DM NVX® technology transports ultra high‑definition 4K60 4:4:4 video over standard Gigabit Ethernet with no perceptible latency or loss of quality. Using standard network switches and CAT5e UTP wiring, a DM NVX system delivers a high‑performance virtual matrix routing solution for any enterprise or campus‑wide 4K content distribution application. Support for HDR (High Dynamic Range) and HDCP 2.3 compliance ensures the ultimate in picture quality and compatibility for all of today’s varied media sources.1, 2
The Crestron® DM‑NVX‑E30C is an AV over IP encoder that occupies one slot of a DMF‑CI‑8 card chassis. The card is designed to function as a transmitter in a high‑density rack‑mount installation. Featuring secure web‑based control and management, an HDMI® input, an analog audio output, AES67 transmit and receive capability, and copper Ethernet connectivity, the DM‑NVX‑E30C offers an encoder solution for a DM NVX network AV installation of any size.2
Real‑Time 4K60 Video Distribution
Engineered for demanding conference room and classroom applications, DM NVX technology ensures real‑time, full‑motion 4K60 video performance for the presentation of multimedia, videoconferencing, and live camera images. Interactive functions such as gameplay and the use of a mouse are fluid and natural.
A DM NVX system is engineered for stability and ultimate reliability. Line‑synchronized outputs ensure perfect synchronization of content across multiple displays for applications such as digital signage. Variable Multicast TTL (Time To Live) enables traversing multiple network routers for optimal flexibility.
Pixel Perfect Processing Technology
A DM NVX system incorporates Pixel Perfect Processing technology, which provides flawless video transport in all applications. The DM‑NVX‑E30C can encode a video signal to achieve imperceptible end‑to‑end latency of less than 1 frame. The image quality of the source is maintained across a 1‑Gigabit network at any resolution up to 4K60 4:4:4.
Using advanced security features and protocols such as 802.1X authentication, Active Directory® credential management, AES‑128 content encryption, PKI authentication, TLS, SSH, and HTTPS, a DM NVX system delivers a true enterprise‑grade network AV solution engineered to fulfill demanding IT policies.
The DM‑NVX‑E30C is a basic encoder card with one HDMI input that allows a laptop computer, camera, or other media source to be connected via an HDMI cable and then transmitted over the network to one or many decoders.1 Compatible with DM NVX products that can function as decoders, the DM‑NVX‑E30C can be used in any DM NVX network AV design.
Image preview provides still images (thumbnails) that show the current video being received by an input of a DM NVX encoder. Still images are shown at one frame per second. Image preview supports the maximum resolution of the source and scales the image, while maintaining the aspect ratio. Images can be previewed in the DM NVX web interface and accessed remotely using a web browser. The images can also be previewed on a Crestron touch screen or third-party interface.
Test Pattern Generator
The built-in test pattern generator can be used during setup to ensure that video streaming is functional and can also be used as a tool for the adjustment, calibration, and alignment of displays, projectors, and video walls. The DM NVX encoder can send the test pattern to any routed DM NVX decoder.
Fixed, Adaptive, or Variable Bit Rate
In DM NVX encoder mode, the bit rate of a stream can be set to fixed, adaptive, or variable:
- A fixed bit rate, also referred to as Constant Bit Rate (CBR), is user specified and can be set to a value ranging from 200 Mbps to 950 Mbps.3
- Adaptive bit rate (ABR) enables the encoder to automatically set a fixed bit rate based on the input resolution of the stream. For example, the adaptive bit rate for a common resolution such as 1920x1080p@60Hz (1080p60) would automatically be set to 400 Mbps. Adaptive bit rate makes better use of the available bandwidth than a user-specified fixed bit rate.
- Variable bit rate (VBR) enables the encoder to automatically vary the bit rate based on the content and input resolution of the stream. The bit rate can vary from less than 150 Mbps to a maximum of 750 Mbps. A variable bit rate results in the use of less bandwidth to produce the same image quality as a user-specified fixed bit rate or an adaptive bit rate.
The web interface or a control system can be used to set a fixed bit rate or to enable adaptive or variable bit rate functionality.
Analog Audio De-embedding
The analog audio output provides a stereo line‑level signal to feed a local sound system or sound bar. The output volume is adjustable via a control system or web browser.4
7.1 Surround Sound Audio
DM NVX technology supports the lossless transport of 7.1 surround sound audio signals, including Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Atmos®, DTS HD®, DTS:X®, and uncompressed linear PCM.
AES67 Audio Embedding and De-Embedding
AES67 support enables the HDMI source to be transmitted as a 2-channel AES67 audio stream while another 2‑channel AES67 audio stream is received from a Crestron DSP or other third-party device. The received AES67 audio stream can be output via the analog audio output.
NOTE: An AES67 audio stream that is received by a DM NVX endpoint cannot be transmitted from that endpoint.
Copper Ethernet Connectivity
The DM‑NVX‑E30C includes one RJ-45 1000BASE‑T Ethernet port.2 For information about network requirements and guidelines, refer to the DM NVX AV-over-IP System Design Guide, Doc. 7977.
Automatic Point-to-Point Connectivity
Point-to-point connectivity enables the DM-NVX-E30C to be connected directly to a DM NVX 4K60 4:4:4 decoder to stream video and audio. Rather than being connected to an Ethernet switch, the 1000BASE-T Ethernet port of the encoder is connected directly to a 1000BASE-T port of a decoder.
By default, point-to-point mode automatically detects whether the DM-NVX-E30C is connected directly to a DM
NVX 4K60 4:4:4 decoder or to a 1000BASE-T switch. When a direct connection between the DM-NVX-E30C and a decoder is detected, the devices operate in point-to-point mode without the need for additional configuration; however, a control system is required for CEC (Consumer Electronics Control).
CEC Device Control
Under the management of a control system, the DM‑NVX‑E30C can control a source device via CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) over the HDMI connection, potentially eliminating the need for dedicated serial cables or IR emitters.
Setup of the DM‑NVX‑E30C is accomplished by using a web browser. Full control and monitoring of the card is enabled through integration with a control system or with a DM NVX Director® virtual switching appliance.
Streamlined Management Using DM NVX Director Virtual Switching Appliances
For applications that are small to moderate in size, a network of DM NVX endpoints can be configured and controlled with the use of a control system. For larger enterprise and campus‑wide signal routing applications, adding a DM NVX Director virtual switching appliance (DM-NVX-DIR-80, DM-NVX-DIR-160, or DM-NVX-DIR-ENT) enhances and streamlines the entire configuration and control process. A DM NVX Director appliance provides a central point of management and enables the creation of multiple virtual matrix switchers through one easy‑to‑use web‑based portal.
High‑Density Card‑Based Solution
The DM‑NVX‑E30C is designed for installation into a DMF‑CI‑8 card chassis, which provides a high‑density solution for applications requiring multiple encoders and decoders in one equipment rack.
For additional design tools and reference documents, refer to the DM NVX web page at www.crestron.com/nvx.