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WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 23 - SEPTEMBER 2013

N E W S

InTECH

When Does Clean Switching Matter?
By
Cindy Zuelsdorf
Ensemble
Designs

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hen HDMI and SDI signals are
used together in a broadcast
facility or at a live event, it can be
tricky to switch cleanly between
video sources. The new Ensemble
Designs BrightEye NXT 410 Clean
HDMI Router has built-in clean
switches that provide seamless
video and audio switching of all
sources, including those that are
asynchronous.
This new router provides a clean
way to integrate a mix of SDI and
HDMI cameras and other sources
in a live event. Switches are
instantaneous, even when using
HDMI sources. Pops, glitches
and flashes are eliminated with
the router’s built-in frame syncs.
The router’s outputs can be fed
to projectors, flat screens and
production equipment.
The BrightEye Router accepts 3G,
HD and SD signals. A signal can

come in as HDMI and be output
as SDI, and vice versa. The output
format follows the inputs. The
flexible I/O configuration allows
changes to the number of router
inputs and outputs providing
flexibility that saves time for
engineers when setting up a job.
BrightEye NXT 410 has
four HDMI inputs; one HDMI output;
two dedicated SDI inputs; two
dedicated SDI outputs; one
flexible SDI port that can be either an
input or output; and an SFP (small
format pluggable) port that can
be fibre or mini BNC, and either
inputs or outputs.
The SFP (small format pluggable)
cage can be populated with
dual SFPs that have fibre optic
or other connectors, allowing
the engineer to determine the
best connector for a particular
installation. Adding SFPs provides
total flexibility in combining
electrical BNC, HDMI and fibre optic
inputs and outputs. SFPs are about
the size of a stick of gum and can
be hot-swapped on the fly.
The
r o u t e r ’s
front
panel LCD displays real-time full
motion video of the router sources.

Ensemble's BrightEye NXT 410 Clean HDMI Router

Operators can look at the video
source on the router’s LCD before
doing a take. This eliminates the
need for a separate video monitor
during operation, saving the
facility money.
The NXT router is easily configured
from the router’s front panel or with a
web browser. The front panel menus
are straight forward, making it quick
to time outputs, verify the input
format, and check audio levels.
The router’s on-board web browser
interface enables control from a
computer or iPad. Video thumbnails
of the router’s sources can also be
viewed on the web browser control
window; thumbnails are updated
several frames per second. It’s

useful to have the ability to view
video sources and to control the
router remotely. Engineers can log
in from home or from the road to
easily check and switch equipment.
BrightEye NXT 410 Clean Router
has illuminated front panel buttons,
interactive LCD display, BNC and
SFP connectors for flexible I/O
configuration, and an Ethernet
port for control and configuration.
The internal test pattern generator
provides bars without tying up
router inputs. It’s genlockable and
timeable. Its chassis is compact,
about the size of a sandwich. The
new compact router is an excellent
fit for television, boardroom, medical
and presentation applications.

Low Power, Ultra Compact, Digital UHF TV Transmitters
T

he NT Series is Nautel’s new
line of low power, ultra compact,
reliable, and award-winning digital
UHF TV transmitters in power
levels of 150 W and 500 W. An
ideal platform for low-power TV
broadcasting, retransmission or
gap-filler applications, the NT Series
is backed by Nautel’s renowned
worldwide support.
Clean / Compact Design –
The NT Series packs a lot in a
small package with its built-in
modulator and even a mask filter
in the NT150. Equally important
is its clean design that permits
easy access to all components for
simplified maintenance.

Nautel’s new line of low power,
compact, digital UHF TV transmitters
in power levels of 150 W and 500 W

Advanced Modulator – NT Series
transmitters utilise one of the most

advanced modulators available today.
This software defined modulator
provides options to upgrade the
exciter to meet changing standards
without replacing hardware.
Outstanding Performance
/ Adaptive Pre-Correction –
Sophisticated linear and non-linear
adaptive pre-correction ensures
outstanding spectral compliance
and the highest standard of digital
transmission performance.
Broad TV Standards Support –
Designed to meet the needs of
broadcasters worldwide, the NT
Series supports all major digital
transmission standards including
DVB-T, DVB-T2, ATSC, and ISDB-T.
Seamless Input Switching –
The NT Series allows for the widest
possible range of inputs. In addition,
the AUI provides the ability to
monitor and switch these inputs
remotely. Inputs offered include:
ASI; SMPTE-310M; TSoIP (Gigabit
Ethernet); and, Optional Receiver
Input (ATSC).
Built-In Filter – To achieve
optimum performance the NT150
not only incorporates the digital
modulator but also the mask filter.
That helps you get on the air faster
with a cost-effective solution and
one source for support.
Efficient – The NT500 uses
OPTIPOWER, a market-leading,

enhanced, adaptive pre-correction
technology for maximum
optimisation of transmitter power
efficiency and/or transmitter MER
performance. Optipower is available
as an option on the NT150.

The NT Series support Nautel’s
renowned Advanced User Interface

Web Remote & Diagnostics – An
intuitive web-based user interface
gives broadcasters both local and
remote access to Nautel’s renowned
Advanced User Interface (AUI). An
array of parameters is available in
real-time at your fingertips giving you
comprehensive control capabilities to
ensure your transmitter is performing
at the highest level possible. This
helps you save time, trips and money.
SNMP Support – NT Series
transmitters also support Simple
Network Management Protocol
(SNMP), a network protocol that
allows for monitoring of network-

attached NT Series transmitters.
Flexibility – The NT150 is designed
for quick and easy deployment.
Simple air-cooling and an efficient
185-264 Vac switching power supply
make it a suitable match for all facilities.
Optional rebroadcasting and main/
alternate standby configurations can
be selected to address your specific
transmission needs.
Reliability – Nautel’s solid-state
transmitters are known for their onair dependability and exceptionally
long life. The NT Series shares that
heritage by way of a conservative
design and the ability to produce
as much as 50% more than
its rated power.
Nautel Support – Nautel has never
discontinued support on any product
it has introduced, underlining
commitment to broadcasters. Their
seasoned 24/365 support team and
extensive parts inventories serve
customers worldwide. Emphasising
the confidence Nautel has in its
products, Nautel provides one of
the industry’s longest warrantees
at four years.
Nautel is one of the world’s largest
manufacturers of broadcast radio
transmitters with an established,
four-decade-long reputation for
quality, reliability, technological
innovation and outstanding
product support.


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Contents
InNews: Prime Focus Selects Avid Workflow
InNews: Elysium Workflow Centres on Aces
InReply: IO Gates Platform ‘keeps It Simple’
InTech: When Does Clean Switching Matter?
InGear: IBC Debut for Gepco’s Hybrid Fibre Cables
InFile: BFI Adopts Filecatalyst Transfer Workflow
InAudio: TSL Products’ Madi Capable Solutions
In Broadcast - September 2013 - Intro
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In Broadcast - September 2013 - Contents
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In Broadcast - September 2013 - InGear: IBC Debut for Gepco’s Hybrid Fibre Cables
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