Extron Electronics, a world leading specialist in audio visual technology, have in the past week announced the introduction of their new Quantum IN SMD 100 multi-channel H.264 decoder card for the company’s Quantum Ultra videowall processor.
The new card is slated as being able to decode up to four 1080p/60, eight 1080p/30, or 16 SD resolution streams from IP cameras, Extron streaming media encoders, and other H.264 encoders. It is also compatible with H.264, MPEG-2, and Motion JPEG streams at bit rates up to 40 Mbps.
The Quantum IN SMD 100 also features two independent network ports, allowing streams to be distributed across two different subnets, and supports push and pull streaming session management with a variety of transport protocols. In order to be compatible with a wide range of streaming devices, too, the decoder card supports the video sections of ONVIF Profile S, according to Extron’s announcement.
Speaking about the introduction of the Quantum IN SMD 100 Extron’s vice president of global sales and marketing, Casey Hall, explained how it can enhance the already impressive performance of the company’s Quantum Ultra videowall processor:
‘The award-winning Quantum Ultra videowall processor has been recognized [sic] for its industry leading performance and quality…The new multi-channel H.264 decoder card extends Quantum Ultra’s capabilities by providing hardware decoding of streamed video, making it ideal for traffic management and security environments.’