Part # FG2178-70
This Product is Discontinued

The MAX-CSE provides real-time encoding of both analog audio or video content into both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 formats for delivery across an IP network directly to either a Modero VG Series Touch Panel or computer (for immediate playback via a third-party streaming MPEG player). The rear Ethernet port provides both 10/100 Ethernet connectivity and IEEE 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) which enables DC power to be supplied to this device over the unused pairs of wires on the connected Ethernet cable.

The Encoder is ideal for encoding audio and video signals to be delivered in real-time across 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 Input
    • Analog stereo (RCA connectors - red, white)
    • Microphone (1/8" mono)
  • Supports NTSC and PAL
  • Supported Video Codecs
    • MPEG-2
    • MPEG-4: MPEG-4 streaming from the MAX-CSE is designed for use with the AMX Modero VG Series Touch Panels. Other devices may be unable to receive and display a MPEG-4 stream from the MAX-CSE
    • 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 1/2" 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


  • FCC Part 15 Class B
  • CE
  • UL 60950-1


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


  • Analog Stereo RCA connectors
  • Microphone (1/8" stereo)


  • 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)


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