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Introducing Just Add Power ... a scalable, any size HDMI matrix over IP

Every source gets a transmitter/encoder and every display gets a receiver/decoder, they all plug into the network and, voila, you’ve got an HDMI matrix solution!

  • The original 1G version offers a cost-effective, high performance solution while the newer 2G gigabit version delivers lossless video.
  • Both versions require a managed network switch controlled via RS-232 or IP from any control system, PC, or smart device (e.g., Blackberry or iPad).
  • Need to expand? Simply add a transmitter or receiver (or both).
  • No more baluns and no distance limitations!
  • Projects range from small residential jobs to large commercial applications and everything in between.
  • New 2G firmware enables a video wall configuration up to 8x8 at a fraction of the price of competing systems.

Welcome To Just Add Power
Established in 1992, the Just Add Power Company designs and builds a variety of innovative technology solutions for the 21st century. The name Just Add Power reflects our philosophy of building easy to use solutions to solve the problems we have identified. Just Add Power devices are designed to be simple to install, use, and maintain.

Our products include Teacher's AIDE™ Computer Supervisory Systems, Worship Center Broadcast Systems, and the HardGuard™ hard disk protector. The newest member of the Just Add Power family of products are our innovative HDMI® over IP solutions.

Video Wall
At InfoComm 2011 Just Add Power announces the ability to to support video wall applications using the 2G devices running a new firmware App. The new App can accommodate anything from a 2x2 up to an 8x8 video wall, and any just about any combination within that (i.e. 2x4, 1x8, 5x5, 6x2). 

Home Theater
Finally, a home theater matrix distribution solution for HDMI® that can easily be "right-sized" to match any whole house requirements (practically any number of HDMI sources distributed to up to 100's of displays).  The HD over IP™ Transmitter/Receiver solution is skew free, and can support sending 1080p content up to 330' on a single CAT5, and much farther (distances exceeding 1,000's of feet are possible) when using cascaded Ethernet LAN switches to distribute the signal.
Any HDMI source can simultaneously be displayed on any number of display devices (if multiple displays are permitted by the HDMI source) using VLAN isolation on a Managed Ethernet switch. Using the HTTP GUI a PC (wired or wireless) can control what signal is being watched at each location. Sophisticated Home Theater installations can use a programmable console to control the system using RS232 commands. The Managed switch must support IGMP and permit duplicate IP addresses across the VLAN domains.

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