Making the Right Choice Between AV over IP Technology and IPTV Solutions
Video distribution within facilities requires choosing between different technology approaches including RF, HDBaseT, AV over IP, and IPTV. Although projects may specify an AV distribution technology because of legacy technology in place or specific customer request, it is still important to consider how the video distribution may be used in the future and design a solution that can support evolving requirements. Newer IP based solutions like AV over IP and IPTV provide a higher degree of functionality and features for consideration.
Some questions to consider:
- What is the overall budget and is it driven by number of video sources, viewers or both?
- Are there bandwidth constraints on the IP network?
- Does latency from the video source to viewing device matter?
- Is encryption important