HDMI-over-IP device leverages installed cabling and PoE for AV broadcasts

MuxLab’s HDMI-over-IP Extender kit includes an encoder and decoder, with Power over Ethernet built in.

MuxLab's HDMI-over-IP Extender with PoE includes an encoder and decoder that convert an HDMI bitstream into IP, then back to the original HDMI bitstream.
MuxLab's HDMI-over-IP Extender with PoE includes an encoder and decoder that convert an HDMI bitstream into IP, then back to the original HDMI bitstream.

The latest addition to MuxLab’s line of HDMI products is the HDMI-over-IP Extender with PoE—a kit that includes an encoder and decoder that work together to convert an HDMI bitstream into IP, then back to the original HDMI bitstream for playback via an HDMI display. According to the manufacturer, the kit allows an HDMI source to be connected via any Ethernet LAN, thereby allowing AV broadcasts to be set up and changed without the need to install a dedicated cabling system. The kit’s model number is 500752.

MuxLab’s director of research and development, Marc Bohbot, said, “The 500752 extends 1080P HDMI signals up to 330 feet and supports up to 16 transmitters and 200 receivers. We’re expecting a big demand for this product on installations such as training and education facilities and videoconferencing streaming.”

It supports multicasting and broadcasting, the company says, and offers other features such as IR control. It is HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compliant.

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