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HD/SD H.264 Encoder - HDMI, SDI Input

AVN443 encodes HD or SD video, SDI and HDMI (DVI-D with optional adaptor cable) up to 1080p 60 into an H.264 stream

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AVN443 Overview:

Visionary Solutions’ AVN443 H.264 Encoder transforms live video sources into full-screen, full resolution, Internet Protocol Digital Video, compatible with multicast, webcast and video-on-demand protocols. This high quality H.264 video encoder is suitable for all applications requiring cost-effective, low bit rate, HD or SD video distribution over IP networks.

The AVN443 is a key component of Visionary Solutions’ modular, end-to-end PackeTV® IPTV ecosystem, which is the ideal solution for any organization looking to deliver and manage real-time and recorded video over virtually any network.


Modular Flexibility

The AVN443 features modular firmware architecture, which lowers the base price by allowing the user to purchase only those features they need at the moment, while at the same time maintaining the flexibility to upgrade in the future as requirements change. The list of optional add-on-modules currently include, 720p, 1080i (with 1080p @24 support), 1080p @60, Forward Error Correction (FEC), and Low Latency.

Superior Audio/Video Quality

H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) hardware compression and Visionary Solutions’ optimized transmission technology provide a high or standard definition, full frame rate, IP video stream. The stream can be viewed by an unlimited number of clients on a LAN or WAN provided that bandwidth is available. Image resolutions are configurable based upon purchased modules. The base model includes 480i SD encoding, with Closed Captioning (CC) support. Optional modules allow FEC support and image resolutions to be configured up to 720p, 1080i (with 1080p @24 support) or full 1080p at 60 frames per second. The total bit rate can be configured from 5 to 20 Mbps for HD and 2 to 10 Mbps for SD. The audio compression is either AAC (128 to 512 kbps audio encoding, average bitrate) or MPEG-1 Layer 2 (64 to 384 kbps audio encoding) with up to 48 kHz sample rate.

Forward Error Correction

For superior image quality and reliability in the most demanding network video environments, the AVN443, with optional FEC module, incorporates SMPTE-2022 Pro-MPEG FEC Code of Practice # 3, Release 1 and 2. This allows FEC enabled receivers to monitor the stream and recover missing packets.

Closed Captioning

Using the SDI / HD-SDI input, the AVN443 allows Closed Captioning of both SD and HD signals. Supports EIA-608 and EIA-708.

Video Inputs

The AVN443 includes one BNC connector for SDI, HD-SDI and 3G inputs, and one HDMI input (DVI-D with optional adaptor cable) for connecting video and audio source equipment.

Audio Inputs

A terminal block connector provides audio inputs for Balanced and Unbalanced connections. This allows for easy onsite connections regardless of the cabling outputs of the audio source. There are also two RCA audio connectors (L/R) which support only unbalanced connections, and the HDMI input carries audio as well. The AVN443 can also extract embedded audio from the HD-SDI input.

External Device Connections

The AVN443 includes a serial connection via an RJ-45 connector. This connector can be used as an RS-232 port (full duplex, no hand shaking) or an RS-422 (full-duplex) port. These ports allow the AVN443 to interface with external devices such as terminal emulation equipment.

Management & Configuration

The AVN443 is easy to access and configure through the Browser Interface, and an optional AVN Control Protocol (API) is available for qualified customers. TCP/IP, HTTP, and other Internet-related protocols are supported. The Console Interface can be used for network configuration only (IP Address, Netmask, Gateway, and DNS), and not general device control.

IPTV Media Processing Platform (MPP) Component

The AVN443 is a component of the MPP from Visionary Solutions. The MPP is a high density rack mountable blade system. The MPP1700 platform holds up to 17 single slot encoder blades, or a combination of dual and single slot blades. The MPP200 has a single power source and can hold two single slot encoder blades or one dual slot blade.

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Buy with Confidence:
Visionary has a standard 30-day Evaluation Program and Limited 12-month Product Warranty & Non-Warranty Policy. Visionary also offers Extended Limited Product Warranties providing extended protection for your equipment investment.