14.02.11

Analog Way completes Smart Series with Quad switcher

AUTHOR: Inavate

Analog Way has completed its Smart Series with the introduction of Smart Quad, a high resolution seamless switcher dedicated to Quadravision.

The Smart Series now comprises six products, Smart Quad, Smart Edge, Smart MatriX / Smart MatriX LE, SmartVu / SmartVu LE, designed for the integration market.

Analog Way claims the series provides AV integrators with the best of a given functionality at an optimal price-performance ratio: Multi-format Quadravision with Smart Quad, Seamless Edge Blending with Smart Edge, Scaled Seamless Matrix Switching with Smart MatriX / Smart MatriX LE and Multi-format Mixing with SmartVu / SmartVu LE.

Smart Quad offers seven universal analogue inputs plus two fitted with DVI and two fitted with HD-SDI. It allows the display of four computer or video sources on the main output. The display of the four windows can be done according to 12 different pre-programmed presets. Different effects and seamless transitions are available (zoom, cut, fade, wipe, slide, smooth move, etc.). An included Video Output provides SD or HD-TV formats in various signals from Composite Video to HD-SDI.

Joining the Smart Series line up is Smart Edge, a high-resolution seamless switcher with dual output edge blending. It offers six universal analogue inputs plus two fitted with DVI and two fitted with HD-SDI. It allows creating wide blended screens either horizontally or vertically. Multi-screen edge blending can be achieved by linking up to three Smart Edge units, resulting in a panoramic image with up to six video-projectors without loss of synchronisation. In addition, Smart Edge offers true seamless transitions such as cut, fade, wipe and slide. A down stream keying function is also available to add title.

Smart MatriX and Smart MatriX LE are native matrix switchers. Smart MatriX is a powerful scaled matrix offering 12 inputs including four fitted with SDI and two fitted with DVI-D. It offers a 12 x 2 scaled native matrix mode with true seamless switching and PIP features on the two independent outputs. An included video output provides SD or HD-TV formats in various signals from Composite Video to HD-SDI.

Smart MatriX also comes in a light edition, Smart MatriX LE, with ten inputs.

SmartVu and SmartVu LE are high resolution mixer seamless switchers. SmartVu offers seven direct inputs including one fitted with DVI and two fitted with SD/HD-SDI. It allows the display of up two live sources including one live PIP on a live background, and offers seamless transitions and effects including cut, fade, wipe and slide. SmartVu also comes in a Light Edition, SmartVu LE, with five inputs.