​Ensemble Debut NXT 445 Streaming Encoder

Ensemble Designs is debuting the NXT 445 streaming encoder at IBC.

The BrightEye NXT 445 is a MPEG-4/H.264 encoder that takes 3G/HD/SD SDI and delivers simultaneous IP and DVB-ASI streaming outputs. The web-enabled control port makes it easy to configure and monitor. Or use the live view front panel display and menu system for local control. The base NXT 445 also includes dual built-in TSGs, TCP, serial remote control and support for the 5835 Action Panel.

“The NXT 445 and the entire NXT product line is a game changer for our customers,” says Mondae Hott, Director of Sales, Ensemble Designs. “The dramatic amount of money and space they are saving, along with the rich set of features that the NXTs offer is almost incomprehensible. Our biggest challenge has been to make people realize how much this product can actually do.

“The base model NXT 445 is only the starting point. Additional functions can be added with field installable option licenses. Expand the number of inputs and outputs; add SFP ports for fibre and HDMI, and full routing with the 445K-IO license. The 445K-X license adds dual clean switching and Up/Down/Cross conversion. With the 445K-DEC license, an independent MPEG decoder is added to the product’s repertoire. The PiP-Efx license provides a flexible and configurable dual source Picture-In-Picture mode for lecture capture, corporate boardroom, or field news reporting. All of this functionality is seamlessly integrated in the NXT 445.”

Just a third of the size of a rack unit, the NXT 445 is suitable for portable systems, news trucks and helicopters, remote studios and distance backhaul. It is now shipping.

See Ensemble Designs at IBC stand 8.B91.

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