DisplayNet DN-200 Series

DisplayNet® DN-200 Series


  • DN-225-TX: Transmitter
  • DN-225-RX: Receiver
  • DN-225U-TX: Transmitter
  • DN-225U-RX: Receiver

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DN-200 Series Overview

The DN-200 Series is the flagship product of the DisplayNet AV-over-IP product line. It leverages the latest SDVoE technology to distribute uncompressed AV signals with resolutions of up to 4K /60p over a 10GbE Ethernet network. The DN-200 Series adds support for HDMI 2.0 with up to 12-bit color, HDCP 2.2, DisplayPort 1.2, and High-Speed USB 2.0 with virtual hub support. A high-performance scaler in both the Transmitter (Tx) and Receiver (Rx) units enables very Fast Switching, Advanced MultiViewer, and Advanced Video Wall processing.

Each Tx unit accepts multiple source signals including HDMI (with embedded audio and HDCP), DisplayPort, analog stereo audio, bidirectional IR, RS-232, and 1GbE Ethernet. These input signals are packetized into a single 10GbE link and are distributed to destinations via an off-the-shelf 10GbE network switch. The DN-200 Series supports twisted pair (CAT6a or CAT7) media up to 328 ft. (100 meters), or Fiber Optic media using an industry standard SFP+ module supporting extension distances up to 18 miles (30 km). The 10GbE switch provides a highly efficient and reliable means of distributing AV signals from many sources to an array of Rx units, which convert the packetized 10GbE data to AV output signals at the destination in real time without introducing frame latency or any loss of image quality.

The DN-200 Series distributes video with resolutions up to 4K /60p with 8-bit color (4:4:4) and 4K /60p with 10-bit or 12-bit color (4:2:2 or 4:2:0) without image artifacts and without frame latency. When the video signal exceeds the bandwidth limits of 10GbE, very light compression (maximum ratio of about 1.4:1) is used. Video signals may be routed in Point-to-Point, Matrix Switching, Video Wall, and MultiViewer modes all in the same system. For optimum flexibility, each signal layer (Video, Embedded Audio, Downmixed Audio, Analog Audio, IR, RS-232, and 1GbE) can each be routed completely independently from one another. Advanced audio features are supported, including: networked audio, audio embedding, de-embedding and down-mixing.

DN-200 Series transmitter and receiver units are controlled by a DisplayNet Server® (DNS-200), which includes powerful DisplayNet Manager® web browser-based software that enables the system to be managed using any third-party controller using simple Telnet commands.

  • Utilizes SDVoE Technology to distribute AV signals with off-the-shelf 10GbE network switches
  • Supports HDMI 2.0 signals with resolutions up to 4K /60p with 8-bit color (4:4:4) and 4K /60p with 10-bit or 12-bit color (4:2:2 or 4:2:0)(1)
  • Includes scaling in the Receiver to enable Fast Switching
  • Vastly superior to existing Video-over-IP products: zero frame latency, zero compression(1), zero artifacts
  • Supports HDMI, HDCP, Embedded Audio, Analog Stereo Audio, Downmixed Audio, High Speed USB 2.0 (480 Mbps.), Bidirectional IR, RS-232 and 1GbE over 10GbE link
  • Fully Routable, Independent Switching Layers for all signal types: Video, Embedded Audio, Analog Audio, Downmixed Audio, USB, IR, RS-232
  • Supports Audio Embedding, De-embedding and Down-Mixing
  • Create, save, and use video wall configurations with optimized bezel correction
  • Unconstrained scalability – Size of I/O array only limited by number of 10GbE switch ports
  • Support for both copper and fiber 10GbE network connectivity within the same unit
  • Maximum range up to 100 meters (328 ft.) using a single CAT6a or CAT7 cable
  • Maximum range up to 30 KM using single-mode SFP+ Module
  • DisplayNet Server and DisplayNet Manager enable deep integration into new or existing AV systems
  • All endpoints include a built-in 1GbE Ethernet switch for high-speed local network connections
  • Leverages decades of proven networking technology and massive global deployment of 10GbE networks
  • AV assets no longer need to be aggregated at a central location using an expensive AV Matrix Switcher
  • Eliminates the need for costly, redundant AV networks as all AV assets can now reside on existing IT networks
  • Enables IT Managers to easily manage and distribute AV assets within corporate network environments
  • 10GbE network switches can be up to 60% smaller than typical AV switches and up to 1/10th the cost
  • Scalable – system array limited only by the number of installed endpoints and size (ports) of 10GbE switch
  • High-speed uplinks on many 10GbE switches allow increased port capacity without obsoleting existing hardware
  • Capable of concurrent Video Wall, MultiViewer, and Matrix Switching operation - supports diverse range of applications
  • Embedded Local Management – DisplayNet auto-configures all connected devices even in the most complex networked systems, thus eliminating the need for complicated network switch configuration

Note 1: Video signals will be transported uncompressed unless the bandwidth exceeds the limits of 10GbE. For video signals that exceed 10Gbps. of raw data, light compression is employed. For the maximum resolutions shown above, the DN-200 Series employs a compression ratio of about 1.4:1.

Supported AV Signals
Video HDMI v2.0, DisplayPort v1.2, DVI 1.0 and HDCP 2.2
HDCP Compliant with HDCP 2.2
Embedded Audio Supports pass-through of embedded HDMI audio including up to 8 channels of LPCM or HBR audio formats such as: Dolby Digital TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio
De-Embedded Audio Supports independent routing of de-embedded HDMI audio: Up to 8 channels of LPCM digital audio with up to 24-bit depth and 192 kHz sampling rate
Downmixed Audio Supports independent routing of 2-channel de-embedded / down-mixed HDMI audio
External Audio Supports independent routing of analog stereo audio stream with up to 24-bit depth and a fixed 48 kHz sampling rate
Ethernet Built-in 1GbE Ethernet switch on all Tx and Rx units supporting 10 Mbps. up to 1 Gbps
USB Control Supports bidirectional High Speed USB 2.0 (480 Mbps.) switching, up to 4 RXes per TX (DN-225U models only)
IR Control Supports bidirectional IR switching
RS-232 Control Supports bidirectional RS-232 pass-through UART interface with up to 115,200 baud
Connections / Indicators
10GbE Port (1)(2) 1ea. shielded RJ45 connector with LED indicators, and 1ea. Fiber Optic SFP+ slot (populated with SFP+ module sold separately)
HDMI Input / HDMI Output 1ea. 19-pin Female HDMI connector
DisplayPort Input 1ea. 20-pin Female DP connector (Input on TX)
Analog Stereo Audio 1ea. 3.5mm Stereo-Mini Jack (Input / Output on TX and Output on RX)
1GbE Port 1ea. shielded RJ45 connector with LED indicators, bridged to 10GbE network
USB 2.0 (2) TX Units: 1ea. USB 2.0 Type B connector
RX Units: 2ea. USB 2.0 Type A connector
RS-232 1ea. 4-pin, 3.5mm pitch, Phoenix connector
IR Control 1ea. IR IN: 3.5mm Stereo Mini-Jack; 1ea. IR OUT: 3.5mm Mini-Jack
DC Power 1ea. 5.5 mm / 2.0 mm female screw-locking connector
Diagnostic LEDs TX Link, RX Link, Video, USB, Power
Hardware Reset 1ea. Push-button to restore factory default values
Supported Resolutions (3) Up to 4K /60p with 8-bit color (4:4:4)
Up to 4K /60p with 10-bit or 12-bit color (4:2:2 or 4:2:0)
Maximum Pixel Clock Freq. Supports pixel clock rates up to 600 MHz
Maximum Video Bit Rate Supports digital signal bit rates up to 6.0 Gbps./color, 18.0 Gbps. Total
Switching Layers Independent switching layers for all connected Video, Embedded Audio, Analog Audio, Downmixed Audio, RS-232 and IR
Video Signal Latency (4) Genlock Mode: ≤ 30 µsec. (uncompressed), ≤ 120 µsec. (compressed) (4)
Genlock Scaler Mode: 3.0 msec.
Fast Switch Mode: 1-2 Frames
Video Wall Mode: 1-2 Frames
MultiViewer Mode: 1-2 Frames
Supported I/O Switching Array Size of I/O array is only limited by the size (number of ports) of the 10GbE network switch
Recommended CAT Cable CAT-6A S/FTP (500 MHz) AWG 23, or CAT-7 (Europe); Compliant with TIA/EIA-568B termination standard
Maximum Cable Distance up to 328 ft. (100 meters) using CAT-6A S/FTP (500 MHz) AWG 23 cable
HDMI Input Cable Equalization Supports DVIGear's HRô Series HDMI with cable lengths up to 10 meters at 4K /60p resolution
Operational Modes (5)
Matrix Switching Mode Fully non-blocking cross-point routing of nearly any size I/O array - only limited by size of 10GbE switch
Video Wall Mode Supports Advanced Video Wall displays using integrated scaling engine in the RX. Supports asymmetric walls with crop, scale, and letterbox modes
MultiViewer Mode Supports customizable MultiViewer displays with up to 32x sources using integrated scaling engine in the TX
Point-to-Point Mode Supports Point-to-Point Extension up to 328 ft. / 100 meters (CAT6A) or 18 miles / 30 km (single-mode fiber) using recommended cables and SFP+ modules
Typical Power Consumption DN-225-TX: 17.55 watts / DN-225-RX: 18.24 watts
External AC Power Adapter Input: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz / Output: +12VDC @ 3A
DC Power Output 1.0 watt - 5VDC @ 200 ma on HDMI pin 18 on DN-225-RX
Construction Heavy-duty steel enclosure with jet black finish
Dimensions (H x W x D) Each Unit: 1.4" x 8.3" x 5.7" (35.0 mm x 210.0 mm x 145.4 mm)
Weight Each Unit: 3.0 lbs. (1.46 kg)
Operating Temp. (Environment) +32° to +104° F (0° to +40° C)
Typical Case Temperature Tx Unit: 98.6° F (37° C) / Rx Unit: 105.8° F (41° C)
Storage Temp. (Environment) -4° to +158° F (-20° to +70° C)
Operating / Storage Humidity 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Regulatory Approvals
TX / RX Units FCC, CE, RoHS
External AC Power Adapter CE, UL, C-UL, CEC, GS, PSE, CCC, RoHS, WEEE, S, RCM, Class II
Limited Warranty 3 Years Parts and Labor
Model Numbers
DN-225-TX / DN-225-RX DisplayNet SDVoE Transmitter / DisplayNet SDVoE Receiver
DN-225U-TX / DN-225U-RX DisplayNet USB SDVoE Transmitter / DisplayNet USB SDVoE Receiver
DNS-200 DisplayNet Server®: Rack-mountable Linux Server with DisplayNet API and DisplayNet Manager® Software
Accessories Included
Included 1x External AC Power Adapter (per unit)
2x Mounting Brackets with Screws (per unit)
1x 4-pin RS-232 Phoenix Connector (per unit)
1x IR Transmitter (per TX unit)
1x IR Receiver (per RX unit)
Optional Accessories DisplayNet Server® (model DNS-200) (6)
External AC Power Adapter with USA, Euro, UK, or Australia Plugs
Power Distribution Unit, 8x 12VDC (DVI-7520-PDU)
IR Transmitter (DVI-7360-IR-TX), IR Receiver (DVI-7360-IR-RX)
19" Rack Mount Kit (DN-100-RMK)
DVI-I Female to HDMI Male Adapter Cable (DVI-8511c)

Note 1: The 10GbE port is designed to connect to compatible DVIGear products and 10GbE network switches only. Do not connect any device to the 10GbE port of this product unless you are sure it is compatible.

Note 2: Connectivity varies by model. USB connectivity is only available on the DN-225U.

Note 3: Video signals will be transported uncompressed unless the bandwidth exceeds the limits of 10GbE. For video signals that exceed 10Gbps. of bandwidth, light compression is employed. For the maximum resolutions shown above, the DN-200 Series employs a compression ratio of about 1.4:1.

Note 4: DN-200 Series uses lightweight compression for some high bit rate formats (e.g. 4K /60p), which adds a few extra lines of latency. For Fast Switch, Video Wall, and MultiViewer modes, a maximum of 2 frames of latency translates to not more than 33.3 msec. @ 60Hz and not more than 67.7 msec @ 30Hz.

Note 5: A system may operate concurrently in Matrix Switching, Video Wall, and MultiViewer modes.

Note 6: The DisplayNet Server is required for the majority of system configurations. Please see the DisplayNet DN-200 Series Hardware Manual for details on the DisplayNet Server specifications, installation, and use.

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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