RTI Acquires Miravue Product Line, Bolsters AV Distribution Offering With Video-Over-IP System
RTI has acquired the Miravue product line adding a line of video-over-IP distribution solution to its portfolio. This is a continuing effort "to provide dealers with a comprehensive, end-to-end solution, RTI will offer the RTI Miravue VIP-1 video-over-IP system for powerful, scalable AV distribution over Ethernet, coax cable, and wireless networking."
"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," said Ed McConaghay, CEO of RTI. "We will continue to use the Miravue name for our expanding line of video-over-IP products."
The VIP-1 acts as a transmitter, receiver, network switch, and wireless access point, dramatically lowering AV distribution costs by reducing cabling and installation time. The unit supports HDMI/HDCP 1.x and 2.x video sources with ultra-low latency. Also, 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 downmixing and lip-sync adjustment.
Perfect for new and retrofit installations, the VIP-1 delivers high-quality HD video over Ethernet, coax cable and wireless networking. Due to its low bandwidth usage, it does not require any specialized networking gear, instead of 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.
"We are thrilled that RTI has become the home of our Miravue video-over-IP system," said 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."