GRASS VALLEY, CA, 9 June 2015 - Ensemble Designs, manufacturer of Video and Audio Routing, Processing, Display, and Effects Systems, announces the InfoComm 2015 debut of its NXT 450 Clean Streaming Router
The NXT 450 combines traditional SD/HD SDI inputs and outputs with high performance H.264 (MPEG-4) encoding and decoding. The result is an integrated solution that bridges between baseband and streaming video formats. Baseband (SDI) sources are routed through frame-synchronizing Clean Switches before being passed to the built-in Encoder. Both IPTV (Unicast or Multicast) and DVB-ASI outputs are simultaneously available.
Control over the switching and configuration of the NXT 450 is available from the front panel, through a web browser, and through TCP/IP and RS-232 serial interfaces. The web interface provides operators with live thumbnail views of all of the connected sources
Decoding of incoming IPTV and ASI signals are provided independently of the Encoding functions. The Decoder output can be switched to any of the outputs and integrated with all of the other connected sources.
The flexibility and choice of signal types is enhanced by two SFP interfaces which can provide fiber, HDMI, analog, or additional SDI connections. The NXT 450 plays well with others - the Encoding and Decoding functions support full interoperability with H.264 compliant products from other manufacturers. Alternately, a pair of NXT 450 Routers can be linked by IP or ASI to implement a full duplex video and audio link, with control possible from either end of the system. End to end latency is less than 800 mSec at full resolution and contribution grade performance
At only 1/3 of a rack unit, the NXT 450 offers an unprecedented level of feature integration in a remarkably small package. This makes it a great choice for portable systems, News trucks and helicopters, remote studios, and distance backhaul.