AV over IP

AV over IP

Introducing BZBGEAR’s AV over IP video distribution system for both Commercial and Residential applications.

BZBGEAR offers a unique AVoIP system over a 1 Gigabit Network providing flexibility, reliability, and scalability utilizing a Transceiver capable of supporting audio, control, and video resolutions up to [email protected]

Unlike the majority of AVoIP devices on the market today using individual IP Encoders and Decoders, the BG-VOP-MT is an IP Transceiver capable of both encoding and decoding HDMI, USB, and Control Signals. A major benefit of this is you can locate the unit at either the equipment rack (for transmitting/converting HDMI signals) or at the display (for receiving signals over the LAN for HDMI conversion).

The typical structure of an office building involves an array of specialty data and audio/video cables specifically installed for connecting devices such as computers. Prior to the building process, these “Low Voltage” cables were blueprinted in the design for installation to host designated locations and devices. The primary cable installed in almost every location is Category Cable, also known as CAT5e, CAT6, or CAT7. The good news is AVoIP requires only a single Category cable for video and power. A structural benefit is existing category cabling can be repurposed eliminating the need to run new cables or install special converters.

Application 1
Business Office: Replacing a Video Matrix Switcher with an AV over IP System
THE SCENARIO

An insurance office wants to replace an older video Matrix Switcher responsible for playing four Sources to six TV displays. The Switcher is having intermittent issues and the displays are losing picture periodically. The company is interested in the latest AV technology for the purpose of simplifying maintenance and future expansion.

The office has a centralized Audio/Video Room where the AV equipment is located. The Sources they want to distribute include two computers, one Streaming device, and one Cable Box. A total of four Sources.

 

THE SOLUTION

Ensure all display locations have a new or existing Cat5e or Cat6 cable running back to the AV equipment location. The AV or IT team will be required to install a 16-port PoE Network Switch certified for AVoIP compatibility for video distribution, the creation of VLANS is recommended and in some cases a requirement.

Set up the BG-VOP-CB Gateway Controller by connecting it to the Network Switch. The Gateway Controller is responsible for configuring the system and will provide the IP information required for discovering the IP Transceivers. Flip the switch on the side of the Transceivers to either Transmitter or Receiver based on the location of the device. Receivers are to be located at the displays and the Transmitters at the Equipment Rack for video source distribution.

Connect the Transceivers to the Network Switch. Simply type in the default IP address noted in the Gateway Controller manual by using a Web Browser. Log in to the WebGUI using the default username and password. Follow the instructions in the manual to configure the system including compatibility changes to the video and audio settings.

To control the switching of the sources and displays, download our free app BG-CONTROL-AVoIP in the Apple App Store. Follow the instructions or go to our YouTube channel BZB TV for videos on how to install and use this program.

Application 2
Entertaining Sports Patrons: Creating a Video Wall Using AV over IP for an Office Lobby
THE SCENARIO

A popular sports bar is seeking the latest in video technology to replace an older projector and screen. The owner wants the ability to watch a single sporting event on the large screen, but also the flexibility to show four other games individually using the entertainment wall with a simple iPad control program. In the future, the owner also wants to relocate all the other cable boxes from the TV locations to a dedicated room where the four cable boxes are connected to the main TV wall, consolidating the equipment for aesthetics and convenience.

 

THE SOLUTION

Once mounting the four displays on the wall, ensure the Video Wall display location has a new or existing Cat5e or Cat6 cable running back to the AV equipment location. The AV or IT team will need to install a 16-port PoE Network Switch certified for AVoIP compatibility for video distribution.

Set up the BG-VOP-CB Gateway Controller by connecting it to the Network Switch. Flip the switch on the side of the Transceivers to be either the Transmitter or Receiver based on the location of the device. Receivers should be mounted at the displays and the Transmitters mounted at the equipment rack for video source distribution.

Connect all Transceivers to the Network Switch. Using a Web Browser, type in the default IP address noted in the manual for the Gateway Controller. Log in to the WebGUI using the default username and password. Follow the instructions in the manual to configure the Video Wall layout and compatibility changes to the video and audio settings.

To control the switching of the sources and displays, download our free app BG-CONTROL-AVoIP in the Apple App Store. Follow the instructions or go to our YouTube channel BZB TV for videos on how to install and use this program.

Application 3
Real Estate Office – Create an Attention-Grabbing Video Wall at the Entrance;
Share the Sources and Main Computer Server to Several Locations Simultaneously
THE SCENARIO

A busy, well-known real estate company wants to dazzle clients by showing off homes for sale on an impressive video display screen as they walk into the lobby. The company wants to use nine 65-inch video wall displays mounted in a 3x3 layout creating a 8 ft x 14 ft Video Wall viewing area.

In addition to the Video Wall, they want to share the video sources to five other office rooms and one presentation room. The longest cable run from the AV Source equipment is about 200 ft. For the presentation room, the employees need to control the computer server that has a unique software program installed. The presenters will be using a wireless keyboard and mouse in the presentation room to interact with the computer server.

 

THE SOLUTION

Verify all display locations have a new or existing Cat5e or Cat6 cable running back to the AV equipment location where the sources are. The Video Wall will require nine Cat5e/6 cables; one for each Transceiver connected to the displays. The AV or IT team will need to install a 1 Gigabit, 16-port PoE Network Switch certified for AVoIP compatibility for video distribution. The creation of VLANs is recommended and in some cases a requirement.

Set up the BG-VOP-CB Gateway Controller by connecting it to the Network Switch. The Gateway Controller configures the system and provides the IP information for discovering the IP Transceivers. By flipping the switch on the Transceivers to either Transmitter or Receiver, the installation team can then designate where the units will be located (at the source or display). Receivers will be mounted at the displays and the Transmitters mounted at the equipment rack for video source distribution.

Connect the HDMI cables from the sources to the transmitters and from the receivers to the displays. Connect the Transceivers to the Network Switch. Using a web browser, type in the default IP address noted in the manual for the Gateway Controller. Log in to the WebGUI using the default username and password. Follow the instructions in the manual to configure the individual displays and Video Wall layout and adjust compatibility and audio/video settings.

For the Bluetooth wireless peripheral devices (Keyboard and Mouse), connect them to the Server for driver recognition. Once confirming they are functional, unplug them from the Server’s USB ports and connect the wireless adapters to the Receiver unit in the presentation room using the USB 2.0 Type-A ports. Check functionality once connected.

To control the switching of the sources and displays, download our free app BG-CONTROL-AVoIP in the Apple App Store. Follow the instructions or go to our YouTube channel BZB TV for videos on how to install and use this program.

Application 4
Building to Building – Connecting Three Buildings through AVoIP Using Fiber Optics or Point-to-Point Satellites
THE SCENARIO

An online company has several buildings located in San Francisco. These buildings are interconnected with Fiber Optic cabling and Point-to-Point Satellites transmitting data between the buildings at high rates of speed. The company wants to connect sources and displays in all three buildings for sending audio, video, and control signals.

 

THE SOLUTION

AV over IP will bridge the three buildings for sharing sources like computers, cable boxes, media streamers, and displays. The AV team will install three 1-Gigabit PoE Network Switches certified for AVoIP in each building interconnected by either Fiber Optic or Category cabling.

The IT or AV team will create VLANs to control bandwidth usage and to properly configure the Transceivers.

Once the Network Switches from Building A and Building C are connected to Building B, the main Network Switch can begin installing and connecting the AVoIP Transceivers to the switches and Gateway Controller to the main switch.

Ensure all display locations in each building have a new or existing Cat5e or Cat6 cable running back to the AVoIP Network Switch where the AV equipment is located.

Connect the BG-VOP-CB Gateway Controller located in Building B to the Main Network Switch. The Gateway Controller configures the system and provides IP information for discovering the IP Transceivers.

Flip the switch on the Transceivers to either Transmitter or Receiver based on the location of the device. Locate Receivers at the displays and the Transmitters at the Equipment Rack for video source distribution.

Connect the Transceivers to the Network Switches in each building. Using a web browser, type in the default IP address noted in the Gateway Controller manual. Log in to the WebGUI using the default username and password. Follow the instructions in the manual to configure the system including compatibility changes to the audio/video settings.

To control the switching of the sources and displays, download our free app BG-CONTROL-AVoIP in the Apple App Store. Follow the instructions or go to our YouTube channel BZB TV for videos on how to install and use this program.

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NOTE - AV over IP should only be installed by a professional AV or IT integrator due to Network complexities. VLANs are recommended. For larger installations, VLANs are a requirement for a successful integration.

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