Epiphan Networked VGA Grid

Epiphan Networked VGA Grid

Epiphan Networked VGA Grid

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Epiphan Networked VGA Grid

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Product Highlights

  • 4U VGA Grid Concentrator
  • Supports Up to 64 VGA Grid Encoders
  • Up to 128 DVI & S-Video/64 Audio Inputs
  • Sync, Capture, Record, and Stream
  • Up to 1080p and 1920 x 1200 Resolutions
  • Mic and Line-In Audio Input Levels
  • Stream to Viewers, CDNs, Etc.
  • Synchronize Input Streams Using NTP
  • Create Branded Multi-Source Layouts
  • 6TB Storage (Upgradable)
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  • 1Description

The Epiphan Networked VGA Grid is a 4RU VGA Grid Concentrator supporting up to 64 VGA Grid Encoders, sold separately. Each optional Encoder features one DVI-I, one S-Video, and one 3.5mm audio input. You can capture, synchronize, and record up to 128 sources (64 HD and 64 SD) and stream to viewers, CDNs, digital signs, and video wall processing software. Synchronize input streams using NTP and arrange them in multi-source layouts with custom background and time stamp.

Key Features
  • 4U Grid Concentrator supporting up to 64 VGA Grid Encoders
  • Capture HD resolutions (1920 x 1200) with VGA/DVI/HDMI and SD resolutions with S-Video
  • Incorporate up to 64 VGA Grid HD Encoders, sold separately
  • Each Encoder you incorporate features one DVI-I, one S-Video, and one 3.5mm audio input, so you can have up to 64 HD sources, 64 SD sources, and 64 analog 3.5mm stereo audio sources (and stream up to 64 1080p channels at 30 fps)
  • Capture displays and cameras from anywhere with access to your IP network
  • Supports VGA/DVI/HDMI and S-Video display sources
  • Synchronize and time-stamp streams
  • Manage the Grid Concentrator centrally from a web interface
  • Control and operate locally or remotely from anywhere on the same network
  • Support for simultaneous streaming clients or publishing to CDNs
  • Create multi-source layouts with backgrounds and logos
  • Simplified troubleshooting of remote sources via the web interface
Multi-Source Layouts with Branding
  • Choose to display the video from one or multiple video sources; you can choose the size and placement of each source
  • VGA Grid automatically scales inputs to match your configured layout settings
  • Add a customized background with your company logo, the date, time, and any other information you want to add to the screen
  • Overlay video with time-stamp information and other text
  • Upload a custom image to display when the channel does not have a signal or if your input signal is interrupted for any reason
  • You can choose to simultaneously stream your video content to diverse viewers with customized layouts and delivery methods to suit each viewer
A/V Outputs and Network/Control Ports
  • VGA Grid has an RJ-45 Ethernet port, six USB 2.0 ports, and one RS-232 port
Streaming Protocols
  • Supports a wide range of live streaming formats and protocols enabling it to stream video to media players, CDNs, and multicast networks using industry standard streaming formats including (HTTP, FLV, ASF, MJPEG), and via TCP/UDP using RTSP and HLS
  • Supports multicast streaming via UDP using RTP, MPEG-TS RTP, and MPEG-TS, and publishes to streaming servers (CDNs) via RTMP and RTSP
  • Multi-encoding functionality can eliminate the need for a transcoding service
Stream Using UPnP and SAP
  • Media players, smart TVs, set-top-boxes, digital signs etc. can play live streams and saved recordings from the VGA Grid via UPnP or SAP
  • Streaming via UPnP and/or SAP is ideal for situations when the destination device is unattended (for example, when VGA Grid streams to a digital sign that continuously plays a video, the live stream resume feature automatically resumes the stream if there is an interruption
  • VGA Grid's processor lets you stream to many set top boxes/smart TVs simultaneously without sacrificing video quality
Video Encoding with H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG
  • VGA Grid supports widely used video codecs to ensure maximum compatibility with commercial viewing software media players such as VLC and Adobe Media Player
  • Multi-encoding features such as video frame rate, encoding bit rate, and key frame internal are among several parameters to ensure your stream reaches your audience
  • Use the default settings, or fine tune the operation to your application
  • Whether you are recording highly dynamic full motion video or slowly changing instrumentation displays, VGA Grid enables you to direct the encoder to achieve optimal video quality while satisfying bit rate and file size constraints of your specific application and environment
MP3, AAC, and PCM Audio Encoding
  • VGA Grid supports widely used audio codecs to ensure maximum compatibility with commercial viewing software
  • Use the default settings, or fine tune to meet your requirements
  • Encode in stereo or mono with bit rates up to 320 kbps
Record While Streaming
  • VGA Grid is capable of recording the streaming output
  • Store the video files to a hard drive, with 6 TB of storage (storage upgrades available), in AVI, MP4, MPEG-TS, or MOV format
  • Admin interface indicates the amount of free storage space
  • Manage the size of your recorded video files by configuring the VGA Grid to start a new file based on a time or file-size limit (when the limit is reached, the current recorded file is closed and available for download while a new file is opened for continued recording -- all without missing a frame
Easy Access to External File Storage
  • Access files quickly at Gigabit Ethernet speeds
  • Store the files on the device itself, useful when you don't have access to a network or an external device (you can always download the files later)
  • Transfer the recorded files to an external USB storage device or local network storage via SFTP, SCP, FTP, RSYNC, or CIFS to ensure you don't run out of disk space on your device and facilitate 24/7 recording
  • Configure automatic file transfer when a USB device is inserted
  • Integrate easily with commercial content management systems
Supported Aspect Ratios and Resolutions
  • The input signal resolution and aspect ratio are automatically reflected in the output stream
  • Capture computer displays and live camera signals
  • Convenient pick lists of standard resolutions in 4:3, 16:9, and 16:10 ratios make configuration and switching between various video input sources quick and easy (custom resolutions are also supported)
Automatically Configures Frame Rate, Bit Rate, and Aspect Ratio
  • The VGA Grid analyzes your source stream and automatically uses the best possible frame size, bit rate, and aspect ratio for the output stream
  • Changes to the input signal resolution and aspect ratio are automatically reflected in the output stream
  • Automatic configuration is an option that can be enabled or disabled depending on your requirements
File Redundancy and Fault Tolerance
  • Networked VGA Grid can be optionally configured with storage in a RAID array
  • Supports RAID 10, when 4 disks are configured
Thoughtful Design
  • Easily fits into any standard rackmount cabinet
  • AC power can easily be fed through the equipment rack
Control
  • A web-based control interface enables local and remote configuration and operation
  • Integration with other systems is available via Epiphan HTTP and RS-232 APIs
  • The EpiphanConnect mobile application is available for both Android and iOS devices (this alternative to the desktop based discovery utility makes connecting to the touchscreen friendly interface even easier by finding all Epiphan devices on the network
In the Box
Epiphan Networked VGA Grid
  • VGA to DVI-I Cable
  • HDMI to DVI-I Adapter
  • DVI-I to DVI-I Cable (Single Link)
  • Composite to S-Video Cable
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power over Ethernet Injector
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Video Input Up to 64 DVI-I and 64 S-Video inputs (not included)

    (Up to 64 VGA Grid HD Encoders, sold separately, are supported. Each Encoder provides one DVI-I input and one S-Video input. Both video sources can be combined into one stream, but cannot be separated into two separate streams. Adapters are included with this Concentrator for converting DVI-I to HDMI or VGA, and S-Video to Composite.)
    Resolutions VESA Modes: 640 x 480 to 1920 x 1200
    Custom resolutions
    HD Video Format Options RGB plus separate HSync and VSync signals
    RGB plus CSYNC signal
    RGB with Sync-on-Green synchronization
    DVI dual link
    Audio Input Up to 64 3.5 mm stereo analog audio inputs (not included)

    (Each optional VGA Grid HD Encoder you incorporate provides one 3.5 mm stereo analog audio input. Up to 64 Encoders are supported.)
    Audio Input Levels Mic and line-in
    Video Codec H.264, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
    Video Bit Rates Configurable to up to 10 Mb/sec
    Key Frame Intervals Programmable
    Color Resolution YUV 4:2:0
    Frame Size Configurable to up to 1920 x 1200
    Frame Rates 30 fps at 1920 x 1080p or smaller, 25 fps at 1920 x 1200p
    Audio Codec Stereo and Mono:
    MP3 at 32-192 kbps bit rate and 22/44 kHz frequencies
    PCM at 22/44 kHz frequencies
    AAC at 32-192 kbps bit rate and 16/22/44 kHz frequencies
    Network Interface 1 x Ethernet RJ45 10/100/1000
    Streams FLV, ASF, and MJPEG over HTTP
    RTSP over TCP/UDP
    RTMP and RTSP for publishing to a streaming server or CDN
    HLS (Native Apple HTTP stream for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch)
    Multicast Streams RTP, MPEG-TS, and MPEG-TS/RTP over UDP
    Network Discovery / Announce UPnP, SAP
    Internal Storage 6 TB configurable to up to 24 TB or 12 TB RAID or with SSD options up to 4 TB or 2 TB RAID
    No recorded file size limits when configured with local or network attached storage, enabling 24/7 recording
    Automatically removes oldest recordings from internal storage as space is required
    File maintenance through admin interface (Web UI)
    Local Storage Automatic copy to local USB drives via 6 USB 2.0 ports
    Network Storage FTP server and FTP client capabilities (automatic and manual)
    SFTP/SCP/RSYNC/CIFS synchronization
    Playback and Recorded Formats Download recorded videos (AVI, MP4, MPEG-TS, or MOV) using the Web UI and playback through any compatible player
    Administration Web UI allows for full administrative capabilities; includes multiple user roles (admin, operator, and viewer)
    Included API for integration into existing environments (executed via HTTP or RS-232); Creston/AMX ready
    Time Synchronization NTP, TIME (RFC 868), PTP v1 (IEEE-1588-2002 V1)
    Dimensions 4 U rackmount
    17.5 x 16.9 x 6.9" (45 x 43 x 18 cm)
    Weight Approx. 40 lb (18 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 52.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.3 x 25.3 x 15.1"
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