SMP 352 vs Pearl Nexus

Trying to decide between the Extron® SMP 352 and the Epiphan Pearl Nexus? Researching SMP 352 alternatives? Compare specifications below.

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How does Pearl Nexus compare to SMP 352?

Pearl MiniPearl Nexus
Extron SMP 352SMP 352
Encoded channels of video32
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
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
Streaming protocolsRTMP(S), HLS push, HLS pull, SRT, RTSP, MPEG-TS, RTPRTMP(S), RTSP, RTP, MPEG-TS
Storage1 TB internal SSD SATA storageBuilt-in hard drive (480 GB), network-attached storage
Rackmount option 1RU with detachable mount wings (included) 1U high, full rack wide
Digital I/O
(USB busylights supported)
Live switching
Multi-source confidence monitor
(inputs and channels)

(channels only)
Plug and play
One-touch streaming and recording
(only start/stop recording)
Recording chapters/bookmarks
Fully custom layout editor
(16 layouts to choose from)
CMS integrations
(Kaltura, Panopto, YuJa, Opencast)

(Kaltura, Panopto, and others with a paid license per CMS)
Local scheduling
Security featuresLDAP 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
Dimensions19 × 7.5 × 1.75″
(46.5 × 18.4 × 4.3 cm)
(with rackmount attachments)
17.5 × 11.5 × 1.7″
(44.4 × 29.2 × 4.3 cm)
(Depth excludes connectors)
Weight5.3 lb / 2.4 kg6.0 lb / 2.7 kg

The info in this table is current as of February 13, 2024. 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.

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