The Value of Standardized Infrastructure

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By Justin Kennington President, SDVoE Alliance HDBaseT has been a valuable technology for the pro AV industry, as it was the first to enable the reliable transmission of video with no quality degradation or latency over popular category cable. This is important because the ubiquity of category cable makes it an easy low-cost choice for […]

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Crestron Rumored to Be Starting an AV-over-IP Alliance with Microsoft and Intel

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Update: I spoke to Robin van Meeuwen, president and CEO of Crestron EMEA, at ISE 2018, where he confirmed this story to be true. I think it’s possible that Crestron is, behind the scenes, forming an “alliance” of sorts of AV-over-IP companies that focus exclusively (for now) on the 1Gig method of sending AV signals over an IT […]

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DVIGear’s DisplayNet 4K Products Featured at ISE 2018

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 DVIGear is exhibiting the latest SDVoE technology in its DisplayNet AV-Over-10GbE distribution platform at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam, NL on Feb. 6-9 in Stand 1-N30. DVIGear is also demonstrating its suite of end-to-end 4K (UHD) video distribution solutions at the show, including its new generation HyperLight DisplayPort v1.4 Active Optical Cables and the DVI-7340 / DVI-7341 MultiPort 4K Fiber Optic Extenders. The DN-200 Series is an extension of the DisplayNet AV-over-IP product line. Each Transmitter accepts multiple source […]

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Atlona Expands OmniStream AV Over IP Family Heading Into ISE 2018

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Atlona will come to ISE 2018 (February 6-9, Amsterdam RAI) with a refined and focused AV over IP strategy for its OmniStream platform, significantly broadening its applicability across commercial and high-end residential projects. In addition to the expanded and clearly delineated product family, Atlona will strengthen its portfolio of IP-related services to help systems integrators deploy complete AV over IP solutions […]

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Semtech Announces New Features for BlueRiver AV-over-IP Platform

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Semtech Corporation today announced an updated feature set for its BlueRiver AV-over-IP chipset which allows manufacturers of AV transmitters and receivers to address important requirements in key markets including industrial and rental and staging environments. New BlueRiver capabilities include support for two data ports enabling failover to a second Ethernet switch when necessary in applications requiring high availability and support for automatic media […]

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THE BIGGEST Trend in AV in 2018 Will Be… Kayye’s Krystal Ball Is Back!

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The year 2018 could turn out to be full of giant changes. The market is certainly poised for it as you have a number of technological advancements that have emerged simultaneously — each of them have a lot of potential. First, let’s review all the latest in emerging AV technology and then and I’ll tell […]

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Savant Debuts AV-Over-IP Product Line

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Savant just debuted an AV-over-IP line aimed at the home entertainment market. Savant says its new switching platform delivers 4K/60 4:4:4 HDR video (10-bit color) distribution over IP with “zero frame latency.” It uses a 10GbE switch, enabling high-bandwidth Ethernet connectivity throughout the project and allows installations of from two to 128 zones. New products […]

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AV Over IP Sales Up Over 130 in 2017

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AV over IP is poised to eventually revolutionize the low-latency Pro AV market, according to a newly-released industry report from Futuresource Consulting. Moving from a position of relative obscurity, AV over IP encoder/decoder ports will enjoy a year-on-year increase of over 130 percent.AV over IP describes the distribution of video over an IP network within an enterprise, […]

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Comprehensive Intros New CSW-HD44014K – Pro AV/IT 18G 4K 4×4 HDMI Matrix Switcher

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Comprehensive Connectivity Company just launched itself into the AV-over-IP market with its new CSW-HD44014K – Pro AV/IT 18G 4K 4×4 HDMI Matrix Switcher. This switcher supports 18G Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) 4K@60Hz 2160p, features four HDMI inputs and four HDMI outputs and provides true matrix routing for HDMI signals allowing what Comprehensive says is flawless distribution of any four connected […]

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Lightware Launches UBEX

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Lightware’s latest is UBEX (Ultra Bandwidth Extender), an AV-over-IP extender that’s capable of sending 4K UHD@60Hz 4:4:4 (12-bit color) signal extension with the use of packet-based transmission. The video signals are handled fully uncompressed and transmitted (or receive – keep reading) over 20 Gbps or using minimal, visually lossless compression. UBEX can extend two full 4K signals simultaneously over […]

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Atlona to Expand OmniStream AV-over-IP Capabilities 

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Atlona has announced a firmware update to its OmniStream AV-over-IP platform that will add 4K and HDR compatibility, video wall processing, HDCP 2.2 compliance and AES67 audio over IP interoperability.Topping the list of new features is the addition of encoding and decoding of UHD @ 60 Hz 4:4:4 (8-bit color) chroma sub-sampling. This feature will be available as an optional licensed upgrade for the OmniStream 111 (AT-OMNI-111) single-channel […]

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Kramer Ships Kramer Control at InfoComm 

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Kramer Electronics announces availability of Kramer Control, the company’s cloud-based platform for control and management. Kramer Control lets IT/AV managers control, monitor and support AV systems, infrastructures and any third-party devices. The platform is scalable and leverages existing IP network infrastructures. The platform also features automatic data gathering and reporting on space usage, system activity, device health, and energy consumption. From […]

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Barco Silex Updates Its 4K-Over-1Gb OEM Solutions With New Features

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Barco Silex is announcing new features on its Viper OEM AV-over-IP solution. The new features include PTP synchronization, support for video wall, HDMI 2.0, and fine-tuned video compression. The addition of these functionalities enables Barco Silex customers to address more use cases and applications in the professional audio/video market. The Viper OEM solution is a fully functional stand-alone hardware […]

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TechLogix Intros Controllable Low-Voltage Power Hub at InfoComm

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TechLogix Networx is debuting the TL-RKPS-01 low voltage power hub at InfoComm in Orlando, Fla., on June 14th. It joins several other recent product releases, including their Share-Me collaboration line and TLXpress AV over IP line.   The TL-RKPS-01 eliminates the need for “wall-wart” and “line-lump” power supplies that traditionally clutter the audio-visual rack by providing channel-selectable 5, 12 and 24 […]

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Altinex Introduces TP115-401 and TP115-402 HDMI Over IP Transmitter / Receiver System

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Altinex just debuted the new TP115-401 and TP115-402 HDMI Over IP Transmitter / Receiver System. Part of the company’s Homerun Series of products, the new TP115-401 and TP115-402 are designed for digital signage applications and enable users to easily create an AV Over IP matrix system incorporating up to as many as 60 TP115-401 transmitters and 120 TP115-402 receivers. The new TP115-401 […]

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AptoVision Adds Zero-Latency Scaling Mode to BlueRiver NT2000 AV-Over-IP Chipset

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AptoVision today announced that the latest firmware release for its BlueRiver NT2000 AV-over-IP chipset is now available and includes a new mode that enables video to be transported and scaled without latency (aka: latency under one tenth of a millisecond over 100 meters of CAT‐x or 30 kilometers of fiber). The new release also includes what they are calling an “advanced chroma […]

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Atlona Starts to Ship OmniStream AV-over-IP Products 

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The Atlona OmniStream product line is their first foray into the its first line of AV-over-IP products. The OmniStream family consists of five products to integrate and distribute 4K/UHD video (@60Hz 4:2:0 Chroma Sub-sampling), audio, and RS-232 control over Gigabit Ethernet networks — albeit compressed. The OmniStream line has dual-channel encoding and decoding, redundant AV networks and streams, encrypted content distribution, broadcast-quality 4K video compression (if you […]

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Aurora Debuts IPBaseT IPX-TC2 Transceiver

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Aurora Multimedia just introduced a 4K60Hz 4:4:4 (8-bit color) AV over IP signal transceiver, utilizing their IPBaseT technology. Aurora says the IPX-TC2 Series is the world’s first 10Gbps IPBaseT transceiver capable of 4K60Hz 4:4:4 with extremely low 1.3:1 real time compression and zero frame latency. That includes scaling, windowing and videowall modes up to 16×16, […]

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AptoVision Debuts New BlueRiver NT1000 Chip-set Design

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The BlueRiver NT1000 from AptoVision is the newest AV-Over-IP chipset reference redesign — we wanted to be technically accurate and everyone else in the press is reporting it as a chip, but it’s not. Expanding the BlueRiver NT+ Series it is able to transport uncompressed, zero-latency Ultra HD/4K HDR over Ethernet. AptoVision says that the NT1000 can reduce material costs […]

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HARMAN Professional Adds AES67 Support Across Audio and Video Product Lines

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HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced support of AES67 across networked audio and video product families. AES67 is a standard to enable high-performance audio-over-IP streaming interoperability between various IP-based audio networks. New Soundweb London BLU-806DA, BLU-326DA and BLU-DA devices will support both Dante and AES67 natively and will replace the BLU-806, BLU-326 and BLU-DAN devices respectively. […]

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Matrox to Exhibit Ecosystem of AV-over-IP Products at Integrated Systems Europe 2017

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At ISE 2017 (Amsterdam RAI, Feb. 7-10, Stand: 12-E38), Matrox will be presenting its complete ecosystem of AV-over-IP and video wall products, offering system builders and integrators a preview of how easily Matrox products can drive their content distribution, processing, and display needs. IP-Based Content Distribution and Decode System The latest generation of Matrox’s Maevex […]

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RTI Intros New Driver for MuxLab’s AV Over IP Solutions

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RTI today announced a two-way driver for MuxLab’s ProDigital series of AV over IP products. The new driver allows integrators to easily incorporate MuxLab AV devices into RTI automation and control systems, providing powerful yet simple video control for commercial and residential applications. Developed by RTI through MuxLab’s partner program, the two-way driver allows direct […]

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ClearOne Forms StreamNet Partner Program for Manufacturers

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ClearOne is trying to get manufacturers to integrate their AV-over-IP technology into their products (e.g., projectors, monitors, lighting control, etc.) by launching the StreamNet Ready Partner Program. StreamNet is ClearOne’s patented technology (basically, what they acquired from NetStreams) used for streaming audio and video, as well as sending control, over a local area network (LAN). […]

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