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Ensemble Designs To Show New Compact Clean Switching Router at InfoComm
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Ensemble Designs To Show New Compact Clean Switching Router at InfoComm
May 7, 2013 Grass Valley, California – Ensemble Designs will show its new BrightEye NXT Compact Router at the infoComm Convention in Orlando May 12-14, 2013. The next generation of the BrightEye product line, the new NXT router has cutting edge illuminated front panel buttons, interactive LCD display, BNC and SFP connectors for flexible I/O configuration, and an Ethernet port for control and configuration. The new compact router is an excellent fit for boardroom, medical and presentation applications.
“This is what everyone is looking for in a compact video router,” said Mondae Hott, Director of Sales for Ensemble Designs. “The front panel LCD displays realtime, full motion video or diagnostics of the source you have selected. The clean switch option allows clean video and audio switching of all sources including those that are asynchronous.  The internal test pattern generator provides bars without tying up router inputs.  It’s genlockable and timeable. All of this in a compact package about the size of a CD box set.”
The new BrightEye Compact Router has eleven BNC connectors that can be configured as either video inputs or outputs.  In addition, there are two SFP modules slots (small format pluggables), that may be populated for additional inputs or outputs – fiber optic or electrical. Embrionix powered SFPs, about the size of a stick of gum, let the customer choose the preferred type of input or output connectors, including mini BNC and optical. There is a Reference BNC for genlocking the unit to house sync. The unit can be controlled via the dedicated front panel buttons, or from a computer or iPad via the on-board web browser interface.
“I believe this is the worlds smallest router with this degree of functionality,” said John Pichitino, Technology Evangelist for Ensemble Designs. “It’s smart, flexible, easy to configure and contains features not seen on even high-end routing solutions.”
The BrightEye Compact Router accepts 3G, HD and SD SDI signals. The outputs follow the inputs. The flexible I/O configuration allows on the fly changes to the number of router inputs and outputs providing flexibility unparalleled in any compact router.
“This is the perfect solution for churches and boardrooms,” said Hott.  “It provides clean switching from a variety of sources. It’s very flexible and very easy to use.”
Based in Grass Valley, California and formed in 1989, Ensemble Designs is a leading provider of signal processing and infrastructure products. Customers include Lockheed, NASA, Major League Baseball, Amsterdam University, General Atomics, and Kenneth Copeland Ministries.