A wireless video sender goes by a lot of names, but no matter how experts refer to it, its function is rather straightforward. Its job is to transmit both visual and audio signals to other locations. In most instances, these other locations are devices like digital televisions and displays. It’s a flexible approach to delivering communications to a number of output points, and as such it has incredible power in commercial and security settings. In some instances, it can even allow companies to set up their own communications without the need to lay yards and yards of cable, which often comes with its own set of challenges.
What are the practical uses of a wireless video sender?
There are quite a few, largely because the technology is built on a simple foundation. Every device consists of three primary components – a receiver, a transmitter and a remote control relay, which often goes by other names as well. A pair of devices work in tandem to send and receive signals from connected devices, while the remote control relay allows users to control the system with an IR beam, usually built into a control implement. The transmitter inputs visual and audio data from a camera and microphone, and the receiver on the other end outputs this data to a display and speakers. It’s an easy to design and install system.
And because it runs on such simple technology (there are still analogue systems in place), a wireless video sender can function in a variety of roles. Some of them include:
- Providing security feeds to multiple devices. Closed circuit television, or CCTV, is the surveillance option of choice for most properties, and wiring up a set of cameras for this purpose can be extremely difficult. Extensive cabling also represents a vulnerable spot in the system. A system that does not rely on cabling can send signals to multiple terminals with minimal infrastructure, and do so while remaining secure.
- Providing an easy, in-house option for broadcasting material. Whether it’s for presentation or training purposes, a company can use the technology to reach thousands of employees at once. For this reason, it’s often utilized in conjunction with video streaming to deliver live training and presentation.
- Allowing homeowners to make better use of their televisions. A wireless video sender can pull satellite signals and transmit them to multiple televisions in the home. This provides a more convenient alternative to running cable all over the house and ensures that every television, no matter where it is located, can be used.
Running cable is an extremely labor intensive process that can add a lot of expense to a system installation. Whenever possible, it’s best to remove cabling from the equation, and as long as a company has help from a knowledgeable expert, it’s possible to get the same level of signal quality and stability that a wired option would provide.