From the top:
Custom-ish AV distribution network.
Delvcam dual display (to be replaced soon with a new custom dual screen system).
The left side shows the video feed going to output 1 on the Blackbird Matrix (see below). The right side screen displays the server selected by the KVM switch.
At the heart of the AV distribution network is a Monoprice Blackbird 4x4 HDMI Matrix Extender. This device features 4 HDBaseT connections/4 HDMI outputs.
Unlike most AV distribution system, I don't have a professionally setup system like Crestron, Control4, etc. installed. My system uses Logitech Harmony at the base for control for all TV/projector setups.
Each Harmony Hub has an extension cable that runs to the rack to transmit the IR signals to the rack mounted devices. The other IR port and Harmony Hub itself, is used to control devices local to the TV.
In cases where there might be similar devices in both the rack and at the local location, Logitech Harmony is programmed to only send the IR signal to the appropriate location(s).
This is simply all of the equipment for content in the AV distribution network.
-Integra Blu-ray Player
-Kinivo AV Switch (because 4 inputs in the Matrix isn't enough)
-Apple TV 4
AT&T U-Verse Cable TV Box
-VCR Player (Yes, more there for looks)
Dell PowerEdge R310
The Dell PowerEdge R410 runs FreePBX powering a VOIP phone system.
Dell PowerEdge R410 (#1)
The first Dell PowerEdge R410 runs ESXi. The following VMs are hosted with ESXi:
>Windows 10 Machine. Accessible with RDP on my other computers. I use a Mac as my daily driver, so this is helpful when computers
>Basic Windows 10 machine running a free program called "IP Watcher". This application emails/texts me when my IP changes. I do not have a static IP address and if my IP changes, it will cause my offsite Radius (via JumpCloud) to stop working. I use Radius for authentication of WiFi devices, so it is important that it keeps working.
>Windows 10 machine for OBS
>HomeAssistant - Runs home automations in the house. Also has HomeBridge for non-HomeKit devices to be accessible with HomeKit.
Dell PowerEdge R410 (#2)
The second Dell PowerEdge R410 is a Plex server. This is accessible from our devices and TVs via Apple TV.
Keystone Patch Panel
UniFi Switch US-48-500W (Managed Network Switch w/POE):
This is the main switch of the network. It provides ethernet across the house.
This device provides POE to a camera, AP and a few other devices. I also have many 8 port POE UniFi switches around the house.
Keystone Patch Panel
UniFi Switch US-24 (Managed Network Switch w/o POE):
This is a secondary network switch. This used to be used for the AV Distribution Network, but I changed the format of that so now it is ready to be implemented in a new way in the future.
UniFi Dream Machine Pro (UDM Pro):
This unit is the Router/Firewall. It also is the UniFi Network and UniFi Protect Controller. It takes an incoming connection from AT&T Fiber Network.
Buffalo TerraStation NAS:
This unit holds all computer backups. It contains 16TB of space with usable 8TB due to the RAID configuration.
2x WattBox Information Panels with USB and Wall outlet:
These units are part of the 2 WattBoxes on the rear side of the rack. These allow me too hard reboot a device remotely and calculate power usage.
Simply space for keeping screws, zip ties, and more!
2x CyberPower UPS Backup Power Units:
Every device in the rack is attached to a UPS for backup power.