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EQX16 - 288x288

Enterprise Hybrid Video / Audio / IP Router in 16RU

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.

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.

High Performance, Format Agnostic Platform

    • 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
  • 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


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


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; CISPR 22:2008/EN55022:2010 (Class A) & CISPR 24:2010/EN55024:2010; IEC 60950-1:2005 (2nd Ed.) + Am 1:2009; CAN/CSA C22.2 No.60950-1/A1:2011, UL 60950-1/R:2011-12


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.
+MON Rear monitor module option for the EQX16/EQX26 frames