WyreStorm just added a new AV-over-IP line aimed at the ProAV and residential markets called the NetworkHD 600 Series 4K – a 4K resolution and HD-capable over 10GbE using SDVoE technology.
Adding to its low bandwidth NetworkHD 100 Series HD over 1GbE using H.264 and video wall and multiview-supporting 200 Series and the 400 Series 4K HDR over 1GbE with JPEG2000, the 600 Series claims to offer a highly-scalable delivery of mathematically lossless, zero latency and seamless switching of 4K/60Hz and HDR using RGB or YUV, along with audio, control, scaling, processing, encoding and encryption over 10Gb IP network. 4K video is supported up to 4096×2160 60Hz at 4:4:4 8bit or 4:2:2 12bit HDR-10 over both HDMI and DisplayPort, with Dolby Vision to be supported by the end of the year.
Fully HDCP v2.2 compliant, 600 Series encoders and decoders feature auto-switch or software selectable input ports, with EDID capture and assign. HDMI audio is supported up to any known format (Genlock), as is multi-channel audio up to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and Dolby/DTS High Definition codecs for breakaway/routing. The 600 also supports audio embedding and de-embedding on encoder and decoder with DAC/ADC functionality, 8ch PCM audio downmix, and the creation of independent audio distribution via analog ports.
Both 600 Series encoders and decoders feature integrated 1GbE pass-through linked to the main switch, with bidirectional, fully routable RS232 UART and bidirectional RS232 interface with API/driver. IR input on encoders and decoders are also fully routable, with IR output generation and IR input forwarding to the API set to be supported in a Q2/Q3 2018 firmware update.
And, the firmware update claims to have support for video walls up to 5×5, with bezel compensation and independent audio routing, and powerful multiview functionality, supporting up 32 input streams, available in arbitrary layouts and able to be rescaled, resized, offset and multiplied.
Almost any Layer 2+ or Layer 3 managed switch can be used with NetworkHD 600 Series for single-switch deployments. And for trickier multicast traffic, WyreStorm created specific guides for supported switch brands, listing specific ranges, models and firmware versions required for a successful installation. Netgear ProSAFE, M and XSM Series and Ruckus ICX 7700 Series switches are supported on release, with Cisco, Niveo and multiple switch configurations targeted for support shortly thereafter.
The NetworkHD 600 Series encoders and decoders are available now, with dedicated NHD-000-RACK 7U eight-slot rack mount available from May 2018.