This is where the signal starts – the MXNet Encoder/Transmitter device. Connect this to any HDMI source, and it will encode the audio/video signal into a multicast data format that can be routed to any Decoder endpoint within the project/installation. This device connects directly via category cable ( CAT 6A recommended ) or fiber optics to the MXNet Switch ( AC-MXNET-SW48 ) or any other compatible multicast-capable managed L3 network switch. The AC-MXNET-1G-E is a part of the MXNet family of AV-over-IP products from AVPro Edge.
The AC-MXNET-1G-E will encode a full 4K 4:4:4 60Hz HDMI video signal – along with audio, control, power, and HDR metadata signals. These signals are passed to single or multiple Decoder endpoints via multicast routing through an MXNet or multicast compatible L3 managed network switch. And, it does all this with next to zero latency. MXNet Encoders encode audio/video/control signals into IP packets using an optimized JPEG2000 codec at a flexible data rate (200Mbps for 1080p content, 300Mbps for 4K30 content, 850Mbps at peak). The AC-MXNET-1G-E Encoder also supports stand-alone point-to-point applications when connected directly to an AC-MXNET-1G-D Decoder.
The AC-MXNET-1G-E Encoder is only one part of the MXNet Ecosystem that includes Encoders, Network Switches, Control Processors, and other various components designed to facilitate the building of a custom A/V distribution system. MXNet’s Ecosystem includes formatting such as resolution scaling, full EDID management, HDR and Dolby Vision metadata, multifaceted video walls, and includes the MXNet Mentor setup and control tool - making installations easy on the integrator, while also presenting a major WOW factor for your client.
Key benefits of using AC-MXNET-1G-E:
JPEG 2000 – JPEG 2000 is the obvious and essential video encoding choice when picture quality is critical. JPEG 2000 supports progressive decoding and delivers both lossy and lossless compression within a code stream. JPEG 2000 supports GEN LOCK so that the frames of a video source are synced to all Decoders resulting in tear-free video walls. JPEG 2000 enables the handling of color-space information, 10bit color, and it supports interactivity in networked applications.
Data Window – This is a built-in mini OLED screen mounted to every single Encoder unit, displaying critical information that makes set up and troubleshooting a much easier task. The Data Window displays the IP address and the MAC address, or you can modify the name using MXNet Mentor to display custom names such as AppleTV-4K, Blu-ray, Streamer, etc. You have up to 12 characters available to use for your custom name.
Full External Light Control – Our integrators pride themselves on their work, so don’t let a small blue, green, red, or yellow light ruin your perfectly engineered viewing room. When you install an Encoder in a discreet location, you have the option to turn off ALL the lights on the device - including network link lights - as well as the Data Window OLED light. This allows you to install the Encoder, and once you know everything is working, eliminate any light outputted from the device. This way, the end-user will never even know it’s there.
Control Signal Routing – Both RS-232 and IR signals can be direct routed through the AC-MXNET-1G-E Encoder. When you route these signals through a network switch, you can specify either single or multiple Decoders to receive these control signals.
USB and KVM Support – Each Encoder unit has a USB-B Host connection. This allows you to connect and route any connected USB signals to a Decoder device. Use the MXNet Mentor software to specify the Host Encoder and the upstream USB device connected to the selected Decoder.
Required Switch: AC-MXNET-SW24 or AC-MXNET-SW48
Full Feature Set
- 1G Maximum Data Rate
- Bandwidth management via MXNet Mentor
- Uses any standard category cable ( CAT 5e , Cat 6 or better )
- SFP Fiber Connection for Long Runs
- Built-In “Data Window” OLED display
- USB/KVM Host support
- Full Exterior Light Control (for discreet Installs)
- RS-232 and IR Direct Routing to one or many Decoders
- RS-232 over IP serial passthrough support
- AC-MXNET-1G-E ( Encoder / Transmitter Device )
- 1 x IR Emitter
- 1 x IR Receiver
- 2 x Mounting Brackets
- 4 x Screws for Mounting Brackets
- 2 x 3-Pin Terminal Blocks
Shipping Dimensions & Weight: 2.25" x 7.25" x 12.25" , 1.7 lbs