The SCORPION 18 series is a flexible media toolkit for broadcasters. The 1RU form factor combines a modular IO concept with integrated features to be customizable for applications like media transport, video processing and conversion, video compression and normalization. The platform can be used in any environment, whether integrating into an existing baseband, fiber, or IP network ranging from 1-100GbE, as well as maintaining future capabilities to adapt to changing infrastructure over time. Have the confidence that your investment will grow and adapt to meet your future plans and requirements.

The SCORPION 18 series leverage a catalogue of processing IO cards called MIO modules that can ingest different signals, including different video, audio and data formats. The capabilities of these cards can be simple or complex, ranging from basic ingest and transport, to performing complex functions like video conversion and encoding of signals for example.

The SCORPION 18 Series differs from traditional modular chassis due to the inclusion of integrated features, some of which are included in the base product or available as additional options. Included with the base model is a 12G crosspoint, which allows for routing of signals between any SFP and MIO module slot. Optional components such as an 1/10/25/40/100GbE switch (IPX) or bulk gateway FPGA (IPG) are available to enable IP connectivity, routing, aggregation, and a host of other features.

Additionally, the SCORPION 18 series has 18x front-facing fiber or electrical SFPs allow for optical conversion of fiber signals, additional SDI IO, or limited Ethernet access into the available Ethernet switch option.

Features

  • 1RU high density Swiss Army knife
  • Houses up to 8x dual-slot or 18x single-slot MIOs
  • Up to 2x QSFP and 18x SFP ports
  • Supports 1/10/25/40/100GbE rates (option dependent)
  • Integrated 12G crosspoint
  • IPG gateway or IPX Ethernet switch options
  • CWDM multiplexer options
  • Redundant frame controller options available
  • Bulk managed power supply and redundant power supply options
  • MAGNUM, VUE, VistaLINK® PRO and inSITE monitoring and control
  • NMOS compliant (IS-04 v1.3, IS-05 v1.1, BCP-002-01 v1.0)

Application Highlights

  • Media transport and remote production
  • Video processing/conversion
  • Modular compression and IP gateway
  • IP network edge device or pooled resource

Specifications

System

Density 18x front-facing SFPs, 18x rear-facing SCORPION mini I/O module slots, dual 1/10/25/40/100GbE trunk ports
Impedance Dependent on SCORPION mini I/O module (see appropriate specifications)
Connector Dependent on SCORPION mini I/O module (see appropriate specifications)

Communication and Control

Ethernet SNMP over IEEE 802.3/U (10/100/1000 BaseTx), RJ-45 connector
Control SNMP, web access and control panels

Electrical Inputs/Outputs

Connector Dependent on SCORPION mini I/O module (see appropriate specifications)
Impedance Dependent on SCORPION mini I/O module (see appropriate specifications)

Reference

Number of Inputs 1 looping
Connector BNC IEC 61169.8 Annex A
Reference Inputs Analog 625 or 525, Tri-Level HD
Impedance 75Ω

Physical

Dimensions 1.8" H x 19" W x 13.875" D
(46 x 483 x 353mm)
Module Capacity 18x Evertz SFP modules, 18x SCORPION mini I/O modules

Electrical

Power Supply Configuration Dual external supplies (primary/secondary)
Voltage DC input 48V DC (external power supplies requires 110 – 220V AC, 50/60Hz)
Maximum Power Consumption Please refer to power calculator in frame layout tool in Tools section
Connectors 4-pin male XLR
Status Indicators SCORPION-X18-PS status LEDs (each per power supply tray)

Compliance

Safety NEMKO listed, complies with CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 62368-1:2019, UL 62368-1:2019, IEC 62368-1:2018, IEC 60950-1:2005, AMD1:2009, AMD2:2013
EMC/EMI EN55032:2012/AC:2013, EN55035:2017, FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, ICES-003 Issue 6
Supported Media Standards AMWA NMOS IS-04 v1.3, IS-05 v1.1 and BCP-002-01 v1.0

SCORPION-X18-PSX External Power Supply Brick

AC Mains Input Auto-ranging, 100 – 240V AC, 0/60Hz
Number of Outputs 1
Output Voltage 48V DC
Output Connector 4-pin XLR
Maximum Power Dissipation 280 watts
Status Indicators Green OK LED

Ordering Information

SCORPION‑X18 Base SCORPION 18 series chassis. Includes 12G crosspoint, a single power supply and single power module. Frame controllers and additional options sold separately.
SCORPION‑X18‑NPSX Base SCORPION 18 series chassis. Includes 12G crosspoint and a single power module. Frame controllers, power supplies and other additional options sold separately (for use with bulk or high power supplies).
SCORPION‑X18+NETAD SCORPION 18 series chassis. Includes 12G crosspoint, integrated SMPTE ST 2110 IP gateway, a single power supply and single power module. Frame controllers and additional options sold separately. Software APP for NETAD is required (see descriptions for details).
SCORPION‑X18‑NPSX+NETAD SCORPION 18 series chassis. Includes 12G crosspoint, integrated SMPTE ST 2110 IP gateway and a single power module. Frame controllers and additional options sold separately (for use with bulk or high power supplies). Software APP for NETAD is required (see descriptions for details).
SCORPION‑SX18 SCORPION 18 series chassis. Includes 12G crosspoint, integrated IPX ethernet switch fabric, a single power supply and single power module. Frame controllers and additional options sold separately. Software APP for NETAD is required (see descriptions for details).
SCORPION‑SX18‑NPSX SCORPION 18 series chassis. Includes 12G crosspoint, integrated IPX ethernet switch fabric, and a single power module. Frame controllers, QSFPs/SFPs, and additional options sold separately (for use with bulk or high power supplies).
SCORPION‑S18 SCORPION 18 series chassis. Includes integrated IPX ethernet switch fabric, a single power supply and single power module. Frame controllers and additional options sold separately. Software APP for NETAD is required (see descriptions for details).
SCORPION‑S18‑NPSX SCORPION 18 series chassis. Includes integrated IPX ethernet switch fabric, and a single power module. Frame controllers, QSFPs/SFPs, and additional options sold separately (for use with bulk or high power supplies).

Frame Controllers

SCORPION-X18-FC Frame controller for SCORPION-X18 (not included with chassis)

Power Supply Options

SCORPION-18-PSX Low power supply for SCORPION 18 series below 280 watts (see power calculator to size appropriately)
SCORPION-18-PSX-HP 400 watts external power supply for SCORPION-X18 chassis' for use when populating high power blade modules (see power calculator to size appropriately).
SCORPION-18-PS Internal power module for SCORPION 18 series (1 additional required to support power redundancy)
SCORPION-18-PS3 SCORPION 18 series 1RU managed power supply tray for powering 3x SCORPION-X18 frames redundantly
SCORPION-18-PS6 SCORPION 18 series 1RU managed power supply tray for powering 6x SCORPION-X18 frames redundantly
WA-XLR4 – 1ft XLR power cable, connects SCORPION-X18 to PS6 power tray, 1ft
WA-XLR4 – 3ft XLR power cable, connects SCORPION-X18 to PS6 power tray, 3ft
WA-XLR4 – 6ft XLR power cable, connects SCORPION-X18 to PS6 power tray, 6ft

Replacement Fans

SCORPION-18-FAN Replacement fan module for SCORPION-X18
SCORPION-18-FAN-HP High throughput replacement fan module for SCORPION-X18

CWDM Multiplexers/Demultiplexers

SCORPION-CWDM-M18 Single 18 channel CWDM Mux, 1270nm to 1610nm, includes MTP to LC/UPC breakout cable
SCORPION-CWDM-D18 Single 18 channel CWDM Demux, 1270nm to 1610nm, includes MTP to LC/UPC breakout cable
SCORPION-CWDM-2-M18 Dual 18 channel CWDM Mux, 1270nm to 1610nm, includes MTP to LC/UPC breakout cable
SCORPION-CWDM-2-D18 Dual 18 channel CWDM Demux, 1270nm to 1610nm, includes MTP to LC/UPC breakout cable
SCORPION-CWDM-M9 Single 9 channel CWDM Mux, 1450nm to 1610nm, includes 1 X MTP to LC/UPC breakout cable
SCORPION-CWDM-D9 Single 9 channel CWDM Demux, 1450nm to 1610nm, includes 1 X MTP to LC/UPC breakout cable
SCORPION-CWDM-2-M9 Dual 9 channel CWDM Mux, 1450nm to 1610nm, includes 2 X MTP to LC/UPC breakout cable
SCORPION-CWDM-2-D9 Dual 9 channel CWDM Demux, 1450nm to 1610nm, includes 2 X MTP to LC/UPC breakout cable

NETAD Software APPs

SCORPION-X18-APP-IPG12G SCORPION-X18 APP supporting 8x8 12G-SDI over 8x 25G trunk interfaces with SMPTE ST 2110 support
SCORPION-X18-APP-IPG3G-50G SCORPION-X18 APP supporting 16x16 3G-SDI over 4x 25G trunk interfaces with SMPTE ST 2110 support
SCORPION-X18-APP-IPG3G-40G SCORPION-X18 APP supporting 12x12 3G-SDI over 8x 10G trunk interfaces with SMPTE ST 2110 support
SCORPION-X18-APP-J2K-12E SCORPION-X18 APP supporting 12x encodes from SDI to JPEG2000 (JPEG2000 licenses sold separately)

Available Mini I/O Modules

MIO-VB-2-12G 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD/ASI video access module
MIO-GE-RJ45-IP-X18 1GbE Ethernet access module with onboard processing
MIO-AES-IP-X18 Dual AES67 encapsulator and de-encapsulator
MIO-AES-IN4-IP-X18 Quad AES67 encapsulator
MIO-AES-OUT4-IP-X18 Quad AES67 de-encapsulator
MIO-AES-D4-X18 AES audio de-embedder module
MIO-MADI-2-IP-X18 Single MADI encapsulator and de-encapsulator
MIO-DANTE-64-X18 Dante® to TDM bridge module
MIO-IT-IP-X18 Intercom transceiver module (2x analog audio in/out, 2x serial data, 4x GPIO), dual slot
MIO-AVT-X18 Analog video/Black Burst transmit module with loop out
MIO-AVR-X18 Analog video/Black Burst receive module
MIO-USB-A-X18 USB-A HID interface
MIO-USB-B-X18 USB-B HID interface
MIO-HDMI-IN-3G-X18 HDMI input access module
MIO-HDMI-OUT-3G-X18 HDMI output access module
MIO-HDMI-IN-4K-X18 4K SDI or HDMI input module, dual slot
MIO-HDMI-OUT-4K-X18 4K SDI or HDMI output module, dual slot
MIO-HDMI-2-4K-IP HDMI microservice module
MIO-BLADE-Z21 Microservice module
MIO-DE4-3G-X18 3G/HD/SD-SDI SCTE/data/LTC/GPI embedding module
MIO-DD4-3G-X18 3G/HD/SD-SDI SCTE/data/LTC/GPI de-embedding module

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