At CEDIA, we saw Avocent demonstrate a wireless HD media extender that actually provides wired and wireless in the same unit. The Emerge MPX1000 can move HD content from one source to multiple destinations incorporating HDMI. HD video including 720p and 1080i, stereo audio, and control data, are wirelessly transmitted to as many as eight wireless or wired receivers.
The Avocent Emerge MPX1000 HD multipoint extender includes a transmitter and receiver that can extend video and audio over standard 10/100 Ethernet wiring up to 3,000 feet, wirelessly through walls up to 150 feet, or up to 1,000 feet line of sight with an optional directional antenna.
Avocent says that audio-video synchronization is maintained at each display and all wirelessly connected receivers remain in lock step with each other. The unit also has interchangeable modules for input of analog VGA signals or digital HDMI/DVI signals. There are two primary user interfaces: a menu system that lets you access multiple web pages; and a front panel display to control and configure the system. The extender also allows for several methods to control external A/V equipment through RS-232 serial and infrared connections.