What is HDMI over LAN?
What are the HDMI over LAN zero clients?
or How to stream HDMI or VGA over LAN without using video extenders?
HDMI over LAN technology allows us to extend a PC’s desktop via a local area network (LAN), instead of having the screens connected directly to the PC.
This type of connection allows for large distances between the computer and the screens as it runs on standard Ethernet networks. The technology was originally developed to allow sharing USB devices such as printers and storage devices.
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Today, with LAN speeds of 1GBps or higher, HDMI over LAN provides the possibility of connecting a relatively large number of screens through the same local area network with HDMI, VGA and DVI connections. (Also known as: ‘VGA over LAN’ or ‘DVI over LAN’).
By combining the advanced technology of HDMI over LAN with Monitors AnyWhere Connect, digital signage has become simple and cost-effective: A single computer with a local area network connection is all you need to push your content onto a large number of screens simultaneously.
Another advantage is the elimination of distance limits when using our technology with HDMI over LAN zero clients.
How does it work
In the following videos you can see some examples of how to utilize HDMI over LAN zero clients with Monitors AnyWhere Connect.
Many names – same solution
Different hardware manufacturers are developing the same solution under different names.
Some of the names you might see in the market are: VGA over LAN, Zero Clients over LAN, VGA over IP, VGA over Ethernet, HDMI over IP, HDMI over LAN, HDMI over Ethernet, IP 2 VGA, PC 2 HDMI, VGA via IP, HDMI via IP, HDMI 2 IP, DVI over Ethernet, AV over Gigabit Ethernet, PC to HDMI over LAN, VGA on LAN, VGA to LAN, etc…
Either way it’s cost-effective, and easier to install and maintain than using video extenders.