IP Display Control: Solutions for Managing Displays on a Streaming Digital Network
The once clearly delineated worlds of AV and IT are quickly unifying as more and more clients are interested in distributing AV content over their IP networks. What are the advantages of AV over IP? And what products are needed to create a complete solution? Concluding a three-part series on encoders, decoders, and IP display control, this blog will reveal what AV Integrators need to know about IP display control, how it works, and the benefits it provides.
The Convergence of AV and IT
Early on, IT professionals chose to broadcast audio-video content over IP with great caution as Ethernet was never intended to carry prolonged video delivery. However, recent technology, including the development of higher capacity networks at lower costs and better compression, has driven the convergence of AV and IT.
Display Control Over IP
Traditionally, controlling a television, projector, or panel at a venue required waving a remote control or physically pressing the buttons located on the hardware. This could be particularly frustrating and time-consuming at venues where numerous displays are integrated, as each screen necessitated individual control.
These days, managing displays on a streaming digital network has never been easier thanks to IP display control technology. IP display control uses a web-based interface to power displays on/off, change the channel, increase/decrease the volume, or access a number of other features, all via an external control system. Armed with an internet-ready smartphone, tablet or PC, users can control their entire digital network from any location using only a few finger taps.
Advanced Solutions for Controlling Displays on Digital Networks
Contemporary Research has developed cutting-edge solutions for adding control to existing video distribution networks via RF and IP. Our QIP-D is an IPTV decoder with integrated display control. Users can control power, volume, and source selection of the connected display device via RS-232 when used in conjunction with Contemporary Research’s ICE-HE-DXL Display Control Center with Display Express Lite, Display Express Software, or a third-party control system.
Contemporary Research’s ICE-HE-DXL Display Control Center is a budget-friendly, PC-free option for controlling displays. It features Display Express Lite, an online platform that can be used to command up to 128 televisions and 24 channels, individually or in groups. Also, the full version of Display Express Software offers advanced scheduling, macro presets, and simplified selection of multiple displays and groups for over 4,000 displays and up to 256 channels.
Contact the Contemporary Research team to discover more about our simple and affordable solutions for managing your streaming digital network!
ICE-HE-DXL Display Control Center
The ICE-HE-DXL Display Control Center is an intelligent solution for through-the-coax RF display control, able to insert an RF command channel, sending data from Display Express software and custom control system, as well hosting embedded Display Express Lite Web control pages.