Nyrius launches the ARIES Pro+ affordable wireless HD video transmitter and receiver. It can send video signal in up to 1080p resolution from any HDMI source to a TV, projector or conference room display from up to 165ft away. The latency should be less than 1 millisecond. The ARIES Pro+ is now available for $299.
Affordable wireless video transmission devices have been emerging at quite a pace lately. Two good examples could be the Accsoon CineEye or the Vaxis ATOM 500. Another affordable device gets released today by Nyrius.
Nyrius is a company based in Canada. They have been specializing in wireless video for a while. The ARIES Pro+, which is being released today, is the successor to their wireless video streaming device ARIES Pro. Let’s take a short look at the features and specs of the new Nyrius ARIES Pro+.
Now it has to be added that the Nyrius product is not mainly intended for use with cameras, they mainly target video transmission to TVs, projectors or other displays – yet of course it is possible, and at a price point that is more attractive than most “pro video” solutions. You will have to find a way to power the ARIES Pro+ though because it’s intended to be mainly used with A/C power.
Nyrius ARIES Pro+
Nyrius claims the ARIES Pro+ can send video signal at up to 165ft line-of-sight. It uses 4.9~5.9GHz transmission frequency and should be able to penetrate obstacles (like walls) easily, although the reach of course drops significantly in complicated environments. ARIES Pro+ should also be able to withstand interference from other Wi-Fi or Bluetooth devices.
The device functions simply as a wireless HDMI cable. It can transfer video signal from any device with HDMI-out port, like laptop or camera. Nyrius claims the latency of the ARIES Pro+ is less than 1 milisecond, which can be considered virtually a zero latency. This is a really impressive speed on paper. The true usability will of course need to be proven in a real life scenario.
The supported resolutions top at 1080p. There is no information about supported framerates – I suppose it will be 30fps. Both transmitter and receiver can be powered via Mini-USB ports. It has been a while since I saw a Mini-USB port in any device. Nyrius includes a USB power cable and power adapter in the package, so connectivity should not be a problem.
Nyrius ARIES Pro+ Specifications
- System Requirements: Any laptop or desktop system containing an HDMI port (Display Port cable not included)
- Ports and Interfaces: HDMI, Mini-USB (power only)
- Environmental Requirements: Operating temperature 0° to 40° C, Storage temperature -10 ℃ ~ +55° C, Relative humidity: 15 ~ 80%
- Power Input: Receiver – 100-240VAC/50-60Hz (Wall Adapter), Transmitter – USB
- Power Output: Receiver – 5VDC, 2A, Transmitter – 5VDC, 1A
- Video Formats: TV: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 480p, PC : 1024×768, 1280×1024, 640×480, 800×600
- Audio Formats Supported: Uncompressed 7.1 PCM, DTS , Dolby Digital Surround Sound
- TV Compatibility: Any high-definition television including 3D TVs containing an HDMI port
- Wireless Range: 165 ft (streaming line of sight results in maximum range)
- Transmission Frequency: 4.9~ 5.9GHz with Dynamic Frequency Selecting (DFS)
- Frequency Stability: AFS (Automatic Frequency Selection)
- Bandwidth: 40Mhz
- Standard Protocol: HDMI 1.3, HDCP 1.2
- System Latency: ≤1 ms
- TX/RX Channel: 1 RX / 1 TX
- Transmitter Dimensions: 3.4 x 1.3 inches
- Receiver Dimensions: 3.7 x 3.8 x 1.1 inches
- Adapter Compatibility: Nyrius does not recommend using Digital to Analog Adapters with ARIES Products. HDMI to miniHDMI/microHDMI adapters are compatible.
Price and Availability
The Nyrius ARIES Pro+ is now available for $299. At the moment it is only available at Nyrius website, where they now have a $25 discount. Nyrius offers a 30 day trial period for the product, so it can be returned for a full refund and Nyrius will also cover the return shipping. We will inform you if the product gets distributed in standard online shops, like our partners B&H and CVP.
What do you think about the Nyrius ARIES Pro+? Would you trust it on set? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.