Anaheim, California (June 15, 2011) - Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce 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 easily be decoded and viewed on desktop or laptop PCs. It 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. 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. "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."
The introduction of the SME 100 reflects Extron's continued commitment to developing a range of AV streaming products that substantially increase the capabilities of AV systems. These capabilities include remote AV system monitoring, presentation and conferencing overflow, enterprise broadcast of central media assets, and broad media delivery over the Internet using a Content Delivery Network provider.