As the digital world overtakes traditional analogue AV solutions, switching video from A to B is no longer as simple as plugging in category cables to a black box. Today engineers, designers, and integrators are faced with the daunting requirement to learn about networking protocols and acronyms such as IGMP, VLAN, and Multicast to get around the limited number of inputs and outputs found on traditional matrix switchers.
Introducing the WyreStorm Essentials Thunder product line – a simple, yet powerful and expandable HDMI distribution platform.
Like a traditional matrix, video receivers connect to central video hubs with up to 100m/328ft of Cat5e. As many as 96 video receivers can be simultaneously connected to distribute video to displays via HDMI, simply and efficiently.
At the rack location connect up to 24 1080p HDMI and HDCP encrypted video sources to Thunder’s main chassis. A transmission card-based approach limits the initial cost outlay meaning that the system can be extended without having to pay upfront for unused inputs.
On the configuration side, assigning each receiver an ID using simple DIP switches is the only step that is required. That’s it. You’re done. Control is achieved via a preconfigured WebUI that is set and ready to go.
With pricing for a 24x96 matrix at less than half of an AV over IP system cost and way below a traditional matrix (Full System, Fully Loaded – MSRP $31,000 US), the Thunder is sure to make some big noise.
Come and see how WyreStorm Thunder is drastically changing large-scale video distribution using cutting-edge low-cost technology at this month’s Infocomm in Florida, Booth #4561.