VX8500-II - 16x16 routing switcher​


  • 16×16 Composite Video (unterminated with loopthru) or 16×16 S-Video* or YUV* analogue component
    (*terminated I/Ps)
  • Glitch-free switching on the vertical interval using the reference sync input
  • Vertical interval switching
  • 30MHz Video Bandwidth
  • SAS Instruction Set (Simple ASCII Strings)
  • 16×16 Unbalanced or Balanced Stereo Audio With Optional Volume & Tone Control
  • RS232/422
  • Optional built-in IP Control
  • Optional Detachable Front Panel with status displays

The VX8500-II switcher accepts up to sixteen composite, Y/C, YUV or SDI video sources, sixteen unbalanced or balanced stereo audio sources, and connects any input to any (one or more) of the sixteen outputs with optional volume and tone control.

These presentation routers provide full-matrix switching of multiple levels of video. Active, fully buffered, high bandwidth crosspoint modules allow composite video or S-video to be switched simultaneously without crosstalk.

With the optional volume and tone package, audio controls include volume, bass, treble, balance, input trim and mute. Adjust each output individually for optimal audio quality in any environment. Salvo commands allow adjusting all zones at once.

An optional front panel control with LCD display is available. An RS-232 serial control port is provided as standard and there is also an IP (Ethernet) control option. The VX8500-II is fully compatible with existing Vortex rackmount or desktop controllers and Creston, AMX and Leightronix event and touchscreen controllers.


Input Impedance75 ohms
Output Impedance75 ohms
Frequency Response1V p-p or Y/C (S-VHS) or YUV DC to 30MHz
<3dB down @ 30MHz @ 1V
Crosstalk<-70dB @ 5 MHz
GainUnity ±0.2dB
Inputs32x 2-part 3-way “WECO-type” connectors with screw terminals for +/-/Scn (bare wire), looping or 600 ohms termination
Outputs32x 2-part 3-way “WECO-type” connectors with screw terminals for +/-/Scn (bare wire), 100 ohms
Frequency Response20Hz to 30KHz
Input & Output LevelsUp to 16dBm
Crosstalk<-90dB @ 20KHz
Hum and Noise<-90dB
InputsRCA Phono, 15k ohms, DC coupled
OutputsRCA Phono, 100 ohms, DC coupled
Input & Output Levels2V p-p Unbalanced Stereo Audio
GainUnity ±0.2dB (all controls flat)
Frequency Response20Hz to 30KHz
Crosstalk<-85dB @ 1kHz
OptionalOutput Volume
Input Trim
Bass Boost/Cut
Treble Boost/Cut
Left/Right Balance
Timed Fader
SerialRS-232/RS-422 on D-9F (standard)
IPOptional RJ45 10-BaseT Ethernet Inteface
Front PanelOptional front panel control with LCD display
External PSU Input100-120V or 200-240V AC, 47 to 63Hz, 50 Watts maximum
Size2-U x 19″ Rackmount – 483 x 89 x 250mm deep (19″ x 3.5″ x 10″) approx
Weight6Kg (12lbs) approx