I have a job site where I have over 20 tvs that need to display real time information. I was thinking if there is a device where I can take an HDMI output and have it travel over the existing network to the TVs and converted back. I know it is over 2000 feet between some of the TVs'. If I use the existing network there is already fiber running in between the buildings. I have used HDMI to cat5 extenders before but I can't use the network.
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but I can't use the network
2000 feet you'll need to use gigabit network router to act as extender ... that be 3 ... 1 at every 200m of cable length.
The HDMI to cat5 extenders that I can find do not encapsulate the video for networks it just sends the raw video.
I am looking for something that can use the network and go over fiber.
Last edited by MSE; 26th Dec 2013 at 09:10.
Could you put a Roku (or other media streamer) at each of the TV sets and use a PC (with capture card?) as a streaming server???
I found (link above) it is almost prefect but the only problem with it is. That I am going to have many sources and to change inbetween source1 and source2 you have to do it manually. You have to go into the switches and setup and change all of the static routs and vlans. AKA Very not user friendly. I contacted their support and that is what I was instructed to do and I did get a piece of software to help with some of it. The software is for the switches and changing the VLans and such.
I am not going to go with that product because someone who is trying to change the screens has the potential to take down the entire network if they are messing with the VLans like that.
I want something similar but more user friendly.
Edit: I was also told that they do have some installed that go over fiber that is over 6 miles long with no repeaters. (you can't do that with an everyday hdmi to cat5 balun)