Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Grass Valley introduces new router
Grass Valley introduced its Apex router at this year's NAB2003.
The Apex is designed to complement the Trinix digital video routing system.
The router features 256 inputs x 256 outputs per frame. It has a compact 11 RU frame. It includes TDM switching architecture for cost-effective linear expandability to 1280 x 1280 in five frames. Its redundant matrix cards maximize availability.
The router features 256 inputs x 256 outputs per frame. It has a compact 11 RU frame.
Broad format support includes AES digital audio (75 Ohm unbalanced and 110 Ohm balanced), MADI and Dolby E.
The Signal features synchronous/asynchronous support for 30-100 kHz signals, AES-11 timing and silent switching that minimizes unwanted clicks and pops due to signal switching.
The router also features:
Multiple audio and video reference inputs
Redundant power supplies and cooling fans
Network-based status and control via SNMP and HTTP protocols
Full compatibility with Grass Valley NetCentral and Broadlinx status and monitoring applications
For more information visit www.thomsongrassvalley.com.
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