Pearl Nano vs SMP 111

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Pearl Nano vs SMP 111

How does Pearl Mini compare to SMP 111?

Pearl NanoPearl Nano
Extron SMP 111SMP 111
Front screen2.2” full color display
Video inputs1 × HDMI
1 × 12G-SDI
1 x HDMI
Simultaneous video input useMaximum of twoMaximum of one
Networked AV inputs1 × SRT/RTSP
Live switching
Multi-source confidence monitor
(Multiview, inputs, and channel)
Audio inputs2 × XLR
1 × RCA
1 × USB
1 × HDMI embedded audio
1 × 12G-SDI embedded audio
Network-embedded audio inputs (RTSP, SRT)
1 × analog audio balanced stereo inputs
1 × HDMI embedded audio
Audio DSP
Digital I/O
(USB busylights supported)
StorageSD card, SSD,
USB or network-attached storage
SDHC, USB, network-attached storage
Rackmount option
PortabilityHighly portableHighly portable
Plug and play
One-touch streaming and recording
(only start/stop recording)
Recording chapters/bookmarks
Streaming protocolsRTMP(S), HLS push, HLS pull, SRT, RTSP, MPEG-TS, RTPRTMP(S), RTSP, RTP, MPEG-TS
Fully custom layout editor
CMS integrationsKaltura
Kaltura, Panopto, and others with a paid license per CMS
Local scheduling
Security features LDAP support,802.1x network access control, role-based access control (user/admin/operator), HTTPS/SSL802.1x network access, role-based access control (user/admin), HTTPS/SSL
Fleet management platform

The info in this table is current as of August 13, 2021. All info related to the Extron SMP 111 was sourced from the SMP 111 product page on the Extron website, the SMP 100 Series user guide, and the specifications sheets for the SMP 111 Series.

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Heffel Fine Art Auction House

“Pearl Nano just works from the moment you turn it on to the moment you power it off. We had zero issues during the event.”

Goran Urosevic, Director of Information Services at Heffel

Pearl Nano delivers rock-solid encoding for virtual and hybrid events

J&B Production Company

“Pearl Nano had everything we needed. It was easy to set up and easy to navigate on the webpage end. It fit the price for what we needed and what we were doing at the time. We haven’t rented another encoder since we bought them.”

Ethan Johnson, President and Co-founder of J&B Production Company

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