JPEG 2000: JPEG 2000 encoding implemented by MXNet differs from MPEG and other discrete cosine transform-based codecs, as it optimizes compression efficiency for applications with limited bandwidth. JPEG 2000 is based on a wavelet transform algorithm, providing lossless or lossy compression and parseable code streams. Genlock is supported, syncing a video source by frame to Decoders comprising a video wall, for a simul-sync, tear-free appearance.
JPEG 2000 is reliably used by Digital Cinema Initiatives for theatrical content, by television networks for HD broadcasting, and by DICOM® for critical decision-making medical imaging applications.
Native 4K/60fps Support: First-generation MXNet Encoders and Decoders were unable to support 4K/60fps 4:4:4 RGB / YCbCr, 10- and 12-bit natively or with dynamic metadata. When not lossless, the advanced encoding / decoding engine resident on the new ASIC developed for EVO II Encoders and Decoders applies a limited, ultra-light compression, composing an artifact free image upon decoding, including Dolby Vision or HDR10+ content.
High Bitrate Multi-channel Audio Support: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for IMAX Enhanced are now supported.
Improved Preview Thumbnails: First generation MXNet supported static thumbnails with 960X540 pixel resolution, turning over every 10 seconds. EVO II supports third-party media substreaming through an HTTP address, at an improved pixel resolution of 1024x576.
Data Status Window: A forward-facing, built-in mini OLED screen displays information critical to device set up, system troubleshooting, or standard operational status. Custom name an EVO II AC-MXNET-1G-AVDM-EV2 with up to twelve allotted character slots for easy identification or to match your system requirements. IP and MAC addresses are also displayed.
Control Signal Routing: IR and RS-232 control signal routes that have been mapped with MXNet Mentor software direct commands to downstream EVO II decoders through the AC-MXNET-1G-EV2. Any EVO II decoder connected to an MXNet system switch may be eligible to receive routed signals. I-PASS and IR-EYE ports support IR signal throughput from third-party over-control systems to endpoint-related products.
USB and KVM Support: A USB 2.0 Type-B female Host connection resides on every AC-MXNET-1G-EV2. MXNet Mentor software enables easy routing configuration for bi-directional USB signals from a designated Host Encoder to a downstream decoder with a connected USB device. USB video downstream processing has been improved, supporting resolutions up to 1920x1080p @ 30Hz.
External Device Light Control: Light emission from an AC-MXNET-1G-AVDM-EV2 may be controlled via MXNet Mentor. Any status light, including network link LEDs and the OLED Data Window may be optionally disabled to prevent unwanted distraction, enabling discreet placement where desired. Device lights may also be continuously “flashed” for high visibility when troubleshooting.