AVI’s New Rugged 3-G SDI Video Switch -Taking High Performance in a Small Footprint to the Extreme
By: appliedv | February 17th, 2015
Charlottesville, VA, February 17, 2015 – Applied Video Imaging, a provider of rugged video products for airborne, ground, and marine surveillance missions, introduced its new rugged 16X16 3-G SDI Video Switch. The standalone unit supports up to 16 HD, SD, or 3-G SDI video inputs. Based on a non-blocking high speed matrix switch, any input can be switched to any or all 16 outputs providing the ultimate in video routing flexibility. With AVI’s 3-G SDI switch, mission operators can view any sensor video at any time on their display while still routing video to other subsystem devices.
Measuring just 10 x 6 x 1.8 inches and under 3.5 pounds, AVI’s switch packs a lot of capability into a small and rugged product. The inputs on the S000116 automatically detect and lock onto all SMPTE 259M, 292M, 274M, 296M, and 425M SDI signals and are completely independent. High-quality input equalizers provide up to 200 meters of cable equalization on Belden 1694A cable. All outputs are also independent and re-clock on output for maximum output cable length.
The S000116 provides convenient and flexible methods for both control and configuration of the unit, including Ethernet, USB, RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485 interfaces. A Web-based server built into the switch’s control processor provides a configuration and control Web page easily accessed by the user via Ethernet or USB. Control can be easily embedded in customer’s systems for seamless integration simply by accessing the unit’s IP address. In addition, AVI’s Open Command Protocol software allows customers to embed interface controls into their systems. The S000116 can also be directly controlled from AVI’s various Displays and its DZUS mounted switch controller product.
“AVI’s new 16X16 rugged 3-G SDI switch brings a new level of capability to the design and implementation of video based mission systems,” said Bruce Carriker, President and founder of AVI. “Our customers immediately understand the flexibility and installation cost savings this new product offers when implementing standard and complex mission systems. Not only can our customers view any of their video sources at any time, they don’t have to re-cable the platform when their sensors, displays, or missions change. This is a huge advantage in such a small package.”
Designed to DO-160 standards, AVI’s rugged S000116 3-G SDI video switch accepts 9 – 36 volts DC power and operates from -40⁰C to +85⁰C. The unit is designed for use in airborne law enforcement, ground systems, marine law enforcement, and defense surveillance applications. Based on SMPTE SDI video standards, it can be used with any SDI video source or any SDI capable display.
About Applied Video Imaging, LLC – Applied Video Imaging designs and manufactures advanced rugged video processing, distribution, switching, and display products for the airborne, ground, and marine surveillance markets. AVI’s products, services, and solutions optimize surveillance sensor suites, enhancing the platform and operator’s mission effectiveness. For more information, visit www.appliedvi.com or call 434-974-6310, toll free 855-974-6310.