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EMR Video Router

High Density Modular Video Router (3G, HD, SD, ASI)

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  • VistaLINK® enabled
  • Evertz X-LINK™ Enabled
  • 3Gb/s 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 video as well as other formats. The EMR uses a proprietary X-Link interface to produce a video router that is both cost effective and powerful.

A single 6RU frame can accommodate 128x128 video signals, and expansion beyond this is as easy as adding another frame. With two 6RU frames, the EMR can accommodate 256x256 video 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 audio routing, 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 32. 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 X-Link connection. It is the use of this connection that provides the flexibility for the system to scale and evolve with changing needs.

Features
  • Video Routing
  • Support for 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, DVB-ASI, SMPTE ST 310 and more
  • Scalable to 128x128 in a single 6RU frame
  • Scalable to 288x288 in two 6RU frames
  • Input expansion in steps of 32
  • Output expansion in steps of 32
  • Source-by-source intelligent auto configuration
  • Input equalization (on/off)
  • Output reclocking (on/off)
  • ASI mode (on/off)
  • Advanced system control & interfacing
  • Supports the full range of Quartz remote control panels
  • Full VistaLINK® PRO command & control, SNMP & AVM
  • 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 frame controller
  • Redundant crosspoint
  • Redundant power supply
  • VistaLINK® PRO SNMP monitoring of I/O modules

Control

Control of the EMR is via the SC-2000 system controller. The SC-2000 provides a unified interface for the EMR so that it can function as a standalone system and be controlled using a wide range of control panels and interfaces. When combined with MAGNUM, the EMR can utilize further enhancements in configuration and control. The EMR also provides a SNMP interface to control various configuration options.

Scalability

The EMR uses a flexible backplane that allows a system to easily expand and scale to the needs of the customer. The flexibility of the system means that a system can grow more efficiently along with routing demands. Both space and capital commitments are only required for immediate needs, while future requirements can still be met.

Complete Redundancy

The EMR has an optional redundant crosspoint for critical applications that demand 24/7 operation. The redundant crosspoint can be added at any time and can even reside in a separate chassis than the main crosspoint, providing even further isolation and resilience.

The EMR uses complex analysis to provide complete path-by-path crosspoint redundancy. This means that virtually every single crosspoint path has an independent redundant path. This ensures that the EMR can provide the utmost resiliency, making it ideal for demanding environments.

Penalty-Free Multi-Viewing

When combined with MVP-X and VIP-X multi-viewers, the EMR provides an abundant of options to monitor the integrity of video signals. Each crosspoint module contains 9 X-LINK outputs that are available to feed video signals directly to Evertz multi-viewers. This provides a cost effective, and implementation effective way to monitor the router inputs without sacrificing router outputs.

Using the EMR and VIP-X, a system can be created with 288 inputs and over 200 displays!

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
  • Video router connects using an X-LINK® interface
  • 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

Specifications

Configuration
InputsSelectable in blocks of 32
OutputsSelectable in blocks of 32
Video Inputs
FormatsSMPTE ST 259, SMPTE ST 292-1, SMPTE ST 310, SMPTE ST 424, ASI
Signal Level800mV p-p
Impedance75Ω terminating
Return Loss> 15dB typical (5-1500MHz)
> 10dB typical (1.5-3GHz)
Cable EqualizationBelden 1855A, 300m @ 270MHz
Belden 1855A, 100m @ 1.5GHz
ConnectorDIN 1.0/2.3
Video Outputs
FormatsSame as input
ReclockingConfigurable
Non-ReclockingConfigurable
Signal Level800mV p-p ±10%
Impedance75Ω terminating
Return Loss> 15dB typical (5-1500MHz)
> 10dB typical (1.5-3GHz)
DC Offset0±0.5V
Output Jitter0.2UI
ConnectorDIN 1.0/2.3
Switching Reference
Reference Inputs2x BNC, analog 525/625/tri-level HD
Signal Level1V p-p ±3dB
Impedance75Ω terminating
ConnectorsBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Electrical
EMX6-FR
AC Mains InputAuto ranging, 100 ⇔ 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Max Operating Current9.5 A (@ 115V AC nominal), 4.0 A (@ 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 Current4.6 A (@ 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
Physical
EMX6-FR
Height10.5” (266 mm)
Width19.0” (483 mm)
Depth15.75” (400 mm)
Module Capacity15 single slot EMR series modules
WeightApprox. 34.8 lbs (15.8 kg) with 2 power supplies, no slots occupied
Approx. 64.0 lbs (29 kg) with 2 power supplies, all slots occupied
EMX3-FR
Height5.25” (133 mm)
Width19.0” (483 mm)
Depth15.75” (400 mm)
Module Capacity5 single slot EMR series modules
WeightApprox. 17.4 lbs (7.9 kg) with 2 power supplies, no slots occupied
Approx. 32.0 lbs (14.5 kg) with 2 power supplies, all slots occupied

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
Ordering Options
+6PSRedundant Power Supply for EMX6-FR
+3PSRedundant Power Supply for EMX3-FR
+PSRedundant Power Supply for EMX1-FR
EMR Video Router Ordering Information
SC-20002RU System Controller
SC-2000-RRedundant System Controller (fits into SC-2000 chassis)
EMR-IP32H32 HD/SD inputs with 3 X-Link outputs
EMR-IP32-3G32 3G/HD/SD inputs with 3 X-Link outputs
EMR-OP32H32 HD/SD outputs with 2 X-Link inputs
EMR-OP32-3G32 3G/HD/SD outputs with 2 X-Link inputs
EMR-XPT-288X288Crosspoint with 9 X-Link inputs and 9 X-Link outputs
EMR-XPT-160x160Crosspoint with 5 X-Link inputs and 5 X-Link outputs