VX8500-II/D - 16x16 HD/SD-SDI Serial Digital Matrix Routing Switcher

The VX8500-II/D works with both HD-SDI and SD-SDI serial digital video signals, with or without embedded audio. It is low-cost and ideal for smaller studio and post-production applications with up to sixteen SDI Serial Digital Video sources that can be switched to any (one or more) of the sixteen SDI Serial Digital destinations.VX8500-II/D rear panel It complies with SMPTE 259M (SD-SDI) and SMPTE 292M (HD-SDI) and features automatic equalization and re-clocking on all channels with equalization at 1.485Gb/s up to 140m of Belden 1694A cable and up to 200m at 270Mb/s.


VX8500-II/D front panel controller


There is the option to add a stereo audio switching layer within the same switching electronics rack to provide sixteen unbalanced or balanced stereo audio sources that can be connected to any (one or more) of the sixteen outputs. There is an optional Volume/Tone module that provides both front panel and remote audio volume and tone levels including bass, treble, balance, input trim and mute with the possibility to adjust each output individually for optimal audio quality in any environment. Salvo commands allow adjusting all zones at once.

VX8500-II/D blank front panel

The front panel controller with LCD display can be removed and replaced with a blank panel for secure operations. An RS-232/422 serial control port is provided as standard together with IP (Ethernet) control capability. The VX8500-II/D is fully compatible with existing Vortex rackmount or desktop controllers and Creston, AMX and Leightronix event and touchscreen controllers. V-FlexConnect control software for MS Windows is included at no extra cost, providing simple X-Y control and status for the complete switcher.

V-FlexConnect software

The VX-8500-II/D complements the VX-8500-II family of high bandwidth analogue matrix routing switchers for composite, S-Video, RGB, YUV analogue component video and audio which provide full-matrix switching of multiple levels of video with active, fully buffered, high bandwidth crosspoint modules to allow composite video or S-video to be switched simultaneously without crosstalk.

SDI Digital Video:
Input Impedance 75 ohms BNC-F
Output Impedance 75 ohms BNC-F
Compliance SMPTE 259M 4:2:2 SD-SDI Component and SMPTE 292M HD-SDI
Supported Clock Rates 143Mb/s, 177Mb/s, 270Mb/s, 360Mb/s, 540Mb/s & 1.485Gb/s
Levels SDI Digital Video 800mV nominal
1V p-p (Composite Analoge Reference Input) 300mV sync / 700mV video
Equalization Up to 140m Belden 1694A cable at 1.485Gb/s
Up to 200m Belden 1694A cable at 270Mb/s
Re-Clocking On all channels
Output Jitter / TIE Time Interval Error <0.2 UI
Gain Unity
Balanced Audio (optional):
Inputs 32x 2-part 3-way 'WECO-type' connectors with screw terminals for +/-/Scn (bare wire), looping or 600 ohms termination
Outputs 32x 2-part 3-way 'WECO-type' connectors with screw terminals for +/-/Scn (bare wire), 100 ohms
Frequency Response 20Hz to 30kHz
Input & Output Levels Up to 16dBm
Crosstalk <-90dB @ 20kHz
Hum and Noise <-90dB
Unbalanced Audio (optional):
Inputs RCA Phono, 15k ohms, DC coupled
Outputs RCA Phono, 100 ohms, DC coupled
Input & Output Levels 2V p-p Unbalanced Stereo Audio
Gain Unity ±0.2dB (all controls flat)
Frequency Response 20Hz to 30kHz
Crosstalk <-85dB @ 1kHz
Audio Input Trim, Volume and Tone Functions
Optional Output Volume
Input Trim
Bass Boost/Cut
Treble Boost/Cut
Left/Right Balance
Timed Fader
Serial RS-232/RS-422 on D-9F (rear-panel), jumper-selectable
RS-232 only on D-9F (behind front panel)
IP RJ45 10-BaseT Ethernet Inteface
Front Panel Detatchable front panel control with LED display
Power Requirements:
PSU Input 100-120V or 200-240V AC, 47 to 63Hz, 100 VA maximum
Dual Redundant PSU Dual redundant mains power supplies in 1-U rack with dual 100-120V or 200-240V AC 47 to 63Hz, each 100 VA maximum
Size 2-U x 19" Rackmount - 483 x 89 x 250mm deep (19" x 3.5" x 10") approx
Weight 6kg (13lbs) approx
Compliance CE, RoHS, FCC ClassA