Audio Authority to Launch HDMI Over IP System to Pump Up 1080p Demos
Audio Authority in the middle of May will begin shipping its first HDMI over IP video distribution system.
The 2800 Series, in development for over a year, has been designed to address some of the key challenges posed by staging large HDMI demonstration systems on the retail show floor, according to Trent Davis, the company’s product manager.
“We’ve always viewed IP technology as a way to overcome some of the inherent issues with HDMI,” he said. “HDMI is transmitted over traditional HDMI cabling using a method called TMDS (Transition Minimized Differential Signaling) – a way to send large amounts of data in real time through the system. The problem you run into is, once you get 30 or 40 feet, you start losing signal quality and can’t resolve the picture any more. TMDS is really a six-foot solution – it’s not made for anything remotely resembling retail demonstration, or even a whole-house audio/video system.”