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Extron unveiled its new VN-Matrix encoders and decoders for streaming high-quality AV over IP. The systems are appearing under the Extron brand for the first time since Extron's acquisition of the products division of Electrosonic.

At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Extron unveiled its new VN-Matrix encoders and decoders for streaming high-quality AV over IP. The systems are appearing under the Extron brand for the first time since Extron's acquisition of the products division of Electrosonic.

The VN-Matrix 200 Series and VN-Matrix 300 Series encoders and decoders transmit high-resolution audiovisual content across standard IP networks. According to the company, the scalable VN-Matrix system allows users to add additional encoders and decoders later to turn an IP network into a virtual routing matrix switcher that is also highly scalable.

The VN-Matrix 200 Series enables streaming of DVI and RGB video, while the VN-Matrix 300 Series supports SDI-HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI video. Both series can be used on uncorrected networks and provide high picture quality for large projected images and high-resolution graphics, says the company.

VN-Matrix Systems encode video or graphics sources at resolutions up to HD or WUXGA, along with bidirectional audio and data signals, and decode the content back to the original source resolution using Extron's PURE3 code, a wavelet-based compression technology. According to the company, the PURE3 codec is specifically designed for network transmission and provides a combination of bit-rate efficiency, low latency, and high image quality.

"These new products will allow our resellers to offer AV streaming solutions that enable enterprise collaboration, especially for specialized, mission-critical projects," said Casey Hall, vice president of sales and marketing for Extron, in a statement. "As with every Extron product, we're committed to providing the highest level of services, support, and solutions for the VN-Matrix products."



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