Quartz has supplied the CBS News news bureau with its new Q256 SDI router, configured as a 160x128 I/O matrix.
The order follows the successful installation of a Quartz Q128 SDI router delivered to the news bureau in 2002. During the move, which will take place in January 2005, CBS News will upgrade from the Q128 - to a new Q256 SDI router. The router will initially be configured as 160x128 I/O, and be expandable to 256x256 within the 16RU frame.
The Q256 is a compact large-scale serial digital router, scaleable in steps of 32 up to a maximum of 1024x1024 using additional frames. Input and output expansion capability is built into every frame.
The Q256 at CBS News will route a pool of equipment, including satellite receivers, a large server system, standards converters, production switchers, cameras, monitor stacks and aspect ratio converters.
Management of the routing equipment is via a Quartz SC-1000 system controller, with user control from 25 plus customized intelligent Quartz control panels.
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