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Extron Introduces New Streaming Media Encoder and Two New Touch Panels

The SME 100 streams DVI, RGB, HDTV, and video with audio signals over IP networks.

Extron has introduced its new streaming media encoder, the SME 100. It features standards-based H.264 / MPEG-4 advanced video coding (AVC) with output that is compatible with desktop and laptop PCs and can be streamed over networks.

Designed to handle the input requirements of professional audio-visual equipment, the SME 100 supports RGB and DVI input signals up to 1920 x 1200 resolution, and standard and high definition video up to 1080p at 60 frames per second. It also scales and optimizes the video input signals as needed, including adjustments for bit rate and quality.

Key features of the Extron SME 100 include:

  • Ability to stream DVI, RGB, HDTV, and video signals with audio, over IP networks;
  • Standards-based H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC video compression;
  • Integrated three-input A/V switcher;
  • Buffered input loop-throughs for video and audio;
  • DVI, RGB, HDTV, and standard definition video upscaling and downscaling; and
  • Auto input format detection.

Extron also introduced two new 7-inch touch panels, the TLP 710MV and TLP 710TV. They are designed for use with audio-visual systems to control conferencing systems, displays, switchers, and source devices.

Both touch panels feature thin bezel designs, 800 x 400 resolution, and power over Ethernet (PoE), which eliminates the need for a local power supply. They also include a built-in media transfer protocol (MTP) twisted pair receiver that accepts S-video or composite video over standard CAT5 Ethernet network cable. The 710MV is designed to mount on a wall, lectern, or other flat surface. The 710TV is designed to sit on a tabletop or connect to a VESA mount. The touch panels can be configured using the GUI Configurator software that features ready-to-use configuration templates for various applications.

Key features of the Extron TLP 710MV and TLP 710 TV include:

  • 7-inch widescreen high resolution color touch screen;
  • Full-motion video display with support for preview and monitoring applications;
  • Integrated Ethernet port compatible with IP Link control processors;
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) to enable the touch panel to receive power through its Ethernet connection (PoE injector included); and
  • Built-in speaker to provide audio for the full-motion video preview and audible feedback from button presses.

Further information about these products is available at the Extron site.

About the Author

Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].

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