Brightlink HDMI over IP Extenders and Matrix Systems allow you to send HDMI signals long distances over Cat5e/Cat6 cable using IP (Internet Protocol) technology with advance H.264 encoding.
Using IP technology with advanced H.264 encoding allows you to send your HDMI signals upto 400ft away using standard network switches and routers making your project efficient and economical.
The H.264 encoding uses the most advanced compression technology available to compress your AV signal and send it over IP networks with almost no quality loss.
Put side by side with uncompressed signals it is hard for the untrained eye to notice the difference.
HDMI over IP Extenders can work in a One to One configuration without a gigabit switch just like any of our others HDMI Extenders.
In this configuration it is simply plug and play…you connect your source to the IP transmitter (TX) with an HDMI cable, then connect your Cat6 cable from that TX all the way to your Receiver (RX), then your RX to your display with an HDMI cable. Power everything on and you will now see your source on your display.
If you would like to set up a One to Many or a Many to Many configuration you would require an IP router, Gigabit switch, or 10 Gigabit switch depending on how many TX and RX you will have on your network.
For these types of configuration you have to set up the group ID for both the TX and RX in order to tell which TX goes to which RX. To change the group ID’s and make input/output switches you can use PC software, the TX/RX built in web GUI, Front Panel button, or remote control depending on which type of HDMI over IP Extenders you are using.