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XE4‑X‑64x64 & XE8‑X‑128x128

Xenon Multi-Format Routers

Product Manual Manual

Xenon brings many advanced new capabilities to the world of routing switchers, building on a new generation design that starts with a solid, multi-format router core

In today's broadcast environment, a router must be reliable, resilient and cost effective. The Xenon excels in all of these areas while offering the flexibility of multiformat operation, and the ability to add Signal Processing Technology.

Great care has been taken in the design of the Xenon to avoid single points of failure. Active assemblies are all hot swappable from the front of the frame. Power, control, cooling and reference generation are available in redundant configurations.

Features & Benefits

Configuration • The Xenon allows any mix of formats within a frame in independent blocks of 32 inputs or outputs. Any of the supported formats, 3G/HD/SD/AES/Analog, can be expanded to fill an entire 128x128 frame. Additionally the Xenon supports optical routing from 3Mb/s to 3Gb/s in blocks of 32 inputs or outputs.

The Xenon is housed in a 4RU frame, switching up to 64 sources to 64 destinations, or in an 8RU frame switching up to 128 sources to 128 destinations. Additional input and output modules can be installed into the router at anytime.

Control • The Xenon router includes, as standard, an internal Frame Controller module which supports four Q-Link ports, two Ethernet ports and two Serial ports mounted on the rear of the router.

The Xenon has a number of control options, they are:

Remote Control Panel: Any panel(s) from the entire range of Quartz remote control panels can be used with the Xenon router connected via Q-Link.

External third party control: The Xenon router can be remotely controlled via an external third party control device, such as an automation system, when connected to the router's serial port.

Expansion • The input and output stages of the Xenon can be expanded in steps of 32 at any time by adding additional I/O modules. The Xenon can not be expanded beyond its frame size.

Power Supply • The power supplies for the Xenon are internal. The 4RU & 8RU frame can be fitted with an optional redundant power supply with separate AC power inlet & alarm output.

Designed for Performance Ultra Wide Band Routing • By offering a format independent data path, the Xenon supports signals from 3Mb/s all the way up to 3Gb/s including SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, DVB-ASI, SMPTE ST 310 digital video formats as well as optical formats and other high data rate signals.

Video • Xenon supports 3G, HD, SD and ASI video routing. It is available as 3G/HD/SD or HD/SD or SD only, offering cost savings for those who do not require 3G and or HD capability. For those applications requiring the signal to be reclocked, reclocking modules can be added in blocks of 8 outputs.

Audio • The Xenon router is a fully featured Stereo Audio router. Xenon supports AES and Analog Audio routing. Balanced AES or unbalanced AES on BNCs are supported in any mixture in blocks of 32 inputs or outputs. The Xenon also supports analog routing. Analog audio I/O is converted and routed as digital so that analog sources can route to AES destinations and AES sources can route to analog destinations. Analog blocks are in groups of 32 stereo pairs. The Xenon can optionally support Mono routing for AES and Analog audio by adding the +SS option. Additionally, the xenon also supports MADI I/O as an option on all audio i/o cards. On input cards this ADDS a MADI connector for MADI input. Note that these inputs are IN ADDITION TO the analog or AES base I/O. On output cards a MADI output connector is ADDED. This too offers MADI outputs IN ADDITION to the base I/O card.

Signal and System Monitoring • Xenon supports SNMP signal monitoring and comprehensive system monitoring, including power supply voltages, interior temperatures and fan speeds. System status may also be monitored remotely by a network based remote connection over TCP/IP or a direct serial connection to a PC. User-configurable closing contacts are also provided for connection to an external alarm system.

X-LINK • X-LINK outputs are an additional set of outputs from Evertz® standard router platforms. They are for the purpose of providing connectivity to monitoring devices. X-LINK outputs do not reduce the number of outputs on the router, X-LINK outputs are in addition to the standard video router outputs.

Features
  • Multiple signal formats within a single frame
  • Optional output reclocking in blocks of 8 outputs
  • All outputs can switch in one TV frame
  • Dual reference inputs
  • Advanced audio features including Soft Switching
  • Dolby-E™ signal compatible
  • Redundant internal controllers
  • Q-Link, Ethernet and RS-485 control interfaces
  • Deterministic switching
  • SNMP and system monitoring
  • Powerful and intuitive WinSetup Software
  • Clean switch option (SPT Module)
Block Diagram Block Diagram

Specifications

Configuration
InputsSelectable in blocks of 32
OutputsSelectable in blocks of 32
Standard Definition
SD Video Inputs
Signals supportedSMPTE ST 259 1997, ASI DVB standard
Signal Level800mV p-p nominal
Impedance75Ω terminating
Return Loss
5-270MHz15dB typical
Cable equalizationBelden 1694A, 250m
ConnectorsBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
SD Video Outputs
Signal Level800mV p-p ±10%
Impedance75Ω terminating
Return Loss
5-270MHz15dB typical
DC Offset0 ±0.5V
ConnectorsBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Path
Rise/fall times< 0.4ns
Path Length12ns, typical
Output jitter0.2 UI p-p with < 250m input cable
High Definition
HD Video Inputs
Signals supportedSMPTE ST 292-1
Signal Level800mV p-p nominal
Impedance75Ω terminating
Return Loss
5-1485MHz15dB typical
Cable equalizationBelden 1694A, 90m
65m @ 2.97Gb/s
ConnectorsBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
HD Video Outputs
Signal Level800mV p-p ±10%
Impedance75Ω terminating
Return Loss
5-1485MHz15dB typical
DC Offset0 ±0.5V
ConnectorsBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Path
Rise/fall times< 0.4ns
Path Length12ns, typical
Output jitter0.2 UI p-p with < 95m input cable
Fiber Inputs/Outputs
SFP1T13-2Dual Optical SFP Transmitter, Up to 3Gb/s, 1310nm
ConnectorLC/PC
Wavelengths1310nm
Output Power-2dBm ±1dBm
SFP1R-2Dual Optical SFP Receiver, Up to 3Gb/s
ConnectorLC/PC
Operating Wavelength1270nm to 1610nm
Maximum Input Power-1dBm
Optical Sensitivity-21dBm+/-1dBm
Audio Inputs - AES
Balanced version (D50)
Sample rates32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, and 96kHz
StandardAES3-1992
Signal level0.2-7V p-p
Impedance110Ω ±20%
Transformer coupled
DC on input±50V
ConnectorsD50 female carrying 16 signals
Unbalanced Version (BNC)
StandardSMPTE ST 276
Impedance75Ω
Return loss25dB, 0.1-6.0kHz
ConnectorsBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Audio Outputs - AES
Balanced version (D50)
Signal level2-5V p-p
Impedance110Ω Transformer coupled
DC isolation±50V
Rise/fall time3.5-10ns
ConnectorsD50 female carrying 16 signals
Unbalanced versionBNC
Signal level1.0V p-p ±50%
Impedance75Ω
Return loss25dB, 0.1-6.0kHz
JitterConforms to ANSI S4.40 -1992
ConnectorsBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Analog to Digital Conversion
Sampling Freq48kHz or 96kHz
Connectors50 way "D" type female
Freq Response±0.05dB
Input Impedance12kΩ minimum
Signal Level0dBfs -18dBu or 24dBu
Noise-113dB A-weighted
THD+N> 95dB (typically > 98dB)
CMRR> 85dB @1kHz
Crosstalk< -95dB
I/O Delay0.85ms @48kHz or 0.43ms @96kHz
Digital to Analog Conversion
Sampling Freq48kHz or 96kHz
Connectors50 way "D" type female
Freq Response±0.06dB
Output Impedance400Ω
Signal Level0dBfs -18dBu or 24dBu
Noise-115dB A-weighted
THD+N> 95dB (typically > 98dB)
DC Offset>±30mV
Crosstalk< -95dB
I/O Delay1.3ms @48kHz or 0.66ms @96kHz
Dynamic Range24 bits
Analog Performance
Sampling Freq48kHz or 96kHz
Connectors50 way "D" type female
Freq Response±0.08dB
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 or 0.66ms @96kHz
Dynamic Range24 bits
Switching Reference
Reference inputs (SD)2x, BNC, analog 525/625
Reference inputs (HD/SD)Tri level, analog 625 or 525
Signal level1V p-p ±3dB
Impedance75Ω terminating
Line switchingLines 6/319 (625), Lines 10/273 (525),Line 7 (HD)
ConnectorsBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Electrical
SupplyAuto ranging 100 to 240V AC 50/60Hz
PowerNot including the SPT modules
8RUTypical 300VA,Max 500VA
4RUTypical 150VA,Max 250VA
BackupOptional
Physical
Height
4RU7" (178mm)
8RU14" (355mm)
Width19" (483mm)
Depth17 3/4" (450mm)
Weight
4RU16kg (35lbs)
8RU31kg (68lbs)
Operating TempSpec. maintained to 30°C
Operation to 40°C
VentilationFan cooled from the front to the rear of the left hand and right hand side of the router
Control
Q-Link4x75Ω video cable (max length 500m)
F-Link2xRJ45
Serial RS-422/2322xD9 female
Ethernet, 10baseT2xRJ45
Compliance
SafetyCSA Listed to 60065
Complies with CE low voltage directive
EMCComplies with FCC Part 15, Class A
CE EMC Directive

Ordering Information

XE4 Up To 64x64 Base Systems
XE4-X-3232SXXenon 4RU 32x32 SDI Router
XE4-X-3232SX+FXenon 4RU 32x32 SDI Router (fiber capable - no modules)
XE4-X-3232SX+XLINKXenon 4RU 32x32 SDI Router with 3 X-LINK outputs
XE4-X-3232HXXenon 4RU 32x32 HD/SD Router
XE4-X-3232HX+FXenon 4RU 32x32 HD/SD Router (fiber capable - no modules)
XE4-X-3232HX+XLINKXenon 4RU 32x32 HD/SD Router with 3 X-LINK outputs
XE4-X-3232-3GXenon 4RU 32x32 3G/HD/SD Router
XE4-X-3232-3G+FXenon 4RU 32x32 3G/HD/SD Router (fiber capable - no modules)
XE4-X-3232-3G+XLINKXenon 4RU 32x32 3G/HD/SD Router with 3 X-LINK outputs
XE4-X-3232-AESBXenon 4RU 32x32 Digital Audio Router (Balanced)
XE4-X-3232-AESB+MADIXenon 4RU 32x32 Digital Audio Router (Balanced) with MADI Expansion
XE4-X-3232-AESUXenon 4RU 32x32 Digital Audio Router (Unbalanced)
XE4-X-3232-AESU+MADIXenon 4RU 32x32 Digital Audio Router (Unbalanced) with MADI Expansion
XE4-X-3232-AAXenon 4RU 32x32 Analog Audio Router
XE4-X-3232-AA+MADIXenon 4RU 32x32 Analog Audio Router with MADI Expansion
XE8 Up To 128X128 Base Systems
When ordering a Xenon 8RU base system, use the same part numbers as the 4RU base systems but substitute XE4 with XE8. All 8RU base systems ship in 32x32 configurations
Ordering Options
+2PSRedundant Power Supply (1 required for 4RU Frame), (2 required for 8RU Frame)
+FCRedundant Controller Module
+REFRedundant Reference module (Can only be fitted on frames with 64 or more, outputs)
+R8Reclocking option for 8 HD/SD outputs
+R16Reclocking option for 16 HD/SD outputs
+R24Reclocking option for 24 HD/SD outputs
+R32Reclocking option for 32 HD/SD outputs
+SSOption to synchronise audio inputs. Note: This option is required for mono audio operation.
+SRCSample Rate Converters for AES audio
Accessories
XE4-X-FRAMEXenon 4RU Router Chassis
XE8-X-FRAMEXenon 8RU Router Chassis
XE-IP32SX32 SD inputs
XE-IP32SX+F32 SD inputs (fiber capable)
XE-IP32HX32 HD/SD inputs
XE-IP32HX+F32 HD/SD inputs (fiber capable)
XE-IP32-3G32 3G/HD/SD inputs
XE-IP32-3G-F132 3G/HD/SD inputs (fiber capable)
XE-IP32-AESB32 AES Balanced inputs
XE-IP32-AESB-MADI32 AES Balanced inputs, plus 2 MADI outputs via mini-BNC (DIN)
XE-IP32-AESU32 AES Unbalanced inputs
XE-IP32-AESU-MADI32 AES Unbalanced inputs, plus 2 MADI outputs via mini-BNC (DIN)
XE-IP32-AA32 Analog inputs
XE-IP32-AA-MADI32 Analog inputs, plus 2 MADI outputs via mini-BNC (DIN)
XE-OP32HX32 HD/SD outputs
XE-OP32HX+F32 HD/SD outputs (fiber capable)
XE-OP32HX-XLINK32 HD/SD outputs via mini-BNC (DIN), plus 3 X-LINK outputs (only 1 card can be fitted in the 4RU frame and only two cards can be fitted in the 8RU frame)
XE-OP32SX32 SD outputs
XE-OP32SX+F32 SD outputs (fiber capable)
XE-OP32SX-XLINK32 SD outputs via mini-BNC (DIN), plus 3 X-LINK outputs (only 1 card can be fitted in the 4RU frame and only two cards can be fitted in the 8RU frame)
XE-OP32-3G32 3G/HD/SD outputs
XE-OP32-3G+F32 3G/HD/SD outputs (fiber capable)
XE-OP32-3G-XLINK32 3G/HD/SD outputs via mini-BNC (DIN), plus 3 X-LINK outputs (only 1 card can be fitted in the 4RU frame and only two cards can be fitted in the 8RU frame)
XE-SPT-AVP-HHD/SD Line Synchronizer and Audio SoftSwitch module with video and audio processing functions
XE-SPT-AVP-3G3G Line Synchronizer and Audio SoftSwitch module with video and audio processing functions
XE-OP32-AESB32 AES Balanced outputs
XE-OP32-AESB-MADI32 AES Balanced outputs, plus 2 MADI inputs via mini-BNC (DIN)
XE-OP32-AESU32 AES Unbalanced outputs
XE-OP32-AESU-MADI32 AES Unbalanced outputs, plus 2 MADI inputs via mini-BNC (DIN)
XE-OP32-AA32 Analog outputs
XE-OP32-AA-MADI32 Analog outputs, plus 2 MADI inputs via mini-BNC (DIN)
Modules
SFP3R-2Dual optical SFP fiber transmitter module
SFP3T13-2Dual optical SFP fiber receiver module
Control PanelsEnhance the function and usability of this router with a variety of control panels
Patch Cable
CB-FP1M-SCPCSingle mode fiber cable, 1m, SC/PC male termination
CB-FP1M-STPCSingle mode fiber cable, 1m, ST/PC male termination
CB-FP5M-SCPCSingle mode fiber cable, 5m, SC/PC male termination
CB-FP5M-STPCSingle mode fiber cable, 5m, ST/PC male termination
CB-FP10M-SCPCSingle mode fiber cable, 10m, SC/PC male termination
CB-FP10M-STPCSingle mode fiber cable, 10m, ST/PC male termination