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X-1201

X-Series 12x1 Video And Audio Router

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  • Evertz SoftSwitch™ technology
  • 3Gb/s enabled

The X-1201 supporting 3G/HD/SD SDI signals, is a twelve input routing switcher that provides a convenient, low cost way to route high definition and standard definition serial digital signals. The X-1201 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 12x1 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 Embedded SoftSwitch™ 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 are 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 Inputs12
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
EqualizationAutomatic up to 150m@3G, 275m@HD, 475M@SD and with, bypass output 115m@3G, 200@HD, 450m@SD
Input TimingHES models 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 TimingHES models 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 InputsAES4 versions only
Standard
+B OptionAES3-2003 balanced
+U OptionSMPTE 276M single ended AES
Number of Inputs12 per buss, 4 busses
ConnectorOn breakout panel(s) provided
+B OptionRemovable terminal strips
+U OptionBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level
+B Option2 – 7V p-p ±10%
+U Option1V p-p ±10%
AES Audio OutputsAES4 versions only
StandardSame as input
Number of Outputs2 per buss, 4 busses
ConnectorSame as input
Signal Level
+B Option2V p-p nominal
+B Option2V p-p nominal
Video Reference
TypeMenu selectable - depends on video format
Connectors2 BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
TerminationHigh impedance loop through
GPI Control Port
Number of Inputs14 opto-isolated, programmable functions
Number of Outputs4 sets of relay contacts, normally closed, Programmable functions
Relay Max Rating1A at 30V DC
Remote Control Panel Port
StandardRS-422, 9600 baud rate
Connector9 pin female "D"
ProtocolRemote Control Panel
Serial Remote Control
StandardRS-232 or RS-422
Baud RateProgrammable
Connector9 pin female "D"
ProtocolGVG Ten XL Protocol, master, slave or quartz router protocol
Ethernet
ConnectorRJ-45
ProtocolQuartz router protocol, SNMP
Electrical
PowerAuto ranging 100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz 40 watts
Fuse250V, 1A time delay
Physical
Height1.75" (45mm)
Width19" (483mm)
Depth7.75" (196mm)
Weight8lbs (3.5kg)

Ordering Information

X-1201-HX12x1 HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router
X-1201-HX-HES12x1 HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with clean / SoftSwitch™ capability
X-1201-HX-AES412x1 HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with 4 levels of AES (includes 2 AES breakout panels), must choose +U or +B
X-1201-HX-AES4-HES12x1 HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with 4 levels of AES (includes 2 AES breakout panels) and clean / SoftSwitch™ capability, must choose +U or +B
X-1201-3G12x1 3G/HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router
X-1201-3G-HES12x1 3G/HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with clean / SoftSwitch™ capability
X-1201-3G-AES412x1 3G/HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with 4 levels of AES (includes 2 AES breakout panels), must choose +U or +B
X-1201-3G-AES4-HES12x1 3G/HD/SD SDI video bypass protected router with 4 levels of AES (includes 2 AES breakout panels) and clean / SoftSwitch™ capability, must choose +U or +B
Ordering Options
Notes+B or +U option must be chosen when ordering an AES4 version
+BBalanced AES Audio Breakout Panel
+UUnbalanced AES Audio Breakout Panel
+2PSRedundant power supply
+BCPBlank front panel (removes local front control panel)
Accessories
X-1201H-PANELAdditional Remote Control Panel (works in addition to or in replacement of the local front control panel)
X-1201ABO-BPUnbalanced AES Audio Breakout Panel with Bypass Relays
X-1201ABOB-BPBalanced AES Audio Breakout Panel with Bypass Relays