Zandar intros new HD multiviewer
Remote production vehicle operators have a new option when it comes to selecting a multiviewer system for flat panel-based infrastructures. This week Zandar Technologies introduced the Predator HD12 and HD16 MultiViewer solutions.
Deirdre Smith, Zandar Technologies CEO, says the 2RU system can view up to 12 or 16 HD or SD inputs. Other features include the ability to be operated over a LAN network (including audio and video monitoring), UMD and tallies, automatic aspect ratio management, auto-sensing of HD-SDI and SDI inputs (up to 1080p) as well as clock display. In-picture embedded audio metering and alarms are also included.
Walter Werdmuller, head of U.S. sales for Zandar Technologies, says advantages offered by the product include being all-inclusive, having resolution of up to 1920x1080p, and dual-head output so images can be displayed on more than one screen.
None of our products are computer-based, and that reduces issues when working with third-parties, he says. And because we make both the hardware and software we re able to deliver a better processor.
The system is controlled by Configurator, a layout editing software from the company (Configurator is an option as the system can also be set up manually using a front panel). Other options include on-screen display (OSD), GPI, and the ZRP Zandar remote panel. Supported protocols include RS232/422 and TCP/IP.
Werdmuller says the HD12 is priced at $15,990 and the HD16 is $19,990. Once ordered it ships within 30 days.