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SW803 3G

What is it?

SW803 3G 3G/HD/SD 8 x 3 crosspoint routing switch3G/HD/SD 8 x 3 crosspoint routing switch.

Reason to choose it...

If you're working with 3Gb/s, HD or SD and need to send eight inputs to three destinations, the SW803 3G will save you valuable rack space compared to a stand-alone routing switch. It's housed in the standard frames alongside the rest of your Crystal Vision equipment (allowing easy integration) with up to six routing switches fitting in 2U. Plus the dedicated hands-on control panel makes live operation easy.

Ideal for...

Any studio application where you need a small or secondary matrix – and perfect for systems already using other Crystal Vision boards housed in the same frame.

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  • Main features
  • Details
  • Specs
  • What outputs do I get?
  • What do I order?
  • Who's using it?

Main features

  • 3G/HD/SD 8 x 3 crosspoint routing switch
  • Eight sources can be routed to three destinations
  • All outputs are DVB-ASI compatible (mixture of non-inverted and inverted outputs)
  • Ideal for use as secondary matrix for small studio uses, alongside other Crystal Vision equipment housed in the same frame
  • No picture disturbance on switching: can switch in vertical blanking interval
  • Choice of timing sources: either HD tri-level syncs or SD Black and Burst analogue reference, or digital reference generated from any of the first four inputs
  • Choose either immediate routing of a selected source to a selected destination, or use macros to change a number of outputs at once
  • Save and recall up to 15 macros and presets - ideal if you regularly need to switch between several system set ups
  • Inputs and outputs accessed by using an appropriate rear module (2 x RM50)
  • Housed in Indigo rack frames
  • Space-saving: 'double decker' 100mm x 266mm module allows six SW803 3G in 2U (three in 1U and one in desk top box)
  • Flexible control: dedicated 1U control panel (SW808 Controller), board edge, GPI, frame integrated control panel, VisionPanel remote control panel, SNMP, Statesman Lite PC software or the web browser-based VisionWeb Control
  • Five year warranty (with product registration)

Details

The perfect secondary matrix

The SW803 3G is an 8 x 3 crosspoint routing switch designed to route eight 3Gb/s, HD or SD sources to any of three destinations.

All outputs are DVB-ASI compatible, with a mixture of non-inverted and inverted outputs for each input.

Ideal for those applications requiring a small pocket of extra routing, the SW803 3G is perfect as a secondary matrix for small studio uses and is particularly suited to applications already using other Crystal Vision boards – such as providing a selection of backgrounds for a chroma keyer.

Easy to set switches

The SW803 3G makes it easy to set individual switches: simply select the output, select the input and press the ‘Take’ button. Alternatively multiple switch macros can be created to change a number of crosspoint switches simultaneously.

Avoid picture disturbance

To avoid picture disturbance, the SW803 3G can switch in the vertical blanking interval according to SMPTE RP 168-2009, with timing information provided by either an HD tri-level syncs or SD Black and Burst analogue reference, or by a digital reference generated from any of the four main board inputs.

The SW803 3G can also be set to switch immediately – useful in cases when all the signals have different timings and there is no common reference.

Choose your control

Control of the SW803 3G is quick and easy – whichever method you choose.

Safire Controller chroma keyers control panel Those who prefer tactile hands-on operation should select the SW808 Controller 1U control panel. Connected to the SW803 3G using an RS422 serial link, it has dedicated illuminated buttons for each of the three destinations and eight sources as well as buttons for ‘Take’ and the ‘Save’ and ‘Recall’ of macros.

Useful features include the ability to quickly identify which input is connected to which output – press the destination button and the source connected to it will light – along with the ‘off’ switch being dimly lit to simplify operation in low light.

At only 90mm deep, the 1U high and 19 inches wide SW808 Controller fits easily in a control desk and is ideal for live operation and for when the SW803 3G has regular adjustment.

Alternative control options include board edge switches, an integrated control panel on the AE frames, the VisionPanel remote panel, SNMP, GPIs, the Statesman Lite PC software and the VisionWeb web browser control.

Pre-configure it using macros and presets

Using any of these control methods, as well as GPIs, up to 15 macros and presets can be easily created and stored - allowing you to pre-configure the SW803 3G for various situations and then recall these configurations as required.

A macro is a batch of crosspoint assignments which are changed together and will only affect those crosspoints – allowing you to change part of the routing but leave the rest alone.

A preset, meanwhile is a snapshot of the router table which shows the state of every crosspoint as well as set up data, switching mode and reference selection, and should be used when all the routing needs to be brought into a known state.

Ideal for bigger systems, macros and presets are ideal if you have several system set ups that you switch between on a regular basis.

Identify your sources and desintations

For additional ease of use names can be assigned to the sources and destinations – either using Statesman and the active front panels or by inserting labels under the keycaps on the SW808 Controller.

Save rack space

Crystal Vision frameHoused in the standard frames alongside the rest of the Crystal Vision interface and keying boards and with up to six SW803 3G fitting in 2U, this ‘double decker’ 100mm x 266mm module saves valuable rack space compared to a stand-alone routing switch.

It uses two RM50 frame rear modules to access the eight inputs and three outputs.

 

Specs

MECHANICAL

‘Double decker’ module 266mm x 100mm (uses two frame slots)

Weight: 250g

Power consumption: 14 Watts

VIDEO INPUTS

Eight 3Gb/s, HD or SD inputs

270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to EBU 3267-E, SMPTE 259 or ASI data, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A

The video formats supported are 625, 525, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94  and 1080p60

3Gb/s cable equalisation up to 80m using Belden 1694A. HD cable equalisation up to 140m with Belden 1694A or equivalent (approx. 100m with Belden 8281). SD cable equalisation >250m Belden 8281 or equivalent

Input return loss: - 15dB for 50MHz to 1.5GHz

Auto 50/59.94/60Hz and video format selection

VIDEO OUTPUTS

Three 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs using two RM50 frame rear modules together

270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to EBU 3267-E, SMPTE 259 or ASI data, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A. Output follows the input format

All outputs are DVB-ASI compatible. Inputs 1 to 4 have two non-inverted outputs and one inverted output. Inputs 5 to 8 have one non-inverted output and two inverted outputs

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ROUTING AND TIMING INFORMATION

The eight inputs can be routed to any of the three outputs. One source can go to more than one destination

The SW803 3G allows both immediate routing of a selected single input to a selected output, and multiple routing to change a number of outputs at once by using a macro. Up to 15 macros can be saved and recalled. Macros do not affect all of the outputs and allow part of the routing to be changed

Up to 15 presets (a snapshot of the state of every crosspoint) can be saved and recalled

The switch timing can be either immediate or timed (field or frame)

Vertical interval switching to SMPTE RP168-2009

Timing information is provided by either an HD tri-level syncs or SD Black and Burst analogue reference, or by a digital reference generated from any of the four main board inputs

LED INDICATION OF:

Power supplies

Eight inputs present

GPI INPUT LEVELS

Active pull to ground, pulled up to +5V through 4700 ohm

GPI OUTPUT LEVELS

Electrically: Open collector transistors 30V, 270 ohm current limit resistors. Pulled up to +5V through 6800 ohm

GPI INPUTS

Five GPI inputs – configurable for input selection/routing

GPI OUTPUTS

One GPI output - user configurable

LOCAL CONTROL

Intuitive board edge interface with two select buttons, shaft encoder and ten character alphanumeric display

REMOTE CONTROL

RS422/485

19200 baud, 8 bits, 1 stop no parity

Control from integrated control panel on AE frames and remote panel

SW808 Controller is a dedicated 1U control panel allowing tactile operation

Statesman Lite allows control from any PC on a network

VisionWeb Control is available via the web server on the frame and allows operation using a standard web browser on a PC or tablet

SNMP monitoring and control available as a frame option

 

What outputs do I get?

Signal inputs and outputs are accessed by using an appropriate rear module.

The rear modules slot on to the back of the frame and typically feature BNC, D-Type, 'easywire' DIN 41612, RJ45 and optical connectors. The single and double slot rear modules can be used with all three frame sizes, while the quad slot rear modules just fit the 2U frames.

The SW803 3G is DVB-ASI compatible. For inputs 1, 2, 3 and 4, outputs 1 and 2 are non-inverted and output 3 is inverted. For inputs 5, 6, 7 and 8, output 3 is non-inverted and outputs 1 and 2 are inverted.

There is one rear module combination available for the SW803 3G...

2 x RM50 rear module label and connections

More about the 2 x RM50

Connectors: 12 BNCs

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 6

Boards in 1U: 3

Boards in desk top box: 1

Why use it: It's the only rear module for the SW803 3G

Also used for: No other boards - although the RM50 on its own is used for the Dual DL-3G, LKEY 3 and Safire 3

Real 2 x RM50 rear module

2 x RM50 rear module label for SW803 3G

SW803 3G inputs and outputs with 2 x RM50 rear module

 

For more visual technical information, download the SW803 3G block diagram.

What do I order?

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Items for quote

First you need the 100mm x 266mm module...

SW803 3G
3G/HD/SD 8 x 3 crosspoint routing switch

Next choose your frame size and power supplies - from 2U to desk top box...

Indigo 2AE
2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 2SE
CoolFlow 2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1AE
1U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1SE
1U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1AE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1SE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo DT
Desk top box with passive front panel for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply
Indigo DTSE
Desk top box with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
PSU-160i
160 Watts power supply for 1U (non-DP) and 2U frames. 1U frames require one PSU-160i (no redundancy). 2U frames require either one PSU-160i (no redundancy) or two PSU-160i if power supply redundancy is required

You need a rear module to access your inputs and outputs...

2 x RM50
Two single slot frame rear modules used together. Allows six boards in 2U, three in 1U and one in desk top box. Gives access to eight 3Gb/s, HD or SD inputs, three 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs and an HD tri-level syncs or SD Black and Burst analogue reference

Finally - control. Use board edge switches, the integrated control panel if you've selected one of the 'AE' frames, a web browser running the free VisionWeb Control (included within the frame software), or alternatively order one of the items below...

SW808 Controller
Dedicated 1U remote control panel for one SW803 3G 8 x 3 routing switch                          
VisionPanel
3U Ethernet remote control panel with touch screen
Statesman Lite
Free-of-charge PC Control System - download the latest version
SNMP
SNMP monitoring and control available as a frame option

 

Who's using it?

Users of Crystal Vision's routing switches include...

  • Accelerate Global Sales (USA)
  • Advanced Broadcast Services (UK)
  • Advanced Media Trading (UAE)
  • Airborne Mobile (Canada)
  • Al-Mawaddah Channel (Jordan)
  • Anxi Cia Ltda. (Ecuador)
  • ATG Broadcast (UK)
  • AVB Ltd. (Georgia)
  • AVC (UK)
  • BBC (UK)
  • BBC Studios and Post Production (UK)
  • BFE Studio (Germany)
  • BSkyB (UK)
  • Caracol Televisión (Colombia)
  • Chello Central Europe (Hungary)
  • Closed Caption Latina (Colombia)
  • Corporacion Ecuatoriana de Television (Ecuador)
  • Czech TV (Czech Republic)
  • dB Broadcast (UK)
  • Dega Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • Det Danske Filminstitut (Denmark)
  • Dynacord Bulgaria (Bulgaria)
  • Elektronika (Czech Republic)
  • Ericsson Hellas (Greece)
  • ERT (Greece)
  • ESPN Star Sports/Fox Sports (Singapore)
  • Fedex TV (USA)
  • FOR-A Italia (Italy)
  • Fox TV (USA)
  • Gunk TV (Belgium)
  • Hodhod TV (UAE)
  • INX News (India)
  • IQ Broadcast (UK)
  • ITV (UK)
  • Magic TV (Cyprus)
  • Megahertz Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • Ment TV (Belgium)
  • Mitcorp (UK)
  • Music Choice (USA)
  • News 24 (Albania)
  • Nine Network (Australia)
  • OKNO-TV (Russia)
  • ORF (Austria)
  • Playbox Technology (UK)
  • Playbox Technology Asia Pacific (Malaysia)
  • Princess Productions (UK)
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media (Germany)
  • Rentak Setia (Malaysia)
  • Sono Pro Inc. (Canada)
  • Studios A/S (Denmark)
  • Sunil Tech (South Korea)
  • TBS (USA)
  • TCM (USA)
  • TCS Telecom e Serv. Srl (Italy)
  • Telecolor (Italy)
  • Telefonica O2 (Czech Republic)
  • Television Media Network (Pakistan)
  • Teltechco (Vietnam)
  • The London Studios (UK)
  • Travel Channel (UK)
  • TRT (Turkey)
  • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. [Network Operations Division] (USA)
  • TVP (Poland)
  • TV SYD (Denmark)
  • Universal Media Services (USA)
  • University of Central Florida (USA)
  • University of York (UK)
  • Videowork Srl (Italy)
  • Viettel (Vietnam)
  • Vizrt (Austria)
  • Vizrt, Inc. (USA)
  • VSC (UK)
  • VTC (Vietnam)
  • William Hill (UK)
  • WJHG-TV (USA)
  • WMBB-TV (USA)
  • WPCH-TV (USA)
 

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