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EMR Audio Router (Hybrid Router)

High Density Modular Audio Router (AES, Analog, MADI, Time Code, Data)

  • VistaLINK® enabled

The EMR is a multi-format modular router that provides a high density solution without compromising functionality. The EMR provides a unified platform for routing digital audio, analog audio, MADI audio, A-LINK audio, data, and time code. The EMR uses a packet routing core that allows for highly dense applications and also provides the flexibility for expansion as demands grow.

A single 6RU frame can accommodate 288x288 AES, 288 data ports, 288x288 time code signals, or a mix of everything in between. Expansion beyond this is as easy as adding another frame. With two 6RU frames, the EMR can accommodate 576x576 AES signals with full redundancy.

The modular design of the EMR means that there are no limitations to the signal formats that can be added to the router, or limitations to the size at which it can be expanded to. Other products that can be combined with the EMR are master control switchers, multi-viewers and more.

Configuration

The EMR allows any mix of formats within a frame. The inputs and outputs are scalable in blocks of 96 or 48 depending on the format. A system consists of the input stage, the crosspoint, and the output stage. Each input and output device is connected to the crosspoint through a proprietary TDM connection. It is the use of this connection that provides the flexibility for the system to scale and evolve with changing needs.

Features
  • Audio Routing
  • Support for unbalanced/balanced AES, analog, MADI audio and Studer A-LINK formats
  • Sample rate conversion
  • Processing capabilities for per channel gain, inversion, mono-mixing, quadmixing and per channel audio delay
  • Advanced audio monitoring for loss, silence, over, phase and mono
  • Unique HD video output with audio level display for all audio inputs
  • Mono breakaway mode support in panels, L and R channels can be routed to different outputs
  • Mono mixing between L and R channels, swapping, L to both, R to both, analog phase inversion and gain
  • Port Data Routing
  • Support for RS-232 and RS-422 devices (selectable)
  • Conversion between RS-232 and RS-422 devices
  • Manual or automatic sensing of controlling and controlled devices
  • Sony interface for detecting controlling or controlled devices
  • Time Code Routing
  • Decoding and encoding capabilities for advanced monitoring
  • Handles shuffle speeds up to 70x
  • Advanced System Control & Interfacing
  • Supports the full range of Quartz remote control panels
  • Full VistaLINK® PRO command & control, SNMP
  • Supports a wide selection of control protocols
  • Ethernet, Serial RS-422/RS-232 connections
  • Full integration with 3rd party automation systems
  • High Availability, 24/7 Design
  • Full modular design
  • All modules are hot swappable
  • All components are front accessible
  • Passive I/O
  • External MI connection
  • Redundant crosspoint
  • Redundant power supply
  • Comprehensive system monitoring bus
  • VistaLINK® PRO SNMP monitoring of I/O modules

Control

When combined with MAGNUM, the EMR can be controlled using a wide range of control panels and interfaces. The EMR also provides a SNMP interface to control various configuration options.

Redundancy

Each input and output card in the EMR contains multiple TDM interfaces that allow connections to multiple crosspoints. Each input card provides multiple TDM outputs that can be used for redundant connections, and each output card provides multiple TDM inputs that can be setup to automatically failover if the primary connection fails. The redundancy structure of the EMR minimizes the chances of any failure to the system.

Scalability

The EMR can be scaled well beyond a single frame. A single crosspoint module can support up to 16 input modules and 16 output modules, allowing a system to scale to 1536 x 1536 AES. For larger requirements, multiple crosspoint modules can be combined to scale even further. There really is no limit to the range of the EMR.

Advanced Processing

The EMR is a powerful platform that provides many advanced processing features above and beyond basic audio routing. The advanced core allows functions such as gain, phase inversion, muting, and audio delay to be applied to each and every mono channel independently. In addition, each mono channel also has an independent four-by-one mixer that allows the operator to produce mono-mix or 5.1 down-mixing of surround channels. The input modules also provide sample rate conversion capabilities to realign incoming signals to the sample rate of the applied reference.

All of the advance processing capabilities of the EMR are controlled via SNMP using VistaLINK®, providing the operator with incredible flexibility and control.

Comprehensive Monitoring

The EMR provides comprehensive monitoring tools to help alleviate the complexity of today's systems. As a standard feature on all AES and analog modules, there is a unique high definition video output that provides confidence monitoring of all audio signals within a particular input or output module.

The same audio level and peak information is also provided over Ethernet, available to be used by VIP-X and VistaLINK® clients to create custom monitoring solutions that suit the application. This provides even more control over the information that needs to be monitored and managed. Along with the level and peak information, the EMR also provides an abundance of controls and alarms for monitoring the health of the audio system in VistaLINK®.

The Building Blocks for Every System

One very unique aspect of the EMR router is that it is modular in nature. This means there is no physical interface that constrains the locations of the modules within a specific frame or within frames in general. Since this limitation does not exist, it allows the EMR to function in a distributed manner. Input and output cards can be located closer to their sources and destinations to save on cabling and to make management of the system easier. This opens up many possibilities for creating unique and efficient systems.

Features of a Distributed System
  • 6RU and 3RU chassis for greater flexibility
  • Audio, Time Code and Data routers connect using a standard coax interface
  • Fiber interface available for further distances between frames
  • Unified control provided by MAGNUM to consolidate system control
  • Optimized for space and weight conscious applications such as mobile trucks
  • Ideal for facility wide routing applications

Integrated Audio Routing (hybrid routing)

Route Embedded and Discrete Audio Together

When combined with the EQX, the EMR provides the ability to route audio universally across various formats. Embedded audio from EQX video sources can be de-embedded and routed to AES, analog, MADI destinations or A-LINK. The system also allows discrete audio sources from AES, analog, MADI or A-LINK to audio embedders on the EQX. This unique system provides maximum flexibility for routing any audio source to any audio destination.

This unique system provides maximum flexibility for routing any audio source to any audio destination and complete shuffling of all audio channels in the system.

Please contact the factory for more details.


Specifications

Configuration
AES InputsSelectable in blocks of 96 or 48
AES OutputsSelectable in blocks of 96 or 48
Analog InputsSelectable in blocks of 48 (stereo)
Analog OutputsSelectable in blocks of 48 (stereo)
MADI InputsSelectable in blocks of 8 or 16
MADI OutputsSelectable in blocks of 8 or 16
A-linkSelectable in blocks of 2 (bidirectional)
LTC InputsSelectable in blocks of 96 or 48
LTC OutputsSelectable in blocks of 96 or 48
RS-232/RS-422 PortsSelectable in blocks of 48 (RS-232 and RS-422 selectable)
Audio Inputs - AES
Sample Rates44.1kHz, 48kHz
Balanced Version
StandardAES3-1992
Signal Level0.2 – 7.0V p-p
Impedance110Ω ±20%, transformer coupled
DC On Input±50V
ConnectorsD50 female
Unbalanced Version
StandardSMPTE ST 276-1
Impedance75Ω
Return Loss25dB, 0.1 – 6.0kHz
ConnectorsDIN 1.0/2.3
Audio Outputs - AES
Sample Rates44.1kHz, 48kHz
Balanced Version
Signal Level2.0 – 7.0V p-p
Impedance110Ω, transformer coupled
DC Isolation±50V
Rise/fall Time3.5 – 10ns
ConnectorsD50 female
Unbalanced Version
Signal Level1.0V p-p ±50%,
Impedance75Ω
Return Loss25dB, 0.1 – 6.0kHz
JitterConforms to ANSI S4.40-1992
ConnectorsDIN 1.0/2.3
Analog Audio
Sampling Frequency48kHz
Frequency Response±0.08dB (20Hz-20kHz range)
Output Impedance400Ω
Input Impedance12kΩ minimum
Signal Level0dBfs = 18dBu or 24dBu
Noise-110dB A-weighted
THD+N> 95dB (typically > 98dB)
DC Offset> ±30mV
Crosstalk< -95dB
I/O Delay1.3ms @ 48kHz
Dynamic Range24 bits
ConnectorsD50 female
Analog to Digital Conversion
Sampling Frequency48kHz
Frequency Response±0.05dB (20Hz-20kHz range)
Input Impedance12kΩ minimum
Signal Level0dBu to18dBu or 24dBu
Noise-113dB A-weighted
THD+N> 95dB (typically > 98dB)
CMRR> 85dB @1kHz
Crosstalk< -95dB
I/O Delay0.85ms @ 48kHz
ConnectorsD50 female
Digital to Analog Conversion
Sampling Frequency48kHz
Frequency Response±0.06dB (20Hz-20kHz range)
Output Impedance400Ω
Signal Level0dBfs to 18dBu or 24dBu
Noise-115dB A-weighted
THD+N> 95dB (typically > 98dB)
DC Offset> ±30mV
Crosstalk< -95dB
I/O Delay1.3ms @ 48kHz
Dynamic Range24 bits
ConnectorsD50 female
Data Input Port
TypeRS-232 and RS-422, selectable
Signal Level0.2 – 7V p-p
ConnectorsD50 female
Data Output Port
TypeRS-232 and RS-422, selectable
Signal Level2 – 7V p-p
Impedance110Ω
ConnectorsD50 female
LTC Reader
StandardSMPTE ST 12-1
Level2 – 4V p-p, unbalanced or balanced
Speed1/30th to 70x play speed, fwd and rev, machine dependent
ConnectorsDIN 1.0/2.3 (unbalanced), D50 female (balanced)
LTC Generator
StandardSMPTE ST 12-1
Rise Time40 ±10ms
Jitter< 2ms
ConnectorsDIN 1.0/2.3 (unbalanced), D50 female (balanced)
Switching Reference
Reference Inputs2x BNC, analog 525/625 or DARS
Impedance75Ω terminating
ConnectorsBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Control
Ethernet2x RJ45
SerialRS-232/RS-422 2x D9 female
Electrical
EMX6-FR
AC Mains InputAuto ranging, 100 ⇔ 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Max Operating Current9.5A (@ 115V AC nominal), 4.0A (@ 220V AC nominal)
Max Power Consumption850 watts
Max Module Load650 watts (40 watts per slot)
Power Supply Configuration1 supply standard, optional redundant supply requires separate inlet
ConnectorIEC 60320-1 per power supply
EMX3-FR
AC Mains InputAuto ranging, 100 ⇔ 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Max Operating Current4.6A (@ 100 V/60Hz), 1.85A (@ 240 V/50Hz)
Max Power Consumption450 watts
Max Module Load360 watts (24 watts per slot)
Power Supply Configuration1 supply standard, optional redundant supply requires separate inlet
ConnectorIEC 60320-1 per power supply
Maximum Module Load
EMX3-FR360 watts (72 watts per slot)
EMX6-FR650 watts (43 watts per slot)
Fuses6.3A, 250 Volt ceramic time delay 5 x 20 mm -2 per power supply
Physical
Dimensions
EMX3-FR19"W x 5.25"H x 15.75"D
(483mm W x 133mm H x 400mm D)
EMX6-FR19"W x 10.5"H x 15.75"D
(483mm W x 266mm H x 400mm D
Temperature0-40°C
Module Capacity
EMX3-FR5 single slot modules
EMX6-FR15 single slot modules
Weight
EMX3-FR32lbs (14.5kg) Full
17.4lbs (8kg) Empty
EMX6-FR64lbs (29g) Full
34.8lbs (16kg) Empty

Ordering Information

EMX6-FREMX 6RU Router Chassis with 15 slots
EMX3-FREMX 3RU Router Chassis with 5 slots
EMX1-FREMX 1RU Router Chassis with 2 slots
EMX-FCEMX frame controller
EMR-IP96-AESU96 Unbalanced AES inputs with TDM outputs
EMR-IP48-AESU48 Unbalanced AES inputs with TDM outputs
EMR-IP96-AESB96 Balanced AES inputs with TDM outputs
EMR-IP48-AESB48 Balanced AES inputs with TDM outputs
EMR-IP48-AA48 Analog stereo inputs with TDM outputs
EMR-IP96-LTC96 LTC inputs with TDM outputs
EMR-IP48-LTC48 LTC inputs with TDM outputs
EMR-IP16-MADI16 MADI inputs with TDM outputs
EMR-OP96-AESU96 Unbalanced AES outputs with TDM inputs
EMR-OP48-AESU48 Unbalanced AES outputs with TDM inputs
EMR-OP96-AESB96 Balanced AES outputs with TDM inputs
EMR-OP48-AESB48 Balanced AES outputs with TDM inputs
EMR-OP48-AA48 Analog stereo outputs with TDM inputs
EMR-OP96-LTC96 LTC outputs with TDM inputs
EMR-OP48-LTC48 LTC outputs with TDM Inputs
EMR-OP16-MADI16 MADI outputs with TDM inputs
EMR-IO8-MADI8 MADI inputs with TDM outputs, and 8 MADI outputs with TDM inputs
EMR-ADMX-48x4848 TDM inputs and 48 TDM outputs
EMR-ADMX-16x16A16 TDM inputs and 16 TDM outputs
7800EMR-ALINK2STUDER A-LINK - Evertz TDM Audio Router module
7800FR3RU Multiframe (holds up to 15 single slot modules with AC power supply)
7800FR-QT3RU Quiet Multiframe (holds up to 15 single slot modules with AC power supply)
7801FR1RU Multiframe (holds up to 4 single or 2 dual slot modules with AC power supply)
7800FR-48VDC3RU Multiframe (holds up to 15 single slot modules with 48V DC power supply)
7800FR-ACDC3RU Multiframe (holds up to 15 single slot modules with AC and 48V DC power supply)
Ordering OptionsEMX
+6PSRedundant Power Supply for EMX6-FR
+3PSRedundant Power Supply for EMX3-FR
+DLYAudio delay
Ordering Options7800FR
+78PRedundant power supply for 7800FR
+78PQTRedundant power supply for 7800FR-QT
+781PSRedundant power supply for 7801FR
+78PDCRedundant power supply for 7800FR-48V DC
Accessories
7800PSAdditional power supply for 7800FR
7800PS-QTAdditional power supply for 7800FR-QT
7801PSAdditional power supply for 7801FR
7800PS-48VDC Additional power supply for 7800FR-48V DC
7800RS-15Rear 15" support kit for 3RU 7800 series frames
7800FC / 7800FCVistaLINK Frame Controller for 3RU 7800 series frames
7800FR-QT-KIT1Kit to convert 7800FR with single power supply to 7800FR-QT
7800FR-QT-KIT2Kit to convert 7800FR with dual power supply to 7800FR-QT