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  1. What is PoE and PoC? (and Why You Need It!)

    In this short post, you will learn what Power Over Ethernet (PoE) and Power Over Cable (PoC) are and how they can benefit your AV set up, whether it be security cameras or outdoor TVs.

    More and more AV installers and residential users are turning to PoE and PoC equipment to provide power to remote areas where power outlets aren’t available and running long power cords is inconvenient.

    PoE and PoC are both based on the same principle of simultaneously providing both data and power over the same cable from one device to another.

    What is Power Over Ethernet?

    Power over Ethernet, commonly known as PoE, is a technology used to pass electrical power long with data (video and audio from HDMI or other) over CAT 5e/6/6a/7 Ethernet cabling from one device to another. It is standardized to adhere to a specific

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  2. What is HDbitT? (and Benefits)

    What is HDbitT? (and Benefits)

    HDbitT is a popular AV over IP industry standard protocol for video transmission and digital connectivity. HDbitT stands for High-Definition Digital bit Transmission Technology and is a relatively new protocol used in residential and commercial Audio/Video over IP delivery applications; such as: home theater, custom installations, digital signage, video conferencing, and collaboration integration.

    HDbitT enables high-definition audio/video up to [email protected] transmission via network cables, fiber optics, power lines cables, wireless, and more transmission mediums. It provides stable performance, better image clarity, further transmission distance, and other advantages compared to older protocols.

    HDbitT’s goal is to revolutionize the AV industry to help manufacturers, l

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  3. Wireless HDMI is the Future of Conference Room Sharing

    Wireless HDMI is the Future of Conference Room Sharing

    Huddle or small meeting rooms where 2-10 employees meet to discuss projects, share reports, or brainstorm, move more efficiently with a content sharing solution. It should cater to a variety of presenters and media to operate simply and smoothly, so that a highly collaborative environment is created.

    These meetings involve displaying presentations or other content on a big screen like a projector or HDTV, from multiple laptops. It can be messy and time consuming to plug and unplug HDMI cables to connect different sources and is an inconvenience to set up your laptop right next to the big screen.

    Wireless HDMI

    Wireless HDMI is a simple and cost-effective way to modernize your meeting room without having to deal with expensive or complicated installations. Wirelessly pass video and audio from a laptop or other HDMI source to your TV or projector by connecting a transmitter to the laptop and the receiver to the TV or projector.

    Wireless HDMI allows you

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  4. Wireless HDMI: Best Home Theater System Solution

    Wireless HDMI: Best Home Theater System Solution

    Wireless HDMI is taking home theater systems by storm!

    Homeowners are looking to modernize their living spaces with flat panel TV’s mounted on the wall and cable boxes hidden away. Some may call this a minimalistic approach to home décor.

    Modern technology is making this feat a lot easier and we are here to show you how.

    Wireless HDMI solutions aren’t new, but they are more reliable and accessible than ever before.

    Previously you couldn’t trust that a wireless HDMI signal would be able to hold up in most environments. Signal drops, bad quality picture, and latency made it impossible for wireless HDMI to become a trend. In addition, these systems were expensive and there weren’t many options to choose from.

    Now the tides have turned! Wireless HDMI solutions are now readily available at relatively affordable prices to give users the home the

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  5. Why You Should Use Integrated Downscaling AV Equipment

    There has been a recent trend in AV, involving the integration of built-in downscalers to equipment such as splitters, switches, and matrixes. With little documentation on the topic, this post aims to give some background and explain its importance. We will quickly review what downscaling is and express three reasons why AV installers, enthusiasts, streamers, and the typical user should be excited about it.

    Let’s dive right in.

    4K and 1080p screens

    What is Downscaling?

    Downscaling allows for content from one source to be played on displays in their native resolution. For example, if your video source outputs 4K (2160p) and you have one 1080p display and one 4K di

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