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QuStream Upgrades Processors, Goes 3 Gbps

QuStream will exhibit the latest additions to its range of audio/video routing, router-control, interfacing and signal distribution systems at IBC2008. QuStream router frames range from capacity of 8x2 inputs/outputs up to 1024x1024 in two rack frames.

QuStream will exhibit the latest additions to its Integrity 600 modular video and audio processing and distribution system, which offers high component density and high-level redundancy. The compact FRM603 chassis accommodates up to 20 signal-processing cards, reducing system cost.

Among the new modules are the MUX643/683, which processes and reclocks inputs from 270 MHz to 3 Gbps and can embed/process four/eight AES/Dolby E inputs. The DMX HD/SD de-embedder processes and reclocks inputs from 270 MHz to 3 Gbps, extracting and processing four AES/Dolby E channels (DMX614) or eight AES/Dolby E channels (DMX618). The MPA618 multipurpose analog distribution amplifier for sync, reference and AES distribution supports analog video signals, analog black burst and tri-level sync distribution as well as AES audio. And the SDA617 SDI distribution amplifier is designed for 270 Mbps monitoring and distribution.

A central theme of QuStream’s IBC exhibit will be addition of 3 Gbps capability to the selected Cheetah range of HD/SD-SDI routers, enabling broadcasters to embrace the 1080p HD television standard as a mastering format in 59.9 and 60 Hz frame rates. Shown in prototype at the NAB Show in April and now in production, the 3 Gbps capability adds the speed and processing power to route practically any digital signal stream a video or film production company, mobile crew, post-production house or broadcaster would ever need to handle.

QuStream will be at Stand 2.B51.