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Duet 2 Encoder & Decoder

POE, 4K UHD over IP cinema quality ultra-low latency visually lossless switch matrix routable encoder and decoder with Dante™/AES67 audio & USB-C Connectivity

(2nd Generation Duet Encoder & Decoder)

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PacketAV® Duet has been nothing short of a paradigm shift for networked AV.  True convergence; a single platform to support Dante™/AES67 and Video over IP.  Building on their success and wide adoption, the next generation of PacketAV® Duet endpoints continue to provide powerful 4K UHD Video and Dante™/AES67 Audio – now over a single Gigabit Ethernet port, with USB-C connectivity and other enhanced features.

Visionary’s PoE 4K UHD over IP cinema quality, ultra-low latency [~1 frame - visually lossless], encoders and decoders bypass the constraints of traditional switch matrix distribution systems by continuing to harness the flexibility and scalability of converged IP networks.

With the growing demand for 4K UHD video, professional AV designers and IT directors – in an increasingly converged AV/IT environment – have been using Visionary’s products as an alternative to conventional distribution systems.

Visionary’s PackeTV® and PacketAV® products can be deployed on any industry standard IP network.  They can be used on existing enterprise IP networks or a physically separate parallel network [private network] to offload traffic, using the same network protocols, methods, and devices but without intermingling of video traffic with data or voice; with equal ease of installation.


  • In-Room / Image Magnification
  • Commercial and Residential AV Systems
  • House of Worship
  • Sports Bars
  • Retail
  • Live Venues
  • Stadiums
  • Reception Areas
  • Classroom/Education
  • Digital Signage
  • Boardroom Systems
  • Collaborative PC Systems
  • Courtrooms
  • Command and Control Rooms
  • Luxury Transport

How it Works

An encoder is connected to an AV source signal [HDMI], [a camera, STB, media player, PC or Server, BluRay player, or digital signage player, etc.]. The signal is converted into a packetized network stream that’s compatible with off-the-shelf IGMP enabled Gigabit Ethernet [GbE] switches. Using existing Cat5e/6 infrastructure, users can connect Cat5e/6 to any decoder anywhere on the same GbE network. The decoder takes the IP packets received over Cat5e/6 cables, converts them back into an HDMI signal connecting directly to a display, delivering visually lossless video along with RS232 controls. Any signal from any encoder can be sent to any decoder on the same network.


  • A single Gigabit LAN Port for PoE Power, 4K UHD Video, Dante™/AES67, and Control
  • Secure Network Isolation – VLAN Tagging separates AV traffic on the corporate network
  • One LAN drop enables local IP control of connected devices through Ethernet expansion port
  • Built in connectivity for web conference soft-codec AV integration
  • Eliminates need for separate AV Bridging hardware
  • Capture, record, and stream meetings directly to PC (USB-C)
  • Effortlessly share media from your USB-C enabled devices
  • Acts as an in-rack or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) endpoint for presentation sharing and conferencing applications
  • Local input switching
  • Easy Control Integration
  • Ultra-low latency [∼1 frame - visually lossless]
  • Low bitrates
  • No fiber or 10 Gigabit switch required
  • Low-Cost network switches are used
  • Scalable / Unlimited Distribution
  • Any number and combination of inputs/outputs [in increments of one]
  • Standard network cabling [CAT5e/6]
  • Utilize existing network resources
  • Rapid deployment
  • Single network for AV and IT
  • Reduced operating costs


Single Main Gigabit LAN Port for 4K UHD Video, Dante™/AES67, Control, and Powered Device (PD)
  • A single Ethernet port for Video over IP and Dante™/AES67 audio embedding and de-embedding, with VLAN tagging capability to separate Audio & Video network traffic as needed
Ethernet Expansion Port – Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE)
  • This port enables network connectivity for control and IP traffic pass-through to remote LAN devices (ex. displays, projectors, control touch-panels).
  • The port can also be used to daisy-chain multiple endpoints for easy video wall creation or extend distances to displays
Power connected devices with PoE pass-through
  • Encoders and Decoders only require standard PoE power (15w or lower), however, when PoE+ is supplied to the Main LAN port you can pass-through PoE power to devices connected to the Ethernet Expansion Port
Multiple selectable local input sources w/ HDMI loop-through (Encoder)
  • 2 x HDMI® and 1 x USB-C input and 1 x HDMI output
  • Switching between the three inputs can be performed automatically using auto-switching (input detect) mode, programmatically via a control system, or through a web browser
  • HDMI loop-through: display any of the three locally connected sources
USB-C Connectivity

Encoder: USB-C Input

  • Connect easily and share media from your Mac, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile, and Other USB-C enabled devices
  • Note: Not all devices will be compatible; Source devices must support DisplayPort Alt Mode for USB Type-C or Thunderbolt

Decoder: USB-C Output

  • Enables soft-codec integration via driverless USB 2.0 connection to a PC for web conferencing applications such as Zoom, Skype, Cisco WebEx, and Microsoft Teams
  • Capture, record, and stream meetings, presentations, conference cameras, and security footage directly to your PC
  • Dynamically switch and view decoder output on your PC for recording, editing, videoconferencing, and streaming applications
  • Use the PC streaming software of your choice and live broadcast your signal to any online video platform
  • Bridge Dante™/AES67 audio into soft-codec via USB-C
  • Eliminate distance limitations with USB cables and extension – access right where you need it, close to every device that needs it
  • USB Video Class (UVC) – compliant, a video capture standard that’s compatible with Mac OSX, Windows®, Linux® and Android operating systems
  • Output Resolutions up to 1080p
Independent Routing
  • Independently route all signals with the ability to separately matrix video, audio (including Dante™/AES67), USB, IR, and serial (RS-232)
Dante™/AES67 Audio embedding and de-embedding
  • Supports digital and stereo analog audio

Dynamically Optimized (Adaptive) bit-rate compression CODEC w/ built-in AI
  • Visionary’s highly efficient video compression codec is a modified full frame encoding that dynamically optimizes for fine lines (computer generated graphics) or motion video by using sophisticated AI to analyze the input source content. Actively matching the level of compression to a scene by leveraging periods of low motion video content reduces the stream’s size and enhances performance – enabling, without compromising image quality, Visually Lossless transmission of computer generated graphics or full-motion video sources
  • Adjustable Video Bitrate: (50 – 200 Mbps or Auto [800Mbps max])
Enterprise Level Security

Enterprise applications demand a secure Network AV solution

  • AES Stream Encryption - The Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, is a worldwide standard and was adopted as the standard encryption algorithm by the U.S. government for encrypting classified information
  • HTTPS Secure API - Using secure SSL/TLS communications HTTPS provides integrity that a client is communicating with the real API and receiving back authentic data. It also ensures privacy for applications and users using the API
  • 802.1x Authentication for Network access control - 802.1X provides a secure authentication mechanism for any device trying to access a network
  • SSH Network Protocol - SSH is a network protocol used to remotely access and manage a device through command line communications. The key difference between Telnet (used by other AV over IP manufacturers) and SSH is that SSH uses encryption, which means that all data transmitted over a network is secure
Dynamic OSD text overlay capabilities
  • The ability to overlay dynamic or fixed text on screen enables displaying of alerts, announcements, special instructions, clocks / timers, schedules, and other messaging
Mass Configuration
  • Auto Discover all endpoints on the network, export to .CSV file (all configurable parameters included), make changes offline, upload .CSV file through embedded web page of encoder/decoder and push configuration to the network
  • No external software required – mass configuration capabilities built into the endpoint embedded webpage UI
LLDP Support
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) is a protocol used by network devices for advertising their identity, capabilities, and neighbors on a local area network based on IEEE 802 technology
  • Allows for dynamic control of endpoints based on automatic discovery of physical location
QoS Support
  • Quality of Service (QoS) is an advanced feature that prioritizes network traffic resulting in performance improvement for critical network traffic
  • Vision Lite Control Software
  • 3rd Party Control Drivers [Crestron, QSC, Symetrix, RTI, etc.]
  • *API providing access to the full range of features on the encoders and decoders offered to qualified System Integrators
Seamless Fast Switching
  • Tearing free, no black screen, no frame lock
GPIO – 2×2 I/O User Configurable
  • Control third party devices from any endpoint on the network
USB 2.0 over IP (KVM), RS-232 over IP, IR over IP, and CEC over IP
  • Control practically any remotely located device using USB devices and interfaces
  • Also supports KVM over IP
  • Control any device with an RS-232 interface
  • HDMI CEC signal extension over IP
  • Seamlessly control infrared devices
KVM Multi Display Roaming
  • Switch keyboard and mouse control automatically and seamlessly between PC’s by moving the cursor across the boundaries of a display and ‘roaming’ to adjacently mapped displays
Built in Video Wall Functions
  • A Single platform to support distributed displays and Video Walls; without separate expensive video wall processors and controllers
  • Enhanced Video Wall functionality – supports video rotation 180/270 degrees
  • Easily create video walls using normal commodity displays
  • Built-in video wall processor that allows you to build up to a 16×16 video wall
  • Logging with parametric values for analytics. Available via API call or push model if required
Auto Video Scaler
  • No need to worry about configuring the source resolution
  • 4K in/1080P out, 1080P in/4K out
  • Extensible AV Distribution – escape traditional fixed matrix limits
  • Expand the video matrix by adding encoders or decoders as needed
  • Allows for practically any combination of inputs and outputs
HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 Compliant
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.