Nevion Adds UHD/4K Support to Sublime X2 Hybrid Compact Routers
Nevion announced that its Sublime X2 family of hybrid compact routers can now process and route quad-stream UHD/4K, in addition to SD, HD and 3G signals. The processing capabilities provided by the Sublime X2 include audio embedding, clean-switching and line synchronized quad-stream alignment.
Nevion’s Sublime X2 is a family of hybrid compact video and audio routers with patented redundant cross-point technology, a redundant controller and a multi-core signal processor. Currently available in 32×32 and 64×64 sizes, the Sublime X2 provides a level of functionality usually only seen on much larger modular routers, and is ideal for applications where size really matters.
In addition, as the industry moves to IP in the facilities and the large MCR matrix disappears, the Sublime X2 provides the most cost efficient way to handle signal distribution and routing within remaining baseband islands – helping to extend the baseband investment into the IP world.
The latest software upgrade for the Sublime X2 provides the means to route and process UHD/4K streams provided as 4 synchronized 3G signals, as is typically the case with current UHD/4K equipment such as cameras and mixers. The Sublime X2 can handle UHD/4K and 3G/HD/SD simultaneously through sectioning of the ports, allowing for virtually any routing configuration – both square (where the number of inputs matches the number the outputs) and non-square. Configurations can be changed easily on the fly, without interrupting the unaffected signals.
Johnny Dolvik, chief product and development officer at Nevion, says: “We launched the Sublime X2, the world’s first hybrid compact router with signal processing capabilities in 2015. Like much of Nevion’s equipment, the Sublime X2 was designed to have a large part of its functionality based on software, which enables us to upgrade its capabilities without the need to change hardware. This offers a very strong return on investment case for our customers, and the addition of UHD/4K support proves the point clearly.”