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Epiphan Video Pearl Nano | The perfect-fit streamer and recorder

Epiphan Video

Pearl Nano

The perfect-fit streamer and recorder

Product Code: EPIESP1610

Suggested Retail Price £1578+VAT

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  • The perfect-fit streamer and recorder
  • Front screen for basic configuration/control and confidence monitoring
  • Inputs for HDMI and SDI, line-level XLR and RCA
  • HDMI program out and pass-through for zero-latency content display
  • Custom layout builder for a tailored video program
  • Intuitive browser-based UI and local console
  • Cloud-based configuration and control via Epiphan Cloud
  • SRT, HLS, MPEG-DASH, RTMP, and RTMPS streaming protocol support
  • Comprehensive integration with Kaltura and Panopto
  • Power over Ethernet plus (POE+) and DC power
  • SD card slot for removable storage
  • Expansion bay for user-supplied M.2 SSD
  • USB input for attached storage
  • 802.1x network access control
  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • HETMA approved

Fine-tuned for your productions

Pearl Nano offers the ultimate blend of portability and versatility with a refined yet robust feature set that includes ingestion, encoding, HDMI pass-through, and recording. Use Nano as a powerful and reliable video distribution device or contribution encoder, or leverage the device’s streaming and recording functions as part of a more complex setup with additional production capabilities.

Small size, big capabilities

  • Front screen for monitoring and easy config
  • HDMI and SDI video inputs
  • HDMI pass-through and program out
  • XLR professional audio and RCA
  • Custom layout builder
  • SRT encoding and decoding

Control Nano your way

Use Pearl Nano’s front screen for basic configuration and control, jump into the browser-based interface or local console to access all the features this small but mighty encoder has to offer, or centralize configuration and monitoring with Epiphan’s cloud-based platform.

Key functions at your fingertips

Nano’s front screen offers quick access to essential functions including basic configuration and easy streaming and recording. During events, the built-in screen serves as at-a-glance verification of your audio level and video program for production peace of mind.

Cloud-based configuration and monitoring

Streamline the configuration and monitoring of multiple Pearl Nanos and other Epiphan devices with centralized access to key device statistics including operational status, system load, unit temperature, available storage, and overall health.

Elevate your productions

Build a beautiful layout for your video program with Pearl Nano’s powerful custom layout designer. Create anything from simple picture-in-picture layouts to eye-popping compositions featuring dynamic backgrounds and other custom graphics – whatever suits your event best.

Ideal for SRT contributions

The compact and lightweight Pearl Nano supports Haivision’s open-source Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol for secure, high-quality, low-latency video streaming over any given network.

Pair with Panopto or Kaltura

Deep integration with Panopto and Kaltura lets you start and stop scheduled streaming or recording events using Nano’s built-in screen and controls. The system can also push recordings to a user’s folder on either platform to save administration time after events.

Set up and stream

Built-in video and professional audio inputs

Simplify your streaming and recording setup with the ability to directly connect HDMI and SDI video sources to Nano along with professional XLR audio and RCA.

HDMI pass-through

For easy confidence monitoring or content projection, Nano’s HDMI pass-through can display video sources on in-room monitors with zero latency.

Broad streaming protocol support

Stream to any content distribution network or streaming server using modern protocols like SRT, HLS, or MPEG-DASH, or more common ones like RTMP or RTMPS.

Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+)

Streamline your setup even further with the ability to power Nano over Ethernet in addition to DC power.

A perfect fit for key applications

Compact encoder for live production

Use Nano as your perfect-fit encoder for small-scale live events. Built-in inputs for video and professional audio, HDMI pass-through, and PoE+ make setup a breeze.

Add on to your production setup

Leverage Nano’s advanced and easy-to-use streaming and recording functions as part of a more complex setup that includes additional production capabilities.

SRT contribution encoder

Thanks to its small size, SRT encoding and decoding capabilities, and end-to-end control, Nano is an ideal contribution encoder for remote guests.

Flexible storage

Nano makes it easy to record, transfer, and back up files with a variety of storage options.

Remove

Pearl Nano includes an SD card slot on the front of the device for removable storage.

Expand

Need more local storage? Just add an M.2 SSD to Nano’s expansion bay.

Attach

Nano can automatically transfer recorded files to a USB drive, local server, or network-attached storage device.

No-fuss networking and security

Easily add Pearl Nano to any network and prevent unauthorized access with a bevy of security features including DHCP and LDAP support, role-based access control, 802.1x network access control, and SSL.

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Epiphan Pearl: The Ultimate Solution for Lecture Capture and Medical Streaming

Epiphan Pearl is a family of video production hardware that offers intuitive systems for live streaming, recording, and switching. Whether you need to capture lectures, medical procedures, or training sessions, Epiphan Pearl has a solution for you.

Epiphan Video, technology on the edge

With the recent updates made to the Epiphan brand, can you expect the same quality and service from their well-known products, such as the Pearl 2, Pearl Mini, Pearl Nano or Epiphan Connect? The answer is – yes! Let's look at some of the enhancements of the Epiphan range.

Facilitating Remote Learning in Education

Before COVID, most educational establishments were already using lecture capture, and were experimenting with flipped classroom delivery. The pandemic has made both teaching practices very much the norm. But the mechanics of delivery have become more complex - it’s not just a case of using YouTube or Facebook.

How to run a live multi-location production remotely over the internet

There’s no need to explain why the requirements for live streaming and remote production have hugely increased over the past 12 months. The former is relatively straight forward for even the most technically challenged of us, at its most basic level within a few seconds anyone can be live streaming direct from their smartphone out to the wider world. At the other end of the scale we have incredibly powerful 4K, 10-bit HDR, HEVC live streaming encoders such as the Teradek Prism to deliver the highest quality feasible for high-end mission critical productions – there’s a way to live stream to suit all levels of users and budgets. But how about the latter, how can you run a live, multi-presenter production where participants are spread in different locations, even continents - all remotely? And how can you do that and actually make it look professional, engaging, and dynamic?

New launches at ISE 2020

Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original HD versions were incredibly popular with AV technicians who wanted to verify SDI and HDMI feeds and check waveform levels. For production teams, their 4K HDR capture makes them a superb on-camera SD card recorder. The ATEM Mini is a very small, cost-effective 4 channel HDMI video switcher with streaming output. Great as a portable mixer or a signal switcher, it’s being adopted by everyone from conference producers to AV technicians looking for simple HDMI switching.

Holdan adds Epiphan Video to its portfolio

Epiphan Video has appointed Holdan as its UK & Ireland distributor for the full range of Epiphan’s live capture and streaming technologies. As the leading technology distributor for the professional video and broadcast markets, Holdan will work alongside Epiphan to enhance reseller support and to develop new opportunities in corporate AV, education and public sector video.

What's new for Pearl in 4.18.0

New NDI|HX support for Pearl Mini

  • Supports up to two NDI|HX inputs
  • Queries NDI Discovery server for available NDI sources

Expanded NDI support for Pearl-2

  • Upgraded to NDI 5
  • Supports up to three Full Bandwidth NDI inputs
  • Supports up to six NDI|HX inputs
  • Allows one Full Bandwidth NDI output in 4K30 or four 1080p30 outputs
  • Queries and registers with an NDI Discovery server

Epiphan Connect for Microsoft Teams direct integration

  • All Pearl systems now have a direct Epiphan Connect integration when paired with Epiphan Cloud
  • Allows users to bring Microsoft Teams participants and screen share into their productions in 1080p HD with isolated audio.
  • Start streams via drop-down menus with automatically configured SRT settings.

Improved robustness of Panopto integration

  • If Panopto is not reachable at the scheduled start time, a Pearl configured to record a webcast event will automatically begin recording to local storage.

Additional updates

  • Easier SRT configuration
  • Improved discovery of Epiphan Live switcher

What's new for Pearl in 4.17.3

New features and updates

  • Added support for closed-loop fan speed control on the thermal load of Pearl-2. As the thermal load increases fan RPM increases, and as the thermal load decreases fan RPM decreases.
  • An issue has been resolved wherein configuration presets that contained Epiphan Cloud data from one Pearl were applied to another Pearl which then caused a hard lock of that Pearl upon reboot. A better handling of this information has been implemented in this release to prevent the hard locking of these Pearls on reboot.
  • An issue has been resolved wherein occasionally Epiphan Cloud team members were not able to access the Admin interface of a paired Pearl unit.
  • An issue has been resolved with Pearl Mini wherein using an HDMI extender could cause the HDMI video signal to drop before it reached the Pearl Mini.

Note all Pearl-2 users

All Pearl-2 units manufactured after November 2022 will have a new LCD screen and a new fan that require firmware version 4.17.3 or higher. These Pearl-2 devices cannot be downgraded to previous versions. Similarly, old Pearl-2 units whose fans require repair will have the new model of fan installed. These Pearl-2 units also require firmware release 4.17.3 and cannot be downgraded to older firmware versions.


What's new for Pearl in 4.17

We're pleased to announce the release of firmware version 4.17 for the Pearl family of professional video encoders. The new version includes numerous bug fixes and security enhancements, as well as several useful feature updates for our YuJa customers.

New YuJa features

  • Support for starting and stopping scheduled YuJa events early using Pearl.
  • Support for pausing and resuming YuJa events in progress using Pearl.
  • Support for extending a YuJa event in progress using Pearl management interface.

Other new features and updates

  • Firmware version 4.17 is the last version to support connections to UPnP-enabled devices.
  • Support for Kuando BusyLight Alpha and Omega model 2.
  • Addition of brute force password attack prevention. If the same IP address tries and fails to log in to Pearl 50 times in a row within 60 seconds, Pearl will block further attempts to log in from that IP address for 60 seconds.
  • Security vulnerability fixes.
  • Bug fixes.

Note all Pearl Nano users

  • Pearl Nano devices with serial numbers that begin with "GSAB" or newer will be unable to downgrade below firmware version 4.17. An error will occur if this is attempted and the firmware upgrade will be blocked.

What's new for Pearl 4.15

We're pleased to announce release 4.15 for the Pearl family of professional video encoders. It includes great new features including YuJa integration.

Direct integration with the YuJa content management system (CMS) lets you streamline your YuJa workflows for even more efficiency. Pearl can automatically start recording or streaming based on your schedule in YuJa and push files to the right folder on the platform.

There's more in 4.15
  • Kaltura updates (My Dashboard integration for actively monitoring system health; improved ad hoc events)
  • MultiViewer enhancements (on-air status, audio meters, channel status, CMS event status)
  • Support for Epiphan Cloud's new CMS event monitoring feature, which is now available in Epiphan Cloud
  • SRT support upgraded to SRT version 1.4.3 (better stability, more accurate statistics, and other improvements)
  • Support for automatic file uploading via secure SMB2 and SMB3, improving compatibility with Windows-based systems
  • Preset optimizations
  • Lockable front screen on Pearl Nano for CMS applications

What's new for Pearl Nano 4.14.3

Firmware upgrade 4.14.3 for Pearl Nano is releasing on September 7, 2021, and includes a great new feature and a color range improvement.

Firmware 4.14.3 update

  • It’s now easier to build custom layouts. Dynamically scale input sources in the custom layout builder.
  • The colour range of the HDMI and SDI video inputs now includes black (0.0.0). As such, the color black (0.0.0) in the video signal is now accurately encoded as black instead of near-black.

Pearl Family | 4.14.2

  • MultiViewer to display a custom mix of channels and video sources on the HDMI output port with minimal CPU loading
  • Extend Panopto and Kaltura CMS events in 5, 10, or 15 minute intervals
  • Pause and resume Panopto events
  • Panopto device template support for easier event setups with your Pearl remote recorder
  • A new RTSP (TCP) transport protocol option that advertises only TCP for use on lossy networks
  • Local console keyboard shortcuts
  • NDI version 4.6.2 support (Pearl-2 only)
  • Formatting an SD card using the touch screen (Pearl Mini only)

Pearl Family | v4.14.1

  • Automatic recording and uploading of Panopto webcasts that replace the original webcast in Panopto
  • Scheduled uploading of recorded Content Management System (CMS) events
  • Creating Kaltura webcast events using stream URLs that were previously configured on the Pearl channel
  • Configuring a lockable start screen to control CMS event start/stop and create (Pearl-2 and Pearl Mini only)
  • Adjustable fan speed (Pearl-2 only)
  • Rotating the image displayed on the touch screen 180 degrees (Pearl Mini only)
  • One Touch control of streaming and recording at the same time with the press of a single button (Pearl Nano only)
  • Improved reliability of Panopto events
  • Increased robustness of NDI video source discovery (Pearl-2 only)

Pearl Mini / Pearl 2 v4.13

What's new in release 4.13?

We've made some awesome changes in firmware 4.13. Integration with AV Studio is replaced with Epiphan Cloud - your new destination to remotely manage and operate your Pearl Mini / Pearl 2 devices. We also made it easier for you to troubleshoot installations with more diagnostic tests and statistics. And we added support for Dynamic DNS (DDNS) and DHCP Option 81, making sure you have seamless access to Pearl Mini on the network even if a DHCP server changes Pearl Mini's IP address. Plus more enhancements are available in this latest release.

Firmware 4.13

Epiphan Cloud support Manage all your Pearl devices from Epiphan Cloud with a diagnostics dashboard for remote rescue troubleshooting, configurable email alerts, channel creation and configuration from the cloud, confidence monitoring, batch operations, remote firmware updates, and more! It's easy to get started with a free Epiphan Cloud account. For details, see: www.epiphan.com/cloud/

Diagnostic tools

Diagnostic tools are added to the touch screen and Admin panel so you can instantly check the connectivity status of Pearl Mini, get the external IP address of your Pearl Mini, and more. From one easy location, you can run network diagnostics like ping, traceroute, test the network upload/download speeds, confirm domain name resolution, and probe to see if a network port is open on the network side.

Scheduled AFU

Now you can schedule file uploads to only occur during a specific period of time every 24-hours. Recordings that end within the configured time period automatically upload right away. Recordings that end outside the upload time period are queued up and upload when the scheduled upload time period is reached.

DHCP Option 81 (FQDN) support

Ensure your Domain Name Server (DNS) always has Pearl Mini's most up-to-date IP address mapped to Pearl Mini's Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). Option 81 support means you can keep using Pearl's FQDN no matter how many times the DHCP server may change Pearl's IP address. Pearl Mini automatically asks the DHCP server to tell the Domain Name Server (DNS) to update Pearl Mini's record with any changes to Pearl Mini's IP address or FQDN.

Dynamic DNS (DDNS)

If the DHCP server doesn't support Option 81, no problem. Enabling DDNS ensures that whenever the DHCP server changes Pearl Mini's IP address, Pearl Mini informs the Dynamic Domain Name Server (DNS). Use Pearl Mini's FQDN without worry because the domain name records are always kept up-to-date. Custom, dyndns.org, and noip.com DDNS servers are supported.

Panopto low storage alerts

Now you can configure Pearl Mini to not send low storage alerts to Panopto.

SHA hashing algorithm support

We added support for SHA-256 and SHA-512 hashing algorithms for HLS (push) and MPEG-DASH stream authentication.

Changes affecting remote login using AV Studio

AV Studio is going away

AV Studio is being replaced by Epiphan Cloud. You'll now see Epiphan Cloud instead of AV Studio in the Admin panel as a configuration option. When the switch over occurs, Pearl Mini devices that are currently paired with AV Studio automatically migrate to Epiphan Cloud. Previously uploaded recordings and scenes related to AV Studio's post-production tools are not accessible from Epiphan Cloud. After updating Pearl Mini to firmware 4.13, all pairing functions from the Admin panel link to Epiphan Cloud. To access your devices, simply create a free Epiphan Cloud account or use your AV Studio credentials to login to Epiphan Cloud at: https://go.epiphan.cloud


Firmware 4.12.1

  • External keyboard control for the touch screen
    Connect a USB keyboard to any USB port on Pearl-2 and use that instead of the virtual keyboard when filling in fields on the touch screen.
  • Status light indicator support
    Connect a USB status light to any USB port on Pearl-2 to indicate the status of recording and streaming. Pearl-2 supports select models of Kuando BusyLight and Delcom Product's USB HID status indicators.
  • Email address lookup for Kaltura ad hoc events
    Users can now use their email address associated with their Kaltura user ID when creating an ad hoc event from Pearl-2's touch screen.

Firmware 4.11.0 Update

  • Assign select administrator-level functions to operators, like channel setup, networking, configuration presets, and more.
  • Update NDI on Pearl-2 to NDI version 4.1. (Pearl-2 only)
  • Monitor AFU file uploads and manual file transfers to USB drives using the touch screen and the Admin panel; as well as cancel USB file transfers using the Admin panel.
  • Support for Kaltura's lecture capture plus live event type.

Firmware 4.9.1 Update

  • Kaltura users can enter more ad hoc event details like a description, categories, and tags when creating an ad hoc event.
  • You can now set how often the Admin panel polls Kaltura to update the events listed on the Events page.
  • Panopto users can now authenticate for ad hoc events using credentials defined on third party identity providers such as Canvas and identity providers that support SAML 2.0.
  • Panopto users can select the folder location where their recordings are uploaded in Panopto for ad hoc events.
  • There's a new setting to automatically log users out of their CMS session after their ad hoc event ends.
  • We've added international character support in channel names, layout names, video and audio input names, text overlays, and in the name of recorded files - including the following:
    • Western European/Nordic languages: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.
    • Central/Eastern European languages: Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, and Russian.

Firmware 4.9.0 Update

  • Full Panopto integration to use Pearl as a remote recorder for multiple-source scheduled, recurring, and unscheduled ad hoc video recordings and webcasts with easy user authentication using the touch screen.
  • For Kaltura, we added multiple source ad hoc VOD recording and webcast creation directly from the touch screen with user authentication, plus added support for multiple source ad hoc recordings.
  • You can now toggle between temperature/CPU load on the touch screen.
  • The EDID of each input is verified when Pearl is powered on.
  • We improved support for the 4:2:2 color space on 12G and 6G SDI. (Pearl-2)
  • USB tethering feature has been removed.
  • Some minor changes to the Admin panel arrow key and AFU controls.

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