Composite Video to Ethernet recommendations?

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  1. OFI

    OFI New Member

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    Posted this in the IT crew thread but got no love :hs:


    Anyone got any experience with composite video to ethernet?

    Currently using one of these DVTel units http://www.dvtel.com/products/edge-devices/encoders-decoders and they fucking suck. Shit is huge, expensive and can only send one video source per pair.

    Looking for something a bit better really, more video sources the merrier.

    Any recommendations? :x:
     
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    I know at my old job we used a set of video to ethernet converts to provide video to a display on the other side of the building.

    Thats pretty much all I know about the system, I didnt have anything to do with it. I know its a whole lot cheaper than running HDMI that far. The display seemed good enough, you couldnt tell anything wrong with it.

    It was a fairly small box, not like what you posted. It did not have power over ethernet, I remember that.
     
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    So, are you basically looking for a KVM terminal that uses Ethernet cable (but not necessarily a standard protocol) to transmit keyboard, mouse, and video? If so, look for KVMs specifically.
     
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    Sorry should have been clearer.

    Basically the current system consists of an encoder and decoder attached to a network.

    The encoder takes a composite video input, and sends it out over the network to the decoder. The encoder/decoders can be telnet'd into and configured (IPs, encoding bitrate, overlays)

    So it's not just passing a video signal over ethernet cables :)

    Edit: These guys do similar over priced solutions too http://www.svideo.com/video2ip.html
     
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