IXS-6700 (IXS6700)

8U hybrid HD / SD video and audio routing system

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Overview

Cost effective and compact hybrid routing system handles SD and HD video signals, audio and RS-422A within a single chassis
The IXS-6700 hybrid routing system can handle HD-SDI and SD-SDI video, AES/EBU and analogue audio, RS-422A and timecode within a single chassis (a range of I/O modules are available to suit). It offers a video routing matrix up to 128 x 136 for multiple bit-rate video signals (HD/SD or SD only) ranging from 143 Mbps to 1.485 Gbps, plus re-clocking capability for multiple bit-rate signals, including DVB-ASI. AES/EBU audio routing up to 256 x 272 matrix by the use of TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) techniques. An optional sampling rate convertor module is available to handle asynchronous inputs. The IXS-6700 router is equipped with a common Ethernet interface, allowing a sophisticated, yet easy-to-configure network-based control system to be established. The well-proven Sony S-BUS interface is also provided to enable easy integration into existing routing systems. Another advantage is the unique integration with Sony MVS family of production switchers, bringing a number of great benefits such as bidirectional operational control, source name exchange and tally management.
Range of optional I/O modules provide flexibility
HD-SDI and SD-SDI video, AES/EBU and analogue audio, RS-422A and timecode within a single chassis
Video and audio routing matrix
Video routing up to 128 x 136 HD/SD or SD only video matrix and AES/EBU audio up to 256 x 272 by the use of TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) techniques.
Low power consumption
Approx. 550 W (128 x 136 matrix, 1.485-Gbps video with redundant power supply and CPU).

Features

Multi-format capability hybrid routing system
The IXS-6700 can handle HD-SDI and SD-SDI, AES/EBU analogue audio, RS-422A and timecode within a single chassis. Video routing up to 128 x 136 for multiple bit-rate video signals (HD/SD or SD only) ranging from 143 Mbps to 1.485 Gbps, plus re-clocking capability for multiple bit-rate signals, including DVB-ASI. AES/EBU audio routing up to 256 x 272 matrix by the use of TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) techniques. An optional sampling rate convertor module is available to handle asynchronous inputs.
Flexible control system
The IXS-6700 can be used as a primary station with enhanced control function, eliminating the need for a separate external control unit. The router has powerful operational features such as tie-line, virtual matrix, input/output system protection and phantoms. Inputs and outputs can be freely assigned on up to 16 levels. Both S-BUS system and Ethernet control systems are available.
Optional Universal LCD Remote Panel
The optional BKS-R6010 Universal LCD Remote Panel offers control of the IXS-6700 and IXS-6600 via either S-BUS system or Ethernet interface. The unit is equipped with a large LCD display for status indication (English, Chinese and Japanese language available). It has multi-function buttons equipped with colour TFT LCD displays to select sources, destinations and levels. User-defined names can be displayed on the multi-function buttons, with source selection using a clickable selector knob, plus easy set-up via a web browser. Other optional control panels include: BKS-R1617A Mulit-Display Control Unit, BKS-R3216 Multi-BUS Control Unit, BKS-R3219A Universal Control Unit and BKS-R3220 X-Y Control Unit.
High level of redundancy built-in
The hybrid router has a high level of redundancy, with a main and back-up CPU board as standard. The unit also has four power supply units (providing two main and two back-up units).
Self-diagnostic functions
The unit monitors communication quality, link status and back-up CPU status. It detects any mismatch of settings between the main CPU and back-up CPU and any crosspoint errors. Information on status/errors can be displayed on the router’s front panel.
Ease of maintenance
Troubleshooting and software upgrades can be performed without interrupting system operations. It is possible to keep a variety of logs, such as System Status log and Command log of S-BUS, Ethernet, RS-422A and internal control. Ethernet-based remote monitoring and maintenance can be obtained using the Sony MMStation™ Remote Monitoring and Maintenance Software – an SNMP-compliant application.
Compact and lightweight design
The IXS-6700 has a compact 8U chassis design with 46 kg (101 lb 7 oz) fully loaded weight.
Low power consumption
The unit has low power consumption of approx. 550 W (128 x 136 matrix, 1.485-Gbps video with redundant power supply and CPU).

Specifications

Main Frame
Main Frame
4 Power supply unit (2+2 redundancy), main and backup CPU boards
General
Power requirements
100 V to 240 V AC ±10%, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
max. 550 W
Operating temperture
41 °F to 104 °F (5 to 40 °C)
Storage temperture
-4 °F to 140 °F (-20 °C to 60 °C)
Operational humidity
10 to 90% RH
Dimensions (WxHxD)
17 3/8 x 14 x 20 1/2 inches (8RU) (440 x 354 x 520 mm)
Weight
101 lb 7 oz (fully loaded) (46 kg )
Inputs/Outputs
REMOTE 1 (S-BUS)
Sony S-BUS, BNC type x 4
Data transfer rate: 312 kb/s or 1250 kb/s
Data transfer method: Bi-phase Space
REMOTE 2
D-sub 9-pin (female) x 2, complies with RS-422A
Protocol: Sony Cart++
Data transfer rate: 38.4 kb/s
REMOTE 3
D-sub 9-pin (male) x 1, complies with RS-232C signal standard for connecting a control terminal
Timecode IN
BNC type x 1
ALARM OUT
Mini D-sub 15-pin (female) x 1, Parallel, Open collector outputs, 6-ch
REF IN
BNC type x 2 with loop-through output, tri-level sync or burst signal
WORD CLOCK
BNC type x 2 with loop-through output
NETWORK
RJ-45 x 2, 100BASE-TX