AV over IP products are becoming increasingly popular among companies worldwide to carry out tasks like presentations, advertisements, information distribution, etc. What is AV over IP? Where do you need to use it? In this blog, I will answer these questions one by one.
What Is AV over IP?
AV over IP, also referred to as networked AV, is the transmission of audio, video, and other signals across LAN or WAN networks, the Internet, or both.
It begins by taking an AV signal from a device like a media player or computer and running it through an encoder, which divides the signal into manageable units of digital data called packets. When the data reaches the decoder, it is transformed back into a suitable AV signal after traveling via the network. The output device then receives the signal (speaker, display, projector, etc.)
Where to Use AV over IP?
Due to its enormous scalability, reduced cabling requirements, and significant potential cost savings, AV over IP solutions are ideal for larger projects with a high number of endpoints, such as stadiums, sports bars, universities, and airports.
HDMI Distribution & Digital Signage
You can distribute video and audio to any screen on a signage network by multicasting HDMI. Without the need to run specific video links from a back room to displays in lobbies, a single transmitter may distribute multimedia to hundreds of screens.
You can create virtually countless configurations for your applications, such as touch-interactive signage displays and information and wayfinding displays in retail, healthcare, education, public offices, and other settings, by combining matrix and video extension solutions, USB extenders, and video and peripheral extension and switching (such as in KVM setups).
Video Wall Configuration
An IP-based controller application can be used to transform any video distribution configuration into an AV matrix switching or even a video wall control setup that enables users to place any content from any source to any display.
You can set up presets, designate particular content zones, and remotely control content when several AV receivers are connected to form a video wall. As a result of the system’s mobile compatibility, you can quickly access and activate settings from a smartphone or tablet.
Video Matrix Switching
A video matrix switch, also known as a crosspoint switch, is a kind of switch that joins a number of inputs to a number of outputs. It can be set up to combine supported types and quantities of inputs and outputs. The switch allows for the routing of any input to any output source or receiver, the routing of a single input to all outputs, or any combination in between.
An 8×8 matrix switch, for instance, can send 1 input to 8 outputs, 8 inputs to 8 outputs, or any other combination of up to 8. By doing this, it is no longer necessary to physically move wires between screens in order to display video from various sources. These days, HDMI video is most frequently used with it.
With video matrix switching, you can switch any number of digital or analog sources to any number of digital displays. In this way, HDMI signals can be boosted and simply routed from a variety of video sources (such as PCs, DVD players, tablets) to a variety of displays and speakers.
AV over IP solutions can be widely used in various scenarios, like sports bars and universities, for digital signage, video matrix switching and video wall processing. If you are searching for a high-quality and plug-n-play AV over IP solution, AV Access HDIP100 is a must-have.
The HDIP100 encoder/decoder can work flawlessly with any universal managed or unmanaged Ethernet switch on the market. It features matrix switching, video wall support, easy visual control, fast seamless switching, etc. It is ideal for wide applications like sports bar, restaurant, shopping mall, retail store, house of worship, etc.
That’s all for the blog. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below.
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