Platform Features

SCORPION Smart Media Processing Platform is a flexible hardware platform. Moving away from fixed function, SCORPION allows for a high degree of customization to accomplish many workflows. Based on a modular concept, SCORPION leverages a catalogue of both SFPs and miniature input and output modules (MIOs) for diverse signal support and conversion. SCORPION possesses both internal routing capabilities using a 12G crosspoint as well as flexible FPGA resources capable of deploying software based services for additional processing. All of this power enables the aggregation, routing, processing, and transport of signals over both dark fiber and IP networks.

Applications

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Post
Production
Remote
Production &
VAR

Broadcast
AV


Transport


OB Trucks
  • Post Production & Edit Rooms

    SCORPION has the ability to silently facilitate the movement of sources making it ideal for post-production or edit suite applications. Fanless chassis and modules options allow content creators to accomplish workflows across 10/25G IP and dark fiber networks.

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  • Remote Production & VAR

    SCORPION is the choice platform of many major sports broadcasters to handle remote production and VAR in stadiums, arenas, and ballparks around the globe. Whether that is camera normalization, edge processing or simple aggregation and transport, SCORPION boasts the connectivity and comprehensive signal support required for full remote production.

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  • Broadcast AV

    SCORPION offers a broad range of products with a high degree of scalability for broadcast AV applications. From bulk 4K/UHD HDMI to ST 2110 conversion to throw-down ST2110 HDMI endpoints and basic quad-split multiviewers.

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  • Transport

    The SCORPION platform supports diverse interconnectivity of broadcast venues over both dark fiber and IP networks. Using onboard FPGAs running software services allows the ability to push processing and routing to the network edge, performing conversion, normalization, and policing of input signals.

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  • OB Trucks

    Media processing in a compact modular chassis has never been more flexible. From high density video and audio processing to gateway functions, SCORPION’s small form factor is ideal for OB applications. Combining onboard processing FPGAs with additional modular FPGAs (MIO-BLADE) for additional horsepower allows for a scalable and dense video processing solution.

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SCORPION has the ability to silently facilitate the movement of sources making it ideal for post-production or edit suite applications. Fanless chassis and modules options allow content creators to accomplish workflows across 10/25G IP and dark fiber networks.

Versatile Interfaces

SCORPION has a diverse signal support catalogue. Leveraging MIO modules for a wide range of video, audio, and data formats, SCORPION is the platform for aggregating and distributing multiple signal formats simultaneously. This is accomplished with a high degree of customization using a catalogue of software.

Video

12G/6G/3G/HD/SD
ASI/HDMI

Audio

Analog, AES, MADI,
Intercom

Data

Ethernet/Serial/GPIO
SCTE/USB

Trunk

10/25/40/100G/SONET
SDH/CWDM/DWDM

Processing

Media processing in a compact modular chassis has never been more flexible. Combining onboard processing FPGAs with additional modular FPGAs (MIO-BLADE) for additional horsepower allows for a scalable and dense video processing solution. The MIO–BLADE–Z21 is a generic FPGA based compute module. A device in the evEDGE family, it is a flexible module capable of running a catalogue of software services to define function. This adds a layer of agility and flexibility with a SCORPION solution, allowing a solution to dynamically change or be updated with changing infrastructure and workflow requirements.

Routing & Flexibility

An internal 12G crosspoint connecting all MIOs, SFPs, and processing FPGAs allows for internal routing capabilities to allow a high degree of mobility of signals throughout SCORPION chassis. Route signals internally in the chassis or over dark fiber/IP networks using VUE and MAGNUM to accomplish workflows with ease.

Versatile Enclosure

SCORPION-X18
SCORPION-4
SCORPION-2
  • SCORPION-X18

    The SCORPION-X18 Media Processing Platform is a high density signal conversion, routing, aggregation and transport platform capable of simultaneously transporting video, audio, and data over traditional dark fiber and/or IP networks. The X18 possesses 18 front-facing fiber or electrical SFP slots, and 18 single or 8 dual slots for populating MIO modules for signal conversion, or additional signal I/O to and from the chassis. When multiple SCORPION frames are combined, the transport platform becomes highly scalable, enabling the sharing of content across different geographical nodes in a network.

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    Applications

    Remote Production & VAR
    Broadcast AV
    Transport
    OB Trucks
  • SCORPION-4

    SCORPION-4 is a powerful, throw-down gateway capable of transporting video, audio and data services over either dark fiber or 10/25G IP networks. The chassis fully supports 4K/UHD workflows in a small fanless form factor, and is designed to be operated in portable and/or low noise environments, and is ideal for post-production, or edit suite applications.

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    Applications

    Post Production
    Broadcast AV
    OB Trucks
  • SCORPION-2

    The SCORPION-2 is a miniature form factor device which can act as a standalone processing node, or endpoint for 4K/UHD HDMI and SDI over dark fiber or IP networks. The small, silent form factor makes this an ideal throw-down solution for broadcast AV applications, or for the ingest and transport of signals where a low density is required.

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    Applications

    Post Production
    OB Trucks

Modular I/O

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.

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