HDMI Extender over Ethernet, also called HDMI over IP, uses an existing ethernet infrastructure to distribute HD video signals from one source to an unlimited number of screens. It can be used in many setups like point-to-point extension, one-to-many distribution, and video wall processing where video can be scaled from different grid layouts. Video signals can be switched from any source to any screen, overcoming distance limitations of traditional CATx video extenders.

HDMI Extender distribution is achieved by AV devices, such as extenders, switches or matrices, that accept a single input signal and distribute the same signal to multiple isolated outputs and/or destinations without ground loops or signal degradation. They are used for a number of common engineering tasks, including multiple amplification, cable television, splitting monitor and front of house mixes, and “tapping” a signal prior to sending it through effects units to preserve a “dry” signal for later experimentation.

In many cases long-distance extension (<5 m) of video signals via standard display or coax cabling is not advisable. With VGA, composite, component, and other analog video cabling, frequency losses result in deteriorated video quality. Generally, with these cables, the shorter distance the better. Specific extender appliances supporting transmission of analog VGA, Component, S-Video, Composite, or BNC coax video over UTP copper or fiber cable solve this problem, enabling the use of backbone or horizontal wiring for long-distance extensions. These devices are a great alternative to using analog video or coax cables, which often can’t be easily pulled through tight conduits and can be more difficult to terminate.

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