Midwest Tradition Meets AV Technology at Blain’s Farm & Fleet Conference Center With Just Add Power

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Integrator Audio Contractors Relies on Ultra HD Over IP System for Reliable, Scalable Video Distribution With AES67 Compatibility

SEMINOLE, Fla. — Feb. 10, 2021Just Add Power, a leader in video-over-IP distribution, announced that its Ultra HD Over IP system has been installed in a six-room conference center at Blain’s Farm & Fleet company headquarters in Janesville, Wisconsin. Integrator Audio Contractors utilized Just Add Power’s solutions to deliver content from seven HDMI inputs, a Kramer ViaGo wireless presentation system, and a Q-SYS PTZ ceiling-mounted camera to the center’s displays, projectors, and a Monarch Matrox hard drive, while distributing audio from sources to any of the conference rooms’ in-ceiling speakers.

“While we initially looked at other IP-based solutions for this project, we quickly realized that they had their limitations,” said Andrew Szlapka, commercial sales and systems designer at Audio Contractors. “Just Add Power, on the other hand, checked every box, making it an easy choice. Not only is the company’s platform exceptionally reliable and simple to scale, but it provides the audio capabilities we required with its 3G+ 767DSS Dante® Enhanced Sound System transmitter. This greatly simplified distributing audio from the HDMI jacks, minimizing the amount of analog inputs and additional wiring required for playout through the center’s in-ceiling speakers.”

Blain’s Just Add Power system offers ultra-low 16 ms of latency from source to screen and supports 4K Ultra HD resolutions and HDMI 2.0 devices with HDCP 2.2. The platform enables seamless switching between any resolution HDMI source as well as uncompressed lossless multichannel audio formats including Dolby Atmos support. The Ultra HD Over IP platform is engineered to provide complete scalability, so expanding the system with an additional screen or source is as simple as adding another receiver or transmitter.

Audio Contractors equipped each display and projector in the conference center, in addition to the Monarch Matrox HD, with a VBS-HDIP-508POE 3G receiver, which features an integrated scaler that automatically adjusts the picture to fit the screen. The Kramer ViaGo wireless presentation system and ceiling-mount camera were outfitted with VBS-HDIP-707POE 3G transmitters. The local and rack HDMI inputs were equipped with Just Add Power’s 3G+ 767DSS Dante Enhanced Sound System transmitter, which adds compatibility with Dante and AES67 audio networks, with separate switching of audio and video.

“While Blain’s Farm & Fleet is deeply rooted in the traditions of the Midwest, the company relies on the latest technologies to deliver a better experience for both its customers and vendors. The updated Janesville conference center is a perfect example,” said Taft Stricklin, sales team manager at Just Add Power. “Blain’s absolutely loves their new video distribution system and the capabilities it provides. Furthermore, the project really highlights how our 767DSS transmitter greatly simplifies audio and video routing, making it a game-changer for installations incorporating Dante or AES67.”

More information is available at justaddpower.com.