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Extron Introduces Its ‘SMD 101’ Streaming-Media Decoder

The SMD 101 decoder is compatible with Extron’s SME 100 encoder

Extron Electronics, a manufacturer of professional audiovisual system integration products, introduces its SMD 101 streaming-media decoder, which is compatible with Extron’s SME 100 encoder and together those devices can provide a complete end-to-end AV streaming system, the company said.

The SMD 101 is a compact, high performance decoder designed for use in professional AV streaming applications to decode live content from SME 100 encoders, or to play back AV media files available from network shares, according to Extron.

The SMD 101 accepts streaming resolutions up to 1080p/60 and outputs a variety of resolutions from 640 x 480 up to 1920 x 1200. Its Fill/Follow/Fit aspect ratio management provides choices for controlling streaming content, the company said.

The 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, Extron said.

“The SMD 101 distinguishes itself from other decoders with its advanced AV signal processing and integration-friendly control options,” said Casey Hall, Extron’s vice president of sales and marketing. “These features provide simple solutions to the many challenges encountered when integrating streaming into AV systems, and makes the SMD 101 compatible with a wide range of AV streaming applications.”

While designed to be compatible with the SME 100 encoder, the SMD 101 is adaptable to different network conditions and streaming requirements offering both push and pull streaming configurations, Extron said.

Audio output signals are available as HDMI embedded audio as well as analog stereo audio, making it directly compatible with embedded display speakers or existing audio systems, according to Extron. The SMD 101 offers integration-friendly control capabilities including an optional handheld, infrared remote, wired IR, RS-232, or Ethernet, and an easy-to-navigate Web interface that provides simple, flexible control and management.

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