Pro AV over IP System Manager
Key Features
  • New NAVigator API for 3rd Party Control
  • New NAVigator Confidence Preview enables viewing of the content from any NAV endpoint
  • New NAV KVM Workstation supports eight displays per workstation to meet all your workstation needs
  • New NAV KVM Workstation expanded to 30 presets for more flexible configurations
  • New NAV KVM Focus is available to highlight the active display with any KVM switching method
  • Securely manages, configures, and controls NAV® Pro AV over IP systems
The Extron NAVigator
Model Version Description Part #
 NAVigator Entry Level Version for 16 Endpoints 60-1534-01
 LinkLicense NAVigator 3rd Party Control License Call
 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

The NAVigator is a secure appliance required for the management, configuration, and control of NAV® Pro AV over IP systems. The user-friendly browser-based NAVigator System Manager is used to configure, monitor and control, backup and restore, run diagnostics, and troubleshoot NAV Systems. An entry level NAVigator supports 16 endpoints and can expand with LinkLicense to support 48, 96, or 240 devices. Multiple NAVigators working together can support thousands of endpoints. Each NAVigator has two independent LAN ports that allow management and control from a second network, enabling flexible design with enhanced security, and eliminating AV traffic on the management network. With Extron Pro Series control integration, the NAVigator acts as a centralized communication bridge for secure control of all attached devices.

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, audio, USB matrix. The NAVigator System Manager enhances matrix switching capabilities, featuring advanced control and enterprise-level system monitoring. 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 an IP-based switching system with a NAVigator, multiple endpoints, and an Extron Pro Series control system for secure switching. The NAVigator System Manager can be powered locally, or with PoE over the network.

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

System Monitoring and Control

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


NAVigator System Manager encrypts all communication between the NAVigator 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, the NAVigator works natively with Extron Pro Series control systems, to encrypt all commands from control processor to endpoint. Together, Extron NAV and Pro Series control systems create the most secure and reliable Pro AV over IP solution on the market.