Aurora, OH: Network Technologies Inc today announced the addition of
the HDMI Over Gigabit IP Extender to its popular line of Audio/Video
Extenders. The HDMI Over Gigabit IP Extender multicasts digital video
and audio signals to one or more receivers up to 333 feet away over a
1000-BaseT Gigabit Network connected via CAT5e/6/7 cable.
Each HDMI Over Gigabit IP Extender consists of a local unit that
connects to an HDMI source, and a remote unit that connects to an HDMI
display. The local and remote units can be connected together for a
Point-to-Point connection via CATx or a Point-to-Many connection via a
network switch. Support for multiple transmitters requires a managed
The ST-IPDHMI-L/R-2G broadcasts real-time HDMI video/audio to
multiple display locations and supports HDTV resolutions to 1080p.
Plug-and-Play installation allows receivers to automatically find
transmitters on the same network, making the systems easily expandable –
simply add remote units as monitors are added. Support for 2-way RS232
commands (control software on a PC, or other automated control system
hardware such as Control4 or Creston) enables control of any devices
attached to the matrix using RS232.
The unit comes with a customizable EDID table on the local unit and
is HDCP compliant. It also supports video wall configurations from 1x2
to 8x8 screens with a built-in control application. One transmitter can
connect up to two hundred receivers using cascaded managed network
switches. Cascade managed switches up to three levels, allowing the
farthest display to be located up to 1,000 feet away from the source
device. Receiver options include a Power over Ethernet version, which
does not require a power supply at the remote unit.
Optional Matrix Software provides fast and easy switching of video
sources, and supports fifty sources, fifty screens, and multiple
switches. It includes presets, sequence, and screen group function. The
Matrix Software can work as a standalone system or supplement any
RS232-based integrated control system. A Video-Wall Add-On for the
Matrix Software enables fast switching via drag and drop feature between
multiple sources and displays on a fixed video wall size.