NAV 10E 501 New

10G Pro AV over IP Encoder - HDMI, Ethernet, and USB
Key Features
  • Encodes and streams video, audio, Ethernet, and USB signals over 10 Gbps Ethernet networks
  • Supports HDMI 2.0 at resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4
  • PURE3® Codec
  • PURE3 Intelligent Selective Streaming
  • Interoperable with 1 Gbps NAV® endpoints
  • Ultra-low latency with visually lossless compression
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

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 128 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 Expansion

With built-in 1 Gbps Ethernet expansion, the NAV 10E 501 can remotely connect to peripheral Ethernet-enabled devices over the same cable as video and audio. The 1 Gbps Ethernet expansion port facilitates remote LAN connectivity and control of attached IP-enabled displays or smart TVs, VoIP phones, or any other Ethernet-enabled device.

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 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 an 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 128 Plus DSPs or other IP-enabled audio components. The AES67 standard provides interoperability between the predominant network audio over IP protocols in use today. 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. In larger deployments, the NAVigator System Manager can enhance 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. Larger deployments will benefit from the optional NAVigator System Manager, a powerful, purpose-built appliance for centralized management and control of NAV systems.

System Monitoring and Control

The optional NAVigator System Manager turns any NAV system into a powerful and flexible IP-based matrix solution. NAVigator is a purpose-built hardware appliance with a user-friendly interface for centralized management and control of NAV deployments. It facilitates easy setup, configuration, and quick switching, and includes extensive features for monitoring, diagnostics, and troubleshooting. NAVigator also facilitates bulk firmware upgrades and simultaneous configuration, backup, and restoration of multiple units from a single access point. In addition, NAVigator is designed to integrate directly with Extron Pro Series control systems, which feature a Secure Platform Interface that encrypts all commands from control processor to endpoint.


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. Furthermore, when used with the optional 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.

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.


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NAV 10E 501
specification — NAV 10E Encoder
   Frame rate2 24, 25, 30, 50, or 60 fps
   Chroma sampling2 4:4:4, 4:2:2, or 4:2:0
   Color bit depth2 8, or 10 bits per color
   Signal type DVI v 1.0, HDMI v1.4 and v2.0, HDCP v1.4 and v2.2
   Max. video data rate 18 Gbps (6 Gbps per color)
    NOTE     14096 x 2160 @ 50-60 Hz is available only for HDMI connectors.
    NOTE     2Subject to the maximum data rate limit. Use our calculator at to determine video parameters supported by this data rate.
Video input and loop through
    NOTE     *Appropriate DVI-D to HDMI or DisplayPort to HDMI cables or adapters are required for DVI or DisplayPort signal input.
   Number/signal type 1 digital HDMI video*
1 digital HDMI video (loop through)
   Connectors 2 female HDMI type A: 1 for input, 1 for loop through
   Resolution range Up to 4K (4096x2160 at 60 Hz) and UHD (3840x2160 at 60 Hz)
   Standards DVI v1.0, HDMI v2.0, HDCP v1.4/v2.2
Video processing
   Digital sampling 8 or 10 bits per color; 600 MHz pixel clock maximum
   Compression PURE3TM
   Bit rate 150 Mbps to 8.5 Gbps
   Latency <1 frame (encode/decode)**
    NOTE     **Indicates minimum latency. Network and video processing dependencies apply.
Video output stream
   Number/signal type 1 PURE3 digital video over IP
   Connector 1 SFP+ connector (SM or MM)
   Gain Unbalanced output: 0 dB, balanced output: +6 dB
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5 dB
   THD + Noise <0.1% @ 20 Hz to 20 kHz at nominal level
   S/N >90 dB, at maximum output, balanced (unweighted)
   Crosstalk <-80 dB @ 1 kHz, fully loaded
   Stereo channel separation >80 dB @ 1 kHz
   Sampling rates 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
   Bit depths 16, 20, 24 bit
Audio input
   Number/signal type 1 analog stereo, unbalanced or balanced
1 digital stereo, de-embedded from HDMI
   Connectors (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole
1 female HDMI type A (shared with video input)
   Supported formats LPCM (2 channel), analog stereo input
   Impedance >10 kohms unbalanced, >20 kohms balanced
   Nominal level +4 dBu, -10 dBV configurable
   Maximum level +21 dBu balanced, +15 dBV unbalanced
   Gain adjustment range Adjustable, -18 dB to +10 dB
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
Audio output stream
   Number/signal type 1 audio over IP LPCM
1 audio over IP AES67*
   Connector 1 SFP+ connector (SM or MM)
    NOTE     *AES 67 specifications are compatible with the Extron DSPs.
Network interconnection (NAV)
   Number/signal type 2 fiber optic
   Connectors (1) 10G SFP+ connector, 2 LC connectors
   Termination MDI (SFP+)
   Ethernet standards 10 Gb Ethernet 802.3ae, 10GBase-LR (SFP+) SM, and 10GBase-SR (SFP+) MM
      Streaming SRTP (AES-128) on video and audio
      Transport Multicast UDP
      All supported DHCP, HTTPS, IGMPv2/v3, IPv4, PTPv2, QoS, SNMP (v2c), SSH, TCP, UDP, VLAN tagging
   Security AES-256, 802.1x, Active Directory authentication
   Signal transmission distance 
      Singlemode 10 km (6.25 miles) with singlemode (SM) cables with 10GBASE-LR (SFP+)
      Multimode 400 m (1312') with 50/125 µm OM4 cables with 10GBase-SR (SFP+)
    NOTE     Operating distance is approximate. These are typical maximum distances that may vary depending on factors such as fiber type, fiber bandwidth, connector splicing, losses, modal or chromatic dispersion, environmental factors, and kinks.
   Nominal peak wavelength 850 nm for multimode, 1310 nm for singlemode
   Transmission power 
      Singlemode -5.2 dBm, minimum
      Multimode -3.3 dBm, minimum
   Maximum receiver sensitivity 
      Singlemode -12.6 dBm, maximum
      Multimode -13.0 dBm, maximum
   Optical loss budget 
      Singlemode 7.4 dB, maximum
      Multimode 9.7 dB, maximum
Network extension (EXT)
   Connector 1 RJ-45 female
   Termination Auto-MDIX, TIA/EIA T568B
   Ethernet standards 1 GbE (802.3ab), 10/100/1000 Base-T, half/full duplex with auto-detect
   Signal transmission distance 330' (100 m) using CAT-5e/6/6a/7 cables
USB extension (USB)
   Quantity/type 1 USB type-C port
   Power 900 mA (max)
   Configuration Host (default) or hub
   Host support xHCI (USB 3.0), EHCI (USB 2.0), OHCI/UHCI
   Data rates Low speed (1.5 Mbps), full speed (12 Mbps), high speed (480 Mbps)
   Traffic types Bulk, control, interrupt, and isochronous
   Hub usage Min: 0 (host/per emulation off)
Max: 2 (all emulation on)
    NOTE     Hub usage is dependent on the system configuration.
   Network switch hops 5 hops (typical)
    NOTE     Network switch hop limitations may apply. Typical limit is up to five network switches.
Communications - external devices
      Quantity/type 1 bidirectional RS-232
      Connector (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole (shared with IR port)
      Baud rate and protocol 300 to 115200 baud (9600 baud = default)
8 (default) or 7 data bits
1 (default) or 2 stop bits
no parity (default), even or odd parity
      Pin configuration Tx, Rx, and Gnd
   IR control 
      Quantity/type 1 TTL level (0 to 5 V) infrared (carrier and non-carrier) up to 300 kHz
      Connector (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5-pole (shared with RS-232)
      Pin configuration S = signal and G = Gnd
      IR output carrier frequency 30 kHz to 300 kHz
   CEC control 1 HDMI type A loop through connector
   Contact closure 
      Quantity/type 1 contact closure input
      Connector (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 2 pole (shared with tally)
      Input voltage range 0 to 5 VDC, clamped at +5.1 VDC
      Pin configuration C = contact input (+5 VDC) (Ground is supplied by HDMI connector on an Extron Show-Me cable)
   Tally port 
      Quantity/type 1 tally output
      Connector (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 2 pole (shared with contact closure)
      Pin configuration T = tally output (GND) (+5 VDC is supplied by HDMI connector on an Extron Show-Me cable)
   USB configuration port 
      Quantity/type 1 front panel USB mini-B
      Standard Ethernet over USB
   Power supply External
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Output: TBD
   Power consumption 
      Device TBD watts nominal, TBD watts max.
      Device and power supply TBD watts nominal, TBD watts max.
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 85%, noncondensing
   Cooling Fan, air flows from top to rear
   Thermal dissipation 
      Device TBD BTU/hr
      Device and power supply TBD BTU/hr
      Rack mount Yes, with optional rack shelf
      Furniture mount Yes, with optional under desk mounting kit
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure 1.00" H x 8.75" W x 6.00" D (half rack wide)
(25 mm H x 222 mm W x 152 mm D)
   Product weight 1.4 lbs (0.7 kg)
   Regulatory compliance CE, c-UL UL,C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI,
Complies with the appropriate requirements of RoHS, WEEE
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
   Everlast power supply warranty 7 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Part # Height Width Depth Weight
    60-1572-01 4.5" (11.4 cm) 11.0" (27.9 cm) 9.5" (24.1 cm) 3.73 lbs (1.69 kg)
    60-1572-02 4.5" (11.4 cm) 11.0" (27.9 cm) 9.5" (24.1 cm) 3.73 lbs (1.69 kg)


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