RTI launches new VoIP platform

RTI has announced a new Video over IP platform to allow integrators to distribute 4K UHD video over a 1GB network switch.

Easy and quick to install, the platform is highly flexible and can be scaled to a virtually unlimited number of endpoints and controlled natively within the RTI control environment. The end user will be able to see everything in the system displayed on an RTI touch panel, remote, or mobile device with video preview, which makes it easy to align any source with any display.

The platform is designed to allow integrators to take advantage of existing network infrastructure to distribute video to various displays in a cost-effective way.

RTI’s director of AV Product Management, Neal Ellsworth said: “We’ve designed it so that integrators can deliver the benefits of Video over IP without the need to manually assign IP addresses. It’s fully integrated into the RTI Integration Designer APEX programming and configuration platform, so all endpoints auto-discover and configure. This saves time on every installation.”

The VIP-UHD-CTRL Control Module sits at the heart of the RTI Video over IP platform and combines simplified APEX integration with IR, RS-232, or TCP/IP control, and a wizard-based interface for fast and automated system configuration. Advanced signal management provides independent routing of IR, RS-232, USB/KVM, audio, and video signals, while two RJ45 LAN connections bridge the main and VIP networks to increase performance and eliminate the need for a VLAN.

The user experience allows homeowners to preview video images on the touch panel, remote or mobile device to give them full control of what is playing in the system from the same interface they can use to control the of the home.

Its VIP-UHD-TX transmitter and VIP-UHD-RX receiver has a 60Hz refresh rate and support for 4K resolution to provide excellent video quality, using visually lossless compression technology to deliver signals up to 100 metres.

HDCP 2.2 compliance with advanced EDID management eliminates copy-protected black screens when connecting HDMI sources, while built-in scaling lets each screen in a network display its full resolution instead of being limited by the lower resolution of legacy displays.

The transmitter and receiver feature analogue audio embedding and breakout, and support all known HDMI audio formats, including Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD Master Audio transmission.

Avoiding too many cables, the VIP-UHD-CTRL, VIP-UHD-TX, and VIP-UHD-RX can all be powered by PoE, while up to four transmitters or receivers can be mounted using the 2RU RM-4VIP2 rack-mount adaptor shelf, which includes all necessary mounting hardware.