Video over Ethernet

Best Video over Ethernet products

IP extension is a way to extend your video signals over long distances. IP-based extension allows extension of various video signals using standard (managed) ethernet switches to support extra-long distances beyond the supported CATx cabling distances of 100 meters. Sometimes other hardware like video encoders are needed to send multiple programs simultaneously like multicast and unicast; utilizing protocols for IP, and modern switches we can now distirbute entire headends over exisiting ethernet cabling. 

Best Video over Ethernet products:

This Device is a 8 HDMI Encoder H.264 & AC/3 Audio IP and ASI. This Unit is a Real Time Encoder for 8 HDMI inputs on ASI or IP outputs.


  • Real Time H.264 Hardware Encoder with 8 HDMI Inputs
  • Independent control for encoding parameters on each channel
  • Provides all programs as MPTS outputs on both ASI and IP
  • Provides single program IP streams as  8 SPTS's  IP Output over UPD/RT/RTSP
  • Includes ASI input for multiplexing an additional ASI program
HDMI Encoder supporting MPEG-2 H.264 and AC/3 with IPTV andDVB ASI ouput - 4 channel


  • Real-Time MPEG-2/H.264 Encoder with Low Latency option
  • Independent control for encoding parameters on each channel
  • Supports Dolby AC/3 audio codec for compliance with US TVs
  • Designed to easily add 4 additional channels to a QAM-IP
  • Redundant hot standby power supply for highest reliability
  • Ip Stream Out: 1x MPTS and 4x SPTS  over UDP, RTP/RTSP our (RJ45, 100M)
The best HDMI modulator for professional and commercial use, offering 4-channel HDMI input and QAM coax, as well as IPTV output


  • Broadcast over existing Coaxial Cabling to an unlimited number of Televisions with FULL HD
  • Perfect for Professional Stadiums and Arena's
  • #1 in Live Sports and Entertainment 
  • Broadcast Live HDMI & YPbPr Video as Cable TV & IPTV Channels.
  • Licensed HDMI inputs - works with any source like DVD, Blu-Ray, or any STB
  • Convert HDMI & Component YPbPr HD Video to HDTV Channels
  • Any 1-4 HDMI & YPbPr Inputs up to 720p / 1080i / 1080p
  • Licensed HDMI inputs - works with any source like DVD, Blu-Ray, or any STB
  • 4 HDMI Cables FREE
  • Support DD AC3 (2.0 / 5.1 / 7.1) passthrough (for HDMI interface only)
  • Support CC (Closed Caption) EIA608 (from CVBS input)
  • 1-4 CATV RF Output up to 4 Adjacent channels
  • QAM-256/64, DVB-T & ATSC formats available
  • Fully IP Control and Network Management through browser
  • Front Panel LCD local control   
  • IPTV Output Unicast or Multicast IGMP UDP, RTP / RTSP
  • ASI Output multiplexer with cherry picking
  • Low Latency available 300/500/800ms delay via different modes - IP will always be closer to 800ms due to the decoding (these values are end to end, not just the encoding speed)
  • Dolby AC3 or MPEG1/2 Audio Encoding
  • MPEG2 or MPEG4 H.264 Video Encoding
  • Firmware for ATSC, DVB-T, DVB-S2 Available
  • VCT (Virtual Channel Table) support for DVB-C and ATSC
  • LCN (Logical Channel Number) support


This Device is an SDI & HDMI Encoder 1080i Video + 8 Audio as a MPEG2 or MPEG4 and AC3. This Unit has multiple video input interfaces - SDI, CVBS, YPbPr and HDMI and 4 audio input interfaces - AES, RCA and XLR


  • Real Time HD Encoder for both MPEG-2 and H.264 program creation
  • Based on the advanced Thor Web Management system
  • Supports MPEG-1 Layer II, HE-AAC (v1&v2), LC-AAC, DD AC3 (2.0, 5.1 available); codecs
  • Supports Dolby  AC3 (2.0, 5.1) audio passthrough on SDI
  • Supports both EIA 608 and 708 Closed Caption systems
This Device will Live Broadcast any HDMI source. This Unit is a Single Channel Encoder Streamer with multiple input options to stream any HDMI input into an MPEG 4 stream that is web managed and can be viewed over LAN or Public Internet RTSP/HTTP Encoder streamer. This Unit Transports HD/SD HDMI video as UDP(unicast or multicast), RTP/RTSP, HTTP, HLS.


  • Convert HDMI HD Video to an IP stream
  • One Input from HDMI
  • Licensed HDMI input
  • MPEG4 // AVC-H.264
  • Full IP control and Network Management through browser
  • Output IPTV Unicast or Multicast UDP, RTP/RTSP, RTMP, HTTP, HLS (RJ45, 1000M)
  • Firmware via USB or through NMS Gui
  • 2 Years warranty
  • Free Tech Support Included with Purchase
This Device is used to encode HD Video from HDMI source to MPEG 4 / H.264 and stream over public internet using following IPTV protocols: M3U8, HLS, HTTP, RTMP, RTSP


  • HDMI HDCP Inputs
  • MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video encoding and LC-AAC or HE-AAC Audio encoding
  • IP Output over UDP (Unicast/Multicast), RTSP, RTMP, HTTP and HLS
  •  Built-In Simultaneous  IPTV Streaming Server,
  • Logo, Caption, QR Code inserting
  • Control and easy updates via web management NMS GUI
  • Four Scalers and Multi-Rate per each


LIVE HDMI Video  UDP /RTP distribution over the existing IP  LAN Networks to an unlimited number of TV & IPTV Players
Direct streaming To SmartTVs
Direct streaming To Any IP Box
Direct streaming  To Iphones Ipads Galaxy Android
Direct streaming To PCs
Direct streaming  To WAN Internet
Direct streaming To YouTube
Direct straming  To FaceBook,
Direct streaming To SmartTVs


What is HDMI over Ethernet?

HDMI over Ethernet, also called HDMI over IP, uses an existing ethernet infrastructure to send an HDMI source over existing Cat6, or any Ethernet that supports it, over distances to any number of televisions. HDMI over Ethernet can come in various formats from point to point and point to multipoint depending on your infrastructure layout and scalability. HDMI is a prominent consumer type connector that most devices uses in the home when connecting audio and video components, now using Cat6 or similar can interrupt the previous layout designs of days past.

Running HDMI over long distances

Generally people who are using HDMI are using Televisions, DVD players, Computer Monitors, or any device to relay an audio/video signal. The issue is this type of cabling is generally used for very short distances, longer hauls are very difficult to navigate and the cabling itself is larger in core diameter then other types of medium like Ethernet and Fiber. So running these cables of HDMI to HDMI devices is generally more difficult and can become an expensive endeavor through the use of a matrix digital display to coordinate multiple televisions with multiple sources.

Since HDMI is the most often used connector type in residential types of layouts, its often been found to be a better option then using legacy type connectors; however since Coaxial cable is slowly being phased out, new transmission options of sending data over the cabling creates a newer dilemma which is solved by cabling like Ethernet and Fiber. Specifically Ethernet which is very cost effective versus coaxial cable and fiber optic cable, and easier to use for in home distribution.

While cost is usually a driving factor for most consumers, potential for expansion and scalability is often a necessity as well. So consider a small to midsize sports bar that has 30 or so televisions. Generally running thick heavy cabling like RF or HDMI isn’t ideal, nor is the space it can consume in conduits. Ethernet like Cat5e or Cat6 are phenomenal alternatives using encoders that can run multicast or unicast; sending an entire channel lineup often times found in bars and hotels to each TV. While providing hardware like encoders isn’t ideal for every application, Ethernet and IPTV is an excellent alternative for new construction or during the rehabilitation of old structures which generally replaces Coax anyway.


Why can't video signals be sent over Ethernet cable itself to a monitor?

First you need to keep in mind that much like a telephone line, Coaxial cable, or fiber optic cable, Ethernet is a medium of carrying data via copper using commonplace connectors to make more appliances talk to each other. Made famous by the PC, Ethernet cables formerly were used in office settings for IP data transfer, connecting a household printer, and even databases.

Modern switches, the protocol IP layers, and newer formats of Video like MPEG4/5 have made Ethernet the ideal medium for transmission due to its simplicity and ease of installation. If you have a headend for IPTV, your concerns are generally bandwidth and distribution without creating bottlenecks and congestion; however using UDP and Layer 3 switches, modern headends sending IPTV video from 60 STB’s to over 5000 hotel rooms, like Caesars Palace in Las Vegas makes sense.

HDMI still needed far beyond Ethernet because of the other protocols like HDCP and digital information it contains for syncing and clarity; however Ethernet provides easy core transport for situations where Wi-Fi and legacy cabling just isn’t possible. Today’s modern designs count on the bandwidth of Ethernet, IT, and IP to go hand in hand to support projects of all sectors incorporating HDMI and its high use of data quickly and efficiently.

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