The EMR is a multi-format modular router that provides a high density solution without compromising functionality. The EMR provides a unified platform for routing digital audio, analog audio, MADI audio, A-LINK audio, data, and time code. The EMR uses a packet routing core that allows for highly dense applications and also provides the flexibility for expansion as demands grow.

A single 6RU frame can accommodate 288x288 AES, 288 data ports, 288x288 time code signals, or a mix of everything in between. Expansion beyond this is as easy as adding another frame. With two 6RU frames, the EMR can accommodate 576x576 AES signals with full redundancy.

The modular design of the EMR means that there are no limitations to the signal formats that can be added to the router, or limitations to the size at which it can be expanded to. Other products that can be combined with the EMR are master control switchers, multi-viewers and more.

Configuration

The EMR allows any mix of formats within a frame. The inputs and outputs are scalable in blocks of 96 or 48 depending on the format. A system consists of the input stage, the crosspoint, and the output stage. Each input and output device is connected to the crosspoint through a proprietary TDM connection. It is the use of this connection that provides the flexibility for the system to scale and evolve with changing needs.

Features

  • Audio Routing

  • Support for unbalanced/balanced AES, analog, MADI audio and Studer A-LINK formats
  • Sample rate conversion
  • Processing capabilities for per channel gain, inversion, mono-mixing, quadmixing and per channel audio delay
  • Advanced audio monitoring for loss, silence, over, phase and mono
  • Unique HD video output with audio level display for all audio inputs
  • Mono breakaway mode support in panels, L and R channels can be routed to different outputs
  • Mono mixing between L and R channels, swapping, L to both, R to both, analog phase inversion and gain
  • Port Data Routing

  • Support for RS-232 and RS-422 devices (selectable)
  • Conversion between RS-232 and RS-422 devices
  • Manual or automatic sensing of controlling and controlled devices
  • Sony interface for detecting controlling or controlled devices
  • Time Code Routing

  • Decoding and encoding capabilities for advanced monitoring
  • Handles shuffle speeds up to 70x
  • Advanced System Control & Interfacing

  • Supports the full range of Quartz remote control panels
  • Full VistaLINK® PRO command & control, SNMP
  • Supports a wide selection of control protocols
  • Ethernet, Serial RS-422/RS-232 connections
  • Full integration with 3rd party automation systems
  • High Availability, 24/7 Design

  • Full modular design
  • All modules are hot swappable
  • All components are front accessible
  • Passive I/O
  • External MI connection
  • Redundant crosspoint
  • Redundant power supply
  • Comprehensive system monitoring bus
  • VistaLINK® PRO SNMP monitoring of I/O modules

Control

When combined with MAGNUM, the EMR can be controlled using a wide range of control panels and interfaces. The EMR also provides a SNMP interface to control various configuration options.

Redundancy

Each input and output card in the EMR contains multiple TDM interfaces that allow connections to multiple crosspoints. Each input card provides multiple TDM outputs that can be used for redundant connections, and each output card provides multiple TDM inputs that can be setup to automatically failover if the primary connection fails. The redundancy structure of the EMR minimizes the chances of any failure to the system.

Scalability

The EMR can be scaled well beyond a single frame. A single crosspoint module can support up to 16 input modules and 16 output modules, allowing a system to scale to 1536 x 1536 AES. For larger requirements, multiple crosspoint modules can be combined to scale even further. There really is no limit to the range of the EMR.

Advanced Processing

The EMR is a powerful platform that provides many advanced processing features above and beyond basic audio routing. The advanced core allows functions such as gain, phase inversion, muting, and audio delay to be applied to each and every mono channel independently. In addition, each mono channel also has an independent four-by-one mixer that allows the operator to produce mono-mix or 5.1 down-mixing of surround channels. The input modules also provide sample rate conversion capabilities to realign incoming signals to the sample rate of the applied reference.

All of the advance processing capabilities of the EMR are controlled via SNMP using VistaLINK®, providing the operator with incredible flexibility and control.

Comprehensive Monitoring

The EMR provides comprehensive monitoring tools to help alleviate the complexity of today's systems. As a standard feature on all AES and analog modules, there is a unique high definition video output that provides confidence monitoring of all audio signals within a particular input or output module.

The same audio level and peak information is also provided over Ethernet, available to be used by VIP-X and VistaLINK® clients to create custom monitoring solutions that suit the application. This provides even more control over the information that needs to be monitored and managed. Along with the level and peak information, the EMR also provides an abundance of controls and alarms for monitoring the health of the audio system in VistaLINK®.

The Building Blocks for Every System

One very unique aspect of the EMR router is that it is modular in nature. This means there is no physical interface that constrains the locations of the modules within a specific frame or within frames in general. Since this limitation does not exist, it allows the EMR to function in a distributed manner. Input and output cards can be located closer to their sources and destinations to save on cabling and to make management of the system easier. This opens up many possibilities for creating unique and efficient systems.

Features of a Distributed System

  • 6RU and 3RU chassis for greater flexibility
  • Audio, Time Code and Data routers connect using a standard coax interface
  • Fiber interface available for further distances between frames
  • Unified control provided by MAGNUM to consolidate system control
  • Optimized for space and weight conscious applications such as mobile trucks
  • Ideal for facility wide routing applications

Integrated Audio Routing (hybrid routing)

Route Embedded and Discrete Audio Together

When combined with the EQX, the EMR provides the ability to route audio universally across various formats. Embedded audio from EQX video sources can be de-embedded and routed to AES, analog, MADI destinations or A-LINK. The system also allows discrete audio sources from AES, analog, MADI or A-LINK to audio embedders on the EQX. This unique system provides maximum flexibility for routing any audio source to any audio destination.

This unique system provides maximum flexibility for routing any audio source to any audio destination and complete shuffling of all audio channels in the system.

Please contact the factory for more details.

Specifications

Configuration

AES Inputs Selectable in blocks of 96 or 48
AES Outputs Selectable in blocks of 96 or 48
Analog Inputs Selectable in blocks of 48 (stereo)
Analog Outputs Selectable in blocks of 48 (stereo)
MADI Inputs Selectable in blocks of 8 or 16
MADI Outputs Selectable in blocks of 8 or 16
A-link Selectable in blocks of 2 (bidirectional)
LTC Inputs Selectable in blocks of 96 or 48
LTC Outputs Selectable in blocks of 96 or 48
RS-232/RS-422 Ports Selectable in blocks of 48 (RS-232 and RS-422 selectable)

Audio Inputs - AES

Sample Rates 44.1kHz, 48kHz
Balanced Version
Standard AES3-1992
Signal Level 0.2 – 7.0V p-p
Impedance 110Ω ±20%, transformer coupled
DC On Input ±50V
Connectors D50 female
Unbalanced Version
Standard SMPTE ST 276-1
Impedance 75Ω
Return Loss 25dB, 0.1 – 6.0kHz
Connectors DIN 1.0/2.3

Audio Outputs - AES

Sample Rates 44.1kHz, 48kHz
Balanced Version
Signal Level 2.0 – 7.0V p-p
Impedance 110Ω, transformer coupled
DC Isolation ±50V
Rise/fall Time 3.5 – 10ns
Connectors D50 female
Unbalanced Version
Signal Level 1.0V p-p ±50%,
Impedance 75Ω
Return Loss 25dB, 0.1 – 6.0kHz
Jitter Conforms to ANSI S4.40-1992
Connectors DIN 1.0/2.3

Analog Audio

Sampling Frequency 48kHz
Frequency Response ±0.08dB (20Hz-20kHz range)
Output Impedance 400Ω
Input Impedance 12kΩ minimum
Signal Level 0dBfs = 18dBu or 24dBu
Noise -110dB A-weighted
THD+N > 95dB (typically > 98dB)
DC Offset > ±30mV
Crosstalk < -95dB
I/O Delay 1.3ms @ 48kHz
Dynamic Range 24 bits
Connectors D50 female

Analog to Digital Conversion

Sampling Frequency 48kHz
Frequency Response ±0.05dB (20Hz-20kHz range)
Input Impedance 12kΩ minimum
Signal Level 0dBu to18dBu or 24dBu
Noise -113dB A-weighted
THD+N > 95dB (typically > 98dB)
CMRR > 85dB @1kHz
Crosstalk < -95dB
I/O Delay 0.85ms @ 48kHz
Connectors D50 female

Digital to Analog Conversion

Sampling Frequency 48kHz
Frequency Response ±0.06dB (20Hz-20kHz range)
Output Impedance 400Ω
Signal Level 0dBfs to 18dBu or 24dBu
Noise -115dB A-weighted
THD+N > 95dB (typically > 98dB)
DC Offset > ±30mV
Crosstalk < -95dB
I/O Delay 1.3ms @ 48kHz
Dynamic Range 24 bits
Connectors D50 female

Data Input Port

Type RS-232 and RS-422, selectable
Signal Level 0.2 – 7V p-p
Connectors D50 female

Data Output Port

Type RS-232 and RS-422, selectable
Signal Level 2 – 7V p-p
Impedance 110Ω
Connectors D50 female

LTC Reader

Standard SMPTE ST 12-1
Level 2 – 4V p-p, unbalanced or balanced
Speed 1/30th to 70x play speed, fwd and rev, machine dependent
Connectors DIN 1.0/2.3 (unbalanced), D50 female (balanced)

LTC Generator

Standard SMPTE ST 12-1
Rise Time 40 ±10ms
Jitter < 2ms
Connectors DIN 1.0/2.3 (unbalanced), D50 female (balanced)

Switching Reference

Reference Inputs 2x BNC, analog 525/625 or DARS
Impedance 75Ω terminating
Connectors BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A

Control

Ethernet 2x RJ45
Serial RS-232/RS-422 2x D9 female

Electrical

EMX6-FR
AC Mains Input Auto ranging, 100 ⇔ 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Max Operating Current 9.5A (@ 115V AC nominal), 4.0A (@ 220V AC nominal)
Max Power Consumption 850 watts
Max Module Load 650 watts (40 watts per slot)
Power Supply Configuration 1 supply standard, optional redundant supply requires separate inlet
Connector IEC 60320-1 per power supply
EMX3-FR
AC Mains Input Auto ranging, 100 ⇔ 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Max Operating Current 4.6A (@ 100 V/60Hz), 1.85A (@ 240 V/50Hz)
Max Power Consumption 450 watts
Max Module Load 360 watts (24 watts per slot)
Power Supply Configuration 1 supply standard, optional redundant supply requires separate inlet
Connector IEC 60320-1 per power supply

Maximum Module Load

EMX3-FR 360 watts (72 watts per slot)
EMX6-FR 650 watts (43 watts per slot)
Fuses 6.3A, 250 Volt ceramic time delay 5 x 20 mm -2 per power supply

Physical

Dimensions
EMX3-FR 19"W x 5.25"H x 15.75"D
(483mm W x 133mm H x 400mm D)
EMX6-FR 19"W x 10.5"H x 15.75"D
(483mm W x 266mm H x 400mm D
Temperature 0-40°C
Module Capacity
EMX3-FR 5 single slot modules
EMX6-FR 15 single slot modules
Weight
EMX3-FR 32lbs (14.5kg) Full
17.4lbs (8kg) Empty
EMX6-FR 64lbs (29g) Full
34.8lbs (16kg) Empty

Ordering Information

EMX6‑FR EMX 6RU Router Chassis with 15 slots
EMX3‑FR EMX 3RU Router Chassis with 5 slots
EMX1‑FR EMX 1RU Router Chassis with 2 slots
EMX‑FC EMX frame controller
EMR‑IP96‑AESU 96 Unbalanced AES inputs with TDM outputs
EMR‑IP48‑AESU 48 Unbalanced AES inputs with TDM outputs
EMR‑IP96‑AESB 96 Balanced AES inputs with TDM outputs
EMR‑IP48‑AESB 48 Balanced AES inputs with TDM outputs
EMR‑IP48‑AA 48 Analog stereo inputs with TDM outputs
EMR‑IP96‑LTC 96 LTC inputs with TDM outputs
EMR‑IP48‑LTC 48 LTC inputs with TDM outputs
EMR‑IP16‑MADI 16 MADI inputs with TDM outputs
EMR‑OP96‑AESU 96 Unbalanced AES outputs with TDM inputs
EMR‑OP48‑AESU 48 Unbalanced AES outputs with TDM inputs
EMR‑OP96‑AESB 96 Balanced AES outputs with TDM inputs
EMR‑OP48‑AESB 48 Balanced AES outputs with TDM inputs
EMR‑OP48‑AA 48 Analog stereo outputs with TDM inputs
EMR‑OP96‑LTC 96 LTC outputs with TDM inputs
EMR‑OP48‑LTC 48 LTC outputs with TDM Inputs
EMR‑OP16‑MADI 16 MADI outputs with TDM inputs
EMR‑IO8‑MADI 8 MADI inputs with TDM outputs, and 8 MADI outputs with TDM inputs
EMR‑ADMX‑48x48 48 TDM inputs and 48 TDM outputs
EMR‑ADMX‑16x16A 16 TDM inputs and 16 TDM outputs
7800EMR‑ALINK2 STUDER A-LINK - Evertz TDM Audio Router module
7800FR 3RU Multiframe (holds up to 15 single slot modules with AC power supply)
7800FR‑QT 3RU Quiet Multiframe (holds up to 15 single slot modules with AC power supply)
7801FR 1RU Multiframe (holds up to 4 single or 2 dual slot modules with AC power supply)
7800FR‑48VDC 3RU Multiframe (holds up to 15 single slot modules with 48V DC power supply)
7800FR‑ACDC 3RU Multiframe (holds up to 15 single slot modules with AC and 48V DC power supply)

Ordering Options

EMX
+6PS Redundant Power Supply for EMX6-FR
+3PS Redundant Power Supply for EMX3-FR
+DLY Audio delay

Ordering Options

7800FR
+78P Redundant power supply for 7800FR
+78PQT Redundant power supply for 7800FR-QT
+781PS Redundant power supply for 7801FR
+78PDC Redundant power supply for 7800FR-48V DC

Accessories

7800PS Additional power supply for 7800FR
7800PS-QT Additional power supply for 7800FR-QT
7801PS Additional power supply for 7801FR
7800PS-48V DC Additional power supply for 7800FR-48V DC
7800RS-15 Rear 15" support kit for 3RU 7800 series frames
7800FC VistaLINK Frame Controller for 3RU 7800 series frames
7800FR-QT-KIT1 Kit to convert 7800FR with single power supply to 7800FR-QT
7800FR-QT-KIT2 Kit to convert 7800FR with dual power supply to 7800FR-QT