This WolfPack™ HDMI Over IP Switcher
family sends & receives an HDMI video/audio signal to up to100 meters or 330 feet in a 1080p HDMI format. It includes multiple HDMI Transmitters (TX) and HDMI Receives (RX) and are POE meaning you don't have to use AC power supplies. They are installed using 1 piece of a twisted pair CAT5e/6 cable and are transmitted digitally over that single cable without any signal loss. Internal formats of MPEG4-AAC and LPCM stereo adapts to available network bandwidth if needed. These WolfPack HDMI Over IP Switchers use the H.264 or H.265 technology to work together with WolfPack Transmitters (Encoders) and Receiver (Decoders) to provide a complete end-to-end streaming system. Video, audio and RS232 signals can be routed together or separately throughout the matrix system. They can also provide a video wall up to the a 16 x 16 (256 TVs) with input and output HDMI resolutions supporting up to 1920x 1080@60Hz.
Because it is a matrix switcher, it allows any input to be routed to any output; or the same input to be routed to all outputs, or any combination. The HDMI Over IP Matrix system is designed to allow the switching and distribution of up to 50 - Total TXs and RXs and with the Extender Box to unlimited TXs and RxX. With only one low cost CAT6e/7 cable you can readily extend HDMI sources from a laptop, PC, DVD player, game consoles and any other kind of 1080p sources compliant with HDMI and TMDS to distant displays, TV, projectors and monitors including HDMI enabled TV sets or LCD PC monitors up to 650 feet away. With equalization control switch on the receiving unit, users can adjust the equalization strength to the received TMDS signals, and therefore optimize the transmission distance between source and destination.
Our WolfPack™ HDMI Over IP Matrix Switchers uses TCP/IP network technology and has the ability to have a full HD HDMI signal transmitted and distributed to 100m or 330 feet and 450 feet with CAT7. The local and remote units can be connected together for a point-to-point connection, or through VLAN isolation on a managed network switch for a multipoint-to-multipoint configuration. However, for the multipoint-to-multipoint configuration the gigabit Ethernet switch must support the IGMP communications protocol.
10 - Features That Separates These WolfPack HDMI Over IP Matrix Switchers From the Competition:
- Wireless iPad control
- Includes a Drag-N-Drop Built-in Video Wall Processor supporting up to a 16x16 (256 TVs)
- Engineered using the H.265 protocol for the best picture
- Zero Latency
- 100ms Switching Time
- Separate audio
- Extends the signal 330' in & out of the Ethernet switch with CAT5e/6
- Extends the signal 450' in & out of the Ethernet switch with CAT6/7
- POE design so it doesn't require AC adapters
- Transmitters & Receivers only cost $150 each
EXAMPLE: Build a WolfPack 1080p 12x30 HDMI Over IP Matrix System with Video Wall:
- 12 - 1080p POE HDMI to IP Transmitters extending to 330 feet
- 30 - 1080p POE HDMI to IP Receivers extending to 330 feet
- POE so no AC Adapters needed
- 1 - POE Rack mount 48-Port 1G IGMP Ethernet switch
- 1 - Wireless iPad Control & Ethernet switch
- PRICE: $6,300 plus shipping
These WolfPack HDMI Over IP Matrix Systems Feature:
- Any in, to any out, in any combination
- Transmission distances are up to 100 meters or 330 feet with CAT5e/6
- WIFI WEB GUI Control
- 1080p video over an 1G Switch
- Supports resolutions up to 1920x1080p 4:4:4
- Supports scalable and flexible input and output matrix configurations
- Only $150 for a TX or an RX
- Field Upgradeable
- Many used in Sports Bars & Clubs
These Different WolfPack HDMI Over IP Matrix Systems
allow any input to be switched to any output; or the same input to be switched to all outputs, or any combination. These preconfigured HDMI Over IP Matrix Systems allow for the distribution & switching of 1080p video & audio signals using off-the-shelf Gigabit IGMP managed switches.
ControlQ: This product has CEC, what is CEC?
This product features CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) allowing your HDTV's remote to manage up to ten devices that are connected via HDMI (such as Blu-ray Disc players or home theater receivers) with no special programming needed. For example, you can use your remote to turn on your TV, your player, and your receiver at the same time, and adjust the system volume with one button. All devices must support CEC, though.
Most major TV manufacturers now support CEC, and an HDTV with HDMI 1.3 will likely have the technology. Manufacturers call it by different names; LG Electronics, for instance, calls its implementation SimpleLink, whereas Toshiba calls its version CE-Link. Interoperability isn't mandatory, so some manufacturers limit control to their own products; Sony, for one, allows only Sony-to-Sony communication.
All of these HDMI Matrix Switchers Over LAN systems, unless otherwise noted, require a dedicated HDMI video system with its own Ethernet switch and not attached to your existing LAN system due to the unknown bandwidth impact on the HDMI video from your network. The design needs to meet these specs:
- One Dedicated VLAN for the below devices
- No other network appliances in the VLAN
- Not the same as an existing "Multicast VLAN"
- Unique subnet
- No other network appliances in the subnet
Using all of the below systems in a single dedicated VLAN to keep them from interfering with the rest of your VLAN. With all devices in a single VLAN, switching sources involves modifying the IP of the Receiver rather than actively manipulating the VLAN configuration of the managed switch. See hundreds below if you can create a dedicated HDMI Video system over a VLAN based upon the above criteria.
When a stacked switch is used, the video bandwidth usage for Transmitters needs to be considered as the stacking cables that connect switches have a maximum bandwidth capability that is much lower than if a single switch is used. Connecting stacked switches together requires specialized stacking cables. Please call us at 833-WOLFPACK (833-965-3722) for more.
Q/ACan the Ethernet switches be cascaded and still act as a matrix?
Yes. The network switches can be cascaded and still act as a large matrix.Q: Is it a WEB GUI control or PC software
It is a PC control software-based system for the configurations like CEC settings, resolution, image rotating, etcQ: How do you setup the video wall and can it support a 16x16 video wall 256 TVís?
For the video wall set up, it can done it in seconds using the iPad app. The video wall maximum can up to 16x16 with 256 TVsQ: How do you change the IP and MAC address of the transmitters and receivers?
You can set up the IP and MAC on the iPad app or PC control software,but we recommend using the automatic IP and MAC address, so it can support plug and play.Q: The Transmitters and Receivers both have Audio out on the receiver can the audio be matrixed such as Receiver A sends audio out to Receiver B, if using the audio out?
The audio out on both the RX and TX are the corresponding audio with the video so its audio function is only an extract function from the video and is not able to do as an audio matrix.Q: On the IP control box there are (2) LAN ports, would that be for 2 separate LANs?
We will only need to use the LAN 1 for the controlling & settings and for the broadcast version:
Q: What is it a distance with POE in and out?
- LAN1 (AV/POE): To connect with the network switch use the PC control software to control this system
- LAN2 (C): To connect with the network switch this is used for a 3rd party to use the IP control this system
With the POE, the input can up to 100m (330 ft) at 1080p@60Hz and the output also is 100m (330 ft)Q: What is the distance without POE using the AC adapters in and out?
It is also the same distance as the POE distance as in and out both are 100m (330 ft)Q: What type of UTP cable do you recommend?
As it's using for the video signal transmission we recommend using the STP 868B cableQ: Can you use CAT5 - 5E - 6 and 7 and is there a difference in length of cables?
We did the tests here with the Cat5/Cat5e/Cat6/Cat7 cable and the CAT6 and CAT7 are the best and can reach a distance of 150m with POEQ: Please give us an explanation of when the large and small streaming resolutions would be used?
The highest resolution can up to 1080P@60Hz, the lowest resolution is 680x480@60Hz but that resolution can't support the IP camera decodingQ: When do you use the control box?
There are 2 situations will need to use the control box:
What does the PC Configurator do?
- When using the broadcast version (unlimited TX and RX)
- When needing to use a 3rd party to control this system (IP/ RS232)
The PC control software is mainly for the resolutions, CEC, RS232, image rotating and RX/TX IP settingsQ: Does the iPad control require a wireless router?
Yes, it will need a WIFI router connected in the same systemQ: In the diagram in the manual it shows the IP control box with only an Internet connection, does a PC plug into it?
Yes, the control PC uses a LAN cable connected to the same network switchQ: You also recommend Managed POE switches, correct?
We tested on several POE network switches and so far both of the managed POE or the non-managed POE network are working well. But the managed network switch is more stable and it's fanless which is quieter.