Raritan AV-Over-IP / KVM-Over-IP Solution

Raritan's RAV-IP is the most flexible AV-over-IP system with Cat5 and fiber connections for both AV and computer devices. The RAV-IP sytem enables a wide range of applications through a few basic, yet powerful configurations: (1) Point-to-point extension to extend an AV device or computer to another location, (2) Single-channel video distribution to multiple destinations, and (3) Multi-channel switching of multiple video sources to multiple destinations.

Raritan AV-Over-IP Brochure (PDF)
RAV-IP Features and Benefits (PDF)
RAV-IP Manual (PDF)


Raritan's AV-over-IP Distribution System provides economical, high performance video and audio streaming via HDMI video and audio, USB (including virtual media), Infrared (IR) and serial. The simple encoder and decoder based system can be installed in minutes using low cost Cat5/6 cable, fiber, and Gigabit Ethernet switches. This flexible system supports digital signage distribution, video walls, multi-casting, multi source switching, and multi monitor systems.

  • Works as a networked Matrix KVM, or point-to-point AV / KVM Extender.
  • High quality 3 frame latency with low bandwidth 1080P HDMI-over-IP (JPEG like compression).
  • HDMI in, HDMI out or DVI-I out (digital and analog signals) with audio, USB 2.0, IR, serial and Virtual Media support
  • Supports both Cat5 up to 330ft (100 m) and fiber connections up to 6.2 miles (10 km).
  • Simple Control Options - Switch channels via rotary dial or included remote control; AV devices via IR or serial; Computers via USB keyboard and mouse.
  • Installs out of the box with minimal setup requirement.
  • Easy to expand - just add additional encoders and decoders.
  • Does not require an expensive A/V control system - Uses low cost non-proprietary Cat5/6 cable, fiber, and Ethernet switches.

Multi-Channel AV Distribution Example

RAV-IP Multi-Channel A/V Distribution Example

Point to point AV Extension Example

RAV-IP Point-to-point Extension Example

High Performance Audio, Video, KVM & Control

RAV-IP supports both low-cost Cat5/6 connections, as well as fiber for longer distances up to 10 kilometers. The system is unique in its flexible support for Cat5 and fiber in a single inexpensive system. Installation and Configuration Made Easy To install and configure RAV-IP, connect the encoders and decoders to your input and output devices, and then to a managed Gigabit Ethernet switch with Cat5/6 cabling or fiber. The system can then automatically set the IP addresses, or they can be assigned statically or via DHCP. A web-based GUI available for configuration. Use the channel switches on the encoder/decoders to assign video inputs to outputs. To switch channels, use the rotary switch or the included remote control, just like your TV remote control at home! A USB KVM control is also available. No expensive control systems or complex programming required.

With RAV-IP you can stream 1080p video at up to 60 frames-per-second with low latency and minimum bandwidth. Supported video formats include: 1080p, 720p 3D, 1920x1200 (WUXGA) video. Supported audio formats include: LPCM, DTSTM & Dolby Audio Up to 7.1 channels.

RAV-IP is perfect for many small and mid-sized applications like: Digital Signage and Video Distribution, Corporate Lobbies and Conference Rooms, Hospitality and Retail, Entertainment and Broadcast, Rental and Staging, Education, Houses of Worship, Control Rooms, Transportation and Energy.

Raritan RAV-IPDS-ENC Transmitter

RAV-IPDS-ENC Front and Rear

Raritan RAV-IPDS-DEC Receiver

RAV-IPDS-DEC Front and Rear

Raritan RAV-IP Specifications
Video Input Connector1 x HDMI Type A 19-pin, female, lockingN/A
Video Output Connector1 x HDMI Type A 19-pin, female, loopback, locking1 x HDMI Type A 19-pin, female, locking
1 x DVI-I , female (non-HDCP video only)
Audio Line Input1 x 3.5mm mini-stereo jackN/A
Audio Line Output1 x 3.5mm mini-stereo jack, with loopback port1 x 3.5mm mini-stereo jack
Mic InputN/A1 x 3.5mm mini-stereo jack
USB Host Interface1 x USB Type B, female, USB 2.0N/A
USB Device ConnectorsN/A4 x USB Type A, female, 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 1.1
RS-232 Connector1 x DB-9 female1 x DB-9 male
IR Emitter1 x 3.5mm mini-mono jack1 x 3.5mm mini-mono jack
IR Extender1 x 3.5mm mini-stereo jack1 x 3.5mm mini-stereo jack
Ethernet Connectors1 x RJ-45, shielded
1 x SFP slot for Fiber Module (single mode / multimode)
1 x RJ-45, shielded
1 x SFP slot for Fiber Module (single mode / multimode)
Channel Selector16 Channel Rotary Switch or IR Remote16 Channel Rotary Switch or IR Remote
Link Indicator1 x LED, green1 x LED, green
Power Indicator1 x LED, blue1 x LED, blue
USB IndicatorN/A1 x LED, amber
Power Supply5V DC, 3A, locking5V DC, 3A, locking
Unit SpecificationsTransmitterReceiver
HDMI Video ResolutionUp to 1080p@60Hz, 720p 3DUp to 1080p@60Hz, 720p 3D
PC DVI ResolutionUp to 1920x1200@60HzUp to 1920x1200@60Hz
HDMI Audio InputUp to 7.1 ch LPCM, DTS, DolbyUp to 7.1 ch LPCM, DTS, Dolby
CAT5 DistancePoint to Point 330 ft (100 m)Point to Point 330 ft (100 m)
Fiber DistanceMultimode - 1804 ft (550 m)
Single - 6.2 mi (10 km)
Multimode - 1804 ft (550 m)
Single - 6.2 mi (10 km)
RS-232 Baud Rate300 - 230,400 bps
Default 115,200 bps
300 - 230,400 bps
Default 115,200 bps
IR Control Pass Thru20-60Khz, two way IR pass-thru20-60Khz, two way IR pass-thru
Power Adapter5V DC, 3A5V DC, 3A
Power Consumption10 Watts (maximum)10 Watts (maximum)
Operating Temperature32-104°F (0-40°C)32-104°F (0-40°C)
Storage Temperature-4~122°F (-20~50°C)-4~122°F (-20~50°C)
Dimensions7.68" (195mm)  x 1.26" (32mm) x 4.49" (114mm)7.68" (195mm)  x 1.26" (32mm) x 4.49" (114mm)
Weight3.97 lbs. (1.8 kg)3.97 lbs. (1.8 kg)