Not long ago, control room installations were only needed by select customers in government agencies, and only a few integration firms were considered capable of supporting these mission-critical IP control applications. But now, whether it’s a control room or a meeting space, all integrators are in this line of work, to an extent.
Likewise, there’s a huge line of 4K fiber optic extenders, IP transceivers, fiber kits and other IP control products to choose from.
But it’s not about the products. The value that integration firms and consultants bring to customers is in understanding their unique organization challenges and designing systems that solve them.
That being said, products are a big part of those solutions. Throughout 2017 the industry saw great innovation from its manufacturers.
2017 was a year in which companies focused on how to provide product solutions that help integrators address their clients’ emerging huddle and conference room needs.
Meanwhile, how content is distributed also evolved throughout 2017.
Many manufacturers touted new AV over IP solutions, while others focused on streaming products.
The products we’ve gathered here are, by no means, the only products released during 2017, nor do they create an all-encompassing list of beneficial products for the AV industry.
With that disclaimer in place, however, you’ve got to admit that these 36 4K fiber optic extenders, IP transceivers and other IP control products go a long way toward defining the direction that pro audio integration took in 2017.
Click on the following companies to see their most innovative 4K fiber optic extenders, IP transceivers, fiber kits and other IP control products, or just click here to view the full slideshow:
- Assa Abloy
- Aurora Multimedia (Network Switch)
- Comprehensive Connectivity (HDMI Matrix)
- Comprehensive Connectivity (HDMI Splitters)
- Contemporary Research
- Crestron (Control System)
- Crestron (Touch Screen)
- Crestron (4K60)
- Hall Research
- Key Digital
- Media Solutions
- Platinum Tools
- QSC (Core)
- QSC (Software+Dell)