Over the past decade, many AV applications like video and projection displays, video conferencing and digital signage have shifted to connecting via copper and fiber LAN cabling. This is due to more systems converging onto a common cabling infrastructure and the introduction of applications like HDBaseT™ that support the transmission of ultra-high definition 4K video and audio along with 100 Mb/s Ethernet-based communication, USB, bidirectional control signals and 100W of power over a single twisted-pair cable for distances up to 100 meters using standard 8P8C (RJ45) connectivity. Today, even more AV applications are leveraging network cabling and Internet Protocol (IP), including Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE) that supports uncompressed 4K video, audio, control and 1 Gb/s Ethernet-based communication over standards-based network cabling and equipment, and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 2110 standard that defines the uncompressed transmission of HD video over IP.
If that sounds like a lot of acronyms to remember, you’re not alone.
But, Siemon can help. They teamed up with Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine to deliver an informative, free webcast on all the key details that cabling contractors and end-user need to know about deploying an IP infrastructure capable of supporting current and future AV applications. Entitled “AV over IP: Don’t Be Afraid”, you can register to view the archived webcast here.