Extron Launches H.264 Encoder
Extron Electronics introduced the SME 100, a live H.264 encoder for streaming audio, video, and computer-video signals.
Extron Electronics introduced the SME 100, a live H.264 encoder for streaming audio, video, and computer-video signals. The SME 100 employs standards-based H.264 MPEG-4 AVC encoding, and outputs an IP stream that can be decoded and viewed on desktop or laptop PCs.
Extron officials said the SME 100 is designed specifically to address the input requirements common to pro AV applications and supports RGB or DVI input signals up to 1920x1200, as well as standard definition and high definition video up to 1080p/60. The SME 100 also features an integrated three-input switcher with audio and buffered loop-through connections to simplify integration, and offers a range of compression and bit rate controls, according to the company.
High-performance Extron signal processing scales and optimizes video input signals for the intended viewing application. Encoding controls also provide adjustments for bit rate and quality. By extending AV signals over networks, the SME 100 significantly expands AV system capability.
"There are a wide variety of video encoders on the market, but not one that fits the needs of pro AV applications," said Casey Hall, vice president of sales and marketing for Extron, in a statement. "By supporting a wide variety of video and computer signals and offering advanced signal processing, the SME 100 offers unique connectivity options and is a cost-effective streaming solution ideal for the AV market."