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ARG Brickhouse to unveil Callisto HD switcher
ARG Brickhouse, the result of the merger of ARG Electro Design and Brick House Video, will unveil its Callisto-HD switcher at NAB.
The company will also introduce a three-input Micro SD switcher, an Inverse Multiplexer that makes the most of bandwidth usage and a REMON (REmote MONitoring system) that allows non-SNMP equipment to be managed in an SNMP network.
The Callisto-HD is a multiformat asynchronous switcher that offers upconversion with super-resolution bandlet technology. The switcher offers a full range of inputs, allowing the user to handle analog, SDI SD and SDI HD signals seamlessly in a single unit.
Two layers of DSK are provided, and the entire unit is contained in a 1RU chassis. Control panels from the existing Callisto-RC can be used with the Callisto-HD.
The company said the three-input Callisto Micro is ideal for use in helicopters over sports venues where space and weight are at a premium. It weighs 4.5lbs and has a footprint of 7in by 5.5in.