The business world has sure changed over the past few years. Computer technology makes it possible for businesses to market and sell their products more effectively than ever. Menu boards and other media inside the individual locations can be changed at any time without interrupting service or making a big fuss. Video playing in the lobby can be displayed from one central location, perhaps at the corporate headquarters. All of this can now be done in 4K resolution and shared over the entire network. There are several different kinds of deployments for this kind of solution, and service providers such as CCS Presentation Systems are happy to help.
Video Recording and Sharing Appliances
A video appliance is a valuable part of an AV network. It’s a dedicated device for holding and uploading video and audio data over a large network. For larger resolutions and bitrates, the video can automatically be compressed to save on bandwidth and prevent lag or delay. Uncompressed data will require a more powerful appliance for 4K resolution and sixty frames per second video playback. Investing in a good appliance is the backbone of a powerful Audio/Video Over IP network.
Wireless Audio Visual Data Across the Network
In most cases, a wired network will serve well to stream data across any part of the network. Most AV data is reasonable to manage on a reasonably powerful network. If the network load is too high, the data can be slightly compressed to make more room or better leverage the network bandwidth. Unfortunately, no network is perfect. A wireless solution may be needed somewhere down the line. Proper compression makes it possible to continue streaming over any medium in the network. Smarter video appliances from manufacturers such as Kramer Electronics can help achieve AV over IP performance on a large scale over wired or wireless networks.
Physical Limitations for AV Networks
Scaling video to hundreds of displays over a network is a big job. Completing such a large scale project would take quite a bit of hardware and a very powerful network. For the most part, raw video data will be sent over the network to the destination where it can be decompressed and sent to the displays. In order to get all this done the destination business will need a powerful appliance to decompress video in real-time. With direct connections, networked AV can transmit huge amounts of data without hesitation. Business owners can display anything they want. The trouble is, not all networks are ready to handle large-scale AV playback to multiple displays in a store.
It may take a bit of creative thinking, but there is a solution for less powerful networks. Networked AV is a very flexible process that can be adapted to meet the needs of any business with several ways to cut costs. For more information, business owners can contact their local service provider and schedule a consultation. Professional service providers can find the ideal solution for video playback, interactive menu boards, and any other AV network solution, so contact us at CCS Presentation Systems today.