Silex Insight Debuts New AV-over-IP Board

silexSilex Insight just debuted a new AV-over-IP 4K@60 (4:4:4) board (using the SMPTE 2110 proposed standard with AES67 audio) with three inputs for switching between the sources. The VIPER board targets integrators and equipment manufacturers willing to develop their own HDMI/USB-C over IP products for applications like videoconferencing, health care, command & control, residential AV distribution, digital signage, video walls and multiview (digital canvas) applications.

This board transports HDMI/USB-C signals up to 4K/UHD resolution with embedded audio and incorporates switchable data rates including modes for 1GbE, 2.5GbE and 10GbE AV-over-IP. Silex claims the latency is imperceptible (less than 3ms) and is aimed at AV streaming, includes level-3 security encryption, has forward-error-correction and remote configuration capabilities.

The VIPER board is equipped with two HDMI inputs, as well as a USB-C input. The two HDMI inputs support any 4K HDMI signals, while the USB-C input allows users to share directly a 4K monitor, keyboard, mouse, docucam, webcam as well as other USB-C accessories. In addition, it supports Macs, PCs, tablets and phones having USB-C connectors. The control over which input is used (and the switching policy) can easily be done in the VIPER web interface or control management using the available API.

Using a codec that Silex Insight says they developed themselves, called Colibri, the boar dis both a transmitter and receiver on the same PCB: