Residential Video Distribution

Centralized Audio/Video systems are a common design for maintaining a clean aesthetic appearance. They are extremely popular with homeowners consolidating AV equipment in unforseen areas like basements, garages, and closets. These robust systems involve a key technology capable of sending source content to one or more displays where family members can view any source on any TV at any time, essentially transforming the home entertainment industry.

The technology is referred to as Video Switching and can be accomplished using two primary types of signal delivery. The first is known as a Matrix Switcher that uses point to point technology via HDMI, SDI, or Category cabling for the transmission of video and audio signals. The second technology capable of Video Switching uses what's referred to as packet-based switching technology over the LAN. This is the same type of data transmission utilized for streaming from online platforms like Netflix or Hulu using the internet. This technology has a few different name references and acronyms including Video over IP, AVoIP, or Audio-Visual over Internet Protocol.

Why should I choose Packet-Based Video Distribution for my home?

The vast majority of electronic devices in today's homes work online for sharing information with each other locally or over the web. Since most electronic devices communicate on the Local Area Network, why not incorporate Audio/Video components utilizing the same technology for sharing signals? Hence, AVoIP was born.

AVoIP is a state-of-the-art way to deliver Audio/Video signals in today's AV world. There are many benefits, the most noticeable is the elimination of older expensive video cabling along with the labor to install this cabling in walls, attics, and crawl spaces to reach the equipment or displays. AVoIP also requires cabling, but it only uses a single Cat6 cable to send and receive signals up to 328 feet. This single Cat6 cable also powers up the devices making it both effective and inexpensive to run cables.

Another benefit is making long-term maintenance much simpler. If a TV suddenly stops getting a video signal, it's easy to deduce that if all sources are working on all other TVs, then it's the Receiver (Decoder/Transceiver) unit located behind the display that has failed. Replace the Receiver and you are back up and running. As a Matrix Switcher is a large centralized unit, if it fails you’ll need to replace this brain of the system after troubleshooting the issue by process of elimination. AVoIP is more expensive initially, but you’ll be future proofing your system and saving costs on labor and parts if anything fails in the long run.

The BZBGEAR AVoIP system incorporates unique Transceivers performing as Transmitters or Receivers based on the selected location. Included with our AVoIP system is a simple software program that saves time and money by eliminating the requirement for a third-party control system.

BZBGEAR Budget-Friendly Matrix Switchers
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Matrix Switchers come in a variety of flavors, but there are a few types most commonly installed: HDMI, DVI, and HDBaseT. It’s critical to choose the proper switcher based on compatibility as it pertains to connection types, resolutions, audio, and control signals. If TV displays are located at a distance, HDBaseT switchers incorporate the technology to successfully integrate transmitters within the main unit while signal receivers reside behind displays for HDMI conversion. BZBGEAR offers all three solutions in multiple configurations with a variety of connections covering most project requirements.

Split and Extend Video Signals for Remote Displays

When it comes to splitting and extending video signals, BZBGEAR offers a variety of HDMI, SDI, and USB extenders for sources and displays. Our signal extenders are reliable and designed for HDMI, USB, and SDI extensions. Split video signals using a BZBGEAR HDMI or SDI splitter supporting up to [email protected] while including a variety of audio insertion and extraction ports for audio amplifiers and soundbars.