This potential paradigm shift is based around two key technology transitions in both display technology and data infrastructure technology.
Trend #1 –Rise of 4K Displays
Trend #2 – Low cost 1Gb Network Switches
Paradigm Shift – Uncompressed 4K Video, Audio, and Control Over a Standard Network Switch
Since the device converts all the content to standard IP packets, nearly any mainstream managed 1Gb network switch can replace the traditional AV matrix switcher – reducing both the purchase cost as well as the risk of sunk cost if the switch has to be repurposed. Additionally, integrators don’t have to purchase special cables to ensure that the project is warranted by the manufacturer (can you say Kramer or Extron?).
The Visionary Solutions PacketAV DUET supports Dante multi-channel digital audio and 4K UHD video over IP, providing the flexibility and scalability of converged IP networks.
Key benefits of packet-switched 4K multimedia-over-IP solutions
No Programming costs
Resolution and Color Bit Flexibility
The system’s ability to utilize light compression techniques enables the user to change the color depth, frame rate, and resolution as needed without having to worry that he will exceed the bandwidth of the switch. This enables such techniques as 4.4.4 color spaces, higher frame rates, and other bandwidth demands to be accommodated.
Free Video Wall Support
The system will automatically scale and support video walls without an extra video wall processor or other hardware. This makes it even more practical when considering scalability as a part of the ROI of the system.
Packet-switched 4K multimedia-over-IP solutions will be potentially disruptive to some AV technologies, but their ease of deployment will expand the market for these types of systems to distribute video, audio, and control signals over long distances at significantly lower costs.
Please share this with your customers. Although they’re busy specifying “old school” technologies now, Packet-switched 4K multimedia-over-IP solutions can punch their ticket to success in the future.