And not just cool because they dress super hip, but because they actually have AV-over-IP products in stock. And it works. And it’s designed and built by real people in Santa Barbara, CA who are super cool and smart. We’re going to take the high(er) road than Aurora did with Crestron – okay maybe not, but we do have AV-over-IP encoders and decoders in stock. So, if you’re looking for an alternative to Crestron’s NVX series, check out why we think Visionary Networked AV is pretty cool:
- They invented AV-over-IP. Okay not really, but they did introduce the very first Video-over-IP product in 2002 – the MPEG2 Encoder. They were the OGs in pioneering media content transport over IP.
- Direct access to engineering. Have an idea on how to make our products better? Need a new feature? Just give ‘em a call and they’ll get you hooked up with direct access to the engineers designing and building the products.
- Their encoders are used by NASA. Yeah, that NASA. Their encoders were selected by NASA for deployment on the International Space Station. Visionary’s encoders literally went into space in 2014 and are STILL performing (in freakin’ space!) today – outlasting the cameras they were originally paired with, which have been replaced.
- They work well with others. Visionary products are designed and engineered to work with a broad range of other leading video and audio products – no proprietary I/Os or equipment needed.
- Their stuff is easy to use. I can use it (and I’m in marketing). That says a lot. The user interface is incredibly simple, intuitive and can be up and running in minutes.
- Their people are good people. This means a lot – now more than ever. With companies getting gobbled up by venture capitalists and private equity firms, it’s just nice to deal with a private company that actually cares about its people, its products and its customers.
If these aren’t enough reasons to at least check them out, then I’m sorry to waste your time. However, if you’re in need of something to replace the Crestron NVX boxes that aren’t shipping until 2030, then maybe we can help.