Symetrix and Visionary Solutions have announced native integration of Visionary Solutions’ PacketAV Duet Dante-enabled IP video encoder and decoder products into Symetrix’ Composer DSP programming and control software. The integration, co-developed by Symetrix and Visionary Solutions, enables PacketAV Duet and E/D4100 video encoders and decoders to appear as native units in Composer 7.1 and later. Harnessing the flexibility and scalability of converged IP networks, PacketAV Matrix products ultra low-latency 4K UHD video can be streamed over IP together with a Dante-enabled Symetrix DSP system, offering a complete Audio, Video, and Control solution, all while bypassing the constraints of traditional switch matrix systems.
Scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2018, Symetrix Composer 7.1 takes full command of the PacketAV Matrix products, with drag and drop configuration, network discovery, video routing and video wall control. Live video previews for at-a-glance confidence monitoring of both encoders and decoders are supported, and may be freely placed on custom user interfaces deployed to Windows- or Web-based devices.
Composer also fully manages the Dante audio interfaces on Duet products, including discovery, device naming, channel naming, and audio routing. Using Visionary’s PacketAV Duet encoders and decoders, audio from an HDMI source may be stripped off and routed through the DSP for processing, mixed with other sources and distributed to sound reinforcement systems throughout a facility, as well as re-embedded into the IP video stream for local playback at the displays.
A design can be completed offline, without hardware. Once hardware is installed, Composer efficiently locates all hardware on the network; updates and reconciles network names, IP addresses and channel configurations as necessary and configures initial audio and video routes.