Category Audiovisual Resources

Video Over IP — How It’s Done

In a previous post, you learned why video over IP makes sense. Now we’ll look at how to make it happen.

First, let’s define a couple of terms:

  • Encoding: When you encode data, you’re making it suitable for transmission over an Ethernet network. So an encoder distributes high-definition AV signals over an IP network. Video In can be HDMI, and Video Out is Ethernet. An example of an encoder is Crestron’s DM-TXRX-100-STR.
  • Decoding: As you’d expect, this means you’re making the signal suitable for an uncompressed HDMI transmission. So a decoder receives high-definition AV signals over an IP network. Video In is an Ethernet stream, and Video Out can be HDMI. An example of a decoder is the Crestron DM-RMC-100-STR.

In a point-to-point network, you can send a signal from a computer over your LAN to a display in another room. Both areas can have Crestron’s DM-TXRX-100-STR, and they don’t need a matrix switcher. You can also multicast from a single encoder that sends signals to each room that has a decoder and display.

You can also use those rooms as collaboration spaces, where you connect your computer so that your content appears on the display. The Crestron DGE-100 has the ability to receive the LAN stream, and also can take a local connection from a laptop. Watch this Crestron video to see how easy it is to create a network AV solution.

Here’s Where Financial Institutions Go for Reliable AV and Video Communications

A new video on AVI-SPL’s YouTube channel speaks to those working in finance, and their need for quality communication systems. It’s the latest in a series designed to let people know we understand the challenges of their industry and work hard to give them the systems and support they need to work smarter.

Watch the newest production below, and then check out our videos for sectors like healthcare, government, and education. If you’re feeling inspired to get in touch with us and make your planned project a reality, contact our team at 866-559-8197 or sales@avispl.com. You can always explore our success stories at www.avispl.com/case-stories.