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EQT-1602-3G-CS

16x2 SD/HD/3G Clean and Quiet Router

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  • VistaLINK® enabled
  • A Quartz Product
  • Evertz SoftSwitch™ technology
  • 3Gb/s enabled

The EQT with clean switch and Evertz® patented SoftSwitch™ technology is the perfect routing solution for mission critical applications. The EQT provides two clean and quiet outputs that allow seamless video and quiet embedded audio switching. There are also six additional outputs that can be used as auxiliary outputs for normal routing functions.

The two clean and quiet video paths have line synchronizers to accommodate differences in timing up to approximately ±one half line providing clean video switches on the output.

The embedded audio on the video bus uses Evertz® patented SoftSwitch™ technology to eliminate audible pops when switches are performed. Embedded SoftSwitch™ is performed on all four audio groups or 16 channels.

The EQT is ideal for use in master control applications as a bypass router. With two clean and quiet paths fully protected with relays, even the worst on-air disasters can be avoided. For cost sensitive applications, the EQT can also be used as a simple master control switcher.

Being format independent data paths the EQT supports digital signals from 3MB/s all the way up to 3GB/s including SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, DVB-ASI, and SMPTE 310M (clean and quiet paths only support SD-SDI and HD-SDI).

Configuration • The EQT is housed in a 1RU frame and switches 16 sources to eight destinations. Two of the eight destinations are clean and quiet.

Control • The EQT router is compatible with the existing ranges of Quartz routers, remote control panels and control systems. The EQT router includes, as standard, an internal frame controller module which supports a single Q-Link, a single serial port and a single Ethernet port on the rear of the router. The EQT router has a number of control options:

  • Local Control Panel • Provides easy access to all crosspoints
  • Remote Control Panel • Any panel(s) from the entire range of Quartz remote control panels can be used with the EQT router connected via Q-Link or Ethernet.
  • External Third Party Control • The EQT router can be remotely controlled via an external third party control device, such as an automation system, when connected to the serial port or Ethernet.

Power Supply • The EQT has an internal power supply. An optional redundant power supply can also be fitted for greater resiliency.

Features
  • Units can be genlocked to an external source so that a "clean switch" can be achieved
  • Supporting a number of mode for 'Clean Switch" to allow for input signals to be timed ±1/2 Lines up to ±4 lines in regards to reference
  • Embedded SoftSwitch™ technology eliminates hot-switch audio pops on embedded audio
  • Embedded SoftSwitch™ is performed on all four audio groups or 16 channels
  • Front panel or remote control panel options available
  • Bypass relay protection on clean and quiet outputs
  • Optional Redundant power supply
  • Output reclocking (On/Off)
  • Full VistaLINK® PRO command & control, SNMP
  • Ethernet, Serial RS-232/RS-422 and Q-Link ports
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Specifications

Serial Video Inputs
StandardSMPTE ST 292-1, SMPTE ST 259, SMPTE 310M, SMPTE424M, DVB-ASI
Signal Level800mV p-p nominal
Impedance75Ω terminating
Return Loss15dB (5 – 1485MHz)
Cable EqualizationBelden 1694A 200m @ 270MHz, 150m @1.5GB/s, 100M @ 3GB/s
ConnectorsBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Serial Video Outputs
StandardSame as input (Reclocking) (SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 424M, DVB-ASI supported on auxiliary outputs only)
Signal Level800mV p-p ±10%
Impedance75Ω terminating
Return Loss15dB (5 – 1485MHz)
DC Offset0 ±0.5V
ConnectorsBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Switching Reference
Reference InputsAnalog 625 or 525, Tri-level HD
Signal Level1V p-p ±3dB
Impedance75Ω
Switching LineLines 6/319 (625), Lines10/273 (525), Line 7 (HD)
Control
Q-Link to Remote Panels
Cable Type75Ω video cable
Max Length500m
Serial
SignalRS-232/RS-422
ConnectorD9 socket
EthernetRJ45
Power
SupplyAuto ranging 100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption60 watts
Power Fail Alarm Output
Relay ContactRated 250mA, 50V
ConnectorScrew Terminals
Redundant PSUOptional
Physical
Dimensions19" W x 18.75" D x 1.75" H
483mm x 477mm x 45mm
Weight6.8kg, 15lbs (Frame)
Operating Temperature0-40°C (ambient)
Specification Maintained10-30°C (ambient)
Humidity10-90% non-condensing Ventilation
Fan assisted
Configuration
Inputs/OutputsFixed at 16
Fixed at 8 (2 clean and SoftSwitch outputs, 6 auxiliary outputs)

Ordering Information

EQT-1602-3G-CS16x2 SD/HD/3G router with two clean and SoftSwitch™ outputs (six additional auxiliary outputs) and front local control panel
Ordering Options
+2PSRedundant power supply
+BFPBlank front panel