CES-400

Encode Appliance

PanoTek's CES-400 H.264 encode unit is a powerful new appliance-style solution for capturing and encoding up to 4 channels of digital video and audio at up to 4K resolution. A high degree of control over stream parameters is provided, including transport protocol, resolution, frame rate and GOP structure. Significantly, it is possible to generate multiple streams from each source signal, with each stream having its own unique stream parameters.

PanoTek's CES-400 H.264 encode unit is a powerful new appliance-style solution for capturing and encoding up to 4 channels of digital video and audio at up to 4K resolution. A high degree of control over stream parameters is provided, including transport protocol, resolution, frame rate and GOP structure. Significantly, it is possible to generate multiple streams from each source signal, with each stream having its own unique stream parameters.

Simultaneous quad 4K/UHD and Full HD capture, encode, stream, and record from a single stand-alone appliance. Benefit from up to 4K/UHD 4:4:4 sub-sampling support plus H.264 capability for best-in-breed encoding—all using standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet networks.

Powerful software supports multi-protocol and multi-bitrate streaming, Chroma sub-sampling, picture-in-picture (PIP) and quadrant composite options, and more. The multi Chroma sub-sampling feature delivers 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0, and 4:0:0 options, to best balance quality and bandwidth demands. Our technology promises unprecedented quality, without necessarily needing a dedicated distribution network; we use existing infrastructure and expand its capabilities.

Connectivity

Form Factor

Stand-alone appliance
Rack-mountable (1U dual-density)

Multi-Appliance Support

Yes

Supported Video Input Formats

4x HDMI (Type A)

Performance

Color Space Capture

RGB and YUV 8- and 10-bit support
Color space conversion support

Chroma Sub-Sampling

4:4:4 (8-bit)
4:2:2 (8-bit)
4:2:0 (8-bit and 10-bit)
4:0:0 (8-bit and 10-bit)

Video Input

4x HDMI (Type A) with audio support

Video Output/Pass-Through

4x HDMI (Type A) with audio support

Video Monitoring Output1

1x DisplayPort 1.1

Audio Input

4x HDMI digital LPCM two-channel stereo audio
4x 3.5 mm analog stereo audio
1x 3.5 mm stereo mic in

Audio Output

4x HDMI digital LPCM two-channel stereo audio
1x 3.5 mm headphones out

RS-232

1x for IP to RS-232 control

USB Support

2x USB 2.0 (front)
1x USB SS 3.0 (back)
Mass storage support only

Maximum Capture Resolution

2x 3840x2160 @60Hz
2x 4096x2160 @60Hz2
4x 3840x2160 @30Hz
4x 4096x2160 @30Hz

Support for Custom Resolutions

Project dependent; please contact PanoTek for details

Encoding

Video Encoding Formats (Codecs)

H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC)

Maximum Encoding Capability3

2x 3840x2160 @60Hz 4:2:0
2x 4096x2160 @60Hz 4:2:0
4x 3840x2160 @30Hz 4:2:0
4x 4096x2160 @30Hz 4:2:0
3x 1920x1200 @60Hz 4:4:4
3x 1920x1080 @60Hz 4:4:4
1x 3840x2160 @30Hz 4:4:4

Encoding Profiles

Baseline (BP)
Main (MP)
High (HiP)
High 10 (Hi10P)
High 4:2:2 (Hi422P)
High 4:4:4 predictive profile separate plane (Hi444PP)
CAVLC 4:4:4 intra (44)

Encoding Level

Up to 5.2

Bitrate Range

50 Kbps to 120 Mbps4
15 Mbps (default)

Rate Control

CBR
VBR
Favor quality (optimize for desktop or latency)
Adjustable GOP size

Audio Encoding Format (Codec)

MPEG-4 AAC-LC/HEv1/HEv2

Audio Sample Frequency

32 kHz
44.1 kHz
48 kHz

Audio Bit Rates

Up to 576 Kbps (AAC-LC)
Up to 288 Kbps (AAC-HEv1)
Up to 144 Kbps (AAC-HEv2)

Video Compositing

Yes, fixed formats including PIP, PBP, quadrant

Scaling

Yes

Recording

Recording File Format

.mp4

Filename

Customizable prefix (optional)

Timestamp

Automatic in filename

Recording Programmability

Start date and time
Duration
Maximum file length
File frequency

Recording Locations

Shared network drive or NAS
Local USB ports for USB flash drive and external hard drive

Networking Connectivity

Network Connector

2x RJ45 with status LED indicators
1x control and stream
1x stream only

Network Standard

100/1,000 base-T Ethernet
Auto speed
Half/full duplex
Unicast, multi-unicast, multicast

Streaming Protocols

HTTP/HTTPS over TCP, UPnP
RTSP/RTCP/RTP (all required)
RTP
RTMP
MPEG2.TS over UDP

IP Addressing

IPv4 support
DHCP (default)/static IP address support

Physical

Product Dimensions
(Length x Height x Width)

21.7 x 18.9 x 4.3 cm (8.53 x 7.45 x 1.68 inches)

Power Supply

100-240 VAC in, 12 VDC out, 60W
DIN4 locking power connector

Power Cords Included

US, EU, UK, Aus/NZ

Environmental

Operating Temperature Range

0 to 45 degrees Celsius

Storage Temperature Range

-40 to 70 degrees Celsius

Operating Humidity Range

20% to 80% non-condensing

Storage Humidity Range

10% to 90% non-condensing

Operating Altitude Range

650 hPa (3,580 m) to 1,013 hPa (0 m)

Storage Altitude Range

192 hPa (12,000 m) to 1,020 hPa (-50 m)

Maximum Power Consumption

45W

EMC/EMI Device Class

Class A

EMC/EMI Certifications

FCC (US)
CE (EU)
RCM (Aus/NZ)
VCCI (Japan)
KC (Korea)
ICES-3 (Canada)

Environmental Certifications

EU RoHS
China RoHS
REACH
WEEE

Software

Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft® Windows® 10 (64-bit)
Server® 2012 R2
Windows 8.1 (32-bit)
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2012
Windows 7 (32-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2

Software Included

PowerStream Plus (free download)
Compatible with PanoTek CES-1200
Network discovery
Multi-encoding and recording management
Multi-protocol management
Frame rate management
Resolution control
Administrator and user credential management
Scaling management
SNMP support

General

Warranty

2 years

Part number

PAN-CES-400-00
1Maximum resolution 2560x1600.
2Requires specific source timings; contact PanoTek for more details.
3Each encoding capability is independent of the others listed, and excludes any additional processing such as compositing, scaling, etc. Content can affect results.
4Maximum operational bitrate per stream is dependent on number of streams and features enabled.

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