Extron ships SME 100 H.264 encoder

Extron Electronics has announced availability of the SME 100, a live H.264 encoder for streaming audio, video, and computer-video signals.

The SME 100 employs standards-based H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC compression, and outputs an IP stream that can be decoded and viewed on desktop or laptop PCs.

It supports RGB or DVI input signals up to 1920x1200 as well as standard definition and high definition video up to 1080p/60.

The SME 100 also features an integrated three-input switcher with audio and buffered loop-through connections to simplify integration.

Extron signal processing scales and optimises video input signals for the intended viewing application. Encoding and compression controls provide a range of adjustments for bit rate and quality.

The SME 100 is available in two models, with the SME 100 SD streaming at resolutions from 166x120 up to 720x576, and the SME 100 HD streaming at resolutions from 166x120 up to HDTV 1080p/30.