Ideal for non-rack mounted installations
Indigo DT is a desk top box with a passive front panel which holds any mixture of up to two boards. It has no power redundancy and is ideal for those who only ever want to use board edge control.
It is part of the Indigo state-of-the-art frames systems, which provides a range of 13 low-cost frames to suit all applications.
Housing up to two boards (depending on the rear modules fitted), this compact box is suitable for non-rack mounted installations and is the best-value solution when buying only one or two boards.
What can you use it with?
Indigo DT can be used with all the standard boards and control cables, and with the single slot and double slot rear modules only.
Any boards from the Crystal Vision range can be mixed together in an Indigo DT - video, audio, analogue, digital, 3Gb/s, High Definition, Standard Definition and fibre optics.
Making everything easy
Indigo DT combines stylish looks with effortlessly easy access and maintenance.
Everything about the desk top box has been devised to make daily operation easy.
The front panel does not have a hinge but is simply removed - making it easy to get inside. Maintenance is easy too: the hot swappable boards can be easily removed while the unit is still powered.
Powering the desk top box
The Indigo DT is fitted with a 60W fixed power supply to handle any two boards.
Keeping the desk top box cool
Indigo DT has a single fan which is located on the side of the box.
It has three cooling modes: quiet, normal and maximum. In normal operation the fan operates at reduced power to keep the unit cool but quiet. If the front panel is opened an optical sensor switches the fan to fast operation. Quiet mode is used with a lightly loaded frame with a low ambient temperature.
Monitor the status
Indigo DT features sophisticated status monitoring - with three front panel LEDs that show you the status of the fan, power supply and temperature zone so you know what's happening inside the box at a glance.
Yellow or green indicates a normal condition and red an abnormal condition. The fan indication will show green if the fan is working correctly and red if it is turning too slowly or has stopped.
The PSU indication will be off if a power supply is not fitted, green if okay and red if there is a fault or the output voltage is too low.
The Temp LED is normally green but goes red if the desk top box temperature goes above the alarm threshold.
Increase the versatility
1U ears can be fitted to facilitate mounting in a control desk.
The IDT-RK rack mounting kit allows the Indigo DT to be fitted in a 19" rack if required.
RS422 control can be wired using RJ45 connectors. Individual connections are available at the desk top box remote sockets which are normally used for GPIs but may also be used for secondary serial control by dedicated remote control panels such as the Safire Controller.
Getting the signals in and out - the rear modules
To access the signals on the boards you need rear modules, which slot on to the back of the Indigo DT desk top box. Crystal Vision offers a wide choice of these rear modules which offer varying numbers of inputs, outputs and loop-through options along with the choice of BNC, D-Type, 'easywire' DIN 41612, RJ45 and optical connectors.
The single and double slot rear modules can be used with the Indigo DT. Each rear module has a selection of labels suitable for different products.
Traditionally the rear modules were held on by retaining straps, whereas the current screw-in rear modules are individually held by two screws which makes it easier to change the rear module if required. The latest Indigo DT has been designed with additional fixing holes to accommodate these screw-in rear modules, but can also be used with the older retaining-strap rear modules.
Indigo DT control options
What are the options for controlling your Crystal Vision boards if you're using an Indigo DT desk top box?
|Board edge switches
|Active front panel on the frame
|REMIND remote control panel
|REMIND-E Ethernet remote control panel
|Dedicated control panels
|Statesman PC software
* Two passive Indigo DT can be controlled by a REMIND panel via RS422.