Grass Valley Shows Integrated Multiviewer Functionality in Trinix NXT SD/HD/3G Router Family at IBC 2011

The Trinix Multiviewer is a next-generation approach to sophisticated, 3G multiviewer solutions for live event broadcast

IBC will provide European customers with their first chance to get a close-up look at Grass Valley’s™ new high-quality, fully integrated multiviewer capability in the family of Trinix™ NXT multi-format digital video routing switchers.

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Introduced at NAB, the new option supports infrastructures up to 3 Gb/s, while providing up to eight SDI multiviewer monitor outputs per card—including the ability to monitor audio for each source.  The Trinix Multiviewer is ideally suited to monitoring within all types of broadcast control rooms, live production and distribution facilities, and mobile trucks.

The new Trinix NXT Multiviewer is easily installed into a new Trinix NXT router or field-integrated into existing Grass Valley Trinix frames.

All existing Trinix frames (including every Trinix sold since the product’s introduction in 2001) can be upgraded quickly and easily to support the new Trinix Multiviewer, something no other manufacturer can claim. Since the Trinix Multiviewer is fully integrated within the router, it eliminates the need for additional cabling and other hardware—which leads to a more reliable multiviewer.

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“The Trinix Multiviewer is the perfect solution for facilities and OB vans with limited rack space," said Karl Schubert, Senior Vice President & CTO, and acting GM for Grass Valley’s Routing & Signal Management (RSM) product group. “With a fully integrated solution, no additional rack space and cabling are needed, making the Trinix Multiviewer a very elegant solution.”

With less than 75 watts typical power consumption for eight outputs, the Trinix NXT Multiviewer features:
·    Two MADI inputs for discrete AES audio monitoring in addition to embedded audio monitoring capabilities from any source routed to the multiviewer
·    Sophisticated graphics, tally (TSL and Image Video), and UMD support
·    Powerful signal monitoring, status, and alarming functions
·    Support for Grass Valley control systems.

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Each multiviewer board includes 32 scalars with all inputs on each board supporting all video standards (from 480i to 1080p). By using the card’s cascade capability, the system can also support up to 128 images on a single output without rescaling the cascaded signals. Users can also set up a single image to span multiple monitors, creating stunning video cubes.

Trinix Multiviewer
The Trinix Multiviewer is a next-generation approach to sophisticated, 3G multiviewer solutions for live event broadcast and production, yet costs 30–40% less to operate than other solutions. The Trinix Multiviewer’s small footprint, integrated processing, and efficient cooling, don’t require tradeoffs. Integrating the multiviewer into any Trinix router eliminates external components for improved signal quality and reduced equipment problems. And the intuitive drag-and-drop software tools optimize configuration flexibility and use of system resources without extensive training. The Trinix multiviewer is ideally suited to monitoring within all types of broadcast control rooms, live production and distribution facilities, and mobile trucks.

Availability
The new Trinix Multiviewer will be available in Q3 2011

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