Feeds
75%
Eminent iTrio EM7100

Eminent iTrio EM7100 HDMI wireless video sender

Room with a view

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Business security measures using SSL

Review The video senders of yesterday didn’t enjoy the best of reputations. Typically used to route the analogue feed of one VCR to a second TV at the other end of the house, they suffered all manner of RF interference. Even when you managed to align their directional antennas, ghostly gremlins would make for a second rate viewing experience.

Eminent iTrio EM7100

Eminent's iTrio 7100 receiver supports analogue sources as well as HDMI

But that’s all changed with the advent of a new generation of HDMI senders. Using the 5GHz band intended for short-range wireless LAN applications, they can deliver a high-quality Full HD image through brickwork and other household miscellany.

Most of HDMI senders offer a simple single HDMI link between two points. The Eminent iTrio EM7100 reviewed here, however, is rather more versatile. The Transmitter features two HDMI v1.1 inputs, SCART, PC VGA/Component (a VGA-to-component adaptor lead is enclosed in the box) and a stereo minijack audio input. The look-alike Receiver offers HDMI, Scart and component outputs. This broad selection of connectivity means the system can be used both with modern kit and legacy hardware. The units support HDCP v1.2.

There’s also an Ethernet LAN option on both. The instruction manual declares that this is intended for "professional use only" which appears to be Eminent's way of dodging including wired networking configuration information in a bid keep support calls to a minimum. Also provided is a USB input for firmware upgrades. Filling out the pack is a small remote control and a standard IR ‘flasher’ cable.

Eminent iTrio EM7100

Transmitter – upright, if you like

Build quality is good. Both Transmitter and Receiver are finished in a smart, gloss black and supplied with plastic cradles which allow them to stand vertically. It’s important these are used as the units run warm.

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.