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HDE-264

HD/SD Encoder

User and Technical Manual


Manual Part No. RD000461 Rev. A. March, 2012
Copyright 2012
Part number RD000461
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Table of Contents
Quick Start (Installed Rack Mount).....................................................4
Quick Start (Portable Operation)........................................................5
Introduction.........................................................................................6
Features................................................................................................................6
Operation (Rack Mount).....................................................................7
AC Power Input.....................................................................................................7
Power OFF/ON.....................................................................................................7
Power Indicator.....................................................................................................7
Video Alarm...........................................................................................................7
SW Update...........................................................................................................7
Control Operation Table........................................................................................7
Selecting the Preset............................................................................................. 8
Setting Video Bitrate.............................................................................................9
Setting the Audio.................................................................................................10
Setting the Video................................................................................................. 11
Audio In...............................................................................................................12
Video In 1/2 (BNC)..............................................................................................12
ASI Out (BNC)....................................................................................................12
Ethernet (RJ-45).................................................................................................12
RS232 (DB-9) Serial Data (Portable Unit Only).................................................13
Power (4-Pin Lemo) Input (Portable Unit Only)..................................................13
Remove and Replace Portable Unit/Rack Mount............................14
Rack Mount to Portable Unit...............................................................................14
Portable Unit to Rack Mount...............................................................................15
Mounting in a 19-Inch Rack................................................................................16
Main Control Panel (Portable Operation).........................................17
SAVE Button.......................................................................................................17
PRESET Button..................................................................................................17
Control Operation Table......................................................................................18
Audio Input Levels..............................................................................................18
RF Output Power Level......................................................................................18
Indicator LED Table............................................................................................19
PC Network Setup............................................................................20
Web Browser Control Interface........................................................22
Menu Bar............................................................................................................23
Change Password..............................................................................................23
Factory Settings..................................................................................................24
Streaming over IP...............................................................................................25
Configuring Presets............................................................................................26
Presets - Recommended Encoder Settings.......................................................28
Board Information...............................................................................................32
Firmware Upgrade..............................................................................................33
Specifications....................................................................................34
Video Encoding (H.264/14496-10).....................................................................34
Video Resolution.................................................................................................34
Video/IP Interfaces..............................................................................................34
Audio Input Interfaces.........................................................................................34
Control and Management...................................................................................35
Physical and Power............................................................................................35
Environmental Conditions...................................................................................35
Notes................................................................................................36
Getting Support for Your Vislink Product..........................................37
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Quick Start (Installed Rack Mount)
Complete the following steps:
1. Connect your camera or other video signal source to suitable 75 Ohm BNC
connector cable and connect to encoder rear panel Video IN 1 or 2 input
connector.
2. Verify that the AC Power In cable from your 90 VAC - 264 VAC, 50-60 Hz power
source is connected to the rear panel AC Power In connector.
. Verify that at least one of your rear panel ASI OUT connectors is connected to a
suitable 75 Ohm BNC connector cable and to your destination point (transmitter
input eg.). Or, if you are streaming IP out to Ethernet, ensure that you have a
suitable network cable connected to the rear panel RJ-45 Ethernet port and to your
destination point (PC LAN Port eg.).
4. Verify that your audio connections are made to the rear panel L and R Audio OUT
XLR connectors (if audio is required).
5. Turn ON (I) the front panel PWR rocker (I/O) switch. Allow 60 seconds for the
encoder to fully start-up. The front panel display will show Vislink - Encoder
Bootup Process during start-up.
6. Select your desired Preset. Press the front panel UP and Down keys to navigate
to the Preset screen. Press the Enter key to display the asterisk on the screen.
Then, use the UP and Down keys to navigate to the desired Preset number. Press
the Enter key to complete the selection.
7. Select your desired Video Mode. Press the front panel UP and Down keys to
navigate to the Video Mode screen. Press the Enter key to display the asterisk
on the screen. Then, use the UP and Down keys to navigate to the desired Video
Mode. Press the Enter key to complete the selection.
8. Select your desired Audio Mode. Press the front panel UP and Down keys to
navigate to the Audio Mode screen. Press the Enter key to display the asterisk
on the screen. Then, use the UP and Down keys to navigate to the desired Audio
Mode. Press the Enter key to complete the selection.
9. Select your desired Bitrate. Press the front panel Up and Down keys to navigate to
the Bitrate screen. Press the Enter key to display the asterisk on the screen. Then,
use the Left and Right keys to navigate to the digit to modify and then the Up and
Down keys to increase or decrease the value of that digit. Repeat for each digit.
Then, press the Enter key to complete the selection.
Front Panel
(Installed Rack
Mount)

Rear Panel
(Installed Rack
Mount)

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Quick Start (Portable Operation)
Complete the following steps:
1. Connect your camera or other video signal source to suitable 75 Ohm BNC
connector cable and connect to encoder rear panel Video IN 1 or 2 input
connector.
2. Verify that the DC Power In cable from your +22 to +32 VDC Power Supply is
connected to the rear panel DC Power In 4-pin Lemo connector. There is no
ON/OFF Switch (in Portable configuration) so Power is ON when DC Input is
connected. Allow 60 seconds for the encoder to fully start-up. The front panel
display will show Vislink - Encoder Bootup Process during start-up.
. Verify that at least one of your rear panel ASI OUT connectors is connected to a
suitable 75 Ohm BNC connector cable and to your destination point (transmitter
input eg.). Or, if you are streaming IP out to Ethernet, ensure that you have a
suitable network cable connected to the rear panel RJ-45 Ethernet port and to your
destination point (PC LAN Port eg.).
4. Verify that your audio connections are made to the rear panel L and R Audio OUT
XLR connectors (if audio is required).
5. Select your desired Preset using the Preset and UP/Down keys on the Main
Control Panel (see Main Control Panel section). Press the Save key.
6. If required, refer to Web Browser Control Interface section for Preset configuration
instructions.

Main Control
Panel
(Top, Portable
Unit)

Front Panel
(Portable Unit)

Rear Panel
(Portable Unit)

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Introduction
The HDE-264 Digital Video Encoder is ideally suited for high quality 4:2:0 Main and
High Level Profile (L4.1) 8-bit H.264 (AVC) SD & HD video encoding for terresteral and
broadcast ENG and IP applications. The versatile, 1/2-width rack design allows the
Encoder to be detached from the rack assembly for portable applications.

The HDE-264 features high performance MPEG-4 encoding. The unit is designed with
both ASI and IP outputs. Both 1080i and 720p video resolution and a variety of video
input interfaces are supported, including a unique dual SD encoding format known as
Double Vision.

The HDE-264 Encoder is an ideal cost effective choice for broadcast video distribution,
live venue events, confidence monitoring, and video conferencing systems.

Features
HD/SD 4:2:0 MP/HP @ L4 Video Encoding
Selectable ASI & IP Outputs
IP Video Streaming
Dual SD Encoding
Detachable docked module for remote IP applications
Compact 1 RU 1/2 width rack mounting
Kits for 19 (full width) rack mounting (optional)

HDE-264 Encoder detaches from rack assembly for portable applications.

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Operation (Rack Mount)
AC Power Input
The AC Power Input (90 VAC - 264 VAC, 50-60 Hz) and two Fuses (2A, 250 V fast
blow) are located on the rear panel (Rack Mount mode).
Power OFF/ON
The Power OFF/ON is the main power switch while in rack mount operation.
Power Indicator
The Power Indicator lights when AC power is connected and the Power OFF/ON switch
is set to ON.
Video Alarm
The Video Alarm indicator lights when a valid signal is not present.
SW Update
This USB SW Update connector is for future use.

Video Alarm
AC Power In
Power OFF/ON
Front Panel

SW Update
Rear Panel Future Use
(USB)
Power Indicator
Fuses (2)

As a rack mounted unit, operation from the front panel is accomplished by means of the
Front Panel Controls (below).

Control Operation Table

Button Description Front Panel


Display next (up) increase Controls
5
6 Display next (down) decrease

4 Select character (right)

3 Select character (left)

a Enter (set)
X Back (escape)

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Selecting the Preset
Complete the following steps.
1. Press the 5 or 6 key.
The Preset Screen Displays. Preset #:
1

2. Press the a key.


Preset #:
1 *
NOTE: The asterisk * indicates
programming mode.

. Press the 5 or 6 key. Preset #:


16 *

4. Press the a key to set. Preset #:


16

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Setting Video Bitrate
Complete the following steps.
1. Press the 5 or 6 key.
The Bitrate Screen Displays. BitRate (Mbps):
08.229

2. Press the a key. BitRate (Mbps):


08.229 *
NOTE: The asterisk * indicates
programming mode.

. Press the 3 4 keys to navigate. BitRate (Mbps):


07.229 *
4. Press the 5 6 keys to adjust.

BitRate (Mbps):
5. Press the a key to set. 07.229

NOTE: Valid settings are from 2 Mbps to 15 Mbps only.

NOTE: Setting these parameters will save the changes to the active preset.

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Setting the Audio
Complete the following steps.
1. Press the 5 or 6 key.
The Audio Mode Screen Displays.
Audio Mode :
HD-SDI

2. Press the a key.


Audio Mode :
HD-SDI *
NOTE: The asterisk * indicates
programming mode.

Audio Mode :
. Press the 5 6 keys to adjust.
Analog *

Audio Mode :
4. Press the a key to set. Analog

NOTE: Setting these parameters will save the changes to the active preset.

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Setting the Video
Complete the following steps.
1. Press the 5 or 6 key.
The Video Mode Screen Displays.
Video Mode :
1080i59.94

2. Press the a key. Video Mode :


1080i59.94 *
NOTE: The asterisk * indicates
programming mode.

Video Mode :
. Press the 5 6 keys to adjust. 720p60 *

Video Mode :
4. Press the a key to set.
720p60

NOTE: Setting these parameters will save the changes to the active preset.

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Audio In
Two Audio Input 3-pin XLR connectors are located on the rear panel for 600 Ohm
balanced input.

Audio In L/R (XLR)

Video In 1/2 (BNC)


Two Video In (BNC) connectors are located on the rear panel for composite input.
ASI Out (BNC)
Two ASI Out (BNC) connectors are located on the rear panel for digital output.
Ethernet (RJ-45)
An Ethernet (RJ-45) connector is located on the rear panel for Web Browser Control
Interface connectivity, as well as for streaming IP output.

Video In 1/2 (BNC)


ASI Out (BNC)

Ethernet (RJ-45)

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RS232 (DB-9) Serial Data (Portable Unit Only)
An RS232 (DB-9) Serial Data connector is located on the rear panel of the portable unit
and is connected but not visible in rack mounted applications.

RS232 Serial
Data (DB-9)

Power (4-Pin Lemo) Input (Portable Unit Only)


A (4-Pin Lemo) Input DC Power connector is located on the rear panel of the portable
unit and is connected but not visible in rack mounted applications.

Power Input
(4-Pin Lemo)

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Remove and Replace Portable Unit/Rack Mount
Rack Mount to Portable Unit
Complete the following steps:
1. Turn OFF power and remove power connection.
2. Remove rack mount unit from rack.
. With unit on benchtop, losen two captive thumbscrews on the rear panel.

4. Slide portable unit until you can access the two cables on the back.

5. Carefully remove the Lemo Power (pull ferrule) and DB-9 serial (two captive
thumbscrews) cables from unit.
6. Remove portable unit.

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Portable Unit to Rack Mount
Complete the following steps:
1. Turn OFF power and remove DC power connection.
2. Line-up the portable unit as shown with connectors facing in.

. Connect the DB-9 serial (two captive thumbscrews) and the Lemo Power (pull
ferrule) cables to the portable unit.

4. Slide portable unit in until the screw holes line-up with the two captive thumbscrews
on the rear panel. Carefully place the cables so they are not pinched.

Tighten the two captive thumbscrews on the rear panel to secure the installation.
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Mounting in a 19-Inch Rack
The HDE-264 is setup to mount in a portable, half-width rack. For installation in a
standard 19-inch rack, you will need to order the optional Extension Bracket Kit, Part
number 9005434 from your Vislink Sales Representative or from Customer Service.

Install the rack-mount unit into the 19-inch rack using the (optional) Extension Bracket
Kit as described below:
1. Remove either the left or right (shown) mounting bracket from the HDE-264 by
removing the four M6 Philips screws.
2. In its place, attach the Extension Bracket using the three 4-40 Philips screws
provided.

. Install the unit with the Extension Bracket Kit installed into your 19-inch rack using
your four standard mounting screws.

4. Connect power and other connections to the rear panel as given in the Quick Start.

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Main Control Panel (Portable
Operation)
The Main Control Panel is located on the top of the unit and
provides both controls and indicators. Selection of presets
along with selecting basic operational settings and viewing
alarms are all available on the Control Panel. The panel
contains an LED Dark Timer that turns OFF LEDs after a 10
second delay. All LEDs are momentarily activated when the
unit is first powered ON.

SAVE Button
To save new settings including Audio Mic/Line and Preset,
you must press the SAVE Key to complete the task.

PRESET Button
The HDE-264 has up to 16 pre-configured* PRESETS in
memory that include settings such as frequency and power
output mode. To select a Preset (1 - 16), complete the
following steps:

1. Press the PRESET key. The currently selected preset


LED illuminates.
2. Press the Up or Down arrow keys to choose the
new preset you want.
. The preset LED illuminates to indicate which preset was
selected. Press SAVE to complete.

NOTE: The HDE-264 recalls the most recently


saved audio input setting when it is powered up.

NOTE: If the SAVE key is not pressed within 5


seconds of the new setting, the audio input level
returns to the most recently used value and the
selection mode is canceled.

*PRESETS are configured using the Web Browser Control Interface.

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Audio Input Levels
The Audio Input Levels control is not used in this
application.

RF Output Power Level


The RF Output Power Level control is not used in this
application.

Control Operation Table

Button Description
RF HI/LOW N/A
Move up through presets/levels.
Move down through presets/levels.
AUDIO 1 MIC/LINE N/A Line only.
AUDIO 2 MIC/LINE N/A Line only.
PRESET Press to enter Preset mode. The PRESET LED indicates the
current preset. Press the UP or DOWN button to select
one of the stored Presets (1 - 16). Press SAVE to confirm the
new setting.
SAVE Confirms the new setting.

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Indicator LED Table

Indicator Description Suggested Actions


PRESET Displays the selected Select the desired PRESET.
PRESET (1 - 16).
Audio Green when enabled. Select the desired AUDIO setting.
Dark when disabled.
M=MIC L=LINE
RF HI N/A N/A
VID Green when a valid video Check the video camera/source and
signal is present. Dark cabling to ensure the video signal is
when no valid video reaching the encoder. (Signal has to
signal is present. (Valid match what preset is selected and
video can be NTSC or what is configured in that preset.)
PAL analog composite,
as well as ASI or HD-SDI
digital signal.)
ALARM Red when an alarm Connect encoder to PC via the
occurs. Dark when no Ethernet interface to diagnose the
alarm present. source of the alarm.
CRYPTO Green indicates Verify whether encryption is required
encryption is enabled and for the selected preset.
encoder is transmitting Verify that encryption is properly
the encryption code configured.
associated with the
preset. Dark indicates
encryption is disabled.

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PC Network Setup
Before connecting to the encoder using the Ethernet port on your Windows PC (via the
Web Browser Control Interface described in the next section) you must first configure
your PC as described in the steps given below.

NOTE: Windows 7 is shown here. Other versions of Windows may vary slightly.

1. From Windows Control Panel, go to Network and Sharing Center.


2. Click on Change Adapter Settings.

The Network Connections window displays.

3. Right click the Local Area Connection icon and select Properties.

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4. The Local Area Connection Properties dialog box displays. Select Internet
Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) to highlight the item, then click the
Properties button.

5. The Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties dialogue box displays.


Enter the parameters shown below. Next, click the OK button.

This is the proper network setup


for connecting to your encoder
via the Web Browser Control
Interface.
IP Address 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Proceed to the Web Browser
Control Interface section.

NOTE: Close the Local


Area Connection
Properties dialogue box to
complete.

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Web Browser Control Interface
The HDE-264 has on-board firmware that enables web browser control without the
need to install software. To set-up PC control of your encoder, complete the following
steps:

1. Connect an Ethernet network cable to the RJ-45 Ethernet connector on the rear
panel of the HDE-264 and to your PC.
2. Open a web browser and type (default address) 192.168.1.200 into the URL
address field and press Enter. A login screen displays.

root
root

. Enter your user name and password then click the Login button.

NOTE: The encoder is factory programmed with the user name root and password
root. To avoid unauthorized access, the factory assigned password should be
changed by accessing the System > Password Change tab. See Change
Password section.

Write down your password information here.


Login
Password
Unit S/N

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Menu Bar
Navigating the Web Browser Control Interface is accomplished by clicking on a menu
option in the Menu Bar. For example, to go to the Change Password screen you would
navigate to System > Password Change as shown.

Change Password
The encoder is factory programmed with the user name root and password root. To
avoid unauthorized access, the factory assigned password should be changed by
selecting System > Password Change from the menu bar.

Enter your new password in the New Password field. The (case sensitive) password
can be up to 18 characters long (numbers and letters only) . Enter the new password in
the Confirm Password field then click the Change Password button.

NOTE: Be sure to remember your new password.

menu bar

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Factory Settings
To access the Factory Settings screen, select System > Factory Settings on the menu
bar.

123456789

The Factory Settings screen is where you can read the Factory Settings directly from
your encoder, as shown in the Device Mode section of the screen (above).

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Streaming over IP
The Factory Settings screen is also where you can set-up the encoder to stream over
Ethernet. The Client IP Address, Protocol, Port, and Multicast TTL (Time To Live)
are set in the Transport Stream over Ethernet Settings section (bottom portion of the
Factory Settings screen).

192.168.1.1 Client IP Address must


match PC or other
device that you
are sending video to.

You can then view the video stream using a client such as VLC Media Player (available
for free at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/).

NOTE: When streaming over IP, the Channel Bandwidth setting must be set
to TS over Ethernet or RTSP over Ethernet. (Presets > Video Settings > Channel
Bandwidth)
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Configuring Presets
To configure presets in your encoder, complete the following steps:
1. To access the Presets screen, select Presets > View/Edit from the menu bar.

2. The Presets screen displays. Select the desired Preset Setting number to be
configured.

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3. Click the Load button. The Web Browser Control Interface collects the current data
from the encoder.

4. Go to Presets > View/Edit from the menu bar and on the Presets screen, click the
Store button to upload the new settings to your encoder

NOTE: You MUST Store the data on the Presets screen to upload any changes to
the encoder.

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Presets - Recommended Encoder Settings

NOTE: Customizing Encoder Settings requires advanced knowledge of audio and


video systems and electronics. Typical application settings are presented in this
section.

To configure the Encoder Settings for a PRESET complete the following steps:

1. Select Presets > Video Settings from the menu bar near the top of the screen.
The Encoder Settings screen displays.

Must be set to one of


these settings:
ASI ASI
TS over Ethernet
RTSP over Ethernet
Streaming to Livestream

2. Use recommended settings listed in this section appropriate for your application.
Finally, go back to Presets > View/Edit from the menu bar and on the Presets
screen, click the Store button to upload the new settings to your encoder

NOTE: You MUST Store the data on the Presets screen to upload any changes to
the encoder.

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Standard Definition Normal Delay
Video Settings
Input A Composite
Input B Disabled
Resolution 480i
Frame Rate Match Input
Output TS over Ethernet
Scale Factor No Scaling
H.264 Profile High
Slices 1 Slice per Frame
GOP Length 15

Standard Definition Low Delay


Video Settings
Input A Composite
Input B Disabled
Resolution 480i
Frame Rate Match Input
Output TS over Ethernet
Scale Factor No Scaling
H.264 Profile High
Slices 1 Slice per Frame
GOP Length 0

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High Definition Normal Delay
Video Settings
Input A SDI
Input B Disabled
Resolution 1080i
Frame Rate Match Input
Output TS over Ethernet
Scale Factor No Scaling
H.264 Profile High
Slices 1 Slice per Frame
GOP Length 30

High Definition Low Delay


Video Settings
Input A SDI
Input B Disabled
Resolution 1080i
Frame Rate Match Input
Output TS over Ethernet
Scale Factor No Scaling
H.264 Profile High
Slices 1 Slice per Frame
GOP Length 0

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Analog Audio
Audio Settings
Mode Analog
Analog Input Line
Sample Rate 48 kHz
Encoding Mode MPEG-2
Mic Gain Left 0
Mic Gain Right 0
Embedded Audio
Audio Settings
Mode SDI
Analog Input Line
Sample Rate 48 kHz
Encoding Mode MPEG-2
Mic Gain Left 0
Mic Gain Right 0
Microphone Audio
(Not available)

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Board Information
To access the Board Information screen, select Info > Board on the menu bar.

The Board Information screen shows the Status section, including the RF channel
Bandwidth and the Encoder Target Bitrate. The throughput indicated here can
sometimes be useful in troubleshooting, should a problem occur. The Board
Information section is also displayed, which may provide useful specifics about your
encoder to Customer Service.

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Firmware Upgrade
To upgrade the firmware in your encoder, complete the following steps.

1. Download the firmware image from Vislink and save it onto your computer drive.
2. Select System > Firmware Upgrade from the menu bar. The Firmware Upgrade
screen displays.

. Click the Browse button on the Firmware Upgrade screen and navigate to the
firmware image. Select the firmware image file, then click on the UPGRADE button
to start the firmware upgrade.

NOTE: Do not disconnect power during the upgrade process. It can take several
minutes to complete the upgrade process. Click Continue when prompted. When
the upgrade is complete, cycle power OFF then ON to reboot the encoder.

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Specifications
Video Encoding (H.264/14496-10)
SD/HD
420 MP @ L4 1 to 15 Mbits
420 HP @ L4 1 to 15 Mbits

Video Resolution
SD
480 x 720 NTSC
480 x 704 NTSC
352 x 720 PAL
352 x 704 PAL
HD
1080i/50/59/60
1080p/50/60
720p/50/60

Video/IP Interfaces
Input:
HD-SDI/SD-SDI /CV Conn
1 x BNC-F (HD/SD)
1 x BNC-F (SD)
Output:
2 x ASI (75,EN50083-9)
Data Rate: Up to 15 Mbps
Conn: 2 x BNC-F (ASI)
Output: 1 x IP (802.11) Type:UDP (streaming)/ Multicast (future)
Conn: 1 x RJ45 (IP)

Audio Input Interfaces


Analog/SD-SDI/HD-SDI (embedded)
Channel Support:
1 x Stereo Pair
Impedance:
+4 dBm, 600 (balanced)
Conn:
2 x XLR-F

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Control and Management
Type:
10/100/1000 Base-T Gigabit Ethernet
Features:
Element control through HTTP/WEB.
Protocol:
HTTP
Connector:
RJ45
USB Ports:
1
Presets:
Up to 16 User selectable

Physical and Power


Input Voltages:
105 VAC - 260 VAC, 50-60 Hz (rack mount)
+22 to +32 VDC (portable unit)
On/Off Switch:
Front Panel
Power Dissipation:
18W
Chassis:
209 x 182 x 44 mm (WxDxH)
Rack Unit in 19 1RU rack space
Installation:
19 1 RU rack mounting kit

Environmental Conditions
Operating Temperature:
10C to +50C
Storage Temperature:
20C to +70C
Relative Humidity:
5% to 95% (non condensing)
Cooling:
Convection

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Notes

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Getting Support for Your Vislink Product
You can contact the Vislink Technical Support staff as follows:

24-hour Worldwide Customer Support

E-mail: ussupport@vislink.com
Telephone: +1 978-671-5929 or
888-777-9221 In the US or Canada

When you contact Technical Support, include the following information:

Model number and serial number of the unit (located on a label on the
bottom of each unit).
Approximate purchase date.

There are no supported field repairs for this product. Return the unit
for factory repair.

NOTE: If you attempt field repair, you risk damaging your equipment.
If your equipment is under warranty, you may also affect your warranty
coverage.

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