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BENXT-445
MPN
BENXT-445

Ensemble Designs BrightEye NXT 445 Streaming Encoder

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EXPECTED AVAILABILITY: JANUARY 2021

  • Produces simultaneous transport streams
  • Includes one high-resolution and one low-resolution unicast stream, one multicast stream, and a DVB-ASI stream.
  • Built-in test signal generators
  • Built-in Web Server
  • LCD display shows full motion video of your sources, audio meters, and the source
  • Allows full set-up and control from the front panel of the unit. There is no need for external computer control

The Ensemble Designs BrightEye NXT 445 Streaming Encoder allows for the production of simultaneous transport streams including one high-resolution and one low-resolution unicast stream, one multicast stream, and a DVB-ASI stream. The DVB-ASI formatter produces a DVB-ASI format stream that can be sent to a BNC or Fiber port for distribution. Built-in test signal generators allow black and bars to be routed without burning valuable inputs.

The built-in Web Server allows full control of the routing and setup functions from virtually anywhere with any browser-enabled device such as iPads, iPhones, or Android devices.

The LCD display shows full motion video of your sources, audio meters, and the source currently routed to a destination. The BrightEye NXT 445 allows full set-up and control from the front panel of the unit. There is no need for external computer control. However, if you use your computer, the built-in web server provides the same kind of set-up and control functionality from virtually anywhere with any web browser enabled device.

Note: Specifications applicable when appropriate option licenses are activated.

Automatic Up/Down/Cross Format Conversion

Adding the 445K-X license option makes it easy to integrate signals from all types of equipment, regardless of the video format. Various formats of high definition and standard definition content can be converted to a common format and routed seamlessly to destinations. Standard definition sources can be up converted to high definition, as well as cross converting from one HD format to another. All you have to do is select a SMPTE standard for a particular destination, and all sources routed to that destination will be converted to that format automatically. The 445K-X license option also adds Clean and Quiet Switching to cleanly and instantly switch or dissolve your sources. Feed the NXT 445 with cameras and other asynchronous sources and take the output to air or to production equipment.

Decoding Option

The 445K-DEC license option adds an MPEG decoder. MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 transport streams can be received via unicast or multicast on Gigabit Ethernet and decoded to 3G, HD, or SD-SDI with embedded audio, and can be mixed or intercut with other sources connected to the NXT 445. Decoded and encoded video can be seen in real-time and full motion on the LCD display on the front of the unit. The full duplex codec allows simultaneous use of the encoder and decoder.

Fiber, HDMI, Analog, and Additional SDI I/O Options

The SFP (small format pluggable) cages can be populated with dual SFPs that have fiber optic or other connectors, allowing you to determine the best connector for your installation. Adding SFPs gives you true flexibility in combining electrical BNC, HDMI and fiber optic inputs and outputs. The 445K-IO License Option also activates additional SDI I/Os.

In the Box
  • Ensemble Designs BrightEye NXT 445 Streaming Encoder
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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SKU BENXT-445
MPN BENXT-445
Specifications
Encoder Dual Rate: MPEG-4 Part 10 H.264 (ISO/IEC 14496/10)

Hi-Res: Encoding format matches input source

Lo-Res: Encoding format 640 × 360p

Bit Rate: Adjustable from 1 to 20 Mb/s
Profile Hi-Res: Main and High

Lo-Res: Baseline, Main, and High
Level Hi Res: 3, 3.1, 3.2, 4, 4.1, 4.2

Lo-Res: 1.2, 1.3, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 4, 4.1, 4.2
SDI Input Number: 2 to 9, configurable, BNC and SFP

Signal Type: 270 Mb/s SD SDI, SMPTE 259M 1.485 Gb/s HD SDI, SMPTE 274M, 292M, 296M 2.97 Gb/s HD SDI, SMPTE 424M, 425M

Impedance: 75 Ohms

Return Loss: >15 dB

Max Cable Length: 984' (300 m) for 270 Mb/s; 328' (100 m) for 1.485 Gb/s

Automatic input cable equalization

Output Number: 2 to 9, configurable, BNC and SFP

Type: 270 Mb/s SD SDI, SMPTE 259M 1.485 Gb/s HD SDI, SMPTE 274M, 292M, 296M 2.97 Gb/s HD SDI, SMPTE 424M, 425M

Processing: 12- and 16-bit

Impedance: 75 Ohms

Return Loss: >15 dB

Max Cable Length: 328' (100 m) for HD; 984' (300 m) for SD (Belden 1694A)
Audio 2 channels MP3 and AAC encoding

Bit Rate: 32 to 384 kb/s

Downmixing: Up to 16 incoming channels to stereo pair; user selectable
Reference Input Number: One

Type: 1 Vpp composite video, PAL or NTSC or Tri-level sync

Impedance: 75 Ohms

Return Loss: >40 dB
HDMI Input & Output 2 x Input
2 x Output
Standards 1080i 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz, SMPTE 274M -4,5,6
720p 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz, SMPTE 296M -1,2,3
1080p 23.98, 24 or 25 Hz, SMPTE 274M -9,10,11
1080p 50, 59.94, 60 Hz, SMPTE 424M, 425M, Level A
1080sF 23.98, 24 or 25 Hz, RP211 -14,15,16
625i 50
525i 59.94
Fiber I/O 4 x Input
4 x Output
Streaming Outputs: 2 x Independent unicast streams; selectable Hi-Res or Lo-Res encoding
1 x Multicast stream; selectable Hi-Res or Lo-Res encoding
DVB-ASI Stream: Selectable Hi-Res or Lo-Res routable to any output connector
Decoder Decode from unicast, multicast or DVB-ASI
MPEG-4 part 10 H.264 (ISO/IEC 14496/10)
MPEG-2 (ISO/IEC 13818-2)
Output Decoder Baseband:
Resolution: User selectable; HD-SDI
Routable to any destination
Can be sent to cleanswitch for synchronization and glitch-free switching
Network Connection RJ-45 10/100/GigE
Power 12 V, 20 W (100 to 230 VAC modular power supply)
Ambient Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Relative Humidity 0 to 95%, non-condensing
Altitude 0 to 10,000' (0 to 3048 m)
WARNING: This product may expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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