At NAB 2012, Grass Valley will show this high-quality multiviewer integrated into its Trinix NXT routers, eliminating the need for additional cabling and other hardware—leading to a more reliable multiviewer. The multiviewer option supports infrastructures up to 3 Gb/s while providing up to eight HD-SDI multiviewer monitor outputs per card—including the ability to monitor audio for each source.
“Even with all of its new features, the Trinix NXT Multiviewer optimizes space by eliminating secondary, external components and connections,” said Karl Schubert, Senior Vice President of the Video Products Group for Grass Valley. “The Trinix NXT Multiviewer is ideally suited to monitoring within all types of broadcast control rooms, live production and distribution facilities, and especially mobile trucks. Customers continue to commit their infrastructures to Trinix because the platform continues to grow and expand with their needs.”
Using less than 75 watts (typical) of power for eight outputs, the Trinix NXT Multiviewer features:
• On-screen mouse and cursor for expanded capabilities
• Individual tile expansion to full screen for QC needs
• Sophisticated tally (TSL and Image Video) and UMD support
• Powerful signal monitoring, status, and alarming functions
• Two MADI inputs for discrete AES audio monitoring in addition to embedded audio monitoring capabilities from any source routed to the multiviewer
• Configuration import/export capabilities
• Support for Grass Valley control systems
Each multiviewer board includes 32 scalars with all inputs and outputs on each board supporting all video standards (from 480i to 1080p). By using the card’s cascade capability, the system can also support more than 128 images on a single output without rescaling the cascaded signals.
Asymmetric Router Frames with Multiviewer Support
Expanding the Trinix product line, Grass Valley offers a series of asymmetric router frames, in matrix sizes of 128×256, 256×512, and 512×1024 (each in a single rack) all of which support the Trinix NXT Multiviewer using standard BNC connectors for high-performance and reliability or with the Trinix Fiber I/O option.
These asymmetric router frames target both green-field system installations as well as those looking to expand their existing high-performance, mission-critical signal routing needs in an unbalanced, asymmetrical way for users requiring additional outputs and in applications where an integrated Multiviewer is needed.
Pricing and Availability
The Trinix NXT Multiviewer and asymmetrical frames will be demonstrated at NAB and are available now. Pricing is dependent upon configuration.