HDMI Encoder/Decoder Delivers Video Over IP Signage

Following growing trends, integrators need to update and incorporate video over IP digital signage, creating new environments and scenes. Addressing those needs, Key Digital’s KD-IP1080 extender sets offer flexibility and a user-friendly control for those looking for a more flexible digital signage distribution system. Key Digital’s IP transmitter and receiver were designed to build an entire video infrastructure using Managed Network. With Power Over Ethernet (PoE), power can be carried to Tx and Rx units with a PoE enabled Network Switch, thus ensuring the ease of integration that integrators expect from Key Digital products.


The KD-IP1080TX and KD-IP1080RX meet the AV over IP demands of venues while setting the tone for each property. Using these devices enables up to 1024 transmitters to relate to unlimited receivers operating on the same network, which also enables a great degree of scalability, depending on the size of the system requirements. With this system, HD video is transmitted from the HDMI input on the transmitters over Ethernet at only 15 Mbps for high-quality video streaming. These signals can be reliably sent over distances up to 800 feet (400 feet into network switch or 800 feet out of network switch) using CAT5e/6 UTP/STP cable. Since the entire system exists on a network, every component can be configured and controlled over an intuitive software interface or with the free Key Digital app on iOS devices. For larger video installations, multiple units can be mounted in a rack using optional KD-RK-SMS16 rack hardware.

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This unit is designed to connect and receive HDMI signals through a network IP switch or point-to-point connectivity. It features H.264 compression standards that are ideal for large video distribution applications, as well as low bandwidth systems that support managed 100BaseT or Gigabit network switches. AV over IP systems can be scaled virtually infinitely to fit any installation size, and additional units can be added to expand your HDMI over IP setup, with a possible 1024 Transmitters being added on and unlimited amount of receiver units. Featuring the Key Digital KD-IP1080TX AV over IP Transmitter Range Extender.


Using a PoE-enabled smart managed switch, users can carry power to Transmitter and Receiver units. Alternative Extension Methods enabled by low bandwidth data streaming technology include a Wi-Fi Extender up to 100', and IP over coax up to 1000'. This Key Digital AV over IP Transmitter will support resolutions up to 1080p at 60 (2.25 Gbps) and is compatible with DVI 1.0, HDMI, HDCP, with a data stream bandwidth less than 15Mbps. Using CAT5e/6 UTP/ STP signals can be extended up to 400' at the [email protected] resolutions. Additionally, this transmitter will support HDMI pass-through.


Connect with deeper learning by reviewing the KD-IP1080TX datasheet and the KD-IP1080RX datasheet.

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