AV Over IP Scaling Multimedia Extender with USB KVM, PoE and DANTE/AES67 support

VINX-120AP-HDMI-ENC-DNT is a LAN based encoder multimedia device to extend HDMI video from a local source to a remote sink. The VINX encoder and decoder devices connect either via a direct CATx cable connection or through a Gigabit Ethernet switch in-between.

Highlighted features

  • HDMI Stereo embedded Audio can be de-embedded and converted to 2 channel Dante/AES67 streams
  • Audio de-embedding to the dedicated RJ45 port connector complying with the Dante/AES67 standards
  • Audio embedding (or replace original audio)
  • USB KVM (HID) extension
  • Built-in website for device configuration
  • Can be remote powered through CATx cable (PoE PD)

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Lightware's VINX - AV-over-IP System for Gigabit Ethernet Networks

Our AV-Over-IP system for Gigabit Ethernet networks, the VINX series devices are popular products, which can also run in point-to-point configuration and have diverse application possibilities, especially recommended for applications where scalability, flexibility and rapid deployment are in focus.

Learn more about the features and the benefits of these widely-acclaimed devices as well as about the variants available.


VINX-120AP-HDMI-ENC-DNT features Dante audio capability and also offers independent AES67 support. This  allows operators to easily adopt to any scenario where audio signal management is in focus, besides of video capabilities.

Video signals can be expanded from a simple point-to-point application to unlimited endpoints for ultimate virtual matrix switching, digital signage and signal extension. The extenders include our Advanced EDID Management system, are HDCP compliant and decoders are capable of scaling the video signal up to the maximum supported resolution of 4K UHD @ 30 Hz. RS-232 and IR control channels are also supported, the built-in USB ports support KVM function and can handle USB 2.0 mass storage as well.

These models feature options for fiber optical transmission in the form of an SFP port, audio embedding and de-embedding, and also return audio features. These VINX devices can be powered remotely by PoE, PoE+ and UPoE. Contrary to common belief, PoE systems, like VINX, can run on much less power than PoE+ devices, contributing to carbon footprint reduction and energy saving. The VINX-120AP-HDMI-ENC-DNT features a local HDMI output port for monitoring.

One of the most popular unique features of VINX is the Video Wall processing, significantly reducing the time needed to install a video wall compared to other systems. The feature options include gap and bezel adjustment, which can be performed in batches.


A dedicated RJ-45 port in the new VINX device carries two-fold advantage. First, it allows immediate audio signal de-embedding from the HDMI source that can be then directly sent to an external, Dante/AES67 capable audio system and second, the additional RJ-45 interface has its own MAC address separate from the video port, therefore eliminate relevant, IT security related concerns.


The efficient design of all VINX models allows passive, fanless cooling. Unlike other third party models in this product category, VINX have noiseless operation, fitting even the most silent application environments.


VINX series also features crosspoint view: available in both the free Lightware Device Controller (LDC) management software and the built-in web in the devices, the crosspoint view shows the available input and output ports of all connected encoder and decoder units, and allows switching the signals across them. The signal can also be switched to a video wall output assembled from several VINX units and acting as a single display sink. A special keyboard combination can be linked with various sources to switch signals.


The built-in, selectable Video and Graphic Modes optimize streaming and compression to match the transferred media. The Variable Bitrate feature provides an even more accurate adjustment option for smart bandwidth management, adjustable between 10 Mbps and 800 Mbps.


Component type Encoder (Transmitter)
Max. Image Resolution 3840 x 2160 @30Hz
Video Interface HDMI Female (In), HDMI Female (Out, Loopback)
Audio interface 3.5 mm stereo jack (In), 3.5 mm stereo jack (Out), Dante/AES67 RJ45 (out)
Scaling No
Video Wall Wizard Yes
Video delay: 1.1 frames (source to sink)
EDID emulation: Advanced EDID Management
EDID memory: 53 factory preset, 5 user programmable
HDCP  Yes, HDCP 2.2
USB Device USB Type B
Network Interface RJ45 Female, 1 Gbps SFP
Switch 4 Position Dip Switch
IR 3.5 mm Jack Female (IR Out)
RS-232 9-pole D-sub
Local Power DC 12V
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Yes, PD (Powered Device)
PoE, PoE+, PoE++ and UPoE Yes
Acoustic Noise 0 dB
Operation Temperature 0-40°C
Storage Temperature -20-60°C
Humidity 0-90% RH, Non-condensing
Weight 675g
Housing Metal Enclosure
Dimensions (L x W xH) 218.5 x 104 x 25
Rack mountable: Yes (1/2 RU width)
Compatible with VINX Power Tray No
Safety/Emission CE, FCC
Warranty: 3 years
Video Resolution Quality level Max Frame Rate Average Network Bandwidth (Mbps)
3840x2160 (2160p30) Auto 30  218 (146~268)
1920x1080 (1080p) Auto 60  133 (80~210)
1280x720 (720p) Auto 60 147 (112~177)
1600x1200 (UXGA) Auto 60  81 (57~105)
1280x1024 (SXGA) Auto 60 113 (79~150)
1024x768 (XGA)  Auto 60 81 (72~120)
800x600 (SVGA) Auto 60 66 (49~82)
640x480 (VGA) Auto 60  43 (29~56)


Av Ports of Encoders
HDMI input check check check check
VGA input cancel cancel cancel check
HDMI local output check check check cancel
Analog audio input cancel check check check
Dante / AES67 Audio output cancel cancel check cancel
Av Ports of Decoders
HDMI output check check
Analog audio output cancel check
Ethernet and Control Ports
RJ45 Ethernet check check check check check check
SFP Ethernet cancel check check check cancel check
RS-232 RJ12 9-pole D-sub 9-pole D-sub 9-pole D-sub RJ12 9-pole D-sub
USB Mini USB Type B USB Type B USB Type B USB Type B 4x USB Type A 4x USB Type A
Video Features
Image resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz
EDID Management Advanced Management Advanced Management Advanced Management Advanced Management Transparent Transparent
HDCP HDCP 2.2 HDCP 2.2 HDCP 2.2 HDCP 2.2 HDCP 2.2 HDCP 2.2
Scaling cancel cancel cancel cancel check check
Powering and Mounting
Local Power  DC 5V DC 12V DC 12V DC 12V DC 5V DC 12V
PoE Remote powering cancel check check check cancel check
RU Width for rack mounting 1/4 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/4 1/2
Power Rack Tray compatibility check cancel cancel cancel check cancel
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