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12G/3G/HD Video Router with Optional Processing and MADI Support

EQT-1616-3G-C is a revolutionary design enclosed in a compact 1RU frame, capable of high-level integrated functionalities and routing of up to 16 input and 16 output 12Gbps signals, uses unique serviceable rear modules, on serviceable sub modules. This is a compact feature full routing solution with redundant power supplies, designed with mission-critical 24/7 applications in mind.

EQT-1616-3G-C uses format-independent data paths to support digital signals from 1.5Gbps to 12Gbps. It boasts forward-looking hardware to support integrated functionalities, such as multiplexing single-link 4K to quad-link UHD and de-multiplexing quad-link UHD to single-link UHD.

Among these functionalities, clean and quiet switching is an enable key-feature that provides for all 16 outputs seamless video and "popless" audio switching. This is ideal for use in master control UHD applications as a bypass router, or as a simple Master Control router itself, supporting two quad-link UHD deterministically routed or 4 single-link UHD clean and quiet switching paths.

MADI is another enable key-feature, which activates 64 channels of MADI audio, allowing them to be shuffled into the 16 output video bus as embedded audio and vice-versa.

The EQT-1616-3G-C can be controlled by Evertz' customizable front panel CP-2402E, remote CP's and magnum over Ethernet, Serial and GPIO ports as well. It is also VistaLINK® PRO capable, offering remote monitoring, control and configuration capabilities via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

Features & Benefits

  • Supports HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, 12G-SDI and 2sI quad-link 12G-SDI
  • 12G-SDI to quad-link 3G-SDI and quad-link 3G-SDI to 12G-SDI translation
  • Embedding/de-embedding Mono shuffling and MADI IO
  • Evertz' clean and quiet switch, enabled on a per-port basis
  • Multiple direct control options:
  • CP hosting remote and local
  • Quartz and third-party router protocols
  • Serial, Ethernet and GPIO
  • Locally hosted web page for monitoring, control and configuration
  • Compatible with MAGNUM and VistaLINK® PRO Command & Control via SNMP


Video Standards

  • SMPTE ST 292M, 424M, 2082

Video Formats

  • 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50
  • 1080p/59.94, 1080p/50
  • 3840x2160p/59.94, 3840x2160p/50


Inputs Looping HD-BNC, Analog 625/525
Signal Level 1V p-p ±3dB
Impedance 75Ω


Ethernet 10/100Base-T RJ-45
Serial Signal RS-232/RS-422
GPI 8-pin phoenix connector
GPO 8-pin phoenix connector
Webpage WEBeASY
Protocols Quartz, SNMP, Probel SW-P-02 & -08 and GVG SMS7000


Height 1.75" (44.5mm) 1RU
Width 19" (483mm) rack mount
Depth (Non-FP) 10.5" (267mm)
Depth (FP) 13.5" (345mm)
Weight 3.4kg (7.5lbs)
Operating Temperature 0-40°C
Cooling Fan-cooled, left to right


AC Mains Input Auto-ranging 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Maximum Power Consumption 130 watts
Power Supply Configuration Main and redundant power supplies with separate AC connections

Ordering Information

EQT‑1616‑3G‑C 1RU router with redundant PSU, and processing capabilities, that uses 12G capable HDBNC replaceable sub-boards. Options for a front local panel, 12G-SDI support, and processing options for audio shuffling with external MADI and for Evertz patented SoftSwitch™ technology with integrated 2SI Gearboxes.

Hardware Options

+C2402 Ordering option for EQT-1616-3G-C and EQT-1616-3G-F to add a local CP-2402E control panel. Factory installation only.
+3GBP2 Dual-path 3G bypass module
EQT-MTR-12G-2 Multi-transceiver module that provides 2x2 12G-SDI

License Options

EQT-FK-12G License to enable 12G-SDI on the EQT-1616-3G-C and EQT-1616-3G-F routers
EQT-FK-MADI License to enable MADI I/O capabilities for Audio shuffling in the EQT-1616-3G-C and EQT-1616-3G-F routers, CS option required
EQT-FK-CS License to enable 2SI Gearbox and clean switch /w Evertz patented SoftSwitch™ technology for the EQT-1616-3G-C and EQT-1616-3G-F routers