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X-0401

X-Series 4x1 Video And Audio Router

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  • Evertz SoftSwitch™ technology
  • 3Gb/s enabled

The X-0401 supporting 3G/HD/SD SDI signals, a four input routing switcher provides a convenient, low cost way to route high definition and standard definition serial digital signals. The X-0401 routers are used for 3GB/s, 1.5GB/s, 270MB/s, 360MB/s, 540MB/s and DVB-ASI serial digital signals. When the unit is ordered with the Quad 4x1 AES router option the AES output busses can be used in an "audio follow video" mode, or can be broken away from the video bus. This router features the ability for redundancy protection with a bypass relay and optional dual power supplies.

The router electronics are housed in a 1RU rack mount frame and is controlled from the built-in front panel controls. Each model can also be purchased with an optional rack mount remote control panel that replaces the built-in control panel, or can be used as a second control panel. All units can also be controlled by Quartz over Ethernet, contact closures on the GPI control port or through the RS-232 or RS-422 serial remote control port using industry standard switcher protocols.

Embedded SoftSwitch™ Features (HES)
Routers equipped with EmbeddedSoftSwitch™ have all the features of the SoftSwitch™ versions as well as the following additional features. The embedded audio on the Video 1 buss uses Evertz patented SoftSwitch™ technology to eliminate audible pops when switches are performed (for SD, HD or 3G video). Embedded SoftSwitch™ is performed on all four audio groups.

Features
  • Supports SMPTE ST 424M (3GB/s), SMPTE ST 292-1 (1.5GB/s), SMPTE ST 259 (270, 360 or 540MB/s) and DVB-ASI video signals
  • Switch point is fully controllable from the front panel
  • Video input presence detection displayable on the front panel
  • Front panel or remote control panel version available. Second control panel can be ordered for any version
  • Programmable source input names available on the front panel
  • Bypass verification test using main menu
  • Programmable tally output bus
  • GVG TEN-XL protocol and Quartz protocol supported
  • SoftSwitch™ model provides clean video and popless AES switching
  • Video and audio input relay bypass for power failure bypass protection
  • Optional dual power configuration
  • Remote control via SNMP
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Specifications

Video Input
StandardSMPTE ST 424-1 (3GB/s), SMPTE ST 292-1 (1.5GB/s), SMPTE ST 259 (270MB/s, 360MB/s, 540MB/s) and DVB-ASI
Number of Inputs4
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
EqualizationAutomatic up to 165m@3G, 215m@HD, 275M@SD and with, bypass output 110m@3G, 175@HD, 200m@SD
Input Timing+HES option only
Input RangeMeasured with respect to the Genlock reference
±1/2 line when Coarse phase = 1, Fine phase = 0
Video Output
StandardSame as input
Number of Outputs2 per buss, 1 buss; Input 1 bypass protected
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level800mV nominal
DC Offset0V ±0.5V
Output Timing+HES option only
Output PhaseMeasured with respect to the Genlock reference
Adjustable 1 line to a full frame of delay - set by Coarse phase parameter. The active video content will align to the nearest line
AES Audio InputAES4 Versions
StandardSMPTE ST 276 single ended AES
Number of Inputs4 per bus, 4 busses
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level1V p-p ±10%
AES Audio OutputAES4 Versions
StandardSMPTE ST 276 single ended AES
Number of Outputs2 per buss, 4 busses; Input 1 bypass protected with +HBP option
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level1V p-p
ReferenceFrom Video Reference; On SoftSwitch™ model, menu selectable to Video or DARS
Video Reference
TypeMenu selectable; NTSC or PAL Colour Black 1V p-p
Composite Bi-level Sync (525i/59.94 or 625i/50) 300mV, HD Tri-level Sync
Number of Connectors2
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
TerminationHigh impedance loop through
GPI Control Port
Number of Inputs8 opto-isolated, programmable functions
Number of Outputs4 sets of relay contacts, normally closed, programmable functions
Relay Max Current1A at 30V DC
Remote Control Panel Port
StandardRS-422, 9600 baud rate
Connector6 pins on GPIO 25 pin female "D"
ProtocolRemote Control Panel
Serial Remote Control
StandardRS-232 or RS-422
Connector9 pin female "D"
ProtocolGVG Ten XL Protocol, master or slave
Ethernet
ConnectorRJ-45
ProtocolQuartz protocol, SNMP
Electrical
PowerAuto ranging 100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz 40 watts
Fuse250V, 1A time delay
Physical
Dimensions19" W x 1.75" H x 7.75" D
(483mm W x 45mm H x 196mm D)
Weight8lbs. (3.5kg)

Ordering Information

X-0401-HX4x1 HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router
X-0401-HX-HES4x1 HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with clean / SoftSwitch™ capability
X-0401-HX-AES44x1 HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with 4 levels of AES
X-0401-HX-AES4-HES4x1 HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with 4 levels of AES and clean / SoftSwitch™ capability
X-0401-3G4x1 3G/HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router
X-0401-3G-HES4x1 3G/HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with clean / SoftSwitch™ capability
X-0401-3G-AES44x1 3G/HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with 4 levels of AES
X-0401-3G-AES4-HES4x1 3G/HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with 4 levels of AES and clean / SoftSwitch™ capability
Ordering Options
+2PSRedundant power supply
+BCPBlank front panel (removes local front control panel)
Accessories
X-0401H-PANELAdditional Remote Control Panel (works in addition to or in replacement of the local front control panel)