ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, has introduced a new video encoder/decoder that is industrially hardened for use in extreme operating environments. It withstands vibration, shock, voltage transients, and humidity. The CNVETX1 is a single-channel video encoder or decoder. It accepts an incoming baseband signal with duplex audio and serial data for pan-tilt-zoom control. It encodes the signal to H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, or M-JPEG video compression standards and inserts it onto an Ethernet network. It can be powered over Ethernet or from any source of 12 VDC and contains ComNet IVS software for simultaneous video streaming and onboard content management.