02.01.12

Sierra Video embarks on new switcher line with Aspen 3232

Sierra Video has released Aspen 3232, the first model in a line of compact video 3G HD-SDI routing switchers.

The Aspen line of routing switchers will be suitable for a wide range of applications including rental and staging applications, higher education facilities, houses of worship and hospitals.

Aspen 3232 is a multi-rate router compatible with 3G, HD-SDI and SDI signals from 19 Mb/s to 2.97 Gb/s (3G).

It is 2.5" deep and takes up 2RU in a standard equipment rack. The Aspen 3232 requires less than 32 Watts of power including the power consumed by its standard built-in routing switcher control system and front panel.

The Aspen 3232HD3G can drive 3G signals over 500ft (155 meters using Belden 1694A cable).

 

It is a format-flexible 3G HD-SDI routing switcher capable of handling all SMPTE serial digital video signal formats on every input of the router including SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 344M and DVB-ASI up to 540 Mbps and 3G and HD-SDI video signals conforming to SMPTE 292M (1.485GBps single link). The Sierra Video Aspen 3232 router also provides user control of the Input Equalisation and Output Re-clocking circuitry. When using non-SMPTE signals the Re-clockers can be bypassed if required, so they do not interfere with the signal.

The introduction of the Aspen 3232 coincides with the introduction of Sierra’s new control system architecture based on IP, SNMP, and a web interface. The Aspen 3232’s embedded controller can be accessed via the TCP-IP or RS 232/422 serial interface. The built-in web server offers control and setup functions and works with any OS, browser and most handheld devices.

It includes a front panel control lockout and offers the ability to create and launch salvos. Companion audio routers are also available for the Aspen 3232 and are controllable by the embedded controller. A redundant power supply option is also available.