Sierra Video Pro XL Series 16x8 YUV Video Matrix Switcher with Stereo Audio (6RU)

BH #SI1608V3SXL • MFR #1608V3S-XL
Sierra Video
Sierra Video Pro XL Series 16x8 YUV Video Matrix Switcher with Stereo Audio (6RU)
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  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.
Audio Connectivity
NoneStereo Audio
Redundant Power Supply
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Sierra Video 1608V3S Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2RGB Video
  • 3Analog Audio
  • 4Control & Approvals

The Pro XL Series 16x8 YUV Matrix Switcher from Sierra Video is a high-bandwidth routing switcher for RGB/YUV, S-Video (Y/C), and composite video signals, and for analog audio signals. This is a 16-input, 8-output unit with a 3-channel design that operates at 450 MHz. It supports Matrix Mapping Universal Breakaway Switching that provides independent switching of every level of every R, G, B, left, and right audio input on the routing switcher. You can switch a single level or any combination of levels. For example, you can input a composite video signal on the R level of input one and an S-Video (Y/C) signal on the G and B levels of input one, then switch only the composite video signal on the R level, only the S-Video Y and C signals on the G and B levels, or switch all three levels together.

With Room Grouping capability, several inputs may be grouped and operated independently of other input groups on the routing switchers. This allows one routing switcher to be used for multiple rooms where the control system for each room will address only the inputs and outputs assigned to that room.

Qwik Adjust Knob Rotary Control interface consists of a user-intuitive knob along with the 80-character LCD display. This provides quick and convenient setup, adjustment, and signal switching. The switcher comes in a 6RU frame and can route any or all inputs to any or all outputs.

RGB Video

  • High bandwidth (450 MHz) and low crosstalk.
  • Qwik Adjust Knob Rotary Control knob along with the 80-character LCD display provides quick and convenient setup, adjustment, and signal switching
  • Video Mute capability to switch to no source for blank display

Analog Audio

  • Balanced or unbalanced analog stereo on terminal blocks
  • Input (level) adjustment capability for each input via RS-232, front panel, and TyLinx Pro Router Control software
  • Output (volume) adjustment capability for each input via RS-232, front panel, and TyLinx Pro Router Control software
  • Employs zero-crossover chip technology that eliminates the annoying “zipper sound effect” associated with digital volume controls
  • Audio Mute capability
  • < 80 dB at 1 kHz crosstalk

Control & Approvals

  • Local front-panel control with 80-character LCD readout
  • RS-232, RS-485, RS-422, and Ethernet ports
  • Supports optional remote control panels via RS-485
  • Supports TCP/IP Protocol via rear panel RJ-45 connector
  • Web browser control
  • TyLinx Pro Router Control Software
  • Meets UL & CE standards

Sierra Video 1608V3S Specs

Channels16 x inputs / 8 x outputs
Bandwidth450 MHz @ -3 dB
Video GainUnity
Crosstalk-80 dB @ 1 MHz
-47 dB @ 100 MHz
-30 dB @ 150 MHz
Switching SpeedDeterministic
Video Level0.2 to 5 V p-p
Impedance75 Ohms
Return Loss< -30 dB @ 5 MHz
Connector TypeBNC
Analog Audio
TypeBalanced or unbalanced analog stereo
Connectors5-pin terminal blocks
Input Level Adjustment-8 to +20.5 dB
Output Level Adjustment-59.5 to +15 dB
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB (typical -3 dB at 120 kHz)
Dynamic Range96 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz un-weighted)
CrosstalkAll Hostile:
< -80 dB at 1 kHz
< -60 dB at 10 kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)< 0.025% (20 Hz to 20 kHz at +4 dBu)
Intermodulation Distortion< 0.025 SMPTE-DIN at +4 dBu
< 0.01% CCIF at +16 dBu
Maximum Input Level+24 dBu
Input ImpedanceDifferential Mode: 20 kOhms
Single-Ended Mode: 10 kOhms
Maximum Output LevelBalanced: + 24 dBu
Unbalanced: + 18 dBu 
Output ImpedanceDifferential Mode: < 100 Ohms Single-Ended Mode: < 50 Ohms
Display80-character LCD readout
Control PanelsSupports SCP-programmable control panels, XY, & single-bus control panels
SerialConnectors: 1 x general-purpose 9-pin D-sub connectors (switchable RS-232 or RS-422)
Baud Rates: 9600, 38400, 115200 baud
Protocols: SVS host, simple Kramer, and select others
RS-485Mini-XLR for optional control panels
Ethernet10/100 Base-T, full-duplex, RJ-45 connector
Protocol: ARP, ICMP, Telnet, TCP/IP, HTTP
Power90 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (<150 W)
Redundant Power SupplyNo
Storage Temperature-40 to 150°F (-40 to 66°C)
Operating Temperature30 to 100°F (-1 to 38°C)
Humidity (Non-Condensing)10 to 90%
Dimensions6RU: 19.0 x 18.5 x 10.5" (48.3 x 47.0 x 26.7 cm)
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
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