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3 Ways AV-Over-IP Beats Traditional AV Setups

Written by: Petra Liu
08 June 2018

If you’re still battling with the multiple serial cables and convoluted setup of traditional AV systems for your presentations, remote collaboration or content distribution, it’s time your organisation updated, upgraded and joined the rest of us in the 21st century.

AV-over-IP (AVoIP) epitomises the ongoing trend of AV and IT convergence, and with applications ranging from digital signage to video conferencing, it promises to only grow in prominence.

If you have stuck with the tangled cables of traditional AV setups until now, you might wonder what benefits might make embracing AVoIP a worthwhile investment for your business.

  1. Greater Flexibility, Functionality & Scalability

Traditional AV setups are limited in terms of input/output ratio, distance and scale in ways that AVoIP just isn’t.

Whether you’re setting up a new IP network or utilising an existing one for the distribution of AV content, the IP switches utilised by AVoIP systems, allow for far greater ease in adding new devices than hardwired, circuit-based AV switchers. This means that your network can be readily adapted as your needs change.

Likewise, distributing content across a greater physical distance is as easy as extending your network with Ethernet or fibre optic cables.

(Check out Gefen’s range of AVoIP solutions, compatible with HDMI, DVI and VGA formats)

  1. Low Latency, High Quality

As IP networks allow more data to be transferred along a single cable at higher speeds than traditional setups, AVoIP systems allow for the distribution of HD and ultra-HD content at very low latency levels.

This means you can distribute high quality, dynamic content across the network, to multiple devices, and in real-time.

The AMX 2300 series 4K over IP encoders and decoders, for example, boast nearly imperceptible latency, while the AMX SVSI 4k over IP products are able to switch seamlessly and instantly between ultra-HD sources. Contact us for more information on the new SVSI series.

Considering the benefits, you might expect the cost of implementation to be a deterrence in making the move to AVoIP.

Well, the good news is…

  1. It Is More Cost-effective

With one cable being able to power devices, control devices and distribute AV content, not only does the AVoIP setup do away with the knotty nightmare of extraneous cabling, it also cuts down on the installation and maintenance costs.

With fewer points of failure, there is less that can go wrong with an AVoIP network and, therefore, less reason to ever employ technical experts to maintain your AV capabilities.

Coupled with the convenience and relative low expense of scaling up your network as your requirements evolve, these savings mean that you get an exponentially superior return on your investment with AVoIP than you would with a traditional system.

Of course, there are always other considerations to take into account when you’re thinking of investing in an AV solution or upgrading your existing system.

So, contact Peripheral Vision and let us advise you on the ideal solution to meet your requirements.

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