DIY Video Distribution: NetPlay Home by Video Storm

DIY video products have been gaining traction in the recent years and have huge growth potential. It has been a popular focal point at venues like CEDIA and CES. Video Storm has just announced their entry into the DIY video distribution market segment. With a combination of tech savvy consumers and technological advances in hardware and software, Video Storm developed a smart solution for the DIY enthusiast.

After years of requests from consumers, Video Storm stepped up to market demand and has launched their new NetPlay Home line of products through Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1026442717/netplay-home-byoh-video-distribution-system). This new generation of DIY products is targeted at consumers who want easy to use, flexible, and scalable AV distribution for their home. Consumers can watch any live or stored video content over their home network on any Android TV, Android streaming media player, or Android phones and tablets.

Video Storm uses the innovative BYOH (Bring Your Own Hardware) concept to enable consumers to use the latest low cost third party Android streaming media players, such as Android TV, Amazon FireTV, and Sony TVs with built in Android OS, network drives and IP cameras, and third party encoders for HDMI sources. Each sink is integrated into NetPlay Home through their newly introduced NetPlay TV app. This distribution system makes it easy to swap out hardware for upgrades or new configurations.

NetPlay Home utilizes existing home networks, removing the need to pull additional wires. It can use Coax, Cat5, or Cat6, giving the consumer more versatility with what already exists in their current home.
Video Storm is eliminating the need for equipment racks in homes using one single NetPlay Manager unit that fits in the palm of your hand to distribute video across home networks. Sources can be located anywhere in the home with a network connection and do not need to be centralized.

NetPlay Manager pairs with NetPlay Mobile, Video Storm’s control app for controlling sources and TVs. It has source, sink, and channel selection capabilities along with video preview. Consumers can also view videos via wifi on their tablets with the NetPlay Mobile license. Consumers can also use other control solutions such as Control4, TV remotes, or mobile devices.

Video Storm is also including many popular pro features such as video tiling, video walls, PIP, and text overlays for monitoring IP cameras and watching multiple ball games simultaneously, satisfying monitoring and entertainment needs at the same time. You can watch the NetPlay Home demo video here: https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=1183709731748705.

Video Storm has extensive experience in the video market through the design and manufacturing of pro line HDMI over IP network products for AV, popular with sports bars, as well as component video products in the past.

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