Extron now shipping H.264 streaming media decoder

Monday, January 27, 2014

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the SMD 101, a compact, high performance H.264 streaming media decoder used with Extron SME 100 encoders to provide complete end-to-end AV streaming systems. The SMD 101 is designed specifically for use in professional AV applications to decode live streamed content from SME 100 encoders or play back AV media files accessible from network shares. It accepts streaming resolutions up to 1080p/60 and outputs a variety of resolutions, from 640x480 up to 1920x1200. Fill/Follow/Fit aspect ratio controls manage disparities between the streaming video and display format. This compact, energy-efficient decoder is an ideal counterpart to the SME 100 encoder to deploy in simple overflow and monitoring applications or multi-channel streaming systems and high resolution signage systems.

"The SMD 101 distinguishes itself from other decoders with its advanced AV scaling, signal processing, and integration-friendly control options," says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. "These features provide simple solutions to the challenges encountered when integrating streaming into AV systems, and make the SMD 101 compatible with a wide range of AV streaming applications."

The SMD 101 supports use of both push and pull streaming configurations, making it adaptable to a variety of network conditions and streaming requirements. Stereo analog audio and HDMI-embedded audio signals are both supported, providing compatibility with embedded display speakers or existing audio systems. The SMD 101 offers integration-friendly control capabilities including an optional handheld IR remote, wired IR, RS-232, or Ethernet. An easy-to-navigate Web interface provides simple, flexible, management and control. Advanced AV signal processing and control features, in addition to a variety of networking and streaming protocols, come together to make the SMD 101 an ideal streaming solution in corporate, government, and educational environments.

To watch a product introduction video, please visit: www.extron.com/smd101nsvideo

For more information on the SMD 101, please visit: www.extron.com/smd101nspr