ELAN by Core Brands is shipping three new video-over-IP products. These solutions deliver video and low-latency distribution of HDMI video at 4K UHD resolution over a 1Gb ethernet switch. Available to ELAN dealers now, the new line includes the EL-4KPM-VIP-TX transmitter, EL-4KPM-VIP-RX receiver and EL-4KPM-VIP-CTRL control module. They enable what the company describes as “virtually unlimited” scalability and configurability, and round out the brand’s recently launched lineup of HDMI video distribution products.
“The industry has been requesting a video-over-IP solution that is extremely scalable for today’s large residential installations, and this new line does just that,” said Mike Jordan, Core Brands VP of product management. “AV distribution is an essential component of home control and automation systems, and ELAN dealers now have virtually infinite configurability options for their installations.
“The bandwidth requirements of HDMI are ever increasing. Video-over-IP protocols allow for convenient and cost-effective distribution of these HDMI signals that otherwise isn’t possible. ELAN’s new solutions allow for this sophisticated signal distribution. They are infinitely scalable to incorporate virtually any number of transmitters and receivers.”
ELAN’s AVoIP solutions have four operational modes and can be used to solve for various AV distribution application requirements. The four modes include matrix distribution with unlimited configuration options (which requires 1Gb network switch), video wall presentation (a feature possible with or without a network switch), one-to-many HDMI distribution (with no network switch required), and one-to-one HDMI extender (also with no network switch required).
The solutions support all HDMI audio formats including Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD Master Audio transmission. They can be powered via PoE (Power over Ethernet) from a PoE-enabled Ethernet switch or a PoE injector. The EL-4KPM-VIP-TX may also be powered locally when PoE is not an option. The new products have been tested and approved for compatibility with most recognized manufacturers of TV displays and AV hardware. They also easily integrate with all third-party control systems.
“With the launch of ELAN’s new lineup of HDMI video distribution products, and its new VoIP solutions, the brand is truly back in the residential video distribution space,” said Jordan. “With each introduction, ELAN works to help custom installers create extraordinary experiences for their clients.”