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Ultrix Routing Systems

One Platform, Endless Configurations

The award-winning Ultrix 12G Router is the ultimate routing, multiviewer, and signal processing platform for Studios, OB Vans, and Flypacks. As the only software defined platform, customers realize

significant cost, space, and power efficiencies with unparalleled flexibility and agility, especially relative to competitive hybrid routers.

Software Defined

Easily add new features through additional software licenses. No additional hardware required.

12G Ready

Ultrix natively supports 12G throughout the entire chassis. This means it’s ready for UHD production when you are, without replacing any hardware or losing capacity.

Transport Agnostic

Ultrix supports SDI, Fiber, and IP signal I/O. Use all of one or mix and match as you need. Focus on workflow, not on transport.

Hyperconverged Design

The Ultrix platform is production in a box. Video/audio routing, multiviewers, audio processing, frame synchronizers, clean/quiet switching, UHD gearboxing, production switchers, audio mixers, and more all unified in one single chassis.

Save Money

Because of its size, base feature set, and software capabilities, owners save significant money on upfront capital costs. Additionally, the advanced architecture provides significant ROI in terms of power, cooling, shipping, and space costs.

Pay As You Go

The software defined architecture means you simply buy what you need, when you need it. No need to make critical design decisions upfront, simply add appropriate functions when they are required.

Features

Rich Multiviewer Capabilities

Up to 48 Independent multiviewer heads in a single 12RU chassis. Each head supports up to 100 pips. Completely independent and individually controllable providing superior flexibility.

Powerful Audio Processing And Routing Fabric

Up to 6kx6k audio routing and processing fabric comes standard with Ultrix. Route, process, and configure down to a mono channel, regardless of I/O, With the optional Ultrimix-MXR license, add a powerful, routable audio mixer it brings unique audio flexibility and capability to the Ultrix chassis.

Robust Hardware

The multiple patent awarded hardware design is based on attention to little details. From the sophisticated thermal management, locking card guides and edge connections, advanced internal smart fabric and more, Ultrix 12G Router has been designed to perform in the harshest environments.

Ultrix – Single Frame or Distributed Architectures

Ultrix can be configured as a single frame solution or as part of a multi-frame distributed architecture. To determine the best option for your live production needs, download our infographic and we’ll take you down the right path.

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Ultrix – Single Frame or Distributed Architectures

Ultrix can be configured as a single frame solution or as part of a multi-frame distributed architecture. To determine the best option for your live production needs, download our infographic and we’ll take you down the right path.

Ultrix I/O Cards

Ultrix platforms are built with a modular input and output matrix, to easily swap in unique I/O cards that build upon the Ultrix feature set. All these cards are compatible with each other on a single chassis and allow you to customize your Ultrix Hyperconverged Platform to serve as a 12G-capable router, multiviewer, and signal processing platform, a hybrid-IP switcher, or a signal-processing hub.

The core I/O board for the Ultrix family provides unparalleled power and performance for signal routing, processing, and multiviewers for baseband audio, as well as video signals from 270Mb/s to 12Gb/s:

  • 12G capable on every port
  • Full TDM audio processing, embedding, and deembedding standard
  • Clean/quiet switching on every output standard
  • Enhance performance via software licensing features such as multiviewers, framesyncs, SRC, and more

Ultrix IP-IO cards introduce IP streams to the Ultrix platform, while maintaining all the powerful features and licensing capabilities of the HDB-IO cards:

  • Hybrid,SDI or IP, build what you need
  • SMPTE-2110 transport standard

The Ultrix IPX-IO cards are designed to seamlessly integrate SMPTE ST-2110 IP streams into the Ultrix platform, without compromising on its powerful features and licensing capabilities. The cards offer scalability and high total bandwidth, making them suitable for a range of IP applications.

  • Four 100G QSFP28 ports
  • Facilitates Ultrix systems that can be all-IP or hybrid IP/SDI with scalable/flexible capacity – build what you need
  • Ideal for configuring distributed routing configurations – provides high-bandwidth tie-line trunks between Ultrix frames

The latest board for the Ultrix family provides unparalleled power and performance for signal routing, processing, and multiviewers for baseband audio, as well as video signals from 270Mb/s to 12Gb/s using modular SFP transceiver cages:

  • Choose from a mix of fiber, coax, and HDMI SFP’s
  • Full TDM audio processing, embedding, and deembedding standard
  • Clean/quiet switching on every output standard
  • Enhance performance via software licensing features such as Multiviewers, framesyncs, SRC, and more

The Ultrix MODX-IO is a base I/O card that can be populated with up to four MOD-SFP sub-modules.  For applications where signal counts are changing and growing, populating modules as needed offers a flexible, pay-as-you-go approach.  The MODX-IO offers the same processing abilities as other Ultrix cards while adding an extra degree of I/O flexibility.

  • The MOD-SFP sub-modules accommodate up to four SFPs – choose from any mix of fiber and coax SDI SFPs
  • Supports video signals from 270Mb/s to 12Gb/s (with Ultrispeed license)
  • Full TDM audio processing, embedding, and de-embedding standard
  • Clean/quiet switching on every output standard
  • Enhance performance via software licensing features such as multiviewers, framesyncs, SRC, and more

The SDPE blade is a powerful production solution that combines the routing and processing resources of Ultrix with the advanced effects capabilities of Ross Production switcher technology.

  • Blades can be configured to be either an Acuity or Carbonite production switcher.
  • Capable of alternating between an Acuity or a Carbonite based via software configuration
  • Available in either a 2RU, 5RU, or 12RU chassis
  • Ultrix SDI, IP, and SFP I/O boards can be mixed in the same frame
  • Designed and engineered to be easily repurposed or updated
  • Power, cooling, maintenance and support costs are significantly lowered.
  • Operational ease of use, flexible functionality, and integrated control

Ultrimix-MXR

Software Enabled Virtual Audio Mixer
To enhance the Ultrimix audio smart fabric even more, Ultrix has also introduced the world’s first software-enabled audio mixer in a router platform: Ultrimix-MXR. Ultrimix-MXR is a 128×64 virtual audio mixer that can be partitioned into multiple smaller mixers, and features a 4-band parametric equalizer, noise gate and compressor/limiter on every input. It is fully routable, which allows access to every input in the system and can send mix outputs and processed inputs to any output in the frame, providing tremendous flexibility for audio workflows. It is easy to configure and control via DashBoard or Ultritouch hardware control panels.

Intelligent

Introducing the smart door. Incredibly powerful, stunningly beautiful. System monitoring, troubleshooting, configuration, and control. All at your fingertips with an integrated, gorgeous high resolution, full-size touchscreen panel. Yet one more innovation in the world’s most hyperconverged platform.

Specifications

FEATURES 1RU 2RU 5RU 12RU
Video Matrix Size (max) 36×36 72×72 160×160 288×288
Default I/O Slots 1 1 None None
Optional I/O Slots using ULTRIX-HDX-IO 1 3 9 16
Optional I/O Slots using ULTRIX-IP-IO 1 3 9 16
Optional I/O Slots using ULTRIX-SFP-IO 1 3 9 16
Audio Matrix Size (with Optional MADI SFP’s) 768×768 1536×1536 3456×3456 6144×6144

 

 

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