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HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoder

Extend broadcast-quality 3G-SDI, HDMI, or DVI video over a LAN IP using JPEG 2000 compression technology.


Please call 877-877-2269 for a replacement product or part.
Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

Product Features

  • Captures, compresses, and encodes video for streaming over an IP network.


  • Also decodes IP signal back to decompress it for HD video output on remote screen(s).
  • Uses JPEG 2000 intra-frame compression encoding to ensure every single video frame is transmitted for ultra-clear video unaffected by artifacts or delay.
  • Modular interface. Order DVI-I/HDMI® or 3G-SDI I/O cards for video input/output(s).
  • Distributes IP packets over an Ethernet network using standards-based technology.
  • Delivers Full HD 1080p/60 Hz video over the IP link without noticeable loss in quality.
  • Low latency. Great for critical applications requiring fast video communications.
  • Works equally as well in either point-to-point or point-to-multipoint applications.
  • Multiple units can be interconnected via LANs/WANs as well as the Internet.
  • Extends up to 320 feet (100 m)—or farther by adding a network switch.
  • Also extends USB keyboard/mouse signals over IP to the remote end.
  • Extends multichannel audio when VX-HDV-IP-HDMI cards are used.
  • Supports dual redundant power input and contact closures.
  • HDCP compatible. Distribute video from a Blu-ray source.
  • EDID function for optimal display data communications.
  • Rackmountable with optional kit (VX-HDV-IP-RM).

  • Transmit high-quality video over a standard IP network for display of HD content on one screen—or multicast signals to multiple displays—with the Black Box® HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoder solution.

    Because it uses JPEG 2000 compression, it's extremely efficient when encoding the signal for transmitting over a network without any visible loss of quality. This way, you're assured every single frame is transmitted without any visible loss of quality for maximizing network bandwidth and clear rendering of video.

    Plus, it offers very low latency. Delay is less than three frames*, which makes it ideal for streaming live video fast in broadcast production, medical imaging, military, and command and control room applications.

    The solution uses existing standards-based Ethernet technology and IP protocols to digitally transmit video (as well as multichannel audio if used with the HDMI I/O card) at maximum Ethernet distances of 328 feet (100 m). To go farther, simply add a network switch and enable unlimited distances using the Internet.

    Order two or more base units.
    In most applications, you will need to order two VX-HDV-IP base units with one configured as an encoder and the other as a decoder**. When set up to work as an encoder, the base unit compresses the HD video source signal and transmits it over an IP network via a Gigabit Ethernet connection. The second base unit, configured as a decoder, captures the data from an IP network, decompresses it, and plays it back in its original form as HD video.

    And, as long as you have suitable LAN/WAN bandwidth, the quality of the source video is preserved. Use the two HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoders to unicast video to one screen, or use three or more units to multicast to multiple screens on a LAN.

    Flexible modular video interfaces.
    For the video interfaces, choose 3G-SDI or DVI-I/HDMI I/O Cards (VX-HDV-IP-SDI or VX-HDV-IP-HDMI). You can even mix interfaces within the same installation, connecting a 3G-SDI source on the encoder side and an HDMI device on the decoder side (each I/O card has video in and video out ports).

    For example, you can plug a 3G-SDI camera into the encoder with the 3G-SDI card and enable playback on a remote HDMI display connected to the HDMI card installed in the decoder unit.

    Simple to set up and configure.
    No complicated configuration or reconfiguration is required. An Auto Stream function enables video streaming to start as soon as you connect the VX-HDV-IP boxes. Connections between units are defined using simple IP addressing via a browser-based management interface, so reconfiguring video streams is easy. You can also allocate an IP address from a network by activating DHCP.

    Additionally, the HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoder has two USB 2.0 interfaces for extending USB data along with video to a remote site. Use the ports to link a remote USB keyboard/mouse to the host system in a KVM control application. Each VX-HDV-IP unit can be configured as a host or as a target USB device.

    Option to set up backup power.
    The VX-HDV-IP features dual 12-VDC power inputs on a terminal block for redundant power (via the separately ordered VX-HDV-IP-PSU unit[s]). Most users will need just a single PSU for each HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoder base unit in use (locally and remotely), unless they require backup power. A switch contact on the terminal block monitors both power inputs and closes to prevent any power failure, for example, to a control system.

    For mounting one unit or two units side by side in a rack or cabinet, order 19" Rackmount Kit for HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoder (VX-HDV-IP-RM).
    Ideal for:
    • Medical image distribution
    • Military HD video sharing
    • TV broadcast and video post-production studios
    • Other video recording, editing, and archival applications
    • Streaming video for educational and entertainment purposes
    • Distributing video content via a network to digital signage
    • Anywhere you require low video latency.

    * NOTE: Network delay not included. System speed and video rendering depend on quality of video source and display, video cables, network infrastructure, network bandwidth, and other factors.

    ** NOTE: In some cases, you may only need one base unit to decode video, for instance, if you already have a software encoder solution for JPEG 2000 compression. However, most customers will need two VX-HDV-IP units and two I/O cards for a fully functioning link. In addition, for power, be sure to order an External PSU for each HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoder (VX-HDV-IP-PSU) or two of the PSUs for redundant power on a single base unit.

    What's included:
    • HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoder base unit
    • (4) rubber feet
    • User manual

    Tech Specs

    Approvals RoHS
    Audio When using an HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoder DVI-I/HDMI I/O Card (VX-HDV-IP-HDMI) or future audio-only I/O card: Channels: (16) in same direction as video; (16) in opposite direction to video; Audio sampling rate (maximum): 192 kHz; Audio coding (maximum): 32-bit, uncompressed
    Color Depth 12-bit
    Compliance FCC Part 15, Class B
    Compression JPEG 2000
    Connectors Network: (1) RJ-45 (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T); KVM data: (2) USB 2.0 Type A F; Video interface: (1) slot for either VX-HDV-IP-SDI or VX-HDV-IP-HDMI I/O card (order separately); Future audio interface: (1) slot for future audio I/O card; Power: (1) 6-postion terminal block for use with (1) or (2) VX-HDV-IP-PSU units (order separately)
    Delay Per device (approximate): 1.5 frames (25 ms at 60 Hz); Total delay (approximate): 3 frames (50 ms at 60 Hz) plus network delay
    Dimensions 1.6"H x 8.3"W x 8.3"D (4.1 x 21 x 21 cm)
    Distance 328 ft. (100 m) maximum; further distances are possible by using a network switch
    Frame Rate Maximum: 72 Hz; Minimum: 24 Hz
    Indicators (2) LEDs: (1) Power, (1) Network
    Management Internal Web server via browser-based interface
    Pixel Clock Maximum: 150 MHz; Minimum: 25 MHz
    Power 12 VDC, 13 W from (1) or (2) separately ordered VX-HDV-IP-PSU units attached to (1) 6-position terminal block; with switch contact for monitoring two power inputs (closes to signal any power failure)
    Video Resolution Depending on the encoding: Maximum: 1920 x 1080p; Minimum: 640 x 480i
    Weight 2.9 lb. (1.3 kg) without any I/O module(s) installed
    This product works with:

    This product works with:
    • HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoder 3G-SDI I/O Card (VX-HDV-IP-SDI)
    • HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoder DVI-I/HDM I/O Card (VX-HDV-IP-HDMI)
    • External PSU for HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoder (VX-HDV-IP-PSU)
    • 19" Rackmount Kit for HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoder (VX-HDV-IP-RM)
    Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.

    * Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.



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