Routers and Switchers
Apr 5, 2013 1:43 PM, By Bennett Liles
The FSN-1004 multi-format presentation switcher from Barco allows users to select up to 10 video sources in a variety of formats and either free run or locked to the unit’s internal sync. The system includes the multiviewer (MVR) for monitoring up to 16 sources and display of either timecode or a realtime clock from the MVR card’s LTC input connector. With the user interface program on Mac or PC, up to 1,000 memory registers on the configuration can be stored and recalled.
Designed by Black Box Network Services for cross switching multiple computer video and audio signals, the AVSW-DVI 8x8 matrix switch provides a power-fail local protection function, LCD display, separate audio (balanced or unbalanced), and video switching capability. Using its RS-232 interface, the unit can be used with a PC or third-party control system while its adaptable signal compensation can extend the input distance up to 70ft. The switcher can also be controlled on the front panel or by using the supplied remote control unit.
As a routing solution for broadcast and video production facilities, the Videohub family of switchers from Blackmagic Design works with SD, HD, 3Gb/s SDI video, and RS-422 control signals to provide plant-wide video interconnection of workstations and decks. The Smart Videohub is a 16x16 version that provides re-clocking with built-in Ethernet, USB, and serial router control. Its 1RU control panel allows local operation with large, brightly lit buttons. The router features auto detection of SD, HD, or 3 Gb/s SDI along with simultaneous routing of 2K, HD, SD video, and DVB-ASI.
The Crestron DM-MD64x64 is intended for mission-critical, facility-wide, multi-format signal switching for HDMI, computers, digital media servers, HD cameras, and HD displays in a blade-based design. Maximum uptime is assured through redundant, hot swappable power supplies and system-wide monitoring through the front panel touchscreen or the web browser interface. Custom configurable with its input/output blades and an assortment of DM 8G transmitters and receivers, the system can handle long-distance distribution through HDBaseT and fiber lines.
DVIGear's MXP series digital matrix routing switchers offer solutions for an array of AV routing needs. The core of the MXP Series is a high-speed digital routing engine available in multiple frame sizes, enabling configurations from 9x9 up to 80x80. A range of 50 modular I/O cards provides custom design and flexibility for system designers. These cards support cross-platform routing of DVI, HDMI, VGA, HD-SDI, and other signal formats over copper, twisted-pair, or fiber-optic cables. Copper cable inputs with built-in equalization support direct connection of cables up to 197 ft.
The Avenue Signal Integration System from Ensemble Designs can be custom configured in a variety of I/O schemes and its compact size is right for both fixed and mobile applications. The optional Clean Switch feature can be assigned to any input or output providing full-frame synchronization. The 3RU Avenue frame accepts up to 10 modules with redundant power, and full remote control and monitoring capabilities. The system’s 9430 module offers detection and measurement of signal parameters for diagnostic functions.
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