Multicast HDMI Signals Over IP Networks with new Ocean Matrix Extender

Ocean Matrix has unveiled a new HDMI signal extender (the OMX-HDMI-2-IPV2) that routes up to 99 HDMI sources to multiple HDMI devices over a local area network (LAN) using IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol). The Ocean Matrix HDMI-2-IPV2 uses advanced HDbitT over IP technology to take advantage of LAN switches supporting IGMP protocols. Supported Resolutions include:  480i@60Hz, 480p@60Hz, 576i@50Hz, 576p@50Hz, 720p@50/60Hz, 1080i@50/60Hz and 1080p@50/60Hz.

The Ocean Matrix OMX-HDMI-2-IPV2 extender can be used for multipoint to multipoint and point to multipoint applications claims a maximum resolution of 1080P@60Hz, transmitting HDMI over a single CAT5/5e/6 cable up to 394 feet. The extender includes a computer interface software for selecting and switching source devices and features an IR pass back function for control at the receiver location.

The Ocean Matrix OMX-HDMI-2-IPV2 is priced at $394. Ocean Matrix is here.