The EQX platform is Evertz flagship routing and distribution solution
designed for high availability by adopting extensive industry leading
redundancy for all critical system elements. With its proven robustness and
redundancy, the EQX is ideal for mission critical and demanding 24/7
environments including network and local broadcasters, mobile production,
cable, military, government and corporate applications.
EQX offers different frame sizes to choose from in order to meet the
requirements of any application: the smaller 10RU frame supports 180x180
(or 180x360 using double density outputs plus X-LINK outputs); the half 16RU
frame supports 288x288 (or 288x576 using double density outputs plus X-LINK
outputs); and the full 26RU frame supports 576x576 (or 576x1152 using double
density outputs plus X-LINK outputs). The traditional EQX is a very compact
solution, perfect for trucks, mobile applications, or areas where space is a
Further, EQX26 offers the ability to scale up to a 1152x1152 system without
requiring complex, expensive external splitting or use of active DAs for
sources or combining and switching of destinations. The expansion
capabilities of EQX26 provide peace of mind that the routing matrix can scale
up beyond the constraints of a single frame as applications change and grow.
All these factors and more make EQX26 most suitable for applications like
network and local broadcasters, mobile production, cable, military,
government and corporate applications.
By offering a format-independent data path, the EQX supports many different
signals and bandwidth types, including SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, UHD / 4K and
SMPTE ST 310 digital video formats, as well as media IP Gateway (IPG) cards
for SDVN hybrid routing solutions, optical formats and other high data rate
signals. In addition, the EQX supports four independent timing planes which
will provide independent SMPTE-compliant switching for up to four different
digital video signal formats.
With the Flexibility of the EQX frame where all I/O and XPT active parts are
modular and hot swappable from the front of the router we have been able to take
advantage of new technology that allows for reduced power consumption and heat
dissipation in the input, output and XPT module. This provides a more efficient
router with quieter fans, while still maintaining the industry leading
performance of the EQX router platform.
The inspired modular approach of the EQX design provides excellent in-service
expansion capabilities. In convenient increments of 18, the number of inputs
and / or outputs can be increased from the base size of 18x18 up to 576x576 and
beyond, with square and non-square configurations.
The EQX offers a large number of Input and output options to meet the many
different requirements in a facility or mobile applications. We have options for
audio embedding and de-embedding, Frame Sync, IP video and line sync outputs for
soft / quiet switching to name a few. Contact the factory with your specific
router needs for a precise router system solution.
The EQX has an exceptional source-by-source intelligent auto configuration
facility allowing the path to each destination to be independently and instantly
reconfigured to suit the requirements of the source being switched. This
includes auto selecting the reclocking / non-reclocking circuitry and the ASI
mode, as well as selecting the correct switch point.
The advanced design of the EQX ensures that all active components including
input / output / crosspoint modules, frame controllers, cooling fans and power
supplies are accessible from the front of the frame and can be hot swapped at
any time for maintenance.
The EQX provides extensive signal monitoring of both inputs & outputs, power
supply voltages, interior temperatures and fan speeds. All monitored data is
available through SNMP for facility-wide monitoring systems such as
The EQX provides comprehensive connectivity to accommodate the most demanding
installations. The internal frame controllers provide complete connectivity to
any number of remote control panels and 3rd party control devices such as
automation systems via multiple Q-Link, F-Link, Ethernet and Serial ports.
The EQX Router can accept optical signals at any data rate between 3MB/s and
3GB/s. Whether it is SMPTE259M or 292M compliant signals over fiber or
proprietary optical signals such as Evertz G-LINK or from a 3rd party, the
EQX will accept the signals, route them through the digital core and re-launch
them on fiber. The EQX can also take in digital signals via coax and launch them
on fiber or accept optical signals and send them out electrically via coax.
The EQX has superior audio routing capabilities. It supports the ability to
de-embed AES from any input signal and deliver it as discrete AES, analog
audio, MADI or Studer A-LINK signals. It can also re-embed (in any order)
audio with other de-embedded AES channels, analog inputs, discrete AES, MADI,
and / or Studer A-LINK, Calrec Hydra2™ and an array of IP audio, such as
AES67, SMPTE ST 302M and Dante® audio.
The EQX integrates X-LINK on the 10, 16 and 26RU models. X-LINK is a high
density interconnection used on a wide variety of Evertz' multiviewer
processors that does not use up standard router outputs. A 576x576 EQX will
still have the full 576 outputs while supporting more than 500 additional
outputs to a multiview processor. X-LINK technology is a unique Evertz signal
interconnection carrying 32x uncompressed baseband signals over a single
Evertz' MAGNUM Unified Control System addresses the ever-growing challenges
broadcasters face as facilities become larger, more complex and distributed.
MAGNUM has been designed to unify the control and operation of the routing core,
master control, production switching, MAGNUM-SDVN and multiviewer. MAGNUM
bridges all the major components within the broadcast path under a single point
of control enabling broadcasters to simplify facility workflow and gain
efficiency while reducing operational costs.
From a core routing perspective MAGNUM provides a superior, unified control /
interface to Evertz EQX and other Evertz routing SDI products. MAGNUM can
configure and manage systems ranging from a single router system (with hundreds
of sources / destinations) to large enterprise sized systems (with thousands of
sources / destinations that utilize tie-lines). Based on MAGNUM's Router control
module, MAGNUM-SE has been designed and released to support and manage smaller
MAGNUM, as a SDVN orchestration and controller, controls both Hybrid SDI and IP
applications. MAGNUM provides seamless integration of SDI and High Bandwidth
Ethernet switch fabrics for video applications by providing operators with the
same control interfaces (source / destination / take) found in legacy SDI
The Evertz IP Video Media Gateway family includes modules that fit into any
EQX frame, enabling all traditional EQX systems to operate in collaboration with
Evertz' new format agnostic IP switch fabrics. The traditional routing
control is preserved in this Hybrid solution through the use of Evertz
MAGNUM unified control system.
Evertz has created a program that allows customers to take stock of their
current technology resources and provide options to meet their long term
business objectives. Evertz will work with EQX customers to develop a
cost–effective plan to extend the life of and future–proof their existing EQX
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BeckTV, one of the United States' premier design-build systems integrators,
has completed the installation and commissioning of broadcast systems within
the brand-new KETV facility, located within the renovated Burlington Station
in Omaha, Nebraska. The Hearst Television-owned television station worked with
BeckTV to integrate state-of-the-art broadcast systems, using Evertz end-to-
end infrastructure solutions, into the historic building while preserving
original elements dating back to 1898, when the rail station first opened.
KETV has been operating from its new studio inside Omaha, Neb.'s historic
Burlington Station since October, and part of the station's move was the
installation of its broadcast system for the facility, courtesy of BeckTV.
Using Evertz end-to-end infrastructure, BeckTV installed a state-of-the-art
broadcast system for the Hearst Television-owned TV station.