Standard HDMI devices transmit video and audio using a signaling method called TMDS (Transition Minimized Differential Signaling). TMDS was designed for short cable runs, like those necessary to connect a cable box to an HDTV in an entertainment center. Unfortunately, TMDS has some limitations. Very high frequencey signals like HDMI tend to “drop off” as cable runs get longer, ultimately reaching a point of failure when the destination device can no longer resolve the picture and audio data. Since differential pairs are used for each of the three colour channels and the separate clock channel, differences in individual wire lengths inside HDMI cables can cause timing errors and blank screens.
HDMI over IP technology taps into the benefits of Ethernet standards to overcome the inherent limitations of TMDS. Enabling totally reliable cable runs up to 75 metres long, easy splitting and distribution of signals, and robust signal integrity, Transmitting HDMI over IP networks redefines the possibilities for HDMI video distribution. Compliant with HDCP 2.0 specifications, this technology supports copy protection with 128-bit AES encryption and overcomes traditional key verification limitations, enabling very large system sizes while maintaining full HDCP compliance. And unlike first-generation Megabit implementations of IP technology, Cablesson HDelity HDMI over IP Gigabit infrastructure means picture quality that is virtually indistinguishable from the source, suitable for the most discerning viewer. Since the data looks like any other Ethernet traffic, a Managed Ethernet Switch can be used just the same by controlling the vLAN grouping settings on the network switch. Customers will be free and able to switch/change TVs with the receiver to acquire different video source video streaming easily. Multi-Casting groups will only be limited by the network switch, and will benefit customers that want to efficiently distribute multiple HDMI sources with High Quality Lossless 1080p video signal.