HDMI splitter is the first of its kind in hi-def cable connections that provides digital content in both video and audio. Its invention has revolutionized the world of video technology and has taken it to the next level. It is a distribution amplifier device that lets you connect HDTV products such as DVD players, D-VHS players, set top boxes, etc to two or more HDTV displays. Its biggest advantage is that it uses a single cable to connect your device with an HDMI output to your HDTV display. Also compatible with DVI, it can be used to for various applications. Working on the simple principle of plug and play, these splitters support HDCP compliant devices.
A VGA splitter (Video Graphic Array) is commonly known as a video splitter. Before the advent of HDMI, these splitters were the most popular type being used. They allow display of a computer’s video signal with VGA output on as many as 16 VGA monitors. By daisy chaining these devices, they can be made into a series of multiple VGA splitters so as to display the image on 90 ore more monitors. A unique property of this splitter is amplification of the signals due to which there is no loss of signal and the relayed images are crystal clear. Following DDC, DDC2, and DDC2B protocols, these splitters are the most basic form of a video splitter.
Another recent category of the splitter is the DVI splitter (Digital Visual Interface). It is an ideal application for displaying the same image on multiple DVI monitors from a single DVI source. Compliant to HDCP, this device also supports the DDC2B protocols along with the DDWG standards for DVI monitors. Available in port sizes of 2, 4, 5 and 8, they are generally used in classrooms, test bench facilities, remote monitoring & training facilities. With the introduction of digital technology, digitized multi-media application systems will generate an important development in multi-media application.
With the move towards more and more digital video technology the HDMI splitter is becoming the preferred product used in multi media and entertainment industries.