Extron Electronics, a world renowned manufacturer of audio visual solutions, have in the past few weeks announced the introduction of a new high performance H.264 streaming media encoder. Named the Extron SME 211, the new encoder is described as a high performance H.264 streaming media encoder for distributing audio and video signals over IP networks.
The new addition to Extron’s wide range of audio visual solutions accepts an HDMI signal with embedded audio and an analog audio signal. The company’s high performance scaling and flexible signal processing facilitate superior image quality for content from computers, cameras, and other HD sources.
The new streaming media encoder supports unicast and multicast streaming protocols, including RTMP for streaming directly to major Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube.
According to Extron the SME 211 is ideal for applications that require multiple simultaneous, independent streams, as it can stream at two different resolutions and bit rates concurrently supporting a total of up to six simultaneous streams with push and pull encoding. What’s more, built in audio mixing and DSP features enable enhanced audio processing without requiring external mixing and DSP equipment.
Casey Hall, Extron’s vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, explained that the new SME 211 was introduced to meet customer demand:
‘In response to requests from customers, we’ve continued to expand our line of H.264 streaming products with the addition of the SME 211, a user-friendly streaming media encoder supporting live streams to social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook Live.’