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Apantac LX-8SD SD-SDI Multiviewer with Router (8 Inputs)

B&H # APLX8SD Mfr # LX-8SD
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This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
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You Pay: $6,214.95
Product Highlights
  • Accepts 8 SD-SDI Inputs
  • Built-in 16x8 SDI Routing Switcher
  • Supports Embedded Audio (16 Channels)
  • Supports DVI/HDMI/ Optional (VGA/SDI)
  • Full 10-bit HDMI 1.3 Outputs
  • Resolution up to 2048x1080
  • Built-in CATx Extender
  • Includes Analog/Digital Clocks
  • LTC Timecode/NTP (Clock Synchronization)
  • Multiple Labels/Apantac Skin Technology

The Apantac LX-8SD SD-SDI Multiviewer with Router consists of a built-in 16x8 SDI routing switcher, which accepts 8 HD-SDI inputs and displays any input to one ore more of the 16 available windows. Regardless of the output configuration, any input is switchable to 1 or more image windows. With single frame processing delay, it offers support for up to 16 channels of embedded audio per SDI input. The SCSI connectors on each input board can take in 16 channels of audio through a SCSI adapter (not included), which is 4 channels of discrete audio per input window. The multiviewer provides DVI, HDMI, and full 10-bit HDMI 1.3 outputs with a resolution of up to 2048 x 1080 (including 1080p). Optional accessories are available for converting CATx DVI/HDMI to VGA or SDI. The unit is also field upgradable, and allows discrete audio (AES/AA).

A built-in CATx transmitter extends the range up to 35' for 1080p resolution with a passive, short-distance receiver (included); or up to 115' with an active, long-distance receiver (not included). The Multiviewer includes analog and digital clocks for time of day and up/down counters, as well as LTC timecode and NTP for clock synchronization. It includes multiple labels, and with Apantac skin technology allows customizing borders, labels (4 / window), fonts, tally LEDS, clock faces, logos, UMD, OMD, IMD, and dynamic UMD.

With automatic input aspect ratio detection, it has a built-in video, audio alarm detections like no audio, audio high/low, no video, video black, video frozen, WSS/AFD. The LX-8SD Multiviewer comes with front panel buttons for quick preset recalls and a front panel headphone jack with volume control, and comes with a 1 RU size.

Built-in 16x8 SDI Routing Switcher - accepts 8 SD-SDI inputs, and displays any input to any of the 8 available windows
Offers support for up to 16 channels of SDI embedded audio and 4 channels of discrete audio per input (optional)
Any input switchable to 1 or more image windows regardless of the output configuration
Single frame processing delay
Supports DVI, HDMI, VGA (optional), SDI (optional), and full 10-bit HDMI 1.3 outputs with a resolution of up to 2048 x 1080 (including 1080p)
Field upgradable and allows discrete audio (AES/AA)
Features a built-in CATx extender that extends up to 35' with a passive receiver (included) or up to 115' with an active receiver (not included)
Includes analog and digital clocks for time of day and up/down counters with LTC timecode and NTP for clock synchronization
Includes multiple labels, and with Apantac skin technology allows customizing borders, labels (4 / window), fonts, tally LEDS, clock faces, logos, UMD, OMD, IMD, and dynamic UMD
Automatic input aspect ratio detection
Built-in video, audio alarm detections like no audio, audio high/low, no video, video black, video frozen, WSS/AFD
Supports closed captions (line 21, CEA 608, CEA 708)
Front panel buttons for quick preset recalls
Front panel headphone jack with volume control
1 RU size
Video Inputs 8 SD-SDI
Connectors BNC IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Total windows 8
Serial Digital SMPTE 424M, 292M, 259M
Equalization 120 m at 2.97 Gbps, 140 m at 1.48 Gbps, 400 m at 270 Mbps with Belden 1694A
Video Return Loss > 15db up to 1.5 Gbps
> 10db up to 3G
Embedded Audio SMPTE-272M-A
Signal Level 1V nominal
DC Offset 0V, ±0.1V
Impedance 75 Ω
Embedded Audio Return Loss 40 dB up to 5 MHz
Alarm No audio, audio high / low, no video, video black, video frozen, WSS, AFD
Control Front panel buttons for quick preset recalls, GPIs, Apantac ASCII Protocol (AXP), Director (configuration and control application)
AES Audio 4 channels / video input (2 pairs, balanced / unbalanced)
Analog Stereo 4 channels / video input (balanced / unbalanced)
Outputs DVI, HDMI, VGA (option), 1 SDI (option)
Output Resolution 800 x 480 - 2048 x 1080 (1080p)
Built-in CATx Extender Up to 35.0' (10.7 m) with passive receiver (included)
Up to 115.0' (35.1 m) with active receiver (not included)
Built-in Routing Switcher Route any input source to any Multiviewer output
On-Screen Display Skin Technology for customizing borders, labels (4 / window), fonts, tally LEDS, clock faces, logos, UMD, OMD, IMD, dynamic UMD
General Purpose IO 24 inputs with DB9 connectors
Serial Port RS232 with RS422 or RS485 option
Connector: RJ45Baud Rate Up to 115200
Supported Protocols: TSL, TSI, AXP
IP 100 Base-TX, Supported Protocols: TSL, AXP, Connector: RJ45
Electrical 110W, 90-250V 50/60 Hz
EMI/RFI Complies with FCC Part 15, Class A, CE, EU EMC, C-tick
Power Optional redundant power supply
Dimensions 17.5 x 19.7" (44.5 x 50.0 cm), 1 RU
Apantac LX-8SD SD-SDI Multiviewer with Router (8 Inputs)
  • CAT5 Cable (15')
  • DVI and HDMI Short Distance Receiver
  • Rack mount
  • SCSI to DB9 for GPI
  • RJ50 to DB9 for GPI per module
  • Director Software
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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