With IP networks being such an essential part of business infrastructure, the centralized control of AV systems over IP networks has seen much development. AV over IP (AVoIP) is a method of distributing video, audio, control signals and more over standard IP.
You can expect tremendous possibilities in terms of AV system flexibility, remote control/monitoring and rapid troubleshooting. AVoIP technology has evolved to become an increasingly viable alternative for both residential and commercial application.
A Possible Revolution Underway
For many AV companies, InfoComm is a great platform for releasing new products. To Crestron, this 2019 show was something much bigger: a step toward the realization of a new industry (Crestron transforming the most in-demand commercial displays into native DM NVX endpoints with the help of Intel).
This June 12-14 in Orlando, FL, Crestron debuted the DM-NVX-D80. It’s an AV-over-IP receiver based on Intel FPGA Arria. It’s the result of a partnership with Intel that plugs into the open-standard OPS (open pluggable specification) slot on the back of a display. it turns it into a networked AV endpoint.
The DM-NVX-D80-IoAV is a plug-and-play solution which enables displays from the biggest manufacturers in the world to send audio and 4K video across any network.
However, while the company is enthusiastic about the potential of this elegant solution, it's even more optimistic about what it represents for the industry: the fusion of different industries, practices, and the people behind them to make something new and different; it’s an industry that combines technology and the workplace.
Working with top talent at Intel, they've created a 1Gb, 4K/60, AV over IP solution based on Intel's open standard OPS slot. The DM-NVX-D80-IoAV plug drops into native OPS slots in the back of pro's displays, adding enterprise-grade security and Crestron XiO Clou management, inspired on Microsoft Azure technology.
Interoperability and flexibility were the key goals in the design of the DM-NVX-D80-IoAV. The variety of OPS-supported displays permits great solutions that fit any application. Also, the DM-NVX-D80-IoAV enables displays to be easily flush-mounted to the wall.
The DM NVX decoder plugs easily into the OPS port and is powered directly by the display; this takes away the need for superficial cables and cumbersome power supplies. It reduces installation costs and provides a seamlessly incorporated network AV solution. This smart technology also permits for integration with Crestron XiO Clou.
It’s an IOT-based platform that allows system deployment with no programming with the ability to check, handle and direct each display from a centralized location.
This technology that sets a new paradigm in network AV replying to industry requirements for standards-based AV over IP solutions. For that, Crestron paired with the world's biggest names.
The DM NVX-D80-IoAV enables more than just distribution of flawless 4K video. DM NVX network AV is a completely viable solution that also transports audio, USB, and control. Then, with the new Pixel Perfect Processing technology, DM NVX is the only network solution that delivers a perfect image every time over any network (1Gb, 2.5Gb, 5Gb, and 10Gb).
On the last day of InfoComm 2019, Crestron and Intel were able to discuss the state of the AV industry and their companies roles in spurring its evolution.
Who Is Crestron?
Crestron Electronics is a company with more than 40 years of activity and d many offices around the world. It is the world-leading provider of control and automation systems for homes, offices, schools, hospitals, hotels, luxury transport, companies, Government agencies and casinos, offering an end-to-end service, unique in its industry.
The company offers audio, control systems, educational products, lighting control, mobile control, software, structured wiring, thermostats, sensors, and video solutions. Crestron Electronics markets and distributes its products worldwide and is known for being the first choice for home, for its unique technology, highest quality, peerless security, lighting and temperature control, partnering business, intuitive interfaces, expert services, bespoke systems and purpose-designed.
They are a global brand that works with more of 3000 people, in 90 offices and 36 countries. They have a good reputation for their proactive partnership, radical innovation, and impeccable customer service creating unrivalled quality standards and for investing directly back into manufacturing, quality control and innovation. Creston makes 9 million components every day, 750.000 circuit boards every month and 3.2 billion components a year with every product being devised, evolved and tested by them, using the latest technology with rigorous training quality testing. Crestron main goal is to make everyday life simpler for people: from those using technology at their homes, and to all kinds of experts.
Who Is Intel?
Intel Corporation is the largest manufacturer of integrated circuits in the world. The American company is the creator of the x86 series of processors, the most commonly found processors on most personal computers.
The success began when they got the Japanese company Busicom to order a batch of microprocessors for their programmable calculators. Despite the indications of the Japanese, the engineer Ted Hoff designed a revolutionary chip that could be used in many other devices without the need to be redesigned. The guys from Intel immediately realized the potential of this product, capable of providing 'intelligence' with many machines.
In 1971 the first microprocessor was born — the powerful Intel 4004. Intel soon marketed the Intel 8008, capable of processing twice as much data as its predecessor and which flooded the apparatus of airports, restaurants, recreation rooms, hospitals, gas stations, etc.
Among Intel's microprocessors, we must highlight the multicore technologies implemented in the Pentium D and Core 2 Duo processors, the Centrino mobile technology developed for the notebook market and the Hyper-Threading technology integrated into the Intel Pentium 4 processors and Intel Core i7 processors.
Currently, the best-known processor is the so-called Intel Core i7, from the Intel Core line, one of the fastest in the field of PCs for now. The processor has replaced the previous Core 2 Duo processors.