MAGNUM

MAGNUM
  • Key Benefits
  • Components
  • Applications
  • Control Panels
  • Ordering Information
  • News

MAGNUM, as a unified control system, bridges all of the major components (whether all-SDI, all-IP or hybrid) within the broadcast path under a single point of control enabling broadcasters to simplify facility workflow and gain efficiency while reducing operational costs.

Key Benefits

SDVN (Software Defined Video Networking)

MAGNUM powers Evertz' Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN). As the industry migrates towards an IP-centric facility, MAGNUM allows content providers to seamlessly transition from SDI to IP without compromise. As the SDVN orchestration and control, MAGNUM leverages Evertz 10/100GE high capacity switch fabrics, media IP gateways, and Evertz traditional SDI products such as EQX 3G/HD/SD-SDI routers. Evertz' SDVN offers broadcasters, content distributors and service providers a flexible, format agnostic and scalable infrastructure for SD, HD, 3G, and Ultra HD (4K and 8K) video.

  • Robust

    Unix based operating system, redundant networking, multi-node cluster with automatic fail over.

  • Unified

    Routers, multiviewers and terminal equipment all managed and controlled under a single system.

  • Scalable

    Dozens of devices, hundreds of panels and control interfaces.

  • Web Interface

    No software to install. Configure and manage MAGNUM from anywhere using only a web browser on your computer or mobile device. One interface to monitor events and filter using web reporting tools.

  • Centralized Management

    Manage all facility names from a single interface. MAGNUM will automatically keep everything in sync.

  • Access Profiles

    Providing each panel and user interface its own customized access to resources.

  • Seamless Reconfiguration

    Make configuration changes while minimizing impact on the operation of the system.

  • 3rd Party Integration

    Integrate existing third party systems into one centralized control environment.

Components

Routing Core

  • Unifies control / interfacing to all Evertz and 3rd party routers
  • Central location for controlling Evertz routing products (EQX, Xenon, & IPX), 3rd party routers and router control systems
  • Configure and manage systems ranging from single router systems (with 10s of sources / destinations) to large enterprise sized systems (with 1000s of sources / destinations, that utilizes tie-lines)

Multiviewer

  • Unifies control and interfacing to Evertz multiviewers
  • Central location for controlling Evertz multiviewer products (MVP, MVPX, VIPA & VIPX)
  • Configure and manage various setup & monitoring parameters from a central web interface
  • Update specific multiviewer mnemonics using the Name Application
  • Use Maestro design client to create multiviewer layouts
  • Provides central storage and recall of the saved layouts

Master Control & Branding

  • Provides centralized management of multiple channel playout for dynamic control and automatic mnemonics

Transport

  • Simplifying the management and routing of IP/optical based resources within the familiar source and destination baseband architecture
  • Enables control for Evertz IP based devices such as Encoders, Decoders, IPX, and IPGs
  • Provision, schedule, and manage network and optical bandwidth & pathfinding for Evertz transport

Infrastructure

  • Intelligent Signal Path finding by dynamically reconfiguring in-line Evertz conversion & processing devices
  • Automatic provisioning and configuration of scarce resources thereby minimizing equipment overhead and management requirements
  • Using up convert, down convert, and cross-convert devices, MAGNUM's Intelligent Signal Pathing engine dynamically re-purposes the devices based on the conversion requirements of the operator. For example simplifying the conversion process from an incoming SD signal to a HD destination

Tally

  • Unifies configuration and management of the tally state and status from discrete devices
  • Central location for configuring tally setups for interfacing to switchers, discrete GPIOs, multiviewers, routers, & IMD devices
  • Create, save and recall various tally configurations for an event
  • Centrally manages and interfaces to Evertz routers and multiviewers
  • Reduces configuration time of systems

Control Panels

  • Offers dynamic multi-system control to simple button per source panel types
  • Variety of choices for router control and interfacing using advanced multi-system panels, LCD re-legendable, or simple button per source interfaces

Applications

Production

Increasingly complex workflows, staffing reductions, as well as size and space constraints are all challenges that media broadcasters face today. At the center of the Evertz Production solution is MAGNUM which unifies the control of all the elements found in production facilities including routing, multiviewers and tally.

MAGNUM Modules
  • Router Control
  • Multiviewer
  • Tally

Master Control

Master Control is the heart of any broadcast facility. Demands for reliability, serviceability and signal protection are essential. MAGNUM unifies the control and management of these essential devices by providing robust router, multiviewer and tally interface solutions.

MAGNUM Modules
  • Router Control
  • Multiviewer
  • Tally
  • Script

Facility

Evertz offers high performance and cost effective solutions that optimize workflow and improve efficiency within the facility. MAGNUM provides a single unified interface for managing and controlling the various systems. Whether the requirement is interfacing for router control, centralized name management, multiviewers or Intelligent signal pathing, MAGNUM is able to simplify the operation.

MAGNUM Modules
  • Router Control
  • Names
  • Multiviewer
  • ISP
  • Script
  • Schedule

Outside Broadcast

In challenging, quick turn production environments MAGNUM provides a solution for unifying the control of all the elements found in mobile production including routing, multiviewing and tally. Providing a single interface for control and management enables more to be accomplished in less time and effort. A web interface allows changes to be made without being confined to a specific location.

MAGNUM Modules
  • Router Control
  • Multiviewer
  • Tally

Transmission/Transport

MAGNUM simplifies the control of inbound or outbound signal process flow using its Intelligent Signal Pathing engine for automatic conversion. Management and routing of IP/optical resources, such as IP fabric or gateways is also simplified by using the familiar source and destination based architecture.

MAGNUM Modules
  • Router Control
  • Multiviewer
  • Transport
  • ISP
  • Schedule

Multi-System Control Panels

Control multiple systems from a single hardware control surface with either the CP-2116E or CP-2232E. These slim, silent and user configurable panels allow users to install apps to interface with routing systems, multiviewers, terminal equipment, logo inserters, Overture RT, keyers, ATP, XRF and clip layers.

Key Benefits and Features
  • Slim and silent design
  • High resolution LCD touch screens
  • Web based configuration - no software to install
  • Reprogrammable LCD buttons
  • Multiple profiles for user based system access and customization

Router Control Panels

Evertz has a comprehensive range of router control panels to suit any routing needs.

Features Include
  • 1RU or 2RU options
  • LCD programmable or fixed buttons
  • XY or button per source
  • Level break aways
  • Joystick interface
  • Source chopping
  • Programmable menus
  • Src/Dst scroll lists or prefix based
  • Locks
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MAGNUM Ordering Information

MAGNUM-ROUTER Router control / interfacing, router panel hosting, tieline management, and mnemonics software module
MAGNUM-MULTIVIEWER Integrated routing, layout recall, mnemonics with the router, multiviewer software management module
MAGNUM-NAMES Name interchange module for MAGNUM control system. The module facilitates name interchange between Magnum and supported 3rd Party interfaces, allowing for central management of names within a system.
MAGNUM-TALLY Software Tally module for MAGNUM control system for gathering tally from production and master control switchers for Program / Preview / Contribution Tally / GPI / GPO.
MAGNUM-SCRIPT Script module for MAGNUM control system. Allows customers to create custom scripted actions in MAGNUM such as set cross-points, load Multiviewer layouts, set SNMP parameters, etc
MAGNUM-SCHEDULE MAGNUM module that allows scheduling of actions of other installed MAGNUM modules, for example top of the hour routes.
MAGNUM-ISP MAGNUM software module to provide Intelligent Signal Path finding. Dynamically reconfigure in-line Evertz conversion and processing devices as required. Thereby minimizing the equipment overhead requirement traditionally needed in a multi format facility.
MAGNUM-KVM-32 KVM control module for MAGNUM control system. Allows interfacing and control of the Evertz KVM solution using MAGNUM and its supported interfaces. License allows a matrix of 32x32 for KVM devices.

MAGNUM-ROUTER-R Redundant software module for MAGNUM-ROUTER. Requires licensed MAGNUM-ROUTER
MAGNUM-MULTIVIEWER-R Redundant software module for MAGNUMMULTIVIEWER. Requires licensed MAGNUMMULTIVIEWER
MAGNUM-NAMES-R Redundant software module for MAGNUM-NAMES. Requires licensed MAGNUM-NAMES
MAGNUM-TALLY-R Redundant software module for MAGNUM-TALLY. Requires licensed MAGNUM-TALLY
MAGNUM-SCRIPT-R Redundant Script module for MAGNUM control system. Requires licesnsed MAGNUM-SCRIPT
MAGNUM-SCHEDULE-R Redundant software module for MAGNUMSCHEDULE. Requires licensed MAGNUM-SCHEDULE
MAGNUM-ISP-R Redundant software module for MAGNUM-ISP. Requires licensed MAGNUM-ISP
MAGNUM-KVM-R Redundant software module for MAGNUM-KVM. Requires licensed MAGNUM-KVM
MAGNUM-HW 1RU Enterprise Class Server for all MAGNUM software modules.

News

  • Hearst Station KETV in Omaha Partners With BeckTV and Evertz for New Broadcast Facility in Historic Rail Station

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    BeckTV, one of the United States' premier design-build systems integrators, has completed the installation and commissioning of broadcast systems within the brand-new KETV facility, located within the renovated Burlington Station in Omaha, Nebraska. The Hearst Television-owned television station worked with BeckTV to integrate state-of-the-art broadcast systems, using Evertz end-to- end infrastructure solutions, into the historic building while preserving original elements dating back to 1898, when the rail station first opened. Read more...

  • BeckTV Installs Evertz Broadcast System for KETV

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    KETV has been operating from its new studio inside Omaha, Neb.'s historic Burlington Station since October, and part of the station's move was the installation of its broadcast system for the facility, courtesy of BeckTV. Using Evertz end-to-end infrastructure, BeckTV installed a state-of-the-art broadcast system for the Hearst Television-owned TV station. Read more...