120 Meter HDMI over IP | HDMI over Network LAN v4.0 | Receiver – Up to 263 Receivers Possible
These HDMI over LAN / IP Units can use your existing network infrastructure in a building whether it is wired networking or wireless. > 100Mb/s networks is needed for wired distribution and wirelessWifi5 or Wifi6 networks with low latency is recommended when using wireless networking to distribute your HDMI signal.
A Gigabit (1Gbps) Network switch needs to be used with this product since 10/100 Network Switches may have insufficient bandwidth depending on resolution used on this product higher resolutions may not work on 10/100Mbps switches.
This unit uses a near lossless HDBiTT Compression technology between transmitter and receiver
Please note that these receiver units need to be used in conjunction with the HDMI over LAN transmitter below
You only need one transmitter per source / player and can connect up to 263 receivers to your network switches and the transmitter will broadcast signal to all connected receivers. If the switches are managed it is recommended to setup different VLAN’s to separate HDMI over IP traffic from other IP traffic on the network. The TX unit will broadcast on network to the receivers. To limit the broadcasting to a specific set of ports on a switch or cascaded switches you need to configure a VLAN for Video & Audio which includes the Transmitter HDMI over LAN unit and all receiver units. A VLAN is not mandatory but recommended when limiting broadcasting traffic to specific ports or wired networks only. If a dedicated switch is installed for the video / audio then VLAN’s are not needed.
The transmission distances via network switches is theoretically unlimited since each network switch or access point / router will reroute traffic to the next switch and signal will not be affected on longer distances or more network hops.
These HDMI over Network / IP Extenders has been tested with the Network over Powerline adapters as at Tenda 200Mbit/s Network over Powerline and Tenda 1Gbit/s Network over Powerline adapters. Using the HDMI over Network products in this type of setup together with the Network over Powerline adapters will effectively create an HDMI over Powerline solution. One Player / PC / Source can transmit via the Network over Powerline adapters to multiple displays / HDTV’s instead of using traditional network switches and installing CAT6 Networking cable to enable these extenders to function across existing 220v electrical power cables. This type of solution has been tested up to 70 meter over existing home / business power cables. Longer distances is possible but will be dependant on your home power cables quality and wiring at the DB Board. If a UPS is used in between transmitter and receiver this solution will not work as the signal can only pass through electrical DB Board and breakers and not via a UPS.
IP and MAC address setting
The Transmitter and receiver System module has a built-in HTTP server which can be accessed by any browser for firmware updates.
You will need to configure your DHCP Server / Router to assign IP addresses to the units. When most internet routers are installed they are already configured to hand out IP addresses to new devices on the network. This is automatically assigned based on your network config. Easiest to check which IP has been assigned to the HDMI over LAN TX or RX is your router log file for IP assignments or under the DHCP Server / Config area a list of hosts and IP’s assigned. IP address can then be fixed on your DHCP server by assigning the MAC address of the HDMI over LAN TX or RX to a specific IP required.
Example of Router log
Browser Interface on Transmitter Example:
When connecting the transmitter and receiver use the CAT5e Shielded Twisted Pair Cables at or CAT6 STP Cables. CAT5e FTP / STP depending on quality of cable (Full Copper cables) can be installed for resolutions up to 1080p depending on color depth, refresh rates & equipment signal quality, but only recommended up to 720p/1080i. For 1080p transmissions full copper CAT6e FTP / STP or CAT7 SSTP are required when connecting the transmitter and receiver directly to each other without networking switches.