• Published , by Tom Devine

AVPro Edge’s second-generation AC-MXNET-1G-EV2 and AC-MXNET-1G-DV2 feature continued evolution to MXNet 1G performance and feature sets made possible by refinements to the application-specific integrated circuit, enhancing native 4K/60fps video playback plus support for high bitrate audio formats with ARC / eARC.   

Sioux Falls, Nov. 09, 2022 – AVPro Edge is pleased to announce availability of two new additions to its MXNet 1G ecosystem of products, the AC-MXNET-1G-EV2 encoder/ transmitter and its companion decoder / receiver, the AC-MXNET-1G-DV2.  

AVPro Edge’s artful finesse to the MXNet 1G core ASIC architecture retains all original design features while exacting substantial enhancements to the video encoding/decoding engines, elevating Evolution II video processing to natively support 4K/60fps 4:4:4 RGB and YCbCr with 10- & 12-bit depth per color. This newly developed IC design additionally provides native support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG, with latency in the sub-milliseconds - a visually imperceptible zero. Audio capabilities are bolstered, now supporting Dolby Atmos and IMAX Enhanced DTS:X, plus other high bitrate formats along with capabilities for ARC and eARC.  

AC-MXNET-1G-EV2 and AC-MXNET-1G-DV2 join existing products within the MXNet 1G ecosystem, fully compatible with the AC-MXNET-CBOX control center, all MXNet 1G switches and is configurable using AVPro Edge’s proprietary MXNET Mentor software. MXNET-1G-EV2 and AC-MXNET-1G-DV2 may coexist alongside first generation encoders and decoders within installed systems or new deployments however, they are required to be used exclusively in EVO II transmitter-to-EVO II decoder(s) pairings only.


Key Benefits For Using The AC-MXNET-1G-EV2 and AC-MXNET-1G-DV2

MXNet 1G Continued Evolution
: The AC-MXNET-1G-EV2 and AC-MXNET-1G-DV2 represent the next step forward on the evolutionary path of the MXNet Platform encompassing an industry-first, holistically integrated approach to AV over IP video distribution from a solo manufacturer.

AVPro Edge’s exclusive MXNet Platform offers the only proprietary, hyper-optimized AV over IP ecosystem of network-based encoders, decoders and managed switches guided from a centralized control unit by MXNet Mentor, our in-house engineered setup and system utilities management software solution. 

Full 4K/60fps Support: First-generation MXNet Encoders and Decoders were unable to support 4K/60fps 4:4:4 RGB / YCbCr, 10- and 12-bit natively or with dynamic metadata, instead relying on AVPro Edge’s Invisible Compression Technology (ICT) algorithm to deliver a compelling image though the system was optimized for 4K/30fps, absent dynamic metadata and high bitrate multi-channel audio. 

When not lossless, the advanced encoding / decoding engine resident on the new ASIC developed for EVO II Encoders and Decoders applies a limited, ultra-light compression, composing an artifact free image upon decoding, including Dolby Vision or HDR10+ content. 

The new IC renders improved document text with greater detail, while providing background information in video content with nuanced delineation and enhanced definition.  

Ultra-low LatencyLatency measures in the sub-milliseconds, visually imperceptible and essentially, zero. 

Audio High Bitrate Support: High bitrate, eight-channel surround codecs such as Dolby Atmos and IMAX Enhanced DTS:X are now supported, plus streaming high bitrate HD audio-only codecs.

ARC and eARC: AC-MXNET-1G-DV2 downstream decoders now include ARC and eARC,  supplementing the addition of high bitrate multi-channel codec support. 

Improved Preview Thumbnails: First generation MXNet supported static thumbnails with 960X540 pixel resolution, turning over every 10 seconds. EVO II supports third-party media substreaming through an HTTP address, at an improved pixel resolution of 1024x576.  


About AVPro Edge
Each component designed, engineered, and manufactured by AVPro Edge contributes to system stability, device interoperability plus ease of deployment, a result of the AVPro Edge strategy to vertically-align department integration. In-house research, engineering, concept design and product development track including parts selection plus materials procurement, are coupled with efficient, precision assembly in AVPro Edge facilities contributing to synergistic control over the entire manufacturing process. All AVPro Edge products feature class-leading standards for performance and long-term reliability. Our state-of-the-art tech support team ensures you’re never on site alone, while AVPro Edge’s 10-year, hassle-free warranty provides worry-free peace of mind.   


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