Achieving a new level of convergence between AV and IT technology, ZeeVee, Inc., has introduced a plug-in module to provide an Ethernet switch with HDMI connectivity to distribute uncompressed 4K/UHD and HDR content.
Utilizing ZeeVee ZyPer4K technology in conjunction with the 96-port Netgear 10G M4300-96X Modular Managed Ethernet switch, the new ZeeVee module is intended to reduce cost, lower power consumption and greatly simplify installation and deployment of large IP-based video networks.
The new ZeeVee ZyPer4K HDMI Module, developed in collaboration with Netgear and the SDVoE Alliance, plugs into the Netgear switch chassis, providing a video distribution solution for industrial, commercial and residential applications. Each ZeeVee module accommodates up to four HDMI sources; multiple modules may be used in the same switch.
“We are proud to continue our close relationship with Netgear and the SDVoE Alliance to, for the first time, enable HDMI source connectivity to an Ethernet switch,” says Bob Michaels, CEO, ZeeVee. “This combination of IT and AV at the integrated product level, rather than purely at the infrastructure level, will promote the wider adoption of next generation communications systems.”
“Netgear sees the product pairing of our switch and the ZeeVee ZyPer4K HDMI Module as a significant transformation of the AVoIP experience,” adds Richard Jonker, vice president of SMB product line management for Netgear. “It not only more firmly solidifies the much talked about convergence between AV and IT but makes these systems easier to install and more cost-effective than ever before.”
The ZeeVee ZyPer4K HDMI Module works seamlessly with the Netgear M4300-96X Modular Managed Switch, which is preconfigured for easy, true AV and multicast Zero Touch network configuration. It also allows designers, integrators or users to simply select the combination of HDMI, copper, PoE+ and fiber M4300-96X port expansion cards that suit system requirements, connect cables from sources or decoder-equipped displays, and switch on the power.
As with other SDVoE components, the switch easily accommodates symmetric input/output configurations such as 48×48, as well as asymmetric solutions such as 10×86, 24×72, etc. The modular design of the switch allows reconfiguration of inputs and outputs should system requirements change.
The ZyPer4K HDMI Module will be available from ZeeVee this summer.