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speaker wire or lossy analog audio back to a centralized rack.
Those units also include built-in streamers, which possibly
eliminates the need for a separate source device.
Speaking of the equipment rack, advancements in IP-based
video signal distribution have greatly reduced the use of
traditional video distribution matrices. That not only simplifies
the installation for the technician, it also means there are no
massive matrix switchers to install. Those units were often
pricey and had margin potential for dealers. Just over one-infour
projects had an AV-over-IP solution, while nearly one-inthree
(29%) still included a matrix switcher.
In terms of modes of signal transmission, HDMI cable remains
the dominant technology with nearly two-thirds of all projects
(64%) using the interface. HDBaseT extenders over Category cable
were used in over one-third of all jobs (34%) and fiber-optic
cable was part of nearly one-in-four projects (23%).
Lastly, voice control as an interface option continues to
grow, with more than one-in-five jobs (21%) implementing
voice control. That could be a built-in solution like from Dish
Hopper, or a third-party integration using Google Assistant,
Amazon Alexa, Josh.ai, or other solutions. CE Pro
Multiroom AV Connection Types
(Percent of Projects that Include)
HDMI Cable
HDBaseT
Extender
Matrix
Switcher
Fiber-Optic
Cable
35%
30%
23%
According to the study, about 8% of integration companies
report that 100% of their multiroom AV installations
over the past year was based on AV-over-IP solution technology.
Despite the growth in the technology, more than
one-in-four dealers (28%) report they did not do a single
AV-over-IP installation last year.
64%
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