VIEW PRO: LOW BANDWIDTH, LOW LATENCY, HIGH QUALITY
According to Lewis Eig, ClearOne Sales Director, Network Video & Audio Distribution, the company’s recently expanded View Pro line of media encoders and decoders, along with the powerful new Panorama videowall software license, gives integrators and end users today’s simplest, most install-ready system that delivers top-quality video to any number of displays at any resolution, including uniquely sized LED screens.
“The View Pro line of multimedia streaming hardware offers any business of any size the opportunity to add HD video and multimedia distribution to their existing data infrastructure,” Eig said. “Our advanced decoding and encoding algorithms and hardware eliminate the need for additional data lines and expensive construction, lowering the cost and install time for organisations looking to upgrade the digital media capabilities and quality of their office, retail location or public space.”
With various rackmount components, as well as compact decoding options, offering H.264 compression, 24-bit colour, up-to 1080p resolution at 60fps, ultra-low latency, video windowing and advanced content control, the View Pro line maximises the potential of any digital display network, whether in a new construction or renovation environment. The mass proliferation of H.264 endpoints means that many businesses and organisations already have compatible components, and by sending the video signal over IP, the View Pro system eliminates the need for additional encoders, decoders and other hardware.
Eig adds, “Our node-based approach means that any display or source can be mapped down to the pixel, allowing users to achieve the full potential of their displays and offer full controls such as cropping, scaling and overlaying in real time, windowing, and even window rotating to display landscape or portrait images and videos. Additionally, our ultra-low latency allows us to work in the most critical environments, including live streaming and keyboard transport for KVM extension applications.”
The View Pro line’s vast usability is thanks in part to its powerful Panorama and Console software that allow operators to manage any display of any shape, size or resolution, which is becoming more important as companies opt for LED displays with dimensions and pixel counts outside the 1080p or 4K standards. These easy-to-use software controls allow companies to easily manage multi-panel videowalls, multi-display distributed video networks, and even turn a single display into a videowall by displaying multiple sources in windows. The power of View Pro in these situations lives in the nodes or endpoints, so as the system grows, its windowing and video wall processing power grows too, making for an extremely cost-effective and scalable system for large and small videowall projects alike.