RTI has announced the acquisition of Miravue, makers of a video-over-IP distribution solution. The acquisition will enable RTI to provide dealers with a scalable end-to-end solution dubbed the RTI Miravue VIP-1 video-over-IP system that can distribution signals over Ethernet, coax cable, and wireless networks.
The VIP-1 acts as a transmitter, receiver, network switch, and wireless access point, lowering A/V distribution costs by reducing cabling and installation time. The unit supports HDMI/HDCP 1.x and 2.x video sources with ultra-low latency. In addition, non-HDMI sources such as mobile devices, network video streams from IP cameras, and network-attached storage may be viewed without the need for additional equipment. The VIP-1’s built-in scaler matches the displays’ maximum resolution, while automatically providing stereo down-mixing and lip-sync adjustment.
Due to its low bandwidth usage, the VIP-1 does not require any specialized networking gear, instead needing only an unmanaged network switch for Ethernet installations. The video over IP system also acts as an extension of the RTI control ecosystem. When combined with an XP processor, it is capable of delivering IR and two-way RS-232 control to connected devices, allowing users to control them with the RTI interface of their choice.
“Acquiring the Miravue video-over-IP solution is a key step toward our goal of providing integrators with everything they need to automate any environment,” says Ed McConaghay, CEO of RTI. “We will continue to use the Miravue name for our expanding line of video-over-IP products.”
“We are thrilled that RTI has become the home of our Miravue video-over-IP system,” says Robert Bishop, CEO at Miravue. “Both companies have long histories of developing innovative and forward-thinking solutions, and bringing our products together into one control and automation ecosystem will deliver an incredible amount of power and flexibility for dealers.”