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The EQXM is an enterprise level router that was designed with large SDI based systems in mind, it can handle up to 1152x1152 I/O in a single frame. The EQXM is ideal for mission critical and demanding 24/7 environments, including network, local broadcaster, mobile production, cable, military, government and corporate applications.

EQXM Front View EQXM Rear View
MTP Rear Plate wired
for 1152x1152
Compact Design and Expansion

The EQXM delivers high broadcast quality 1152x1152 routing capability in a dense 40RU frame, it can be expanded to a 2304x2304 system that is fully non-blocking with redundant.

Outstanding Redundant Protection

The EQXM pedigree can be clearly seen for redundancy and protection, using the same ultimate design in terms of system availability as the EQX. The EQXM architecture contains redundant protection for all of the critical system elements. The architecture provides redundant cross-point configurations, Multi hot frame controllers, external redundant load sharing power supplies, redundant easy access cooling fans and a dedicated monitoring bus that is independent of the system cross-points. In the event of a failure, manual or automatic re-routing of signals on an output-by-output or path-by-path basis is fully supported by the system software.

Extensive Redundant Crosspoint Protection

The EQXM supports manual or automatic re-routing of individual signals with quality verification prior to switching to the redundant path.

Designed for Performance Ultra Wide Band Routing

By offering a format independent data path, the EQXM supports signals from 3MB/s all the way up to 3GB/s including SD-SDI, HD-SDI, DVB-ASI, SMPTE ST310-1 digital video formats as well as optical formats and other high data rate signals

Optical Routing

The EQX Router can accept optical signals at any data rate between 3MB/s and 3GB/s. Whether it is SMPTE259M or 292M compliant signals over fiber, or proprietary optical signals such as Evertz G-Link or from a 3rd party the EQXM will accept the signals, route them through the digital core and re-launch them on fiber.

The EQXM can also take in digital signals via coax and launch them on fiber or accept optical signals and send them out electrically via coax

Optical connectivity is achieved by using SFPs or MTP connections. Either choice provides exceptionally low-loss and high connection integrity.

Audio Routing

The EQXM router follow the same Audio Routing model used by the EQX, providing the first and best hybrid audio and video router solution in the industry. Evertz' hybrid video / audio system allows operators the ability to reduce cost and space while giving the flexibility to route embedded AES, discrete analog, discrete AES, MADI, and Studer A-Link inputs to embedded AES, discrete analog, discrete AES, MADI, and Studer A-Link outputs. Any audio input in the system can be routed to any output.

Intelligent Auto-Configuration

The EQXM's exceptional Source-By-Source intelligent auto configuration facility allows the path to each destination to be independently and instantly reconfigured to suit the requirements of the source being switched. This includes auto selecting the Reclocking/Non-reclocking circuitry, the ASI mode as well as selecting the correct switch point.

Advanced Control System

Evertz' MAGNUM Unified Control System addresses the ever-growing challenges broadcasters face as facilities become larger, more complex and distributed. MAGNUM has been designed to unify the control and operation of the routing core, master control, production switching, MAGNUM-SDVN and multiviewer. From a core routing perspective MAGNUM provides a superior, unified control / interfacing to Evertz EQXM and other Evertz routing products. Configuration and manage systems ranging from single router systems (with 100s of sources / destinations) to large enterprise sized systems (with 1000s of sources / destinations, that utilizes tie-lines).

System Flexibility

The inspired by the modular approach used in the EQX platform the EQXM design provides excellent in service expansion capabilities. In convenient steps of 18 for router inputs and 36 for router outputs that can grow from 18x36 architecture all the way up to 1152x1152, in square and non-square configurations.

Simple Maintenance

The advanced design of the EQXM ensures that all active components, including input, output, crosspoint modules, frame controllers, cooling fans and power supplies are accessible from the front and can be hot swapped at any time for maintenance.

Independent Monitoring

EQXM provides extensive signal monitoring of both inputs and outputs, power supply voltages, interior temperatures and fan speeds. All monitored data is available through SNMP for facility-wide monitoring systems such as VistaLINK PRO.

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  • High Performance Format Agnostic Platform
  • 3G-SDI, SD-SDI, HD-SDI, DVB-ASI, SMPTE 310M and more!
  • Any fiber optical signals from 3MB/s up to 3GB/s
  • Scalable to 1152x1152 in a single 40RU frame
  • Input expansion in steps of 18
  • Output expansion in steps of 36
  • Up to 2304x2304 non-blocking with redundancy in multiple frames
  • Source-by-source intelligent auto-configuration:
    • Input equalization (On/Off)
    • Output reclocking (On/Off)
    • ASI Mode (On/Off)
    • Switch Point (Variable)
  • Advanced System Control & Interfacing
  • Full VistaLINK® PRO command & control, SNMP & Audio Video Monitoring (AVM)
  • Ethernet, Serial RS-422/232
  • MAGNUM Unified Control System
  • VUE user interface
  • CP-2232/2116 Advanced Control panels
  • High Availability, 24/7 Design
  • Full modular design
  • All modules are hot swappable
  • Passive I/O
  • Full redundant design
  • Path by path crosspoint redundancy
  • Redundant frame controller
  • Redundant power supply (separate 1RU)
  • Redundant cooling fans
  • Comprehensive system monitoring bus
    • AVM Monitoring of I/O & crosspoint modules
    • Temperature monitoring
    • Power supply monitoring  


Height40 RU (69.874)
WidthRack width (19)
Depth(19 + Door)
Redundant Protection
  • Redundant Crosspoint
  • Redundant Frame Controller
  • Redundant Power Supply
  • Redundant Cooling Fans
Video Inputs
FormatsSMPTE 259M, 292M, 310M, 424M, ASI
Optical FormatsSMPTE 292M, GLINK, any optical signal between 3MB/s and 3GB/s
Signal Level800mV p-p
Impedance75ohms terminating
Return Loss> 15dB typical (5 – 1500MHz) /
> 10dB typical (1.5 – 3GHz)
Cable EqualizationBelden 1694A @ 270MHz 300m to 500m
Belden 1694A @ 1.5GHz 100m to 200m
Belden 1694A @ 3GHz 90m to 150m
Video Outputs
Signals SupportedSMPTE 259M, 292M, 310M, 424M, ASI
Impedance75ohms terminating
Return Loss> 15dB typical (5 – 1500MHz) / > 10dB typical (1.5 – 3GHz)
DC Offset0 ±0.5V
Output Jitter0.2UI
Fiber Inputs/Outputs
SFP1R-2Dual Optical SFP Receiver, Up to 3GB/s
Operating Wavelength1270nm to 1610nm
Maximum Input Power-1dBm
Optical Sensitivity-21dBm±1dBm
SFP1T13-2Dual Optical SFP Transmitter, Up to 3GB/s, 1310nm
Output Power-2dBm ±1dBm
EQXM-IP9-MTP9 Optical Receivers +1 monitoring optical transmitter, Up to 3GB/s
Connector12 Fiber position single mode angle polished
Operating Wavelength1270nm to 1610nm
Maximum Input Power-1dBm
Typical Optical Sensitivity-20dBm ±1dBm
EQXM-OP9-MTP9 optical transmitters +1 monitoring optical transmitters, Up to 3GB/s
Connector12 Fiber position single mode angle polished
Typical Output Power-2.5dBm ±1dBm
Reference Timing
Switching ReferenceAnalog 525/625/tri-level HD looping connections
Connector2 BNC IEC 61169.8 Annex A
Signal Level1V p-p ±3dB
Impedance75ohms terminating
Reference TimingMultiple timing planes supported
Ethernet10GbE and 1GbE connections supported
SerialRS422/232 supported
VoltageAuto ranging 100 to 240V 50/60Hz
Up to 4 load sharing PS modules in 1RU frame
Separate main input for each module or external 48V DC
Power1200 watts per PS module
RedundancyMultiple 1RU frame(s) with up to 4 PS each modules for 1:1 redundancy available

Ordering Information

Frames Power and Control
EQXM-40REQXM 40RU chassis
EQXM-XCEQXM system manager board set
EQXM-PS-FR1RU external Power supply chassis for EQXM
EQXM-PSEQXM power supply
EQXM-FAN-FR1RU external fan chassis for EQXM
EQXM-XPTG-576X576576x576 EQXM crosspoint with Green platform that utilizes significantly less power and cooling than traditional crosspoints designs
I/O modules
EQXM-IP18EQXM 18 channel coax input card with AVM functionality. Includes future AVIP capability through s/w license (EQXM-IP18-FK-AVIP)
EQXM-IP18-MSEQXM 18 channel MTP/SFP input card with AVM functionality. Includes future AVIP capability through s/w license (EQXM-IP18-FK-AVIP)
EQXM-OP36EQXM 36 channel coax output card with AVM functionality. Includes future AVOP capability through s/w license (EQXM-OP36-FK-AVIP)
EQXM-OP36-MSEQXM 36 channel MTP/SFP output card with AVM functionality. Includes future AVOP capability through s/w license (EQXM-OP36-FK-AVIP)
Rear Plate Options
EQXM-IO18-DIN-RP2EQXM 2 slot coax DIN based rear plate for EQXM-IP18 and EQXM-OP18 cards
EQXM-IP18-SFP-RP2EQXM 2 slot standard SFP based rear plate for EQXMIP18-MS cards
EQXM-OP18-SFP-RP2EQXM 2 slot standard SFP based rear plate for EQXMOP18-MS cards
EQXM-IP18-MTP-RP2EQXM 2 slot MTP based rear plate for EQXM-IP18-MS cards
EQXM-IP9-MTPEQMX 9 input MTP module to be used with EQXMIP18-MTP-RP2
EQXM-OP18-MTP-RP2EQXM 2 slot MTP based rear plate for EQXM-OP18-MS cards
EQXM-OP9-MTPEQMX 9 output MTP module to be used with EQXMOP18-MTP-RP2
Ordering Options
EQXM-IP18-FK-AVIPAVIP software license option for EQXM-IP18 and EQXM-IP18-MS. Enables full 18 channel deembedding used in Evertz audio TDM systems.
EQXM-OP36-FK-AVOPAVOP software license option for EQXM-OP36 and EQXM-IP36-MS. Enables full 36 channel deembedding used in Evertz audio TDM systems.

For fiber optics options and systems greater than 1152 x 1152, contact factory