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VDA210M HD

What is it?

VDA210M HD dual channel analogue video distribution amplifier with manual controlDual channel HD/SD analogue video distribution amplifier with manual control.

Reason to choose it...

You're working with lots of channels and you need a dual channel device that gives you five outputs per channel (or four with an input loop). Plus you can use it to distribute any analogue source - whether HD or SD, video or reference.

Ideal for...

Distribution of analogue video or reference in HD and SD multi-channel applications where you don't need many outputs and you want to save money.

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

Main features

  • Dual channel analogue video distribution amplifier with manual control
  • Ideal for any analogue source: works with both HD and SD analogue signals
  • Use it to distribute SD Black & Burst or HD Tri-level syncs analogue references, or SD or HD analogue video
  • Provides multiple outputs of analogue source - maximum of five outputs per channel or four outputs with a loop-through per channel
  • Choice of differential and non-differential inputs
  • Suitable for long cable runs: correct any distortion to the analogue signal with high quality equalisation for up to 300m cable length (adjusted manually)
  • Gain adjustments of +/-3dB (adjusted manually)
  • Easy to install, with SD or HD present indication
  • Board edge video monitoring test point BNC allows waveform monitor to be plugged straight into board (facilitating signal monitoring during setting up of cable equalisation)
  • Easy troubleshooting: GPI and LED indication of input failure and loss of power
  • Choice of output combinations: inputs and outputs accessed by using an appropriate rear module (either RM01, RM02, RM15 and RM18)
  • Housed in Indigo rack frames
  • Space-saving: 100mm x 266mm module allows 12 VDA210M HD in 2U (six in 1U and two in desk top box)
  • Ideal for cost-sensitive applications with manual control (board edge switches and GPIs)
  • Five year warranty (with product registration)

Details

Distribute any analogue source

The VDA210M HD is a dual channel video distribution amplifier ideal for providing multiple outputs of any analogue source, with board edge control.

Use it to distribute your reference signals - either SD Black and Burst or HD tri-level syncs. Alternatively use it to distribute SD or HD analogue composite or component video.

Get up to five analogue outputs per channel

The VDA210M HD gives a maximum of five analogue outputs per channel or four outputs with a loop-through. It is ideal for reduced cost multi-channel applications where fewer outputs are required.

The VDA210M HD also has the flexibility to be configured as a single channel board for those applications where more outputs are required.

It can be used with four different frame rear modules to give the perfect output combination for every application. Decide how many outputs you need and how many boards you'd like to fit in a frame, and then select the rear module that meets those criteria.

VDA210M HD inputs and outputs chart

The VDA210M HD can be used with the RM01 (two outputs per channel), RM02 (three outputs of the first channel and four of the second), RM15 (four outputs per channel) and RM18 (five outputs per channel).

You won't lose your signals

You can use the VDA210M HD with either differential or non-differential inputs - or a mixture of the two, useful if only some of your feeds come from another area.

The passive loop-throughs are independent of the VDA210M HD, allowing you to remove the board without losing the looped-through source - and maybe your station syncs feed.

Maximise the quality of your signal

High quality equalisation will correct any distortion to the analogue signal caused by up to 300m of cable length, making the board suitable for applications involving long cable runs.

It also features gain adjustments of +/-3dB.

Gain and equalisation can be controlled manually from board edge or by using GPIs.

Easy to install

Installing the VDA210M HD is made easy with the inclusion of an SD or HD present indication, while a video monitoring test point BNC for each channel at the board edge means a waveform monitor can be plugged straight into the board, facilitating signal monitoring during the setting up of the cable equalisation.

Always know what's happening

Troubleshooting is easy, with GPI and LED indication of input failure and loss of power.

Save rack space

Crystal Vision frameThe 100mm x 266mm module fits in Crystal Vision's standard rack frames alongside any other products, allowing 12 boards in 2U, six in 1U or two in a desk top box.

The VDA210M HD is one of three analogue video distribution amplifiers from Crystal Vision which allow the customer to get just the configuration and features they need.

 

Specs

MECHANICAL

Standard Crystal Vision module 266mm x 100mm

Weight: 160g

Power consumption: 1.4 Watts

ANALOGUE VIDEO INPUTS

Two SD or HD analogue inputs

SD or HD composite video input, 1 volt with syncs. Composite PAL or NTSC. Component video up to 30MHz bandwidth

SD Black and Burst, HD Tri-level syncs, or 2 volt syncs

One loop-through per channel available with RM15 frame rear module, or 75 ohm termination. Loop-through does not need VDA to be fitted - rear connector has all circuitry required

Differential input with RM02 (first channel only) and RM15 rear modules

ANALOGUE VIDEO OUTPUTS

Maximum of five outputs per channel using the RM18 rear module (four outputs per channel with RM15, three of the first channel and four of the second with RM02, and two per channel with RM01)

PERFORMANCE

Input Return Loss: >48dB to 10MHz

Output Return Loss: >48dB to 10MHz

Frequency Response: +/-0.05dB 0 to 6MHz, +/-0.2dB 6 to 10MHz, +/-1.5dB 10 to 30MHz

Differential Gain: <0.2% at 5MHz

Differential Phase: <0.4 degrees at 5MHz

Signal to Noise Ratio at 0 to 10MHz: <70dB

Cable equalisation: Belden 8281 manual adjustment up to 300m

Gain adjustment: +/-3dB manual adjustment

DELAY THROUGH BOARD

20ns

LED INDICATION OF:

SD or HD present indication

Power supplies okay

GPI OUTPUT LEVELS

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

GPI OUTPUTS

Two GPI outputs: Two sets of input detect

LOCAL CONTROL

Board edge control of cable equalisation 0-300m and gain +/-3dB

A video monitoring test point BNC for each channel allows waveform monitor to be plugged straight into the board

 

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.

There are four rear modules available for the VDA210M HD...

RM01 rear module label and connections

More about the RM01

Connectors: 6 BNCs

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: You're using non-differential inputs and two outputs per channel is enough

Also used for: ADDEC-210, ADDEC-310, ALLDAC, DADA208, DADA208D, DADA208N, MON210, REFGEN, Smart DA, VDA110M HD and VDA110R HD

Real RM01 rear module

RM01 rear module label for VDA210M HD

VDA210M HD inputs and outputs with RM01 rear module

 

RM02 rear module label and connections

More about the RM02

Connectors: 27 BNCs (shared by 3 boards)

Frame slots used: 4

Boards in 2U: 9

Boards in 1U: N/A

Boards in desk top box: N/A

Why use it: You're using a mixture of differential and non-differential inputs. Ideal if you're using three or more VDA210M HD (or the other boards listed below), as the 27 BNCs are shared between three boards

Also used for: ALLDAC, DADA208, DADA208D, DADA208N, MON210, REFGEN, Smart DA, VDA110M HD and VDA110R HD

Real RM02 rear module

RM02 rear module label for VDA210M HD

VDA210M HD inputs and outputs with RM02 rear module

 

RM15 rear module label and connections

More about the RM15

Connectors: 12 BNCs

Frame slots used: 2

Boards in 2U: 6

Boards in 1U: 3

Boards in desk top box: 1

Why use it: You're using differential inputs and want an input loop-through with your four outputs per channel

Also used for: No other boards

Real RM15 rear module

RM15 rear module label for VDA210M HD

VDA210M HD inputs and outputs with RM15 rear module

 

RM18 rear module label and connections

More about the RM18

Connectors: 12 BNCs

Frame slots used: 2

Boards in 2U: 6

Boards in 1U: 3

Boards in desk top box: 1

Why use it: You're using non-differential inputs and you want the maximum number of outputs possible - five per channel

Also used for: ALLDAC, MON210, REFGEN, Smart DA, VDA110M HD and VDA110R HD

Real RM18 rear module

RM18 rear module label for VDA210M HD

VDA210M HD inputs and outputs with RM18 rear module

 

For more visual technical information, download the VDA210M HD block diagram.

What do I order?

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

VDA210M HD
Dual channel distribution amplifier for HD or SD analogue video with manual control

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 Statesman CPU and integrated control panel for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC running Statesman
Indigo 2SE
CoolFlow 2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring Statesman CPU for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC running Statesman
Indigo 1AE
1U frame with active front panel featuring Statesman CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC running Statesman
Indigo 1SE
1U frame with active front panel featuring Statesman CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC running Statesman
Indigo 1AE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring Statesman 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 running Statesman
Indigo 1SE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring Statesman CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC running Statesman
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 Statesman CPU for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC running Statesman
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...

RM01
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of VDA210M HD in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Gives access to two non-differential inputs with two HD or SD analogue outputs per channel
RM02
Four slot frame rear module. One rear module used for three VDA210M HD, allowing nine VDA210M HD in 2U. Gives access to two inputs (one differential and one non-differential) with three HD or SD analogue outputs of the first channel and four of the second
RM15
Two slot frame rear module. Allows six VDA210M HD in 2U, three in 1U and one in desk top box. Gives access to two differential inputs with four HD or SD analogue outputs and an analogue loop-through per channel (NB. rear module loop still available when board removed)
RM18
Two slot frame rear module. Allows six VDA210M HD in 2U, three in 1U and one in desk top box. Gives access to two non-differential inputs with five HD or SD analogue outputs per channel

The VDA210M HD is controlled by board edge switches - therefore you will not require a control panel or PC software.

 

Who's using it?

Users of the VDA analogue video distribution amplifiers include...

  • Advanced Broadcast Services (UK)
  • Advanced System Integrated Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • Al Basrah University (Iraq)
  • Al Jazeera (Qatar)
  • Al Rai Media Group (Kuwait)
  • Arqiva (UK)
  • Astro (Poland)
  • ATG Broadcast (UK)
  • AVC (UK)
  • BBC (UK)
  • BBC Studios and Post Production (UK)
  • BFE Studio (Germany)
  • British Telecom (UK)
  • Channel 9 (Greece)
  • Chelsea TV (UK)
  • Chicopee Telecom (USA)
  • Closed Caption Latina (Colombia)
  • Coronation Street/ITV Studios (UK)
  • Crete TV (Greece)
  • CVP (UK)
  • Czech TV (Czech Republic)
  • dB Broadcast (UK)
  • Dega Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • Denel (South Africa)
  • Digital Garage (UK)
  • Doordarshan Kendra (India)
  • DS Video (UK)
  • Duna TV (Hungary)
  • EastEnders (UK)
  • Elektronika (Czech Republic)
  • Emmerdale/ITV Studios (UK)
  • EMS (UK)
  • EPIC (UK)
  • ERT (Greece)
  • E to E (UK)
  • Feltech (UK)
  • Finnair (Finland)
  • FMTV (Thailand)
  • FOR-A Italia (Italy)
  • Fountain Studios (UK)
  • Fuji TV (Japan)
  • Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation (Gibraltar)
  • Giga-Com (UK)
  • GigaSat (UK)
  • GMTV (UK)
  • HB Communications (USA)
  • HD Vietnam (Vietnam)
  • Indira Ghandi National Open University (India)
  • IPE (UK)
  • IQ Broadcast (UK)
  • Links Broadcast (UK)
  • Megahertz (UK)
  • Mitcorp (UK)
  • Molinare (UK)
  • MST (UK)
  • MTV (Greece)
  • MTV+ (Greece)
  • MTVA (Greece)
  • MTV (UK)
  • NetPlay TV (UK)
  • News24 (Albania)
  • Nova TV (Bulgaria)
  • ORF (Austria)
  • Oxford Sound & Media (UK)
  • Playbox Technology (UK)
  • PLD Production (Greece)
  • Polish National Film & TV School (Poland)
  • Proactive (UK)
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG (Germany)
  • Ragdoll Productions (UK)
  • Royal College of Music (UK)
  • Royal Opera House (UK)
  • RTC Télé Liège (Belgium)
  • RTP (Portugal)
  • RUV (Iceland)
  • Sanoma Publishing (Hungary)
  • Sat-Comm (UK)
  • Siemens (UK)
  • SIS Live (UK)
  • SKAI TV (Greece)
  • Soc Trang TV (Vietnam)
  • Soico Televisão (Mozambique)
  • Smart TV (UK)
  • Sport TV (Greece)
  • STV (Spain)
  • STV (UK)
  • S.U.-News (Germany)
  • SuperSport (South Africa)
  • TCS Telecom e Serv. Srl (Italy)
  • Telemedia (South Africa)
  • Télésambre (Belgium)
  • TeleStudio Modena (Italy)
  • Telewave (Greece)
  • Toshiba (Poland)
  • Toshiba (UK)
  • The Church of Resurrection (USA)
  • The London Studios (UK)
  • The One Show (UK)
  • The Reality TV Channel (Greece)
  • TNP Broadcast (UK)
  • TSL (UK)
  • TVNZ (New Zealand)
  • TVP (Poland)
  • United Broadcast & Media Solutions LLC (UAE)
  • Universal Media Services (USA)
  • University of Essex (UK)
  • University of York (UK)
  • Videocation (Germany)
  • Vinh Puhc TV (Vietnam)
  • Vislink (UK)
  • Visuals (Switzerland)
  • Vizrt (Austria)
  • VSC (UK)
  • VSI (UK)
  • VTC (Vietnam)
  • Westminster Live (UK)
  • WGGB-TV (USA)
  • WJHG-TV (USA)
  • WMBB-TV (USA)
  • Wurmser Aids (UK)
 

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