HDMI over IP is ‘Game Changing’


Sorry I was out a couple days, and right during one of the largest shows of the year, CEDIA. Fear not, I’ll do my best to get everyone caught up. Here’s a cool technology that was announced, allowing you to distribute video over IP for HDMI. Pretty cool barring any revisions to the HDMI spec that would limit the features here.


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The signal routing to each end point can be adjusted by controlling the network switch VLAN configuration via RS-232 or Ethernet. If a client wants to add another PS3 to the system just add another Encoder and set it up on the network. CI know that Netstreams developed a component-over-IP solution a while ago and it is very cool. It’s also very expensive. Just Add Power’s device for HDMI encoding is $299 and for decoding is $250. Add a managed switch and you are paying HDMI balun prices for an ever-expandable HDMI matrix switch!