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The 8 x 4 HD/SDI Video Routing Switcher from Link Electronics is designed to handle high-resolution HD/SDI video. It manages analog video, accepting 8 inputs and providing 4 outputs. The switcher features a modular design that offers flexibility to the users by adding other modules later to the unit, allowing for expansion and upgrade functionality.
Controls can be managed via the push buttons of the front panel interface, or with remote control panels connected via Ethernet or RS-232 connectivity through a standard D-sub connector. Panels can be configured to control a single output bus or the entire matrix. The control panel supplied with this switcher is shipped installed in front of the main electronics chassis, but can be removed in the field and installed in a separately available remote-mounting kit.
The unit's power supply is accessible from the front of the unit and can be easily removed or installed as needed. A redundant power supply is also separately available. It is designed for placement in any standard 19" rack.
Plug-in modules for video and audio
No active components on the frame
Two power supply slots are accessible from the front panel; one power supply is standard
Redundant power supply is also separately available
Detachable front panel control with Ethernet 10BASE2 coax connection
RS-232 control standard
Video switcher in 1 RU
In the Box
Link Electronics 8 x 4 HD/SDI Video Routing Switcher
Limited 10-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
8 x BNC Data Rate: 270 Mb/s, 360 Mb/s, 540 Mb/s, 1.4835 Gb/s Data Type: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 344M, DVB-ASI Input Cable Equalization: Automatic up to 300 m @270 Mb/s, 100 m @ 1.485 Gb/s Video Level: 800 mV +/- 10% Impedance: 75 Ohms looping Coupling: DC Return Loss: >15 dB @ 1.485 Gb/s
4 x BNC Level: Unity gain, ±0.1 dB Character Video: 90 IRE units Return Loss: >15 dB @ 1.485 Gb/s Impedance: 75 Ohms ±1% Vertical Interval Switching: Line 6, NTSC Frequency Response: ±0.1 dB to 5 MHz / -3.0 dB to 50 MHz Differential Gain: 0.10%, 10% to 90% APL Differential Phase: 0.10%, 10% to 90% APL Crosstalk: 62 dB Propagation Delay: 5 ns, typical Hum and Noise: >60 dB to 5 Hz DC Offset: <25 mV Line Rate Tilt: <0.1% Field Rate Tilt: <0.1% SNR: -73 dB Output Jitter: <25 ps
32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
10 to 90%, non-condensing
120/240 VAC ±10%, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions (H x W x D)
1.8 x 19.0 x 9.3" (4.5 x 48.0 x 23.5 cm)
9 lb (4 kg)
Link Electronics 8 x 4 HD/SDI Video Routing Switcher Review