IP solutions, including the 4KIP200 series, offer exceptional performance and flexibility for shopping mall applications.

Designing the Network Infrastructure

Plan the network infrastructure carefully to accommodate the AV over IP system. Ensure sufficient network bandwidth and stability to support the transmission of high-quality video signals. Consider utilizing dedicated network switches and VLANs to isolate video traffic and maintain optimal performance.

If you are a beginner, consider using AV Access 4KIP200 4K HDMI over IP encoder/decoder, as it doesn’t require VLAN configuration for video distribution and switching. Check out the video tutorial below to learn more:

Configuring the Encoder and Decoder

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to configure the AV over IP encoder and decoder units. Set the desired video resolution, audio settings, and IP addresses for each device. Take advantage of advanced features such as video wall configurations, and video synchronization for synchronized playback across multiple displays.

Implementing Centralized Control

To streamline operations and simplify management, consider implementing a centralized control solution. AV Access offers user-friendly control software (VDirector), allowing administrators to manage and control the HDMI over IP system from a centralized interface. This enables effortless switching between video sources, adjusting display layouts, and managing content distribution. Check out the video tutorial below for VDirector:

Testing and Troubleshooting

Thoroughly test the HDMI over IP system to ensure optimal performance. Verify video and audio quality, check for any latency or synchronization issues, and ensure smooth switching between sources and displays. Perform troubleshooting if any issues arise, such as checking network connectivity, firmware updates, or signal interference.

Ongoing Maintenance and Scalability

Regularly maintain the HDMI distribution solution by performing firmware updates, monitoring network performance, and addressing any technical issues promptly. As the shopping mall evolves and expands, consider the scalability of the system to accommodate additional displays or sources.


By following these steps, you can build an effective HDMI over IP system in a shopping mall, providing an immersive visual experience for visitors and creating opportunities for engaging promotional content.

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AV Access offers an alternative solution alongside the 4KIP200 encoder/decoder: the groundbreaking 4KIP204E 4-in-1 HDMI over IP encoder. This compact encoder allows seamless connection of up to four HDMI sources, delivering crystal-clear 4K UHD HDMI signals to a 4KIP200D decoder positioned up to 394ft/120m away.

Its integrated design ensures effortless installation and maximizes equipment rack utilization. Moreover, utilizing the 4KIP204E encoder presents cost-effective advantages compared to employing four separate 4KIP200E IP encoders.

AV Access’s range of HDMI over IP solutions offers the reliability, performance, and flexibility needed to elevate the shopping mall environment. Stay ahead of the competition by embracing the power of HDMI over IP technology in your shopping mall.

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