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Typical broadcast and professional media applications require that a number of common processing, conversion and utility functions be performed on signals entering and being generated at various points within the facility:

  • Distribution
  • Audio Processing
  • Optical/Electrical Conversion
  • Frame Synchronization
  • Up/Down/Cross Conversion
  • Streaming Encode for Monitoring

Typically, multiple products would need to be used to perform the above functions. The 7815VPDA is a single powerful product which supports all of the above functions on two independent paths. This offers exceptional value and density while reducing interwiring, rack space and power requirements. Models are available to support common HD and 3G video formats.


For signal distribution or connection to external elements such as patch panels, re-clocked copies of the input signals are provided on two coax outputs per path. Six coax outputs per path of the processed input signals are also provided. Standard connectors are HD-BNC, while DIN 1.0/2.3 are optional.

Audio Processing

As standard features, the 7815VPDA series supports 16 channels of embedded audio, 5.1 to stereo down-mixing (LoRo or LtRt), audio channel shuffling, gain, inversion and mono-mix capabilities. Optional audio processing features include IntelliGain audio loudness control (+IG2 option) and stereo to 5.1 upmix (+UMX2 option).

Optical/Electrical Conversion

In addition to coaxial inputs and outputs, the 7815VPDA also offers added I/O via Evertz pluggable SFP modules (ordered separately). Whether the card uses the SFP or coaxial inputs for either processing or distribution path is software selectable on a per path basis. On the output side, in addition to the six fully processed coaxial outputs per path, four outputs per path are available via SFP's. Optical or coaxial type SFP's may be installed (ordered separately) to facilitate alternate coaxial or optical inputs or additional coaxial or optical outputs.

Frame Synchronization and Up/Down/Cross Conversion

With the +UDX2 option, the 7815VPDA series can support frame synchronization and video up/down/cross conversion capabilities. Full AFD, video proc, detail enhancement, RGB based color legalization and ITU Rec. 709 ⇔ 601 color space conversion processes are also included. Audio delay is automatically synchronized with video delay. Additional audio and video delay are also available. CEA 608/708 Closed Caption and timecode information are transferred from input to output performing all HD ⇔ SD data translations and time code recalculations. The 7815VPDA is also capable of generating and embedding timecode via synchronization with NTP.

Streaming Encode

Ideal for in-house IPTV systems and other monitoring applications, the +SLKE2 option adds the generation of monitoring quality H.264/MPEG2 encoded video (4:2:0) with AAC-LC or HE-AAC-V1/2 encoded audio for streaming over IP. This encoded output can include CEA 708 Closed Captioning and is suitable for PC-based streaming decoder applications, stand-alone IPTV set top box decoders and dedicated modular card-based decoders. The 7815VPDA's video encoding resolution may be set to follow the card's baseband output or may be set to output and hold a different resolution. Common resolutions are supported and range from 240p up to 1080p. A stereo pair of audio is supported, which may be sourced from the dedicated 5.1 to stereo downmixer.

The 7815VPDA is a dual slot card providing up to 14 paths of processing in 3RU when housed in a 7800FR/7800FR-QT frame. These modules are SNMP capable for remote monitoring, control and configuration purposes using VistaLINK® PRO. VistaLINK® PRO control and monitoring is available when modules are used with a 7800FC in slot 1 of the 7800FR frame.


  • Dual path Video Processor and Distribution Amplifier
  • 14x paths of processing in 3RU
  • Comprehensive DA functionality with 6x processed coax outputs and 4x processed SFP outputs per path
  • Re-clocked, non-processed outputs and processed outputs may be independently sourced from the SFP or coaxial inputs (software selectable)
  • HD BNC based coax inputs/outputs
  • Mini DIN 1.0/2.3 I/O support with +DIN rear panel option
  • Fiber inputs and outputs are available when fiber SFP transmit and/or receive modules are installed
  • Coaxial SFP's may also be installed in SFP ports to provide alternate coaxial inputs and/or additional processed coaxial outputs
  • Input may be sourced from coaxial or SFP sources, and through software selection may be manually forced to either input or may operate in an automatic mode based on loss of video
  • Economical SCTE104 message insertion over IP via the SCTE104 API with +SCTE104-2 option
  • Support for 16 channels of embedded audio
  • 5.1 to stereo down-mixing (LoRo or LtRt)
  • VistaLINK Pro and SNMP enabled
  • Optional monitoring quality MPEG2/H.264 encoder
    • User selectable encode bit rate
    • Compatible with PC, STB or dedicated modular decoders
    • AAC-LC, HE-AAC-V1/2 encoded audio
  • Optional Frame Sync and Up/Down/Cross conversion
    • Broadcast quality up/down/cross conversion with de-interlacing
    • Video proc, detail enhancement, color space conversions
    • Full processing of CEA 608/708 Closed Captions and time code with all required data translations and time code re-calculations

Typical Architecture Combining Baseband Video and IPTV Feed Processing

Ordering Information

7815VPDA‑HD‑F‑2 Dual Channel HD Video Processor and Distribution Amplifier
7815VPDA‑3G‑F‑2 Dual Channel 3G Video Processor and Distribution Amplifier

Ordering Options

Notes Rear plate must be specified at time of order - eg: [model]+3RU
+UDX2 Dual Path Frame sync and up/down/cross conversion processing
+SLKE2 Dual Channel Monitoring Quality MP2/H.264 Encoding
+IG2 Dual Path (16 Channels each) IntelliGain Loudness Processing
+UMX2 Dual Path Stereo to 5.1 Upmix Capability
+SCTE104-2 Dual path SCTE104 message insertion over IP
+DIN Mini DIN 1.0/2.3 Rear Panel Option
Rear Plate Suffix
+3RU 3RU rear plate for use with 7800FR or 7800FR-QT Multiframes


7800FR 3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7800FR-QT 3RU Quiet Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules

Evertz SFP Modules

Notes Sold separately, please specify at the time of ordering.
Consult factory for CWDM multiplexers and other optical accessories.
SFP3R-2 Dual fiber optic receiver SFP module
SFP3T13-2 Dual fiber optic transmitter SFP module, 1310nm FP lasers
SFP3T13-2-S Dual short-haul fiber optic transmitter SFP module, intra-facility and multimode applications, 1310nm FP lasers
SFP3Txx/yy-2 Dual fiber optic transmitter SFP module, CWDM DFB lasers (1270-1610nm available)
SFP3T-DIN2-3G Dual coaxial transmitter SFP module, Mini DIN 1.0/2.3 Connectors
SFP3R-DIN2-3G Dual coaxial receiver SFP module, Mini DIN 1.0/2.3 Connectors