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The SCORPION-6 Media Processing Platform is a standalone, compact form factor, multi-service signal conversion, aggregation gateway capable of simultaneously transporting video, audio and data services over Ethernet and fiber networks. Using SCORPION Mini I/O Modules, the SCORPION-6 is highly flexible and can accommodate a multitude of signals including 4K SDI, Ethernet, MADI, AES, HDMI, intercom and serial data. The SCORPION-6 features encapsulation and de-encapsulation to IP over dual 10GbE or 25GbE trunk ports.

When deployed as a flexible IP edge device, the SCORPION-6 becomes part of an integrated, scalable transport network, enabling the sharing of content from different sites using different transport media.

The SCORPION-6 possesses a small fanless form factor, and is designed to be operated in portable and/or low noise environments. SCORPION-6 is ideal for mobile and live sports production applications.

Features & Benefits

  • High density and fully modular in a standalone form factor
  • Support for video, audio and data formats over dark fiber and IP networks
  • SMPTE ST 2022-2/6/7 and SMPTE ST 2110
  • Redundant 10/25GbE connectivity
  • 6x single- or 3x dual-slots for MIO modules
  • 2x SFP cages for dark fiber or IP connectivity
  • Supports MSA SFP devices
  • Main and redundant power supplies
  • Onboard signal integrity and link analysis
  • Control using MAGNUM, VUE, VistaLINK® PRO, inSITE, RESTful API
  • Fanless operation in less
  • Can fit two units in 2RU rack mount panels if desired

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Density2x SFP cages 6x single- or 3x dual-slots for SCORPION mini I/O modules
ImpedanceDependant on SCORPION mini I/O module (see appropriate specifications)
ConnectorDependant on SCORPION mini I/O module (see appropriate specifications)
Communication and Control
EthernetSNMP over IEEE 802.3/U (10/100/1000 BaseTx)
ControlSNMP, web access, direct control and control panels
Electrical Inputs/Outputs
ConnectorDependant on SCORPION mini I/O module (see appropriate specifications)
ImpedanceDependant on SCORPION mini I/O module (see appropriate specifications)
Number of Inputs1
ConnectorBNC IEC 61169.8 Annex A
Reference InputsAnalog 625 or 525, Tri-Level HD
Dimensions2.5"H x 8.5"W x 6"D
Module Capacity2x Evertz SFP modules, up to 6x SCORPION mini I/O modules
Operating Temperature0-30 °C
Power Supply Configuration Dual external supplies (primary/secondary)
VoltageDC input 12V DC (external power supplies require 110 – 220V AC, 50/60Hz)
Power Consumption25 watts empty, 132 watts fully loaded
Connectors12V DC, auto-ranging 100-240V AC 50/60Hz adapter included
Status IndicatorsLED on unit
SafetyCSA listed, complies with EU Safety Directive
EMCComplies with FCC part 15, Class A
Complies with EU EMC Directives

Ordering Information

SCORPION-6Media Processing Platform - Standalone Frame
Ordering Options
SCORPION-6-PSXExternal power supply for SCORPION-6
SCORPION-6-RP1Single SCORPION-6 19" rack mount kit (2RU)
SCORPION-6-RP2Dual SCORPION-6 19" rack mount kit (2RU)
Compatible SFP'sSee separate Evertz compatible SFP's specifications
I/O Mini modulesSee separate I/O Mini Module specifications

Available Mini I/O Modules

NotesSee SCORPION Mini I/O Modules specification document for more details.
MIO-VB-2-12G12G/6G/3G/HD/SD/ASI video access module
MIO-GE-RJ45-IP1GbE Ethernet access module with onboard processing
MIO-AES-IPDual AES67 encapsulator and de-encapsulator
MIO-AES-IN4-IPQuad AES67 encapsulator
MIO-AES-OUT4-IPQuad AES67 de-encapsulator
MIO-AES-D4AES audio de-embedder module
MIO-MADI-2-IPSingle MADI encapsulator and de-encapsulator
MIO-DANTE-64Dante® to TDM bridge module
MIO-IT-IPIntercom transceiver module (2x analog audio in/out, 2x serial data, 4x GPIO), dual slot
MIO-AVTAnalog video/Black Burst transmit module with loop out
MIO-AVRAnalog video/Black Burst receive module
MIO-USB-AUSB-A HID interface
MIO-USB-BUSB-B HID interface
MIO-HDMI-IN-3GHDMI input access module
MIO-HDMI-OUT-3GHDMI output access module
MIO-HDMI-IN-4K4K SDI or HDMI input module, dual slot
MIO-HDMI-OUT-4K4K SDI or HDMI output module, dual slot
MIO-HDMI-IN1-4K-IPHDMI input module with onboard processing, dual slot
MIO-HDMI-OUT1-4K-IPHDMI output module with onboard processing, dual slot
MIO-HDMI-2-4K-IPHDMI microservice module
MIO-BLADE-Z21Microservice module
MIO-DE4-3G3G/HD/SD-SDI SCTE/data/LTC/GPI embedding module
MIO-DD4-3G3G/HD/SD-SDI SCTE/data/LTC/GPI de-embedding module

Recommended QSFP/SFP Modules

NotesSee SCORPION Compatible SFPs specification document for more details.
SFPTR-13SFP optical non-reclocked transceiver, 3GB/s, 1310nm, SMF
SFPTR-13-RSFP optical reclocked transceiver, 3GB/s, 1310nm, SMF
SFP3TR-13-12GSFP optical reclocked transceiver, 12GB/s, 1310nm, SMF
SFP12G-T13-2SFP optical reclocked dual transmitter, 12GB/s, 1310nm, SMF
SFP12G-R-2SFP optical reclocked dual receiver, 12GB/s, 1310nm, SMF
SFPTR-M-HDBNC-RSFP electrical reclocked transceiver, 12GB/s, HD-BNC
SFP3T13-2SFP dual optical non-reclocked transmitter, 3GB/s, 1310nm, SMF
SFP3T13-2-SSFP dual optical non-reclocked transmitter, 3GB/s, short haul 1310nm, SMF
SFP3Txx/yy-2SFP dual optical non-reclocked transmitter, 3GB/s, CWDM, SMF
SFP3R-2SFP dual optical non-reclocked receiver, 3GB/s, standard sensitivity, SMF
SFPTR-RJ45-SGM-AVSingle 10/100/1Gbps RJ-45 SFP module