Eyeheight is now shipping its playoutHD switcher, which is a multidefinition version of the company's existing playout compact SDI presentation switcher. Offering an upgrade path from 525/625-line to 1080i operation, the new playoutHD switcher features a modular A/B design with four-group 16-channel audio capability. A number of modular options are available, such as an additional keyer and bug/crawler inserter.
Standard features of playoutHD include automation control, manual control and emergency control. A hot-swap dual-redundant power supply is available as an option. Single or multiple expansion chassis can be connected to accommodate additional facilities or channels. TCP/IP-based Ethernet and RS232/422 control interfaces plus 14 GPI/tallies are incorporated, and full manual control panels are available.
The playoutHD switcher comes with Eyeheight's Playout Application Suite software for general setup, operational monitoring and detailed diagnostics.