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H.264 Decoder


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Kramer KDS-DEC3 is an H.264 decoder for encoded signals up to 1080p60. It is designed to work with the KDS-EN3 H.264 encoder to provide a high-quality and fully-featured end-to-end video and audio over IP solution.

Product Features and Benefits

  • AVC Support - MPEG-4 using H.264 & AAC codecs.
  • Scaling & Cropping Features - For flexible display of source content on the decoder output.
  • Standard Ethernet Network Operation - 10/100/1000Mb.
  • Decoder-Integrated Network Switch - Allows for KDS-DEC3 daisy chaining and network extension.
  • Video Support - HDMI.
  • Audio Support - HDMI or analog.
  • Streaming Support - Unicast and multicast through RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol).
  • KDS-EN3 Manager Software - Allows remote management of the KDS-EN3 network including auto-detection and discovery of KDS-EN3/KDS-DEC3 units on a subnet.
  • Fail-safe Video Playback - When a decoder loses its connection to an encoder.
  • RS-232 Virtualization - From encoder to decoder.

Product Diagram

Width5.07 in (129 mm)
Height1.06 in. (27 mm)
Depth4.29 in. (109 mm)
Weight0.6 lbs (0.3 kg)
Inputs1 HDMI
1 unbalanced stereo audio on a 3.5mm mini jack.
Outputs2 Ethernet on RJ-45 connectors (fully switched)
1 RS-232 on a 9-pin D-sub connector.
ResolutionsUp to 1920x1080p60 and 1920x1200(60Hz).
Compression StandardH.264/Mpeg4 Part 10 (AVC).
ProfilesBaseline, Main, High.
LevelsUp to 4.2.
Bit Rates100Kbps to 25Mbps.
Rate ControlCBR, VBR, adjustable GOP (Group Of Pictures) size
Audio CompressionMPEG4 AAC-LC
Channels2 channel (stereo), HDMI with digital L-PCM audio
Analog Sample Frequency32, 44.1, and 48kHz
Bit Rates96, 128, 192, and 256Kbps
Operating Temperature32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Storage Temperature-40 - 158°F (-40 - 70°C)
Humidity10% to 90%, RHL non-condensing