SmartLab Calls on Ultra HD Over IP System to Drive Content to 3×3 Living Room Video Wall
Just Add Power, specialist in video distribution, has announced that its Ultra HD over IP system has been installed in a luxury home in Mexico City to create the ultimate sports viewing experience. Integrator SmartLab used Just Add Power’s solutions to deliver games and other programming from four satellite receivers, an Apple TV, and a Roku to a 3×3 55in living room video wall, giving the homeowner simple one-touch flexibility for screen layouts as well as delivering impressive visual performance — in any video wall configuration.
Albert Mizrahi, CEO of SmartLab, says, “In this video wall scenario, it was imperative that the homeowner be able to easily send any source to any display and change the video wall configuration, whether it be one large image across all nine displays, nine independent images, or any combination in between.
“To achieve this, a cost-effective video distribution system with integrated video wall capabilities was required. Just Add Power met both qualifications, allowing us to deliver a state-of-the-art viewing experience that far exceeded our customer’s expectations, at a cost that didn’t break the bank.”
Each video wall display is equipped with a Just Add Power VBS-HDIP-508POE 3G receiver, while each source is outfitted with a VBS-HDIP-707POE 3G transmitter. In addition, to support 4K Ultra HD resolutions, HDMI 2.0 devices with HDCP 2.2, and uncompressed lossless multichannel audio formats — including Dolby Atmos — the platform offers built-in video wall functionality for displays installed in portrait and flipped configurations, as well as image push, pull, and pop features.
An integrated scaler on the receiver automatically adjusts the picture to fit the screen. The homeowner can change any display to any source and select their desired video wall configuration with one touch using a Control4 touchscreen, remote control, or an app on their iOS devices.
“Given the size and resolution of today’s displays, there’s never been a better time to take in a live game in the comfort of your own home,” adds Taft Stricklin, sales team manager at Just Add Power. “With the ability to view nine games at once and our Ultra HD over IP system for seamless source switching, this installation takes that experience to the nth degree and highlights the entertainment possibilities in today’s luxury spaces.”