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4x2 3G/HD/SD-SDI Smart Bypass Protection Router

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Signal availability is critical to the operations of any facility. Evertz leads the industry with the most complete range of smart automatic protection changeovers. The 7800R4x2-3G provides users with the assurance that the program path is protected with a switch to a backup signal in the event of a fault.

This device:

  • Provides four source inputs and four outputs (2 program and 2 preview)

  • Provides automatic changeover protection between inputs 1 & 2
  • Provides additional changeover protection for emergency inputs 3 & 4

  • Provides real time preview of any input
  • Provides essential audio and video fault monitoring for changeover criteria

  • Provides a backup bypass relay protection
  • Configuration via SNMP frame controller

Based on award patented audio and video monitoring technology, this device can manually or automatically switch from the primary input to the backup input. Additionally this device offers two more emergency inputs (3&4) that can be switched to manually via GPI contact closure, network control panel and/or VistaLINK.

The 7800R4x2-3G is VistaLINK® capable, offering remote monitoring, control and configuration capabilities via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) giving the flexibility to manage operations, including signal monitoring and module configuration from SNMP capable control systems (Manager or NMS).

The 7800R4x2-3G occupies 1 card slot and can be housed in the 3RU 7800FR frame which has a 15 slot capacity, or the portable 3RU 350FR frame which has a 7 slot capacity. The 7800FC frame controller is required for configuration.


  • Four 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs (primary, backup and two additional emergency inputs)
  • Four outputs (2 program and 2 preview outputs)
  • Bypass relay protection between primary input 1 and program output 1
  • Automatic smart switch based on essential audio and video monitoring
  • Manual override to backup inputs
  • Switch control via GPI, network control panel and SNMP
  • Real time VistaLINK monitoring and trending
  • High density approach offers 14 modules within 3RU


Serial Video Inputs

Number of Inputs 4 Auto detect
Standard SMPTE ST 259 (525/625), SMPTE ST 292-1 (1080i/720p), SMPTE ST 424 (1080p)
Connector Din 1.0/2.3
Cable Equalization Automatic to > 300m @270Mb/s, > 150m @1.5Gb/s, > 100m @3Gb/s with Belden 1694A cable (or equivalent)
Return Loss > 20dB up to 270MHz, > 15dB up to 1.5GHz, > 10dB up to 3GHz

Serial Video Outputs

Number of Outputs 4 (2 program and 2 preview)
Standard Same as input
Connector Din 1.0/2.3
Signal Level 800mV Nominal
DC Offset 0V ± 5V
Rise And Fall Time 900ps nominal at 270Mb/s, 200ps nominal at 1.5Gb/s, < 135ps at 3Gb/s
Overshoot < 10% of amplitude, < 0.2UI at 1.5Gb/s, < 0.3UI at 3Gb/s


Type Analog 525 or 625, Tri Level HD
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A (frame reference selectable only)
Impedance 75Ω termination

General Purpose Inputs

Number of Inputs 5
Type Opto-isolated, active low, Internal pull-ups +5V or +12V
Connector 2x6 Straight Box, Terminal Strip (included)
Signal Level Closure to ground


Voltage +12V DC
Power 16 Watts
EMI/RFI Complies with FCC Part 15 Class A, EU EMC Directive


Number of Slots 1

Ordering Information

Notes Requires 7800FC for full module control
7800R4x2-3G 3G/HD/SD-SDI Smart Bypass Protection Router

Ordering Options

Notes Rear plate must be specified at time of order - eg: [model]+3RU
Rear Plate Suffix
+3RU 3RU rear plate for use with 350FR, 7700FR-C, 7800FR-QT or 7800FR Multiframes


350FR Portable Multiframe which holds 7 single slot modules
7700FR-C 3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7800FR-QT 3RU Quiet Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7800FR 3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules


7800FC VistaLINK® Frame Controller