Snell has flexible new routing platform13 February 2012
New from Snell is Vega, a routing platform that allows users to configure any signal port independently for fibre and/or coax (copper), easing a mixed connectivity environment.
Its unique design also enables any port to be configured as either an input or output, providing the industry’s most flexible asymmetric routing solution within a space-saving 2RU 96-port router.
Vega uses proprietary algorithms to monitor every sub-assembly continuously and offers a full range of options for maximum redundancy: dual crosspoints, dual controllers, dual power supplies, and dual fans. All are ‘hot’ pluggable or replaceable. Vega is a single solution for a wide range of standard and non-standard routing applications, with 50 percent more inputs and outputs than a traditional 2RU router.
The Sirius 830 routing switcher is the smallest in the Sirius 800 range of multi-format, expandable, hybrid routers. It offers a compact 15RU, 288 x 288 frame, with the ability to add an additional 140 independently controllable multi-viewer outputs, without compromising crosspoint redundancy, making it ideal for studio or OB productions.
New to the Sirius 830 — and to the entire Sirius 800 Series router line — is support for embedded audio routing and for audio track swapping on inputs and outputs. Unlike many routers with embedded audio, says Snell, users don’t lose video I/O by adding embedded audio cards; 1152 remains 1152.