Barco is now shipping its FSN switcher, which includes the FSN-150 1.5 Mix-Effect control console and the FSN-1400 14-slot video processing chassis. The switcher seamlessly integrates SD, HD and 3Gb/s video along with computer graphic formats.
The base configuration includes one eight-channel native input card and one two-channel universal input card that is capable of accepting any video or computer format. The base system also includes the M/E output card that provides program, preset, clean-feed, and six native aux outputs. In addition to the cards included in the base model, users can currently add up to five additional input cards for a maximum of 38 inputs. The intuitive touch-screen GUI is also standard in the base configuration.
Barco plans to enhance the platform in the near future with additional cards to extend the capability of the FSN switchers. Future releases will include a two-channel 2D-DVE card, a 16-channel fully integrated multiviewer card, a two-channel universal output card and an eight-channel native output card.