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Ensemble Designs BrightEye NXT 450 Compact Router with H.264 Encoder/Decoder and Up/Down/Cross Conversion

Ensemble Designs BrightEye NXT 450 Compact Router with H.264 Encoder/Decoder and Up/Down/Cross Conversion

Ensemble Designs BrightEye NXT 450 Compact Router with H.264 Encoder/Decoder and Up/Down/Cross Conversion

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  • 1Description

The BrightEye NXT 450 Compact Router from Ensemble Designs adds a high quality, high profile H.264 (MPEG-4) encoder to the BrightEye NXT family of compact routers. The Encoder produces both a high and low resolution output simultaneously. Any SDI input can be fed to the encoder through the built-in format converting Clean Switch, allowing seamless switching or mixing between all inputs. The independent decoder operates simultaneously, with baseband output in any desired format. The decoder output can be switched along with any other source to any destination. An NXT 450 can serve as a full duplex codec, supporting both an outgoing and incoming streaming path. Encoding and decoding are fully integrated with the full set of resources in the NXT 450.

Encoded streams can be sent or received through IP networking or by direct DVB-ASI connections. The NXT 450 incorporates an RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port dedicated to streaming connectivity. The encoder output can be delivered by either unicast or multicast addressing modes over the IP connection. Two unicast outputs can be independently directed to any desired destination. The multicast output is limited to the immediate subnet that the NXT 450 is connected to, but can be received by multiple devices. In addition to IP outputs, a DVB-ASI formatted stream can be output through a BNC port, or by fiber with an SFP module. For each of these outputs, IP or ASI, there is independent selection of the high or low resolution stream. The NXT 450 can receive an IP stream from the media port, or ASI from any BNC or fiber input. This stream will be decoded to produce a baseband SDI signal with embedded audio.

Flexible Architecture
Flexible I/O configuration allows on-the-fly changes to the number of inputs and router destinations. From 9 inputs and 2 outputs, to 2 inputs and 9 outputs, the NXT 450 adapts to different needs. The two SFP ports allow for fiber optic connections, HDMI I/O, or additional HD-BNC SDI connections. You can genlock the Clean Switches and TSGs using the external reference input or assign a Clean Switch to an output. The encoder is driven as a destination of the routing matrix, and the output of the decoder is a source to the matrix. You can feed any source to the encoder, and feed the decoder to any destination.
Instantaneous Clean Switching and Format Conversion
The NXT 450 contains two Clean Switches. When assigned to an output, they provide clean, quiet switching, even between asynchronous sources. The format conversion feature provides automatic conversion of inputs to the chosen output format. This makes it possible to cut and mix between different input formats. Frame synchronization in the Clean Switch is particularly valuable when assigned to the input of the encoder. It guarantees that the encoder receives continuous, uninterrupted synchronization, regardless of the timing or condition of the input signals.
Multiple Control Options
Control and configuration of the NXT 450 can be made from a variety of interfaces. The front panel provides a full motion, real time video display of sources and destinations. You can route signals and configure resources directly from the front panel or connect the RJ-45 control network port to a LAN, for control using the built-in web server. From smartphone, tablet, or laptop, you can view thumbnails of all the sources and destinations, make routing changes, and configure parameters of all the NXT 450 resources. Control from third-party devices can be accomplished by TCP/IP or RS-232 protocols. Or you can use the 5835 Control Panel to provide a fully customizable operator interface.
Other Features
  • Router for 3G, HD, SD SDI, fiber and HDMI video
  • Simultaneous high quality, high profile MPEG encoder/decoder
  • Advanced H.264 coding techniques give good performance at low bit rates
  • Built-in dual up/down/cross converters
  • Dual assignable clean switches for video and embedded audio for seamless routing
  • LCD display with realtime full motion video of your sources
  • Dissolve and Cut transitions
  • Direct Take mode
  • Audio breakaway
  • 16-channel audio level adjustments
  • Mix and shuffle audio
  • System-wide configuration registers
  • Programmable Salvo and Action Keys
  • Front panel and web-based control
  • Dual built-in test pattern generator with moving element option and slate ID
  • PiP-Efx – Picture in Picture option
  • Mobile trucks
  • House of worship
  • Rental and staging market
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Ensemble Designs BrightEye NXT 450 Compact Router with H.264 Encoder/Decoder and Up/Down/Cross Conversion
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Ensemble Designs BENXT-450 Specs

    Encoder Dual Rate: MPEG-4 Part 10 H.264 (ISO/IEC 14496/10)

    Hi-Res: Encoding format matches input source

    Lo-Res: Encoding format 640 × 360p

    Bit Rate: Adjustable from 1 to 20 Mb/s
    Profile Hi-Res: Main and High

    Lo-Res: Baseline, Main, and High
    Level Hi Res: 3 to 4.2

    Lo-Res: 1.2 to 4.2
    SDI Input Number: 2 to 9, configurable, BNC and SFP

    Signal Type: 270 Mb/s SD SDI
    SMPTE 259M 1.485 Gb/s HD SDI
    SMPTE 274M, 292M, 296M 2.97 Gb/s HD SDI
    SMPTE 424M, 425M

    Impedance: 75 Ohms

    Return Loss: >15 dB

    Max Cable Length: 984' (300 m) for 270 Mb/s; 328' (100 m) for 1.485 Gb/s

    Automatic input cable equalization

    Output Number: 2 to 9, configurable, BNC and SFP

    Type: 270 Mb/s SD SDI
    SMPTE 259M 1.485 Gb/s HD SDI
    SMPTE 274M, 292M, 296M 2.97 Gb/s HD SDI
    SMPTE 424M, 425M

    Processing: 12- and 16-bit

    Impedance: 75 Ohms

    Return Loss: >15 dB

    Max Cable Length: 328' (100 m) for HD; 984' (300 m) for SD (Belden 1694A)
    Audio 2 channels MP3 and AAC encoding

    Bit Rate: 32 to 384 kb/s

    Downmixing: Up to 16 incoming channels to stereo pair; user selectable
    Reference Input Number: One

    Type: 1 Vpp composite video, PAL or NTSC or Tri-level sync

    Impedance: 75 Ohms

    Return Loss: >40 dB
    HDMI Input & Output 2 x Input
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    Via SFP

    Standards 1080i 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz SMPTE 274M -4,5,6
    720p 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz SMPTE 296M -1,2,3
    1080p 23.98, 24 or 25 Hz, SMPTE 274M -9,10,11
    1080p 50, 59.94, 60 Hz, SMPTE 424M, 425M, Level A
    1080sF 23.98, 24 or 25 Hz, RP211 -14,15,16
    625i 50, 525i 59.94, SMPTE 259M
    Fiber I/O 4 x Input
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    Via SFP

    Streaming Outputs: 2 x Independent unicast streams; selectable Hi-Res or Lo-Res encoding
    1 x Multicast stream; selectable Hi-Res or Lo-Res encoding
    DVB-ASI Stream: Selectable Hi-Res or Lo-Res routable to any output connector

    All four streaming outputs operate simultaneously.

    Decoder Decode from unicast, multicast or DVB-ASI
    MPEG-4 part 10 H.264 (ISO/IEC 14496/10)
    MPEG-2 (ISO/IEC 13818-2)
    Output Decoder Baseband:
    Resolution: User selectable; HD-SDI
    Routable to any destination
    Can be sent to cleanswitch for synchronization and glitch-free switching
    Latency Total End-to-End: 750 msec (encode/decode)
    Network Connection Control Port: RJ-45; 10/100
    Media Port: RJ-45; 10/100/1000
    Power 12 V, 35 W (100 to 230 VAC modular power supply)
    Ambient Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Relative Humidity 0 to 95%, non-condensing
    Altitude 0 to 10,000' (0 to 3048 m)
    Dimensions 5.6 x 1.7 x 6.8" (14.3 x 4.2 x 17.2 cm) including connectors and flange
    Weight 1.75 lb (0.79 kg)

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