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Extron Intros New Lecture Capture Processor
Extron Electronics has introduced the
SMP 351, an
H.264 streaming media processor for lecture capture and distribution.
The SMP 351 is designed for recording and delivering presentations to a
larger audience. It can record and stream simultaneously, and it "can stream
concurrently at two different resolutions and bit rates using a range of
transport protocols and session management options," according to the company.
The system supports up to five inputs, and users can enhance recorded lectures
by combining two high resolution signals, a background image and metadata into
dynamic layouts. Files are saved in MP4 format, so they are compatible with
virtually any media player or content management system, and the files can be
stored on the internal solid state drive, a USB thumb drive or a network storage
Administrators can use Extron
Manager (SCM) to manage users, groups and recordings, and to process
recorded media into data-rich playback packages compatible with the
Extron Media Player
(EMP), the company's browser-based media player.
Key features of the SMP 351 include:
- FlexOS embedded operating system;
- Ability to record up to two high resolution audio-visual signals with
metadata and a background image in blended source layouts;
- Simultaneous recording and streaming;
- MP4 file output;
- Support for internal storage, USB storage and network storage
- Concurrent streaming at two resolutions and bit rates;
- License-free operation;
- Configuration and operation from front panel or external control system;
- Compatibility with common AV signal types, including HDMI, component HD,
composite and optional 3G-SDI;
- Serial RS-232, Ethernet and four digital input/output ports;
- Extron Streaming Content Manager;
- Integration with Opencast Matterhorn AV content management system;
- Compatibility with third-party content management systems including
Kaltura, iTunes-U, Blackboard LMS, SharePoint, CaptionSync, YouTube, Moodle
and RSS feeds; and
- iCalendar support for scheduling streaming and recording.
Further information about the SMP 351 streaming media processor can be found
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.