The X-0401 supporting 3G/HD/SD SDI signals, a four input routing switcher provides a convenient, low cost way to route high definition and standard definition serial digital signals. The X-0401 routers are used for 3GB/s, 1.5GB/s, 270MB/s, 360MB/s, 540MB/s and DVB-ASI serial digital signals. When the unit is ordered with the Quad 4x1 AES router option the AES output busses can be used in an "audio follow video" mode, or can be broken away from the video bus. This router features the ability for redundancy protection with a bypass relay and optional dual power supplies.

The router electronics are housed in a 1RU rack mount frame and is controlled from the built-in front panel controls. Each model can also be purchased with an optional rack mount remote control panel that replaces the built-in control panel, or can be used as a second control panel. All units can also be controlled by Quartz over Ethernet, contact closures on the GPI control port or through the RS-232 or RS-422 serial remote control port using industry standard switcher protocols.

Embedded SoftSwitch™ Features (HES)
Routers equipped with EmbeddedSoftSwitch™ have all the features of the SoftSwitch™ versions as well as the following additional features. The embedded audio on the Video 1 buss uses Evertz patented SoftSwitch™ technology to eliminate audible pops when switches are performed (for SD, HD or 3G video). Embedded SoftSwitch™ is performed on all four audio groups.

Features

  • Supports SMPTE ST 424M (3GB/s), SMPTE ST 292-1 (1.5GB/s), SMPTE ST 259 (270, 360 or 540MB/s) and DVB-ASI video signals
  • Switch point is fully controllable from the front panel
  • Video input presence detection displayable on the front panel
  • Front panel or remote control panel version available. Second control panel can be ordered for any version
  • Programmable source input names available on the front panel
  • Bypass verification test using main menu
  • Programmable tally output bus
  • GVG TEN-XL protocol and Quartz protocol supported
  • SoftSwitch™ model provides clean video and popless AES switching
  • Video and audio input relay bypass for power failure bypass protection
  • Optional dual power configuration
  • Remote control via SNMP

Specifications

Video Input

Standard SMPTE ST 424-1 (3GB/s), SMPTE ST 292-1 (1.5GB/s), SMPTE ST 259 (270MB/s, 360MB/s, 540MB/s) and DVB-ASI
Number of Inputs 4
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Equalization Automatic up to 165m@3G, 215m@HD, 275M@SD and with, bypass output 110m@3G, 175@HD, 200m@SD
Input Timing +HES option only
Input Range Measured with respect to the Genlock reference
±1/2 line when Coarse phase = 1, Fine phase = 0

Video Output

Standard Same as input
Number of Outputs 2 per buss, 1 buss; Input 1 bypass protected
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level 800mV nominal
DC Offset 0V ±0.5V
Output Timing +HES option only
Output Phase Measured with respect to the Genlock reference
Adjustable line buffer is used for clean and quiet switching

AES Audio Input

AES4 Versions
Standard SMPTE ST 276 single ended AES
Number of Inputs 4 per bus, 4 busses
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level 1V p-p ±10%

AES Audio Output

AES4 Versions
Standard SMPTE ST 276 single ended AES
Number of Outputs 2 per buss, 4 busses; Input 1 bypass protected with +HBP option
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level 1V p-p
Reference From Video Reference; On SoftSwitch™ model, menu selectable to Video or DARS

Video Reference

Type Menu selectable; NTSC or PAL Colour Black 1V p-p
Composite Bi-level Sync (525i/59.94 or 625i/50) 300mV, HD Tri-level Sync
Number of Connectors 2
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Termination High impedance loop through

GPI Control Port

Number of Inputs 8 opto-isolated, programmable functions
Number of Outputs 4 sets of relay contacts, normally closed, programmable functions
Relay Max Current 1A at 30V DC

Remote Control Panel Port

Standard RS-422, 9600 baud rate
Connector 6 pins on GPIO 25 pin female "D"
Protocol Remote Control Panel

Serial Remote Control

Standard RS-232 or RS-422
Connector 9 pin female "D"
Protocol GVG Ten XL Protocol, master or slave

Ethernet

Connector RJ-45
Protocol Quartz protocol, SNMP

Electrical

Power Auto ranging 100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz 40 watts
Fuse 250V, 1A time delay

Physical

Dimensions 19" W x 1.75" H x 7.75" D
(483mm W x 45mm H x 196mm D)
Weight 8lbs. (3.5kg)

Ordering Information

X‑0401‑HX 4x1 HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router
X‑0401‑HX‑HES 4x1 HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with clean / SoftSwitch™ capability
X‑0401‑HX‑AES4 4x1 HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with 4 levels of AES
X‑0401‑HX‑AES4‑HES 4x1 HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with 4 levels of AES and clean / SoftSwitch™ capability
X‑0401‑3G 4x1 3G/HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router
X‑0401‑3G‑HES 4x1 3G/HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with clean / SoftSwitch™ capability
X‑0401‑3G‑AES4 4x1 3G/HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with 4 levels of AES
X‑0401‑3G‑AES4‑HES 4x1 3G/HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with 4 levels of AES and clean / SoftSwitch™ capability

Ordering Options

+2PS Redundant power supply
+BCP Blank front panel (removes local front control panel)

Accessories

X-0401H-PANEL Additional Remote Control Panel (works in addition to or in replacement of the local front control panel)