AMX by Harman Releases N2300 Series of 4K Video Distribution Products

by Jacob Coakley
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The N2300 Series 4K video encoder and decoder from AMX by Harman
The N2300 Series 4K video encoder and decoder from AMX by Harman

AMX by Harman released their new N2300 Series of video distribution products. The AMX N2300 Series distributes 4K video over existing Gigabit Ethernet networks using only 200 mbps. The low bandwidth means users can distribute 4K video over Gigabit Ethernet networks with only one frame of latency. The N2300 Series comes with support for HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, making the line compatible with the latest 4K sources and displays. The N2300 encoders and decoders are PoE-powered, avoiding the need for an external power supply and thus simplifying installation. 

AMX by HARMAN Debuts Cost-Effective, Low-Bandwidth 4K Networked AV Solution
AMX extends 4K over IP product line with new cost-effective N2300 Series that distributes 4K over existing Ethernet networks, using just 200 mbps

RICHARDSON, Texas—HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in Networked AV, today announced the new AMX N2300 Series of 4K video over IP solutions. This addition to AMX’s existing range of 4K products adds an extremely cost-effective 4K video distribution solution for many common applications. With a bandwidth of less than 200 megabits per second, users can distribute 4K video over existing Gigabit Ethernet networks with a latency of only one frame.

“The new N2300 Series furthers AMX’s commitment to provide a full range of networked AV solutions,” says Lee Dodson, Sr. Director, Enterprise Marketing. “AMX has a great range of 4K solutions, and the N2300 Series takes that a step further, opening up 4K video over IP to even more customers at a lower price point and with incredibly low bandwidth and latency.” The new AMX N2300 Series comes in addition to the existing AMX N2151/N2251 encoders and decoders, which offer JPEG2000-based 4K Networked AV distribution.

AMX ensures simple installation of the N2300 Series with support for HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, making the line compatible with the latest 4K sources and displays. “Implementation of the AMX N2300 Series is as easy as ever,” says Paul Krizan, Product Manager, Networked AV for HARMAN Professional Solutions. “The use of the IP network for distribution allows for flexible and scalable system designs. Systems can be as small as a single encoder and decoder or grow to meet the requirements of a larger system simply by installing additional units.” The N2300 encoders and decoders are PoE-powered, avoiding the need for an external power supply and thus simplifying installation. The products do not contain an internal fan for cooling, making them perfect for use in quiet environments.

“The AMX N2300 Series leverages nearly a decade of expertise in Networked AV solutions,” says Krizan. “Users familiar with the existing HARMAN Networked AV products will find these new products very familiar, as they include the same APIs, software and web interfaces as existing Networked AV products.” Like other AMX Networked AV products, the N2300 Series has Native NetLinx capabilities for fast integration into HARMAN solutions. Additional features include keyboard/mouse support, RJ-45 and SFP network connections, support for balanced and unbalanced analog audio, and RS-232 and IR ports for device control.

The NMX-DEC-N2322 decoder is available as a standalone unit perfect for mounting behind a display. The NMX-ENC-N2312 encoder is available both in standalone and card-based configurations, providing options for installation near a source or in a rack, using the AMX N9206 2RU Rack Mount Cage. The AMX N9206 holds up to six cards for a clean rack mount installation and optional consolidated power supply.

“Our customers asked us for an even faster and more cost-effective 4K solution,” said Andy Whitehead, General Manager, AMX SVSI. “We are extremely proud of this new design. The low 200 mbps of bandwidth of the N2300 Series allows customers to send 4K over existing networks at a low single frame latency, and all at a price point that will make 4K networked AV possible for many new applications.”

The AMX N2300 Series is expected to be available in November 2016.

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HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions, and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 29,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.9 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.