Network Installation Services: More Than Just an Internet Connection
Explore the benefits of Ethernet over Power and A/V over IP
When you consider updating your Minneapolis, MN, home’s network, you likely think of standard networking needs like internet services providers, matrix switches and routers. But at Lelch Audio Video, we like to think beyond general connectivity and traditional controls to find clients truly integrated network installation services that power all your components, from A/V to security, seamlessly.
What if we told you that you could streamline installations and get better quality by using your Ethernet cables to run your system? Or send lightning-fast information packets to instantly transmit audio and video signals?
We focus on finding the most robust networking engine to power all of your home’s A/V components, combining speed, user-friendliness and flexibility: We believe that Power over Ethernet and Video over IP systems will exceed expectations in all three categories. Keep reading to explore these exciting features and see what they mean for integrated homes like yours.
Power over Ethernet
Power over Ethernet, or PoE, lets your networkcabling carry electrical power, meaning both electrical current and data are running simultaneously through the same wiring without interfering with the other. PoE provides cost savings by reducing the time and expense of having additional electrical power cabling installed.
PoE’s dual-function approach ensures a more flexible installation, with minimal wires that we can place virtually anywhere in your home. In fact, one of its earliest applications resulted in the invisible wireless access point installations, most notably ceiling WAP setups, that we still see today.
A/V over IP
A/V over IP is a streaming-based infrastructure that works by sharing audio and video information via bitstream “packets.” These compressed file packets of video and audio information follow strict internet protocols, or IP, to safely transmit that bitstream across a network.
How? A/V over IP works through a series of encoders on the source devices and decoders on the destination devices, which all connect to IP switches instead of relying on multiple transmitters and matrix switchers.
Moving away from centralized A/V switching to distributed encoding and decoding, AV over IP allows smoother distribution of the AV processing capabilities. Users can easily scale A/V over IP to meet their needs as it will enable nearly limitless inputs and outputs for data. Although traditional A/V switchers only have a fixed number of ports, you can connect IP switches to expand your connection, allowing you to scale the number of ports to your needs much more conveniently.
Ready to transform your network by expanding its capabilities? Call (612) 353-5087, reach out to the Lelch Audio Video installation team today, or click below to connect with us immediately. We look forward to hearing from you!