Extron has just started shipping the VNC 325 3G-SDI — a VN-Matrix series codec that streams SDI, HD-SDI or 3G-SDI video and embedded audio over standard IP networks. The VNC 325 transports low latency, production-quality SD or HD video with embedded audio. Two channels of audio can be streamed with video in low bandwidth applications or up to 16 audio channels can be streamed in ancillary — ANC data blocks of four channels. Form factor improvements from the VN-Matrix 300 Series make it compatible with Extron rack mount accessories.
The VNC 325 uses the PURE3 codec, which provides an unmatched combination of bit rate efficiency, low latency, visually lossless image quality and a high immunity to network errors. It preserves a high image quality and keeps latency to a minimum without the need for Forward Error Correction, which increases bandwidth and encoding delay. Common applications include transport of camera video across a campus, production collaboration and studio to studio media exchange. With its very low encode and decode latency of just 35 ms each, the VNC 325 is also excellent in applications that must support bidirectional communication or remote device control.