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Apantac Launches T# (T Sharp) Multiviewers to European Broadcasters at IBC2015

Modular Architecture, Hot Swappable Boards, 4K, 3G, HD, SD-SDI and CVBS

Portland, Oregon, USA - August 24, 2015 - Apantac, provider of cost-effective multiviewers, video walls, extenders, and signal processing solutions is launching its new T# - T Sharp Multiviewers to the European Broadcast market at IBC 2015, Hall 8, Stand E37.

The modular architecture concept ensures a future-proof Multiviewer solution for Broadcasters. The T# multiviewer is based on a revolutionary modular architecture from Apantac. One of the most important new features in the T# Multiviewer series is that all input sources can be duplicated up to 64 times and that any input is available to any output. Three frame sizes (1RU, 2RU, 4RU) and 16 pre-configured models are available. The pre-configured models can be easily expanded by adding additional input or output boards. All boards are hot swappable and interchangeable between all three frame sizes.

When fully populated (using the largest frame), the hardware accommodates eight input boards, each with up to eight video inputs supported, for a total of 64 3G/HD/SD-SDI and Composite Video inputs. There is also a version of the input board with four SFPs for accepting SDI signals over fiber, as well as upcoming SFP pluggables from third parties for decoding SMPTE 2022-6 and more.


T# is also built with 4K/UHD in mind. For 4K/UHD support, simply combine four 3G-SDI BNCs as a single 4K/UHD input. For each SDI input, 16 channels of embedded audio is supported, and can be decoded to display as on-screen audio meters. Two output boards with four outputs each provide a total of eight outputs per chassis. Output board format support includes: HDMI, SDI, Fiber, HDMI extenders, and HDBaseT extenders.
T# supports output resolutions up to 1920x1200P including 1080P. In addition, T# is 4K/UHD output ready.

To support an expanded range of input formats, Apantac has both HDMI and IP input boards on its short-term product road-map.
As with all other Apantac TAHOMA Multiviewers, T# supports 3rd party routers and production switchers and TSL protocol, utilizes a flexible and simple skin technology that allows users to customize their on-screen display of graphics including; borders, labels, fonts, tally LEDs, clock faces, logos, embedded audio, discrete audio meters and audio / video alarms. Video windows on the display may include multiple labels, and support UMD, OMD, IMD and standalone labels.
The new T# Multiviewers will be demonstrated at Apantac's IBC 2015 stand, 8.E37.


Apantac Expands its openGear Solutions at IBC2015

The openGear platform is an ideal architecture for Apantac's solutions, which are feature-rich, cost-effective, and address a vast number of professional audio video markets and applications. The Apantac solutions enhance the wide range of options being offered on the openGear platform. The openGear concept was introduced by Ross Video to allow equipment users to install modular gear from several manufacturers in a single card tray, saving both rack space and money.

A full range of openGear solutions are now available


Apantac is offering the following products for the openGear platform:
·    OG-MicroQ - Compact quad-split
·    OG-MiniQ - Cascadable 4 input Multiviewers
·    OG-Micro4K - 4K/UHD down converter
·    OG-MicroSingle - SDI to HDMI converter with Tally and UMD
·    OG-Micro-UDX - Up/down/cross converter
·    OG-Pinnacle - Production quality SDI to HDMI converter
·    OG-Pinnacle-L - Production quality SDI to HDMI converter with loudness monitoring
·    OG-DA-HDTV-SDI - HDMI to SDI converter with built-in DA
·    OG-SDI-HDTV - SDI to HDMI converter
·    OG-US-3000 - Universal scaler/scan converter
·    OG-US-3500 - Universal scaler/scan converter with Genlock
·    OG-DA-4HD - Triple rate 1x4 distribution amplifier with an additional passive loop-through
·    OG-DA-8HD - Triple rate 1x8 distribution amplifier with an additional passive loop-through

"The openGear program from Ross Video enables a higher density of Apantac solutions in a compact, cost-efficient space," said Thomas Tang, President of Apantac. "This platform is a perfect fit for Apantac's new solutions, which are modular and interoperable with other openGear products."