VN-Matrix 225 Series Retired

DVI & RGB Video Over IP Encoders & Decoders
Key Features
  • Supports up to WUXGA resolution 1920x1200
  • HD video over IP up to 1080p
  • Low delay streaming - 35 ms encode and 35 ms decode
  • High immunity to network errors
  • Compatible and interoperable with VN-Matrix 200 models
  • Supports refresh rates from 24 to 85 Hz
The Extron VN-Matrix 225 Series
Model Version Description Part #
VNC 225 DVI Codec for DVI-I, Audio/Keyboard/Mouse 60-1118-02 Retired
VNE 225 DVI Encoder for DVI-I & Digital Audio 60-1119-02 Retired
VND 225 DVI Decoder for DVI-I & Digital Audio 60-1120-02 Retired

This product has been retired.

The VN-Matrix® 225 Series provides real-time transmission of high resolution audio visual content across standard IP networks for live viewing, collaboration, storage, and playback. The VN-Matrix 225 Series encodes video or graphics sources at resolutions up to HD or WUXGA, streams the video and audio over an IP network, then decodes the content back to the original source resolution. VN-Matrix applies Extron's PURE3® Codec, a unique wavelet-based compression technology. The VN-Matrix 225 Series offers real-time performance and low latency, making it ideal for remote collaborative and interactive or control applications. It can be deployed in live event streaming and high level collaboration in mission-critical applications with the most demanding image quality requirements.

The VN-Matrix 225 Series can be used on uncorrected networks and provides visually lossless picture quality for large projected images and high resolution graphics.

As a generic solution for streaming video, graphics, audio and control signals over IP, the VN-Matrix 225 simplifies complex systems. Because it supports existing cabling and network infrastructure, the VN-Matrix 225 is economical and easy to deploy. With the scalable VN-Matrix system, you can start small and add additional encoders and decoders later to turn your IP network into a virtual routing matrix switcher that is practically limitless in size.


  • Real-Time Video & Graphics Over IP
  • Virtual Switching Over IP
  • Image and Data Recording
  • Point-to-Point and Long Distance Distribution
  • Mission Critical Imagery
  • Real-Time Visual Collaboration


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VN-Matrix® 225 Series
Video input
   Number/signal type 1 DVI-I: analog RGBHV, RGsB, HDTV component video (progressive, interlaced) or single link digital DVI (DVI-D)
   Connectors 1 female DVI-I
   Nominal level 1.0 Vp-p for Y of component video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
   Minimum/maximum levels Analog: 0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Resolution range 640x480 to1600x1200, 1920x1200 (with reduced blanking) @ 23.97 Hz to 85 Hz
Also 525i, 625i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
   Standards DVI 1.0
Video processing
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color, 165 MHz standard
   Analog sampling 205 MHz
   Colors 16.78 million
   Compression PURE3® Codec
   Frame rate delay 35 ms (70 ms encoding/decoding)
   Bit rate 1 Mbps to 200 Mbps
   Bit and frame rate control Selectable
   Frame rate Up to 60 fps @ 1080p
Video output
   Number/signal type 1 DVI-I: analog RGBHV, RGsB, or single link digital DVI (DVI-D); follows input or is scaled
   Connectors 1 female DVI-I
   Nominal level 0.7 Vp-p for RGB
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Scaled resolution 640x480 to1600x1200, 1920x1200 (with reduced blanking) @ 23.97 Hz to 85 Hz
Also 720p, 1080p
   Scan mode Follow mode: output follows input
Scale mode: set to match the resolution and frame rate of the local display
    NOTE     Interlaced modes are not scaled.
   Input type RGBHV, RGsB, bi-level component video
   Output type RGBHV
   Input level 2.75 V to 5.0 Vp-p for RGBHV
0.3 Vp-p for RGsB or component video bi-level sync
   Output level TTL: 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated
   Polarity Positive or negative (follows input)
Audio input/output
   Number/signal type 1 S/PDIF
   Source formats PCM encoded audio, AES/EBU
   Connectors 1 RCA jack
Audio processing
   Compression Audio data is transported without compression by default.
Sampling rate and bit depth decimation may be applied for uncompressed audio S/PDIF data:
• 16 bit, full sampling rate
• 16 bit, half sampling rate
• 16 bit, quarter sampling rate
Simple run length encoding may be applied for compressed audio S/PDIF data.
   Rates 400 kbps to 3 Mbps
   Sampling rates 44.1, 48 kHz
Control/remote — local host — codec, encoder, decoder
   Serial control ports 
      VNC 225 DVI (2) RS-232, male 9-pin D connectors: 1 for host configuration, 1 for control of other products
      All other models (1) RS-232, male 9-pin D connector, for host configuration
   Baud rate and protocol 115200 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control
   Serial control pin configurations 1 = DCD, 2 = Rx, 3 = Tx, 4 = DTR, 5 = GND, 6 = DSR, 7 = RTS, 8 = CTS, 9 = ring
   Keyboard/mouse ports 
      VNC 225 DVI 2 PS/2 mouse ports (female 6-pin mini DIN): 1 input, 1 loop through
2 PS/2 keyboard ports (female 6-pin mini DIN): 1 input, 1 loop through
   Ethernet control ports 2* female RJ-45
    NOTE     *Only one of the two RJ-45 ports is used for data and configuration. The other port is not used.
   Ethernet data rate 10/100/1000Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
   Ethernet protocol ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, RTP, RTCP, UDP, DHCP, HTTP, SMTP, Telnet
   System control VN-Matrix Enterprise Controller, VN-Matrix Enterprise Retundant Controller
VN-Matrix Web server
   Program control Extron control/configuration software (VNM Viewer, VNM Virtual Switch) for Windows®
Extron Command Line Interface (CLI)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® and other web browsers, Telnet
Network transport
   Ethernet data rate 10/100/1000Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
   Ethernet protocol 
      Streaming RTP, RTCP
      Transport TCP, UDP (unicast or multicast)
      All supported ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, RTP, RTCP, UDP, DHCP, HTTP, SNMP V3, Telnet
   Video input/output PURE3® Codec compression
   Audio input/output PCM, AC3
   Power supply External
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12 VDC, 5 A, 60 watts
   Power consumption 30 watts nominal, 60 watts max.; 12 VDC
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +41 to +95 °F (5 to +35 °C) / 10% to 85%, noncondensing
   Cooling Fan, vented front to back
      Rack mount Yes
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure 1.7" H* x 8.75" W x 12.2" D (1U high, half rack wide)
(4.3 cm H* x 22.2 cm W x 30.9 cm D)
*Height with feet is 2.1" (5.3 cm).
(Depth includes connectors.)
   Product weight 4.1 lbs (1.9 kg) each
   Shipping weight 8 lbs (4 kg)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
   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.


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