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HDBaseT

When should your enterprise make the shift to Networked AV?

For most enterprise leaders – CEOs, CIOs CXOs – the fact that technology can transform business workflows or improve their organisation’s competitiveness is not really news. They’ve all seen what technology can change in the last two decades (almost everything). Therefore, what they really spend time mulling over is which technology to bet on, at...
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10 pointers for designing a Home AV distribution system

Do you want to stream 4K throughout your home? Or do you want to monitor who enters your yard while you’re watching your favourite sitcom in your basement? You can do all of this and more with different devices that can be integrated by Crestron Digital Media™ (Crestron DM™). In homes today, there are several...
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Comprehensive signal distribution in a single AV package

The use of all-digital distribution networks are now common in the AV world, with most new installations featuring either HDBaseT, Crestron’s Digital Media or Extron’s solutions in this same space. But for people who still have legacy/analog networks in place, the benefits of this system are considerable too. We’re now seeing several new components, products...
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Paging the future with networked and distributed systems

As networking technology continues to evolve, the enterprise AV and IT networks are converging. New technologies like HDBaseT are the more obvious expressions of this conversion, but there is much more coming to us today. Most importantly, as with most network-enabled technology, these products are much, much more powerful and flexible than their predecessors. An...
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FAQ: What is the minimum requirement for HDBaseT?

According to the HDBaseT Alliance… “HDBaseT was developed to work with the most basic LAN infrastructure, ie. Cat5e cables. However the best practices recommended by installers and integrators suggest the use of Cat6 cables for better performance and error-free transmission.” However while HDBaseT uses an Ethernet jack (RJ-45), it does NOT work on a regular...
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What are the new features of HDMI 2.0

FAQ: What new features will HDMI 2.0 offer?

According to the HDMI Forum, HDMI 2.0 is an upgrade over HDMI 1.4, which will be… Backward compatible with earlier versions of the HDMI specification Support much higher bandwidth – up to 18Gbps Add key enhancements for enhancing the consumer video and audio experience Does not specify a new cable or connector standard Some specific...
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All about HDMI

FAQ: What is HDMI?

According to the HDMI Forum… “HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a data transfer standard that allows high-resolution, all-digital data (both audio and video) to be transported via a single cable. This dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality HD experience. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel, 192kHz, uncompressed digital...
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How the upcoming HDBaseT matches up against the reigning HDMI standards

We’ve recently seen a rapid influx of a new generation of entertainment devices like live smart/interactive televisions, 3D video and 4K resolution – which represent a rapid step up in technology. But for these devices to fulfill their potential, they rely on underlying data transport technologies that connects them to other devices and to content...
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The Actis Integration and AV Blog is a forum for sharing tips, insights, news, solutions and experiences with people and businesses who are undertaking different types of integration projects in India. It covers topics like Professional AV, lighting, energy management, video collaboration, unified communications, presentations, network AV and environment control.

Over time it will grow into a practical, India-specific, knowledge base to assist CIOs/CTOs, architects, AV and lighting consultants, developers, educational institutions and the hospitality industry to make better choices and get more out of their investments in technology.

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