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SCORPION miniature input and output modules (MIOs) allow for ingest of video, audio, Ethernet and data into SCORPION media processing platforms. Supporting a wide range of different signal types, conversion, and processing features, these MIOs combined with SCORPION enclosures and software services allow for a high degree of customization and flexibility for many applications and workflows.

Signal Interfaces
Video
12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI/ASI
Analog Video/Reference
Audio
AES/MADI/Analog/
Intercom/DANTE
Ethernet
10/100/1000MbE
10GE
Data
RS232/422/485
GPIO/USB/SCTE
HDMI
4K/UHD/3G/HD
Features
  • SCORPION-X18 supports up to 18 single slot or 8 dual slot modules
  • SCORPION-4 supports up to 4 single slot or 2 dual slot modules
  • SCORPION-4 supports up to 2 single slot or 1 dual slot module
  • Module synergy is enclosure and software service dependent
  • On-board processing and edge monitoring features
  • Powerful miniature signal interfaces for variety of signal formats and processing

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MIO Modules

ModuleDescriptionModule IOFeatures
MIO-AES-D4AES de-embedder from 6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI4 unbalanced AES3 outputs (DIN) This module de-embeds up to 4 AES from an input SDI signal. Source can be routed to the module in the SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4 frame using the crosspoint or FPGA respectively or using the direct path from an SFP port on SCORPION-2.
MIO-AES-LTC-D4AES and LTC deembedder from 6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI4 unbalanced AES3 outputs (DIN) This module de-embeds up to 4 AES or LTC from an input SDI signal. Source can be routed to the module in the SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4 frame using the crosspoint or FPGA respectively or using the direct path from an SFP port on SCORPION-2.
MIO-AES-IN4-IPAES input gateway4 unbalanced AES3 inputs (DIN) This module encapsulates up to 4 AES3 to AES67. This can be done as a flow possessing 1, 2, 4, or 8 channels.
MIO-AES-IPAES bi-directional gateway2 unbalanced AES3 outputs and 2 unbalanced AES3 inputs (DIN) This module encapsulates up to 2 AES3 to AES67 and de-encapsulates up to 2 AES3 from AES67. This can be done as a flow possessing 1, 2, or 4 channels.
MIO-AES-OUT4-IPAES output gateway4 unbalanced AES3 outputs (DIN) This module de-encapsulates up to 4 AES3 from AES67. This can be done as a flow possessing 1, 2, 4, or 8 channels.
MIO-AVRAnalog video/reference receiver1 output (BNC) This module is paired with the MIO-AVT to receive a reference or analog video signal over IP or dark fiber.
MIO-AVTAnalog video/reference transmitter with loopout1 analog input (HD-BNC) and 1 analog loopout (HD-BNC) This module is paired with the MIO-AVR to distribute reference or analog video signal over IP or dark fiber.
MIO-BLADE-Z21Microservice module capable of running software services8 IO (HD-BNC), direction and format is software service dependent The microservice module functionality is defined by the software service loaded on it (see MIO-BLADE-Z21 product page for more details).
MIO-DE4-3G6G/3G/HD/SD data embedder24 pin terminal block. 3 bidirectional serial channels (RS232/422/485) with 6 GPI and 6 GPO This module embeds SCTE104/GPI/Serial data into an input SDI signal. GPI and SCTE triggers can be either physical or software based. External connections for GPIs and serial data for discrete inputs. The recipient SDI source can be routed to the module in the SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4 frame using the crosspoint or FPGA respectively or using the direct path from an SFP port on SCORPION-2.
MIO-DD4-3G6G/3G/HD/SD data embedder24 pin terminal block. 3 bidirectional serial channels (RS232/422/485) with 6 GPI and 6 GPO This module de-embeds SCTE104/GPI/Serial data from an input SDI signal. External connections for GPOs and serial data for discrete outputs. The SDI source can be routed to the module in the SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4 frame using the crosspoint or FPGA respectively or using the direct path from an SFP port on SCORPION-2.
MIO-DANTE-64DANTE to TDM convertor2 RJ45 This module converts external DANTE to or from TDM which can be routed to the module in the SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4 frame using the crosspoint or FPGA respectively or using the direct path from an SFP port on SCORPION-2.
MIO-GE-RJ45-IP10/100/1000Mb Ethernet interface1 RJ45 This module is a MIO interface for 10/100/1000MbE traffic. The data can either be passed through directly into the frame for conversion to fiber or for aggregation (chassis APP dependent) or is capable of a port tunnel mode for LAN extension.
MIO-HDMI-2-4K-IP4K/UHD HDMI input and output module1 4K/UHD HDMI input and 1 4K/UHD HDMI output This module acts as an input and output module for 4K/UHD HDMI. Depending on the chassis requirement, the module either converts signals to SDI (SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4) or ST2110 directly (SCORPION-2). Supports HDR metadata.
MIO-HDMI-IN1-4K-IP4K/UHD HDMI input module1 4K/UHD HDMI input This module acts as an input module for 4K/UHD HDMI. Depending on the chassis requirement, the module either converts signals to SDI (SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4) or ST2110 directly (SCORPION-2). Supports HDR metadata.
MIO-HDMI-IN-3G3G/HD HDMI input module1 3G HDMI input This module acts as an input module for 3G HDMI. In all SCORPION enclosures, this module can convert an HDMI source into SDI where it can then be used in SDI, IP, or dark fiber workflows.
MIO-HDMI-IN-4K4K/UHD HDMI input module with quad SDI inputs or outputs1 4K/UHD HDMI input and 1 quad SDI (4 HD-BNCs) configurable as input or output This module acts as an input module for 4K/UHD HDMI. Additionally the quad SDI IO can be configured as an input or output path (configurable for quad-link SDI or single-link) for bringing additional signals into a SCORPION enclosure or simply to convert a 4K HDMI signal to a quad-link SDI source.
MIO-HDMI-OUT1-4K-IP4K/UHD HDMI output module1 4K/UHD HDMI output This module acts as an output module for 4K/UHD HDMI. Depending on the chassis requirement, the module either converts signals from SDI (SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4) or from ST2110 directly (SCORPION-2). Supports HDR metadata.
MIO-HDMI-OUT-3G3G/HD HDMI output module1 3G HDMI output This module acts as an output module for 3G HDMI. In all SCORPION enclosures, this module can convert an SDI signal into HDMI.
MIO-HDMI-OUT-4K4K/UHD HDMI output module with quad SDI inputs or outputs1 4K/UHD HDMI output and 1 quad SDI (4 HD-BNC) configurable as input or output This module acts as an output module for 4K/UHD HDMI. Additionally the quad SDI IO can be configured as an input or output path (configurable for quad-link SDI or single-link) for bringing additional signals into a SCORPION enclosure or simply to create a 4K HDMI signal to a quad-link SDI source.
MIO-IT-IP4 wire intercom, analog audio, serial, and GPIO gateway24 pin terminal block. 2 bidirectional serial channels (RS232/422/485), 2 bidirectional analog audio channels, with 2 GPI and 2 GPO This module is capable of 2 paths of 4 wire intercom. Supports 2 paths of analog audio conversion to/from AES67, 2 paths of RS232/422/485 and 2 GPIs in a ST2110-40 ANC packet.
MIO-MADI-2-IPMADI bi-directional gateway2 AES10 outputs and 2 AES10 inputs (DIN) This module encapsulates 1 AES10 to an MPEG-TS and de-encapsulates 1 AES10 from an MPEG-TS.
MIO-USB-AUSB-A HID interface1 USB-A This module allows for transport of an HID argument with a USB-A connector over IP or dark fiber networks.
MIO-USB-BUSB-B HID interface1 USB-B This module allows for transport of an HID argument with a USB-B connector over IP or dark fiber networks.
MIO-VB-2-12GSDI interface supporting 12G to SD and ASI2 SDI (BNC) This module is a configurable SDI interface supporting 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI and ASI signals. In a SCORPION-X18, SCORPION-4, or SCORPION-2 frame this can be configured for 2 inputs, 2 outputs, or as a transceiver. For 12G-SDI in a SCORPION-X18 or when used in a SCORPION-X18+NETAD enclosure, the module must be used as a transceiver.
MIO-VTR-2-12GDual 12G to SD and ASI transceiver2 SDI inputs (HD-BNC) and 2 SDI outputs (HD-BNC) This module is a static SDI interface supporting 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI and ASI signals. In a SCORPION-X18, SCORPION-4, or SCORPION-2 frame this can provide 2 inputs and 2 outputs (Note: Restrictions apply to use with 12G-SDI in the SCORPION-X18 and SCORPION-X18+NETAD, please inquire with a sales representative for more information).

Specifications

Electrical InputsMIO-VB-2-12G
Reclocked StandardsSMPTE ST 2081 (12G-SDI), SMPTE ST 424M (3GB/s), SMPTE ST 292M (1.5GB/s), SMPTE ST 259M (270MB/s), DVB-ASI
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Impedance75Ω (nominal)
EqualizationAutomatic to 80m @3GB/s, 100m @1.5GB/s, 250m @270MB/s (with Belden 1694A or equivalent cable)
Return Loss> 15dB up to 1.5GHz, > 10dB up to 3GHz, > 7dB up to 6GHz, > 4dB up to 12GHz
Electrical OutputsMIO-VB-2-12G
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Impedance75Ω (nominal)
Signal Level800mV (nominal)
DC Offset0V ±0.5V
Rise and Fall Timereclocked SFPs only
12G< 45ps
HD/3G< 135ps
SD< 900ps
Overshootreclocked SFPs only
< 10% of amplitude
Alignment Jitterreclocked SFPs only
< 0.2UI to 1.485GB/s
< 0.3UI to 2.97GB/s
< 0.3UI to 12GB/s
Ethernet Input/OutputMIO-GE-RJ45, MIO-DANTE-64
StandardIEEE 802.3 (10 BaseT), IEEE 802.3u (100 BaseTX), IEEE 802.3ab (1000BaseTX)
Number of Ports1, 2 (main/backup MIO-DANTE-64)
ConnectorRJ-45
Cable requirements
10 BaseTUTP category 3, 4, or 5 cable up to 328ft/100m (2 pairs)
100 Base TxUTP category 5 cable up to 328ft/100m (2 pairs)
1000Base TxUTP category 5 cable up to 164/50m (4 pairs)
HDMI
Connector TypeHDMI
Number of Connectors1
Resolution4K (4096x2160/60) max (-4K HDMI version)
3G (1920x1080/60) max (-3G version)
HDMI AudioYes
AES Inputs
StandardSMPTE ST 276 - unbalanced AES, Dolby E compatible
Number of Inputs2 (3606AES-IP)
ConnectorMini DIN 1.0/2.3
Sampling Rate32 – 48kHz
Impedance75Ω
Return Loss> 15dB
Amplitude320mV to 1.2V p-p (min to max)
AES Outputs
StandardSMPTE ST 276 - Unbalanced AES, Dolby E compatible
Number of Outputs2 (3606AES-IP), 4 (3606AES-D4)
ConnectorMini DIN 1.0/2.3
Sampling Rate32 – 48kHz
Impedance75Ω
Return Loss> 15dB
Amplitude1.0V p-p ±0.1V p-p
Rise/Fall Time35ns ±5ns
Analog Video InputMIO-AVT
StandardNTSC (SMPTE ST 170), PAL (ITU-R 624-4)
Number of Inputs1
ConnectorHD-BNC
Signal Quantization12 bits
System Bandwidth5.5MHz
Input Level1.0V p-p (nominal)
Gain EqualizationUp to 250m of Belden 1694A or equivalent (adjustable)
Impedence75Ω
Return Loss> 30dB to 5.5MHz
SNR> 62dB
Differential Gain< 0.7%
Differential Phase< 1.0°
Passband Ripple
NTSC< ±0.2dB to 5.5MHz
PAL< ±0.2dB to 5.8MHz
Chroma/Luma Gain98-103%
Chroma/Luma Delay< 5ns
Analog Video OutputMIO-AVR
StandardNTSC (SMPTE ST 170), PAL (ITU-R 624-4)
Number of Outputs1
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
System Bandwidth5.5MHz
Level1.0V p-p (nominal), 1.5V p-p (max.)
GainUnity gain nominal, adjustable 90-150%
Impedence75Ω
Return Loss> 25dB to 5.5MHz
SNR> 62dB
Differential Gain< 0.7%
Differential Phase< 1.0°
Passband Ripple
NTSC< ±0.2dB to 5.5MHz
PAL< ±0.2dB to 5.8MHz
Chroma/Luma Gain97-102%
Chroma/Luma Delay< 5ns
Intercom Module Analog AudioMIO-IT-IP
Number of Signals2 inputs, 2 outputs
TypeBalanced Analog Audio
Industry StandardsClearcom, RTS-Telex
ConnectorMulti-pin Removable terminal block
Input Impedance> 10KΩ
Output Impedance66Ω
Signal Resolution24-bit
Sampling Rate48kHz
Gain Flatness±2dB
Maximum Input Level+20dBu
Maximum Output Level
Into 10kΩ+20dBu
Into 600Ω+19dBu
SNRTBD
THDTBD
CrosstalkTBD
Controllable Gain-10dB to +10dB
Intercom Module Unbalanced/Party-Line Type AudioMIO-IT-IP
Number of Signals2
TypeAnalog Audio, Full Duplex, Unbalanced
Industry StandardClearCom, RTS-Telex
ConnectorMulti-pin removable terminal block
Signal CouplingAC coupled (accommodates 30V "wet" inputs)
Bridging Impedance> 10KΩ
Signal Resolution24-bit
Sampling Rate48kHz
Sidetone Null> 25dB
Sidetone Null Range100-300Ω load
Frequency Response120 – 20kHz
Gain Flatness±2dB
Maximum Input Level+5dBu
Maximum Output Level+5dBu (into 200Ω load)
SNRTBD
THDTBD
CrosstalkTBD
Controllable Gain-5dB to +5dB (into 200Ω load)
Receive Signaling4V DC min (ClearCom), 20kHz ±500Hz (RTS)
Send Signaling11V DC min (ClearCom), 20kHz ±100Hz (RTS)
Intercom Module RS-422/485 Serial DataMIO-IT-IP
Number of Signals2
ConnectorMulti-pin removable terminal block
TypeRS-485 or RS-422 (selectable)
Input Termination120Ω or Open (selectable)
Input Failsafe Bias200mV (3.3mA into 60Ω) or None (selectable)
Bit Rate
RS-485Compatible with all Telex RS-485 rates
RS-422460kb/s
Intercom Module General Purpose InputsMIO-IT-IP
TypeOpto-isolated, Active low
Number of Inputs2
ConnectorMulti-pin removable terminal block
Voltage
Safe Voltage Range-20V to +10V
Off Condition (min)> +3.5V
On Condition (max)< +2.5V (active low)
Current
Minimum1mA
Maximum10mA (internally limited)
Intercom Module General Purpose OutputMIO-IT-IP
TypeDry contact relay closure, normally open
Number of Outputs2
ConnectorMulti-pin removable terminal block
Minimum Current100mA

Ordering Information

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 audo 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
Ordering Options
NotesSome Mini I/O modules must have this option when placed inside SCORPION–2 and SCORPION–4 standalone frames (please consult a sales representative if you have any questions)
+SAStandalone frame option
Enclosures
SCORPION-X18Media Processing Platform Multi-Frame with onboard 80x80 crosspoint (holds 18 modules)
SCORPION-4Media Processing Platform - Standalone Frame (holds 4 modules)
SCORPION-2Media Processing Platform - Miniature Frame (holds 2 modules)