As Digital Signage applications continue to grow, so does the need to get high-quality content from a source to a display (or multiple displays) over long distances. This has resulted in connectivity solutions that need to be more scalable, more flexible and capable of transmitting digital signals over longer distances in the most efficient way possible, enter IP-based extender kits.
IP-based extender kits use transmitters and receivers to send signals over an existing IP network infrastructure. With over-IP transmission, audio/video signals from any source, analog or digital, can be received by any analog or digital display. These solutions can be used with multiple sources and multiple displays. Digital signage reached a tipping point when prices for high-quality flat-panel displays reached commodity levels. Now that digital signage is enjoying widespread adoption, sales opportunities are expanding. The worldwide market is expected to grow 9% per year, reaching $15 billion by 2020. The display itself is only the visible endpoint of a digital signage solution that may require many components. There are typically multiple opportunities for add-ons and solution sales each time a customer purchases a display.