Product ManualManual VIP-X

The VIP-X simultaneously addresses two common challenges by combining a functional and highly reliable control room routing platform with a modular multi-image display system in one integrated package. Building your next control room will be simple using the VIP-X, as it enables two complex items in the control room to function as a single system.

VIP-X Family - The Complete Control Room Solution

The new VIP-X control room solution from Evertz® represents the best of Evertz® technology:

  • Advanced routing technology: Xenon & EQX
  • Advanced multi-viewer technology: MVP® & VIP
  • Advanced user control system: MVP® server and Maestro™ software
  • Highest quality multi-image outputs: Most advanced scaling technology

The VIP-X eliminates system complexity, saves space and is more economical compared to the traditional autonomous solutions. The VIP-X can be tailored for all control room signals and budget requirements. It is available in several package sizes from a 32 input system with up to 32 router outputs and as many as 24 multi-image displays, or it can be ordered as a larger system that accommodate up to 1152 inputs and 1152 router outputs and as many as 72 multi-image displays.

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The Complete Control Room Solution

The big differentiator between VIP-X and other multi-image display systems is that at the foundation is a purpose built routing platform. VIP-X can be used to satisfy both the routing component for any project and the multi-image display component, without compromise to either the router or the multi-viewer size or functionality. The solution is perfect for production control, outside broadcast, edit suites, audio control, graphics suites, and anywhere high quality multi-image display is needed.

High Quality Image Reproduction

VIP-X multi-image display modules use the latest scaling technology. The proprietary Evertz® technology is borrowed from our industry renowned up/down conversion products. The scaling engine does not use image enhancement tricks to try and artificially enhance the input quality; it applies a single pass high quality-scaling algorithm which provides the highest quality reproduction of the source content.

Complete Facility Solution

VIP-X is the complete solution for your next control room, or better yet your facility. Offering both a complete facility routing platform and industry leading multi-image display technology in a single modular package, no control room or facility is too large or too small.

Any Input, Any Output, Any Display, Any Size...

VIP-X continues Evertz® tradition of truly flexible multi-image display systems. Each input in the system can be displayed any number of times at any size, with out compromise. Systems of any size offer this flexibility, even the largest VIP-X system allows any input to be displayed on each and every display each at a unique size.

The Largest System in the Industry

VIP-X offers the largest system footprint in the industry. With inputs in the thousands, and display outputs in the hundreds, it is guaranteed to meet the largest facility requirements without compromise or blocking restrictions.

Monitoring: On-screen and Using SNMP

VIP-X offers real time monitoring both with visual on screen alarms, but also via SNMP. VIP-X continues Evertz® monitoring tradition, and offers all of the extensive alarming the industry has come to value, including monitoring for video loss, active picture level, and audio loss, over, and under, etc.

Industry Standard User-Interface

VIP-X multi-image display outputs are controlled using Evertz® industry standard graphical interface: Maestro™. Maestro™ is installed in over a thousand locations world wide, and has been used by tens of thousands of operators in the industry. In fact, MVP® layouts can be loaded on VIP-X displays and VIP-X layouts on the MVP®.

Through it's use of simple drag and drop control, Maestro™ is simple to use and easy to learn. To simplify the control of VIP-X further, Evertz® has added on screen mouse and keyboard control.

3Gb/s Support

VIP-X is a true 3Gb/s platform with end to end support of SMPTE ST 424 3Gb/s content. The router in not only capable of passing 3Gb/s, but the multi-image display system can display 3Gb/s images also. The product supports the complete range of SDI video content from 525i/625i SD-SDI, 720p/1080i to 3Gb/s 1080p, all handled seamlessly and auto-sensed at the inputs.


Serial Video Inputs
Standard3Gb/s (SMPTE ST 424), and/or HD-SDI (SMPTE ST 292-1), SD-SDI (SMPTEST 259-C)
Number of InputsRouter platform dependent
ConnectorBNC IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Input Impedance75Ω
EqualizationAutomatic to 100m (Belden 1694A)
Return Loss15dB typical (5-1485MHz)
Embedded AudioSMPTE ST 272-A, SMPTE ST 299-1
Graphic inputs (RGBHV/DVI) Video Input
StandardG-LINK (Evertz proprietary) requires video to G-LINK formatter
Number of InputsRouter platform dependent
ConnectorBNC IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Input Resolution640x480 (VGA) to 1600x1200 (UXGA)
Input Impedance75Ω
Serial Video Output
Standard3Gb/s (SMPTE ST 424), and/or HD-SDI (SMPTE ST 292-1), SD-SDI (SMPTEST 259-C)
Number of OutputsRouter platform dependent
ConnectorBNC IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level800mV nominal
DC Offset0V ±0.5V
Rise and Fall Time200ps nominal (HD)
740ps nominal (SD)
Overshoot< 10% of amplitude
Multi-Image Display Video Output per VIPX card
StandardVESA (DVI-D) up to WUXGA (1920x1200)
Number of Outputs2
Video1V p-p RGB, 60/50Hz refresh
Multi-Image Display Serial Video Output per VIPX card
Standard3Gb/s (SMPTE ST 424), and/or HD-SDI (SMPTE ST 292-1), SD-SDI (SMPTEST 259-C)
Number of Outputs2
ConnectorBNC IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Genlock Input
TypeNTSC/PAL color black
Level1V p-p nominal
ConnectorUses 7800FR Frame Genlock BNC
General Purpose Interface I/O per VIPX card
Number of Inputs4
Number of Outputs2
GPI1 Opto-isolated, active low with internal pull-ups to +5V
GPO1 Relay closure to ground
Input SignalClosure to ground
Input/Output Serial Port per VIPX card
Number of Ports1 RS-232 (pins 6,7) or 1 RS-422 (pins 1,2,6,7)
Baud RateUp to 1Mbaud
FormatImage Video, TSL
Network TypeFast Ethernet 100 Base-TX 1EEE 802.3U standard for 100Mb/s base band CSMA/CD local area network
ConnectorRJ-45 x2
Electrical VIPX card
Voltage+12V DC
Power75 Watts

Ordering Information

For ordering information, please contact the factory or your local evertz sales agent.
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