First-time exhibitor Arista is showcasing its IP FlashCaster AV-over-IP signal distribution system. Featuring uncompressed 4K streaming and zero-latency AV over IP, the IP FlashCaster is designed to enable installers and system integrators to replace proprietary AV matrix switches with off-the-shelf Ethernet networks that can deliver improved price/performance, flexibility, and scalability.
Consisting of a transmitter and receiver, it provides support for USB, RS-232, and IR (control). According to Arista, the system is ideal for AV and KVM signal extension, IP-based switching, videowall, and multi-view tasks. IP FlashCaster’s attributes include HDMI 2.0a, HDR video, windowing and audio down-mixing, audio embedding/de-embedding, and more.
The IP FlashCaster provides multi-source video compositing capabilities for multiview, picture-in-picture (PIP), and picture-and-picture (PAP) capabilities within the AV signal distribution system. Its multi-source video compositing capability allows each receiver to combine multiple video sources onto a single display to accomplish PIP and PAP.
IP FlashCaster provides video-splitting and bezel correction capabilities to create a full video-wall of any size capabilities, without additional equipment, say Arista. The IP FlashCaster’s multi-source video compositing capability enables each receiver to automatically split an incoming video and render only a portion of the image as part of a videowall.