Video Storm’s NetPlay Streams Video to Mobile Devices

Video Storm has expanded its product line with the release of the VRX020 NetPlay Video Decoder, and it has augmented its products' features with the announcement of its new mobile streaming option.

The newly announced VRX020 NetPlay Video Decoder incorporates H.264 encoding technologies to enable the device to be installed into digital signage and other installations.
Robert Archer · August 10, 2015

Addressing the evolving video market, the manufacturer Video Storm has made two announcements. The company has released its new mobile streaming feature for NetPlay Video, which allows users to stream video sources to tablets and phones to support the ability to view content from non-traditional locations. According to Video Storm, homeowners can watch their HDMI-based digital content from anywhere within the footprint of their wireless network.

Video Storm’s latest hardware solution is the VRX020 NetPlay Video Decoder, which features the newest version of XBMC (Kodi Helix). It also offers NetPlay playback support for H.264 video to enable dealers to use the product for video walls, digital signage, video tiling and other commercial applications.

In addition, through its inclusion of H.264 encoding technologies, dealers can also utilize the product with IP cameras and HDCP-protected HDMI-based content. These options, says Video Storm, allow dealers to retrofit homes with HDMI video, cloud-based audio and IR/RS-232 control.

A complete NetPlay system includes two parts: A VTX100 encoder to enable the connection of HDMI sources to a network and a companion decoder device. NetPlay is compatible with control systems from companies such as Control4, RTI and Savant. 


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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at

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