Performance and reliability in a compact package

The EQT is a routing solution for mission critical applications. Its revolutionary design provides easy access to all components for quick replacement, minimizing down time. With this, and the ability to route up to 16x16 signals in a compact 1RU frame, the EQT is ideal for all mission critical and demanding 24/7 environments.

Being format independent data paths the EQT supports digital signals from 3Mb/s all the way up to 3Gb/s including SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, DVB-ASI, SMPTE ST 310.

Configuration: The EQT is housed in a 1RU frame and switches 16 sources to 16 or 4 destinations. The input stage of the EQT is fixed at 16 and the output stage is fixed at 16 or 4.

Control: The EQT router is compatible with the existing ranges of Quartz routers, remote control panels and control systems. The EQT router includes, as standard, an internal frame controller module which supports a single Q-Link, a single serial port and a single Ethernet port on the rear of the router.

The EQT router has a number of control options:

Remote Control Panel: Any panel(s) from the entire range of Quartz remote control panels can be used with the EQT router connected via Q-Link or Ethernet. (Exceptions: CP-1024E, CP-2272E, CP-1040E)

External Third Party Control: The EQT router can be remotely controlled via an external third party control device, such as an automation system, when connected to the serial port or Ethernet.

Expansion: The input stage of the EQT is fixed at 16 and the output stage is fixed at 16 or 4.

Power Supply: The power supply for the EQT router is internal. The EQT router can be fitted with an optional redundant internal power supply that is hot swappable.

Technical: The EQT router offers a full 3Gb/s bandwidth to handle uncompressed HD signals. In addition, automatic bit rate detection on the input equalizer allows any mix of 3G, HD and SD signals in the same unit. All outputs are reclocking and user configurable.

Features

  • Full modular design
  • All modules are hot swappable
  • All components are front accessible
  • Redundant power supply
  • Output reclocking (On/Off)
  • Full VistaLINK® PRO command & control, SNMP
  • Ethernet, Serial RS-232/422, and Q-Link ports

Specifications

Serial Video Inputs

Standard SMPTE ST 292-1, SMPTE ST 259, SMPTE ST 310, SMPTE ST 424, ASI
Signal Level 800mV p-p nominal
Impedance 75Ω terminating
Return Loss 15dB (5 -1485MHz)
Cable equalization Belden 1694A 200m @ 270MHz, 150m @ 1.5Gb/s, 100m @ 3Gb/s
Connectors BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A

Serial Video Outputs

Standard Same as input (Reclocking)
Signal Level 800mV p-p ±10%
Impedance 75Ω terminating
Return Loss 15dB (5 -1485MHz)
DC offset 0 ±0.5V
Connectors BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A

Switching Reference

Reference Inputs Analog 625 or 525, Tri-level HD
Signal level 1V p-p ±3dB
Impedance 75Ω
Switching Line Lines 6/319 (625)
Lines 10/273 (525)
Line 7 (HD)

Control

Q-Link to Remote Panels Cable Type 75Ω video cable
Max Length 500m
Serial
Signal RS-232/422
Connector D9 socket
Ethernet RJ45

Power

Supply Auto ranging 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption 60 Watts
Power Fail Alarm Output
Relay Contact Rated 250mA, 50V
Connector Screw Terminals
Redundant PSU Optional

Physical

Dimensions 19"W x 11.2"D x 1.75"
(482.6mm x 284.48mm x 44.45mm)
Weight (Frame) 6 kg, 13.23lbs
Operating Temp. 0-40°C (ambient)
Specification Maintained 10-30°C (ambient)
Humidity 10-90% non-condensing
Ventilation Fan assisted

Configuration

Inputs Fixed at 16
Outputs Fixed at 16 or 4

Ordering Information

EQT‑1616‑H 16x16 HD/SD router with front accessible, hot-swappable card and power supply (3Mb/s to 1.6Gb/s) using standard BNC connectors
EQT‑1616‑3G 16x16 3G/HD/SD router with front accessible, hot-swappable card and power supply (3Mb/s to 2.97Gb/s) using standard BNC connectors
EQT‑1604‑H 16x4 HD/SD router with front accessible, hot-swappable card and power supply (3Mb/s to 1.6Gb/s) using standard BNC connectors
EQT‑1604‑3G 16x4 3G/HD/SD router with front accessible, hot-swappable card and power supply (3Mb/s to 2.97Gb/s) using standard BNC connectors

Ordering Options

+2PS Redundant Power Supply