Visionary Revolutionizes AV over IP Wallplates with Bluetooth Connectivity

Santa Barbara, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2021) — Visionary unveils new PacketAV Duet Wallplate Encoder, the world’s first HDMI over IP wall plate with built-in Bluetooth connectivity.

Visionary, a manufacturer of reliable, cost-effective AV over IP technologies, announces two new PacketAV DUET Wallplate Encoders, one featuring Bluetooth (DuetE-WP-BT) and the other featuring simplified HDMI only connectivity (DuetE-WP-H). The DuetE-WP-BT, the first of its kind, combines powerful 4K UHD video and Dante/AES67 audio embedding and de-embedding over a single gigabit ethernet (PoE) port, with built-in Bluetooth wireless audio connectivity.

With Bluetooth 5.0 for extended range, faster data throughput, and reliable connections, the DuetE-WP-BT supports bi-directional smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth® for web conference soft-codec AV integration, meanwhile eliminating the need for separate bridging hardware.

The PacketAV DUET Wallplate Encoders fit into a two-gang, U.S. or UK-style back box without additional electrical box modification. The PacketAV DUET Wallplate Encoders mount into standard Decora-style wallplates for use in a wall, tabletop, lectern, or floor box. The 45-degree Ethernet connector enables simplified access from any side of the electrical box while providing bend radius relief for category cables. The DUET Wallplate Encoders feature a single Ethernet port with internal VLAN tagging capability to separate audio and video network traffic as needed.

Building on their success and wide adoption, the next generation of PacketAV DUET Wallplate Encoders continue to provide powerful AV encoding in a convenient wall plate form factor.