Userful Av-over-IP

Standards-based Solution Delivers Any AV Source Using IP Technology Stack


What is AV-over-IP?

AV-over-IP is the transmission of audio-visual information via data packets over an Internet Protocol. In the AV industry it refers to using the network rather than using traditional audio-visual signal transmission.

“We are very happy with the product, easy to use and manage and very price-competitive"

Stephen Lee, Vice President of Tuck Technologies

av-over-ip includes video walls, digital signage, kiosks, and single displays

Conventional vs. Standards based

Not all AV-over-IP solutions are the same.

Traditional AV solutions used circuit-switched networks and involved proprietary cables and connectors. It was cumbersome, proprietary and offered limited scalability.

AV-over-IP added specialized encoders and decoders so that AV signals could be sent over an IP network.

The problem is there’s still a lot of cumbersome proprietary hardware involved, and while the solution may be using standard IP for transmission, it’s not standards based.

Userful & Standards Based AV-over-IP

Userful in contrast eliminates the encoders and decoders and fully embraces existing IP standards. It is not just AV-over-IP, it is standards based AV-over-IP and relies on a Standards based tech-stack.

Conventional AV-over-IP diagram with encoder, decoder and A/V switch

Standards based AV-over-IP does not require:
Encoders Decoders A/V Switch

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Conventional Av-over-IP

Conventional Av-Over-IP diagram

Standards Based Av-over-IP

Userful On-premise Standards Based Av-over-IP diagram
Userful cloud Standards Based Av-over-IP diagram

Standards based

Userful’s AV-over-IP Options

Userful offers both an On-Premise solution with a standard, commercially available PC or server connected to displays over the network, or a Cloud solution that connects via the cloud directly to displays with no on-site hardware required.

  Useful Cloud there is No Hardware

Userful On-Premise 



Userful Cloud  



Userful On-Premise

Uses an on-premise PC/ Server to drive and control any digital display or video wall deployment.

All displays in any location can be centrally managed through the cloud.

Deploy any source any where on any screen at any time and in real time.

Userful Cloud

An entirely cloud based solution for customers that do not wish to deploy a PC/Server in each location.

Requires no onsite hardware

Support a limited number of local HDMI inputs

Unlimited number of displays, unlimited video resolution

+ Hybrid Product

Uses a mix of Userful On-Premise and Userful Cloud with all displays centrally managed through one interface.


Learn more about Userful's product and which is the best choice for your digital signage deployment.


Benefits to Standards based AV-over-IP

No Proprietary Hardware

Reduces costs and simplifies infrastructure


Easier to support, update and deploy


Standards based approach ensures enhanced security

Globally Deployable

IP based solution can operate and fully managed through the cloud

pricing sheet

Learn just what it will cost to get all this and more!