SMP 352 vs Pearl Mini

Trying to decide between the Extron® SMP 352 and the Epiphan Pearl Mini? Researching SMP 352 alternatives? You’ve come to the right place.

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How does Pearl Mini compare to SMP 352?

Pearl MiniPearl Mini
Extron SMP 352SMP 352
Channels of encoded video32
Front screen7” full color touch screen displayTwo-line 8-bit LED display
Video inputs2 × HDMI
1 × 3G-SDI
2 × USB
3 × HDMI
1 × RCA/Component
1 × 3G-SDI
(as an upgrade only)
Simultaneous video input useMaximum of threeMaximum of two
Networked AV inputs2 × RTSP/SRT/NDI-HX
Live switching
Multi-source confidence monitor
(inputs and channels)

(channels only)
Audio inputs2 × XLR (with 48 V phantom power)
2 × 1/4″ TRS
2 × RCA
1 × 3.5 mm
2 × USB
2 × HDMI embedded audio
1 × 3G-SDI embedded audio
Network-embedded audio inputs (RTSP, SRT, NDI-HX)
2 × analog audio balanced stereo inputs
3 × HDMI embedded audio
1 × 3G-SDI embedded audio
Audio DSP
Digital I/O
(USB busylights supported)
StorageSD card,
USB or network-attached storage
Built-in harddrive, network-attached storage
Rackmount option
PortabilityHighly portableLimited
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
(16 layouts to choose from)
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
TAA compliance

The info in this table is current as of August 13, 2021. All info related to the Extron SMP 352 was sourced from the SMP 352 product page on the Extron website, the SMP 300 Series user guide, and the specifications sheets for the SMP 352 Series.

University of Rhode Island - Pearl Mini

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“No other solution really fit as well. [Pearl] was a no-brainer for us.”

Jeffrey Levesque, Senior Information Technologist at URI

Markeys success story

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“Epiphan Video devices are very reliable. They’re always there for us and constantly working.”

Matthew Okerson, Event Network Technician for Markey’s Rental & Staging