Part # FG2178-72
This Product is Discontinued

The MAX-CSD10 Decoder is engineered to provide real-time decoding of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 digital video content into Composite or S-Video for viewing on a display device such as a television, plasma screen, projector or AMX Touch Panel. When paired with the Encoder (MAX-CSE), the pair allows audio and video signals to be delivered in real-time across an existing IP network.

The Decoder is ideal for decoding audio and video signals being delivered in real-time via an IP network for broadcast to classrooms, boardrooms, training facilities, retail store branches, and other commercial settings.


  • Power Over Ethernet (PoE)
  • 12 VDC: for use with NetLinx® PSN power supply (not included); overrides PoE when used
  • Video Input
    • Composite video
    • S-Video
  • Audio Output: Analog stereo (RCA connectors - red, white)
  • Supports NTSC and PAL
  • Supported Video Codecs
    • MPEG-2, MPEG-4
    • Adjustable bit rate: up to 6 Mbps
  • Supported Audio Codecs
    • MPEG audio level 2 (MP2)
    • MPEG audio level 3 (MP3)



  • 1 1/2" x 5 9/16" x 6 15/16" (3.9 cm x 14.1 cm x 17.7 cm)
  • RU: 1

WEIGHT: 2.02 lbs (920 g)


  • 500mA @ 12VDC (6W)
  • Optional 12VDC power input overrides PoE when used
  • Power requirements are usage dependant
  • Power Over Ethernet (PoE) is available
  • This product is intended to be supplied by a Listed external power supply rated from 10 to 18 VDC, minimum 500 mA or equivalent

ENCLOSURE: Metal with black matte finish

CERTIFICATIONS: FCC Part 15 Class B, CE, and UL listed


  • Composite Video (via BNC)
  • S-Video (via female S-Video connector)

AUDIO OUTPUTS: Analog Stereo RCA connectors


  • NTSC (480i)
  • PAL (576i)


  • MPEG-2 (2 Mbps - 6 Mbps)
  • MPEG-4 (500Kbps - 3 Mbps)
  • Adjustable Bit Rate: up to 6 Mbps


  • MPEG Audio Level 2 (MP2)
  • MPEG Audio Level 3 (MP3)
  • AAC


  • ID Pushbutton: Used to set the NetLinx ID (Device only) assignment, and reset the unit to factory defaults
  • Status LED: Green LED blinks to indicate both the system and communication status with the target Master
  • LCD Display: Provides system information such as the currently used IP Address
  • IR Receiver: Receives 38KHz AMX IR codes


  • COMPOSITE OUT: Composite Video Output (NTSC or PAL) via a female BNC connector
  • 12VDC PWR: Single 2-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (male) captivewire connector from an optional 12 VDC power supply (overrides POE) S-VIDEO OUT: Mini-Din4 port for composite S-Video output
  • ETHERNET 10/100: Single RJ-45 port provides 10/100 Mbps network communication and POE. LEDs show communication activity, connections, speeds, and mode information (FIG. 2)
  • AUDIO R/L: Two RCA connectors (Red and White) support line-level stereo output for analog stereo signals
  • IR/Serial: Single 2-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (male) captive-wire connector is used for IR/Serial control output by generating IR with the use of an IR emitter (while in IR mode). This port can support high-frequency carriers of up to 1.142 MHz and can also generate IR with no carrier frequency
  • RS-232/422/485: Single 9-pin (DB9) port supports RS-232/422/485 data output including:
    - 300, 600, 1,200, 2,400, 4,800, 9,600, 19,200, 38,400, and 115,200 Baud rates
    - 7 or 8 Data bits
    - 1 or 2 Stop bits
    - Even, Odd, Mark, Space, and None parity settings
    - CTS and RTS handshaking
    - XON/XOFF handshaking
  • I/O: Two digital binary Input/Output ports for contact closure (accepts a 4-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (male) captive-wire connector). Each input is capable of voltage sensing. Input format is software selectable with interactive power sensing for IR ports


  • Operating Temperature: 0° to 45° C (32° to 113° F)
  • Storage Temperature: -30° to 70° C (-22º to 158° F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 5% to 85% (non-condensing)
  • Operation intended for indoor use only

BTU/HR: 20.5


  • 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix female PWR connector (41-5025)
  • 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix female I/O connector (41-5047)
  • BNC to RCA Adapter (41-1074)
  • CC-NIRC IR Emitter cable

Note: Specifications are subject to change. The most current and complete specifications for this product can always be found at AV for an IT World.

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