DVIGear Introduces DisplayNet

dvigear-displaynet-0615DVIGear is launching something called DisplayNet at InfoComm 2015. DVIGear describes DisplayNet as “AV distribution that uses off-the-shelf 10GbE Ethernet technology to switch, extend and distribute AV signals.”

The transmitter (DN-100TX) accepts multiple signals such as HDMI (with embedded audio and HDCP), analog stereo audio, bidirectional IR, RS232, and 1GbE and transmits them over a 10GbE link up to 328 feet. (100 meters) using a single Cat6a or Cat7 cable. This link is then distributed via an off-the-shelf 10GbE network switch to the receiver unit (DN-100RX), which provides all the signals for output at the destination.

DVIGear says it supports uncompressed video up to 4K/30p (4:4:4) and 4K/60p (4:2:0) with no artifacts and zero frame latency. Video signals may be simultaneously routed in Point-to-Point, Matrix Switching, Video Wall and MultiViewer (coming 2016) modes all in the same system. For more flexibility, each signal type (Video, Audio, IR, RS-232, etc.) is treated as a separate switching layer that can be routed independently. The DN-100 Series includes control software and APIs to enable these units to be integrated into new or existing systems. The DN-100 Series transmitter and receiver will begin shipping September 2015 at a suggested retail price of less than $1,000 per endpoint.

DVIGear is here.