Feeds
75%
Eminent iTrio EM7100

Eminent iTrio EM7100 HDMI wireless video sender

Room with a view

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

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.

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.