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Black Box Launches VS2000 H.264 Encoder and Decoder

Product Integrates Video Streaming for Full Pro AV Solutions

PITTSBURGH PA, March 2017 - Black Box, a world leading technology solutions provider of high-performance KVM, professional A/V signal distribution and extension, and switching solutions, announced at ISE 2017 the VS2000 H.264 encoder and decoder – the VS2000-ENC and VS2000-DEC. The encoder and decoder were developed to integrate within Pro AV solutions to enable transmission of full HD video and audio over the Internet or any IP network

The VS2000 ENC employs standards-based H.264/MPEG-4 AVC encoding and MPEG-2 transport streams. The VS2000-ENC encodes remote signals that can be played with any H.264 decoder, including third-party decoders such as set-top-boxes, or other media players.  Black Box will integrate the VS2000 encoder and decoder with the company's own ecosystem of products including the Radian™ video wall processor, iCompel™ digital signage, and ControlBridge™ for remote management to create complete Pro AV solutions.

"Black Box developed the encoder and decoder in response to our customers asking us for a streaming video solution that integrates with our current AV offering," said Erik Indresovde, AV Product Manager for Black Box. "Customers prefer to deal with fewer vendors, and we can support and provide the network equipment when deploying AV over IP."

The encoder and decoder are suitable for corporate, healthcare, education, energy and transportation industries. Users can purchase the encoder alone, or together with its matching decoder.  One VS2000 encoder can transmit video to an unlimited number of decoders.

Additional benefits include:

  • PoE powering means it will receive power directly from the network switch
  • HDMI support, including most standard resolutions up to 1920 x 1200@60Hz for maximum versatility
  • User-friendly control features via IP (Web GUI and Telnet) providing simple, flexible, control and management options
  • User-adjustable bit rate – from 2-30Mbps

To learn more about Black Box's AV Solutions visit here.

About Black Box

Black Box is a world leading technology solutions provider specialising in complete high-performance KVM, professional A/V signal distribution and extension, and switching solutions for mission-critical applications. Black Box is dedicated to delivering superior project engineering, technical support, and 24/7-customer service you can rely on for your most critical operations. Every day, our customers trust us to design, integrate, and maintain reliable control room solutions for broadcasting, post-production, stadiums & arenas, medical, air traffic control, oil & gas, government & military, and utility industries. Leave the tech to us and our comprehensive technology solutions will deliver secure connections, fast-response times, real-time collaboration and more.

Press contact:Black Box EMEA
Winfried Schultz, telephone +49 1520 155 0502