StarTech.com Video Switching and Wall Control App Now Available
Remotely control the StarTech.com ST12MHDLAN HDMI® Over IP Extenders using an iPad or iPhone. The main functionality is to switch video sources or create and control a video wall.
Video walls have become extremely popular in the digital signage space. StarTech.com realized we have the hardware / products to build video walls but we didn’t have a user interface for our customers to setup and control them. The Video Switching and Wall Control app provides an easy-to-use interface to customize digital signage solutions for businesses and organizations. The display of content can be controlled from anywhere on the same network for any video source to any video receiver connected to an IP network. Switching and control become very important when using multiple sources or need to display different content depending on the target audience or time of day.
Additional features of the Video Switching and Wall Control app are
The app searches and detects video devices connected to the same network as the HDMI over IP source and display devices
Name each source or display to quickly identify each device on the network
Video wall configurations can be saved and stored locally on the mobile device if you have multiple configurations to manage and control your digital signage solution.
Extend HDMI over IP using standard UTP/STP networking equipment - Extend to multiple displays using additional Receiver Units. The ST12MHDLAN HDMI Over IP Extender kit includes both the transmitter and receiver and lets you extend an HDMI audio and video signal long range over a Gigabit LAN Network, or shorter distances using a direct CAT5e/CAT6 cable connection. When connected through a Gigabit LAN Network, the same HDMI signal can also be extended to additional displays using ST12MHDLANRX receiver units (sold separately), for a point-to-multi point installation.
This versatile HDMI extender offers multiple configuration options. As a point-to-point video extender, you can connect the transmitter and receiver units directly over Cat5/Cat6 cabling for a small scale one-to-one extension of up to 330 feet (100 meters). A point-to-point setup can also be achieved when connecting through a Gigabit Ethernet network.
In a point-to-multipoint configuration the ST12MHDLAN and ST12MHDLANRX (sold separately) can be connected through an unmanaged or managed Gigabit LAN portal to span the entire distance of your network, allowing you to connect one source (transmitter) to multiple displays (receivers) over IP. When used with a managed Gigabit Ethernet switch (with IGMP) you can connect up to 100 displays on a local area network. For added scalability, up to 16 different ST12MHDLAN Transmitter units can be added to a single network (IGMP / Managed Network Switch required) with up to 100 displays in total.
The HDMI over IP Extender kit includes optional mounting hardware for a professional and tidy installation. Plus, because the extender uses standard non-proprietary Cat5e/Cat6 Ethernet cable with RJ45 connectors, it eliminates both the expense and hassle of running specialized cables.
Ideal for High-Definition applications, the extender supports 1080p video resolutions, digital stereo audio, and features EDID Copy, which ensures native resolution and maximum compatibility with your display or projector, for a convenient plug-and-play installation.
Please Note: If using more than 1 Transmitter, or more than 4 Receivers an IGMP / Managed Network Switch is recommended for optimal performance. Non-managed network switches may also limit the performance of other devices connected to the same network.
StarTech.com HDMI Video Over IP Gigabit Ethernet Extender Kit - 1080p HDMI Extender over Cat6 LAN Ethernet - up to 330 feet (100 meters) (ST12MHDLAN) - video/audio extender - GigE, HDMI