NAV 10E 501

10G Pro AV over IP Encoder - HDMI, Ethernet, and USB
Key Features
  • New Expanded AES67 capabilities enable any NAV encoder or decoder to transmit or receive an AES67 audio stream
  • New Confidence Preview available in the endpoint or NAVigator browser interface
  • NAV Pro AV over IP Workstation
  • SmartGlide™ KVM Switching
  • SmartGlide™ KVM Focus
  • Encodes and streams video, audio, Ethernet, and USB signals over 10 Gbps Ethernet networks
The Extron NAV 10E 501
Model Version Description Part #
 NAV 10E 501 10G HDMI, Ethernet, USB Encoder - Multimode 60-1572-01
 NAV 10E 501 10G HDMI, Ethernet, USB Encoder - Singlemode 60-1572-02
 Remote Commissioning - NAV Remote Commissioning for NAV Call
 Onsite Commissioning - NAV Onsite Commissioning for NAV Call

The NAV 10E 501 is a Pro AV over IP encoder that streams ultra-low latency, high quality video, audio, Ethernet, and USB 2.0 signals over 10 Gbps Ethernet networks at low bitrates. Using Extron’s patented PURE3® codec, it delivers groundbreaking performance with real-time, visually lossless video at resolutions up to 4K @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and ultra-low latency. Adjustable bitrate settings enable compatibility with NAV® 1 Gbps endpoints, increasing scalability for large deployments. Support for AES67 audio over IP facilitates flexible integration with DMP Plus DSPs or other IP-enabled audio components. Purpose-built to support demanding professional AV applications, the highly scalable and powerful NAV platform enables secure deployment of AV signals to thousands of endpoints.

PURE3 Codec with Intelligent Selective Streaming

The NAV 10E 501 utilizes the Extron PURE3 codec, a unique wavelet-based compression technology that exceeds the performance characteristics found in standards-based compression systems. With virtually no latency, encoded video signals are processed with 4:4:4 color quantization, while maintaining original source quality and native resolution. PURE3 Intelligent Selective Streaming, or ISS, is an exclusive Extron streaming technology that leverages periods of low motion streamed content to enhance streaming performance. The PURE3 codec also features advanced error concealment, providing high immunity to network errors such as bit errors, jitter, and out-of-order or dropped data packets. PURE3 error concealment provides robust picture delivery without the increased latency or bandwidth typically introduced by forward error correction – FEC systems.

10 Gbps Ethernet

Designed for 10 Gbps Ethernet networks, the NAV 10E 501 features the required bandwidth for visually lossless transmission of video and audio, ensuring accurate reproduction of original source content without any loss of detail or visible compression artifacts. Fiber optic connectivity enables extension of AV signals up to 10 km (6.21 miles) over singlemode cable or 400 m (1,312 feet) over multimode cable. Fiber optic connectivity is also inherently immune to outside interference, providing both robust and reliable transmission. The NAV 10E 501 is ideal for simulation, command and control, medical diagnostics applications, or any installation where reliable, visually lossless AV over IP video distribution is desired.

USB 2.0 Extension

With built-in USB 2.0 extension, the NAV 10E 501 can remotely connect to peripheral USB-enabled devices over the same cable as video and audio. The USB Type‑C connector supports USB 2.0 devices with data rates of up to 480 Mbps and is compatible with USB 3.0 devices that can operate at USB 2.0 data rates. Peripheral emulation is also supported, enabling emulation of connected HID – Human Interface Devices, such as keyboard and mouse, ensuring fast switching and trouble-free remote computer boot-up. The NAV 10E 501 supports all standard USB peripherals used in professional AV applications, such as keyboards, mice, and mass storage devices, making it ideal for use in KVM applications.

Ethernet LAN Expansion

The NAV 10E 501 provides a LAN expansion port via a 1 Gbps (10/100/1000) copper, RJ-45, Ethernet interface. This enables Ethernet-enabled devices to connect to the LAN over the same fiber as the NAV video, audio, and USB signals. This convenience port facilitates remote LAN connectivity and control of attached IP-enabled displays, smart TVs, cameras, or other Ethernet-enabled devices.

HDCP 2.3

The NAV 10E 501 is fully compliant with HDCP 2.3 for transmission of UHD content encrypted with the HDCP standard. It also features Extron Key Minder® to enhance and simplify the integration of HDMI-equipped devices. For HDMI signals with protected content, Key Minder authenticates and maintains continuous HDCP encryption to support quick and reliable transmission across a network infrastructure. If HDCP-encrypted content is streamed to a non-compliant display, the receiver sends a full-screen green signal, providing immediate visual feedback that the protected content cannot be viewed on the display.

Interoperability with AES67

The NAV platform supports the AES67 standard for transmission of audio over IP networks, facilitating integration with DMP Plus DSPs or other IP-enabled audio components. The AES67 standard provides interoperability between the predominant network audio over IP protocols in use today. The use of this standard enables AV integrators to more easily add audio networking technology into a variety of applications, ensuring reliable performance and flexibility in the distribution of audio signals.

Quick and Reliable Switching

NAV systems are not limited to video extension and distribution. Multiple encoders and decoders can be deployed together to create an IP-based video and audio matrix. NAV Pro AV over IP solutions provide the flexibility of an IP-based system, with the integration-friendly video and audio switching features found in Extron conventional matrix switchers, such as Key Minder, EDID Minder®, and USB and audio breakaway. Design a small IP-based switching system with multiple endpoints and an Extron Pro Series control system for secure switching. The NAVigator System Manager enhances matrix switching capabilities, featuring advanced control and enterprise-level system monitoring.

Priority Routing enables users to create custom tags to ensure that data is properly segregated, and endpoints are more easily located. Users can assign multiple tags to an endpoint using NAVigator software. Used in conjunction with an Extron control system, tags can be leveraged to classify, segregate, or quickly locate endpoints. Priority Routing is useful in systems with multiple security classification levels or in applications that manage many rooms over an enterprise or campus.

Easy Setup and Configuration

The NAV 10E 501 features a built-in, user-friendly web interface for easy access to network settings, bitrate adjustments, and other parameters from a standard web browser. In addition to the web interface, the NAV 10E 501 supports configuration from Extron PCS – Product Configuration Software. Deployments will benefit from the required NAVigator System Manager, a powerful, purpose-built appliance for centralized management and control of NAV systems.


Due to the nature of fiber optic transmission, the NAV 10E 501 is inherently immune to electromagnetic and radio frequency interference, making it ideal for highly sensitive, secure environments. In addition, all NAV endpoints support 802.1X port-based Network Access Control. When applied, 802.1X authentication requires that all devices are approved before network access is granted. Video and data streams are also encrypted with SRTP - Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol. NAV systems work natively with Extron Pro Series control systems, which feature a Secure Platform Interface that encrypts all commands from control processor to endpoint. Together, NAV and Extron Pro Series control systems create the most secure and reliable Pro AV over IP solution on the market. With the NAVigator System Manager, all communication between the manager and endpoints is encrypted with SSH – Secure Shell protocol. The highly secure nature of the NAV 10E 501 makes it an ideal solution for government, military, and medical environments.

System Monitoring and Control

The NAVigator System Manager turns the NAV system into a powerful and flexible IP‑based matrix solution. The NAVigator is a purpose‑built appliance with an intuitive, user‑friendly interface for centralized management and control of NAV deployments. In addition to easy setup, configuration, and quick switching, the NAVigator includes extensive features for monitoring, diagnostics, and troubleshooting NAV systems. It also enables simultaneous configuration, bulk firmware upgrades, backup, and restoration of multiple NAV endpoints from a single browser. An optional NAVigator LinkLicense is available to enable third-party control of NAV systems. These third-party control systems can use SIS commands* to make and break NAV connections in addition to various other functions. However, Extron Pro Series control system integration with the NAVigator is required to control Secure Platform Devices on NAV endpoints such as RS‑232 and IR control ports. The NAVigator System Manager acts as a centralized communication bridge for secure, end‑to‑end AES encrypted control of all attached devices.

*The third-party control LinkLicense does not enable control of SPD devices.

Pro Series Control

All NAV endpoints have a built-in Pro Series control port for RS‑232 and IR, effectively expanding Extron Pro Series control systems beyond the physical location of the control processor. This unique Extron feature eliminates the need for additional control processors at the endpoints. NAV Pro Series control ensures cost-effective, encrypted control of devices anywhere the network can reach. NAV is an ideal solution for any application requiring device control, flexible video and audio switching, and reliable transmission of high-quality content over long distances.


The NAV platform is the only solution featuring seamless, complete interoperability between 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps encoders and decoders. NAV leverages the PURE3 codec, making it possible to stream video from 1 Gbps encoders to 10 Gbps decoders or reduce bitrates from 10 Gbps encoders so that streams can be readily decoded by 1 Gbps decoders. This flexibility ensures reliable delivery of superior quality video with ultra-low latency across your entire enterprise.