Just Add Power (J+P), a leader in Ultra HD over IP video distribution, announced that its VBS-HDIP-3G 509POE Daisy Chain Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Receiver earned a Best of Show Award from Residential Systems at CEDIA 2018 in San Diego. The receiver allows installers to add multiple network devices at the endpoint or to add more receivers for highly customized installations. For the award, a team of judges rated nominated products on several criteria, including value, impact, and uniqueness to the market.

“We’re ecstatic that the Daisy Chain Receiver has earned this honor at CEDIA 2018. An award like this speaks clearly to the importance of listening to and designing products for our customers,” said Taft Stricklin, sales team manager at Just Add Power. “The daisy chain receiver’s onboard PoE network port makes it easier for our customers to expand legacy systems into an Ultra HD-over-IP network without needing Wi-Fi or another wire pull, and without losing any functionality.”

The new J+P VBS-HDIP-3G 509POE Daisy Chain Receiver distributes Ultra HD and 4K video over a single Cat-5e cable without the need for fiber. With the onboard pass-through network port, any PoE device can be connected; a network soundbar, IP TV control, or a single display location can be expanded into a video wall. The receiver also easily expands the number of PoE devices that can be added to the system by connecting a PoE switch to the port. As result, installers have greater network flexibility that is no longer restricted by the number of cable runs permitted — any system can be expanded quickly and easily when end-users want to add onto their AV experience.

With the receiver’s integrated scaler, video sources can be watched at any resolution, including 4K and Full HD (FHD). It also boasts control end points with RS-232 and IR together with enhanced video wall capabilities with rotation. As with all models in the J+P lineup, the receiver integrates seamlessly with FHD infrastructure, allowing integrators to mix and match J+P devices to build a future-proof 4K system that suits any application requirement.

For more information on J+P products, visit www.justaddpower.com.

About Just Add Power (J+P)

Just Add Power (J+P) was founded in 1992 by a group of former employees from the IBM Corporation. The motivation behind the company and the name was to come to the market with applications that totally support customers and their investment and are easy to use. With the 2009 introduction of the HDIP™ solution for distributing HDMI® over IP networks, the company has become well-known across many new markets.

The J+P design and manufacturing philosophy is evolutionary, not revolutionary. For example, customers who invested in the company’s solution in 2009 can still purchase new transmitters and receivers today to expand and maintain their system. J+P takes pride in having created an infrastructure that can be sustained and manufactured reliably for many years, making improvements through free firmware updates. When the company adds features that can’t be done through firmware alone, it builds new hardware with an eye toward backwards compatibility. The J+P evolutionary product design philosophy ensures the protection of its customers’ investment and increases system value over time.