ELAN Video over IP solutions deliver visually lossless video and virtually latency-free distribution of HDMI video
PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, June 29, 2017 — Furthering its commitment to provide custom installers with the tools they need to enhance the media experience in residential applications, ELAN by Core Brands today announced that it is now shipping three new Video over IP products. These new solutions deliver visually lossless video and virtually latency-free distribution of HDMI video at 4K UHD resolution over a 1GB Ethernet Switch. Available to ELAN dealers now, the new line includes the EL-4KPM-VIP-TX transmitter, EL-4KPM-VIP-RX receiver and EL-4KPM-VIP-CTRL control module. They enable virtually unlimited scalability and configurability, and round out the brand's recently launched line-up of HDMI video distribution products.
"The industry has been requesting a Video over IP solution that is extremely scalable for today's large residential installations, and this new line does just that," explained Core Brands Vice President, Product Management Mike Jordan. "AV distribution is an essential component of home control and automation systems, and ELAN dealers now have virtually infinite configurability options for their installations."
Using lossless compression technology, ELAN VoIP's built-in video scaling ensures that the optimal video signal is delivered to each display. And the ELAN configuration software gives custom installers maximum flexibility and ease of installation for all projects.
"The bandwidth requirements of HDMI are ever increasing," commented Jordan. "Video over IP protocols allow for convenient and cost-effective distribution of these HDMI signals that otherwise isn't possible. ELAN's new solutions allow for this sophisticated signal distribution. They are infinitely scalable to incorporate virtually any number of transmitters and receivers."
ELAN's VoIP solutions are easy to set up and install using the ELAN configuration software, which allows basic product installation in just seconds. "Installing this line does not require knowledge of networks or creating VLAN's," Jordan added.
ELAN's VoIP solutions have four operational modes, meaning that the technology can be used to solve for various AV distribution application requirements. The four modes include Matrix Distribution with unlimited configuration options (which requires 1GB network switch), Video Wall Presentation (a feature possible with or without a network switch), One-to-Many HDMI distribution (with no network switch required), and One-to-One HDMI extender (also with no network switch required).
The solutions support all HDMI audio formats including Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD Master Audio transmission. They can be powered via PoE (Power over Ethernet) from a PoE enabled Ethernet switch or a PoE injector. The EL-4KPM-VIP-TX may also be powered locally when PoE is not an option. The new products have been tested and approved for compatibility with all recognized manufacturers of TV displays and AV hardware. They also easily integrate with all third-party control systems.
"With the launch of ELAN's new line-up of HDMI video distribution products, and its new VoIP solutions, the brand is truly back in the residential video distribution space," Jordan concluded. "With each introduction, ELAN works to help custom installers create extraordinary experiences for their clients."
Product is available now on the Core Brands Portal.
ELAN, from Core Brands, develops an award-winning line of whole-house entertainment and control solutions distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers throughout the United States, Canada, and countries worldwide. The new ELAN 8 update was honored with the "2017 Human Interface Product of the Year" award from the Consumer Technology Association's Mark of Excellence Award Program Committee at CES 2017. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.
About Core Brands
Anchored by the ELAN Smart Home Control Platform, Core Brands combines the strengths of its iconic control, audio, power management, connectivity and video distribution brands - ELAN®, SpeakerCraft®, Gefen®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, Furman®, Sunfire® and Xantech® - to deliver a portfolio of connected home and commercial solutions to its channel partners and end users. For further information, visit www.corebrands.com.