Tens of thousands of audio/video over twisted pair extenders are installed every day, but only a fraction are installed according to TIA/EIA standards or what most manufacturers consider as “best practices.” The enclosed guide outlines common considerations to ensure your installation functions properly for years to come.
Fiber delivers numerous signal transmission benefits over twisted pair, including longer distances, immunity to static electricity and surges, immunity to RF and EM interference, and significantly higher supported signal bandwidths. However, the majority of network-enabled devices don't feature a fiber connection. Most switches, routers, access points, cameras, media players and other network connected devices still rely on traditional twisted pair connections through RJ45 ports. Does that mean you're limited to 100 meter max distances over a cable prone to interference and slow speeds? Thankfully no.
This article explores adapting twisted pair-based devices to fiber optic cabling through the use of SFP modules and media converters.
When it comes to audio, media players are no longer being designed for integration. Early generations slotted into the professional installation thanks to analog and digital audio outputs, but the latest generations from Apple TV, Roku, and countless other manufacturers only offer a single HDMI output. So how do we handle audio distribution?
There are several solutions depending on the application, but increasingly integrators are turning toaudio de-embedderswith or without decoding. This article explores these devices, as well as other common solutions that have become mainstream in professional AV.