NAVigator

Pro AV over IP System Manager
Key Features
  • Securely manages, configures, and controls NAV® Pro AV over IP systems
  • Each unit supports up to 240 NAV endpoints
  • Intuitive, web-based user interface for ease of use
  • Manages simultaneous configuration of multiple NAV devices
  • Secure encrypted communication between all endpoints
  • Power over Ethernet, or PoE, eliminates the need for a local power supply
The Extron NAVigator
Model Version Description Part #
 NAVigator Entry Level Version for 16 Endpoints 60-1534-01
 LinkLicense NAVigator 48 Endpoints Upgrade 79-2551-02
 LinkLicense NAVigator 96 Endpoints Upgrade 79-2551-03
 LinkLicense NAVigator 240 Endpoints Upgrade 79-2551-04
 LinkLicense NAVigator 48 to 96 Endpoints Upgrade 79-2551-05
 LinkLicense NAVigator 48 to 240 Endpoints Upgrade 79-2551-06
 LinkLicense NAVigator 96 to 240 Endpoints Upgrade 79-2551-07
 Onsite Commissioning - NAV Onsite Commissioning for NAV Call
 Remote Commissioning - NAV Remote Commissioning for NAV Call

NAVigator is a hardware appliance for secure management, configuration, and control of NAV® Pro AV over IP systems. Use the user-friendly web-based NAV System Manager to configure, monitor and control, backup and restore, run diagnostics, and troubleshoot. An entry level NAVigator system supports 16 endpoints and can expand with LinkLicense to support 48, 96, or 240 devices. Multiple NAVigator units working together can support thousands of endpoints. Two isolated, independent LAN ports facilitate control from a secondary network, enabling flexible design with enhanced security, and eliminating AV traffic on the corporate network. With Extron Pro Series control integration, the NAVigator acts as a centralized communication bridge for secure control of all attached devices. The NAVigator System Manager can be PoE powered over the network.

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

NAVigator features a built-in, user-friendly web interface for easy access to network settings and other parameters from a standard web browser. In addition to the web interface, NAVigator also supports configuration from Extron PCS – Product Configuration Software. 

System Monitoring and Control

NAVigator System Manager turns any NAV system into a powerful and flexible IP-based matrix solution. 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.

Security

NAVigator System Manager encrypts all communication between the manager and endpoints with SSH – Secure Shell protocol. NAV endpoints also support 802.1X port-based Network Access Control. When applied, 802.1X authentication requires that all devices are approved before network access is granted. Support for Microsoft® Active Directory simplifies user management and group authentication, helping to maintain strong security policies. Furthermore, SRTP - Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol ensures encryption, message authentication, and data integrity of video and data streams. In addition, 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