The EQX platform is Evertz' flagship routing and distribution solution, designed for high availability by adopting extensive industry-leading redundancy for all critical system elements. With its time-proven robustness and redundancy, the EQX is ideal for mission critical and demanding 24/7 environments.

The EQX16 platform is a completely passive frame where all active components can be swapped. This makes it a high performance system that can be easily expanded to incorporate new technologies growing with your company needs and industry demands. EQX16 can be configured for many different environments; it supports 288x288 video IO with optional path-by-path redundancy, and it can even scale to 288x576 video IO. The EQX16-FRHBX-XL3 provides additional outputs via 27x XLINK connections for penalty free multiviewing; well suited for network and local broadcasters, mobile production, mobile flight packs, cable, military, government and corporate applications.

High Performance, Format Agnostic Platform

  • 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI
    • SDI coax or optic signals and IP video SMPTE ST 2022-6 and ST 2110
    • audio embedding and de-embedding, frame sync and other processing
  • DVB-ASI, SMPTE ST 310M
  • Input/output asymmetrical expansion in steps of 18
  • Up to 27x X-LINK (864 monitoring outputs)
  • Source-by-source intelligent auto-configuration:
    • input equalization (on/off)
    • output reclocking (on/off)
    • ASI 177 flag (on/off)
    • switch point (pre-defined or fully variable)

Advanced System Control & Interfacing

  • Main/redundant Ethernet for control
  • 4x serial RS-422/232 for control
  • Q-Link port for local emergency control panels
  • Full VistaLINK® PRO command and control, supporting SNMP, AVM processing controls
    • can be configured on separate main and redundant Ethernet ports
  • Syslog for additional log for third-party and inSITE big data analytics
  • Network hardening control for additional security
  • MAGNUM unified control system
    • VUE user interface
    • virtual and physical router control panels

High Availability, 24/7 Design

  • Fully passive frame that is modular by design
  • All modules are hot-swappable
  • Path-by-path crosspoint redundancy
  • Dual hot redundant frame controller
  • Load-sharing redundant power supply (separate 1RU)
  • Front hot-swappable cooling fans
  • Comprehensive system monitoring bus
  • VistaLINK® PRO SNMP:
    • AVM monitoring of I/O and crosspoint modules
    • temperature and fan monitoring
    • power supply monitoring

Specifications

Video Inputs

Formats SMPTE ST 259M, ST 292M, ST 310M, ST 424M, ST 2082, ASI, 10/25/100GbE
Signal Level 800mV p-p
Impedance 75Ω terminating
Return Loss > 15dB typical (5 – 1500MHz);
> 10dB typical (1.5 – 3GHz)
Cable Equalization Belden 1694A @ 270MHz 300m to 500m;
Belden 1694A @ 1.5GHz 100m to 200m;
Belden 1694A @ 3GHz 90m to 150m

Video Outputs

Signals Supported SMPTE ST 259M, ST 292M, ST 310M, ST 424M, ST 2082, ASI, 10/25/100GbE
Reclocking Configurable
Non-Reclocking Configurable
Impedance 75Ω terminating
Return Loss > 15dB typical (5 – 1500MHz);
> 10dB typical (1.5 – 3GHz)
DC Offset 0 ±0.5V
Output Jitter 0.2UI

Reference Timing

Switching Ref. Analog 525/625/tri-level HD looping connections
Connector 2x BNC IEC 61169.8 Annex A
Signal Level 1V p-p ±3dB
Impedance 75Ω terminating (active loop out optional)
Reference Timing 4 independent timing planes, programmable output by output

Control

Q-Link 4x 75Ω video cable for local emergency CP only
Serial RS-422/232 4x D9 female
Ethernet 10/100baseT, 4x RJ-45

Physical Dimensions

EQX16 19" W x 28" H x 19.4" D
(483 x 710 x 493mm)
Safety TUV Listed to CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 62368-1:2014, ANSI/UL 62368-1:2014, EN 62368-1:2014+A11:2017, IEC 62368-1:2014

Power

Voltage Auto ranging 100-240V 50/60Hz; up to 4x load sharing PS modules in 1RU frame, separate main input for each module or external 48V DC
Power 1300 watts per PS module, 1100 watts for a green 16RU populated as a 288x288
Redundancy Separate 1RU frame with up to 4 PS modules for 1:1 redundancy available

Ordering Information

PKG‑EQX‑16HBX‑2FC‑XPT Package for a single EQX 16RU system. This package includes an EQX16-FRHBX-XL3 Frame, 2x EQX-FC controllers, and 1x 288x288 Crosspoint.

Ordering Options

EQX16-FRHBX-XL3 16RU EQX Frame using EQX-FAN-HBX modules and has 3 banks of XLINK (27 total XLINK). Includes Frame/MI and five fan bins. No power supplies, no I/O cards, no XPT, no FC.
EQX-FC Redundant frame controller
EQX-PS-C Next-generation high-efficiency Power Supply Module to be used only in the EQX-PS-FR-C. Not compatible with other EQX power trays.
EQX-PS-FR-C Next-generation high-efficiency EQX power supply tray, includes blue Anderson power 48V connector for EQX & EQXUHD frames supporting new EQX-PS-C, no power switch is used with this tray... NOT compatible with old EQX-PS.
EQX-XPTG-288x288 288x288 EQX crosspoint with new "EQX Green initiative" platform utilizing significantly less power and cooling than existing EQX-XPT-288x288A crosspoint.
EQX-XPTG-576x576 576x576 EQX crosspoint with new "EQX Green initiative" platform utilizing significantly less power and cooling than existing EQX-XPT-576x576A crosspoint.