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Performance and reliability in a compact package.

The EQT is a routing solution for applications demanding signal integrity and density. The EQT-3224 has the ability to route up to 32x24 signals in a compact 1RU frame with a local front panel for easy access to all sources and destinations through hot keys AND scrolling lists.

Being format independent, the EQT supports digital signals from 3Mb/s all the way up to 3Gb/s including SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, DVB-ASI, SMPTE310M. All this performance and optional redundant power supplies, plus the ability to host additional router panels or be controlled via Magnum makes the EQT unmatched in density and flexibility.


Configuration • The EQT is housed in a 1RU frame and switches 32 sources to 24 destinations. The input stage of the EQT is fixed at 32 and the output stage is fixed at 24.

Control • The EQT-3224 includes a powerful front router control panel and 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 external 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 via quartz protocol.

Expansion • The input stage of the EQT is fixed at 32 and the output stage is fixed at 24.

Power Supply • The power supply for the EQT router is internal. The EQT router can be fitted with an optional redundant internal power supply.

Technical • The EQT router offers a full 3Gb/s bandwidth.

Feature Summary
  • Included front control panel
  • Dense cost effective design
  • Full 3Gb/s design
  • Redundant power supply
  • Output reclocking (On/Off)
  • Full VistaLINK® PRO command & control, SNMP
  • Ethernet, Serial RS-232/RS-422, and Q-Link ports

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Serial Video Inputs
StandardSMPTE ST 292-1, SMPTE ST 259-1, SMPTE ST 310-1, SMPTE ST 424-1, ASI
Signal Level800mV p-p nominal
Impedance75Ω terminating
Return Loss15dB (5MHz - 1485MHz)
Cable equalizationBelden 1694A 200m @ 270MHz, 150m @ 1.5Gb/s, 100m @ 3Gb/s
Serial Video Outputs
StandardSame as input (Reclocking)
Signal Level800mV p-p ± 10%
Impedance75Ω terminating
Return Loss15dB (5MHz - 1485MHz)
DC offset0 ± 0.5V
Switching Reference
Reference InputsAnalog 625 or 525, Tri-level HD
Signal level1V p-p ± 3dB
Switching LineLines 6/319 (625), Lines10/273 (525), Line 7 (HD)
Q-Link to remote panels
Cable Type75Ω video cable
Max Length500m
ConnectorD9 socket
SupplyAuto ranging 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption60 watts
Power Fail Alarm Output
Relay ContactRated 250mA, 50V
ConnectorScrew Terminals
Redundant PSUOptional
Dimensions19"W x 11.2"D x 1.75"
482.6mm x 284.48mm x 44.45mm
Weight (Frame)6kg, 13.23lbs
Operating Temperature0-40°C (ambient)
Specification Maintained10-30°C (ambient)
Humidity10-90% non-condensing
VentilationFan assisted
InputsFixed at 32
OutputsFixed at 24

Ordering Information

EQT-3224-3G32 Input 24 Output 1RU Router with Front Control Panel using DIN Connectors
Ordering Options
+2PSRedundant power supply