Model MSC-4HDX4056

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40 Input 56 Output 3G-SDI Modular Video Router


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The Matrix Switch Corporation MSC-4HDX4056 SDI Routing Switcher offers the ultimate in modular system flexibility. Systems are fully factory assembled and tested to your specifications and can be expanded in the field as needed. System size is determined by modular cards which independently expand the system by 8 input or 8 output ports up to 40 inputs and 56 outputs. Matrix Switch Corporation offers BNC, SFP, and mixed BNC/SFP modular I/O cards to meet your requirements. The MSC-4HDX4056 includes everything needed for a complete system except your choice of I/O cards and SFP modules. These same cards and SFP modules are interchangeable across all routers in the XDM modular product family.

When SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) modules are used, they offer additional I/O flexibility. Systems can be configured down to the individual input or output, which can be populated as desired. Choose from Matrix Switch Corporation's selection of fiber optic and HDMI SFP modules. In addition, since these modular systems are SFP MSA compatible, many other MSA standard modules from other manufacturers may also be used.

The heart of the MSC-4HDX4056 is the control system and the rugged 4RU frame it resides in. The plug in controller offers a high level of connectivity and system integration ease through the included Ethernet, USB, RS-232, and RS-485 control ports, supporting Matrix Switch Corporation's own powerful yet simple to use MASCOT protocol, a built in web page interface, and some common third party protocols. Software updates can be easily performed using the web page interface. The rugged steel enclosure includes quiet redundant forced air cooling for extended service life and reliability. Each system also includes two external DC power supplies (one extra for power supply redundancy).

The included 40x56 SDI crosspoint provides auto reclocking for standard 3G, HD, and SD rates, with bypass for non-standard rates between 20Mbps and 3Gbps. Switch on vertical sync functionality is provided through the included sync interface which accepts tri-sync, black burst, composite sync or analog video signals. Additional features include: embedded SDI audio pass-through, video mute on every output, stored routing presets (salvos), signal presence detection, reclocker bypass control, ASI support, and more!

All of these features are available backed by Matrix Switch Corporation's 2 year manufacturer parts and labor warranty. Systems are manufacturer assembled and tested to your custom specifications at no additional charge.

  • Modular design for in field expansion up to 40 inputs and 56 outputs
  • Independent input OR output expansion in increments of 8 ports with BNC SDI, SFP or mixed I/O cards
  • Mixed BNC SDI and SFP cards available for added I/O flexibility
  • Populate SFP cards with 1 to 8 channels of fiber optic, HDMI, or other MSA compatible SFP modules
  • We offer a selection of SFP modules including single mode 1310nm fiber optic and HDMI modules
  • Works with many other 3rd party MSA compatible SFP modules
  • Re-clocks standard SDI rates 3G (2.97 Gbit/s), HD (1.485 Gbit/s), and SD (270 Mbit/s)
  • Auto bypass of non-standard SDI rates from 20 Mbit/s to 3 Gbit/s
  • Passes SDI embedded audio and ancillary data
  • Different SDI rates can be used on different inputs interchangeably and without restriction
  • Additional audio level can be connected to DB25 connector with break away support
  • Inputs can be switched to multiple outputs without restriction
  • Outputs can be individually muted
  • Vertical interval switching using vertical sync input (Tri-level sync or NTSC/PAL black burst)
  • Store and recall up to 10 preset salvos
  • Includes panel with status lights
  • Supports Matrix Switch Corporation Remote Panels
  • Ethernet port for control via built in web page interface or TCP/IP ports
  • Interactive web page interface (Interactive Demo)
  • Serial control via RS-232 port
  • RS-485 port for an additional high speed long distance capable control interface
  • Support for some common 3rd party protocols for added integration flexibility
  • Auxiliary port for external status and control signaling
  • Real Time Operating System (RTOS) with 32 bit ARM processor
  • System software updates from webpage interface
  • External DC power supply
  • Redundant power supply included
  • Low noise forced air cooled with redundant fans
  • Complies with all relevant FCC, U/L, CE, and RoHS requirements
  • Backed by a full 2 year manufacturer parts and labor warranty
Enclosure Type4RU
Size19" x 7" x 6"
Weight20.0 lbs
Power12 VDC 10A Adapters
Power ConnectorD9 Male
Panel TypeStatus
Ethernet10/100 Base-T Auto MDIX
Made inUSA
Operating Temp.0 - 70C
Storage Temp.-10 - 90C
MTBF50,000+ Hours
MTTR< 48 Hours
SDI Inputs
Connector TypeBNC
Data Rates19 Mbit/s through 3.0 Gbit/s
Input Return Loss> 15dB @ HD, > 12dB @ 3G
Input Impedance75 Ohms +/- 1%
Input Level800 mV P-P +/- 20%
Cable Equalization400m @ SD, 140m @ HD, 120m @ 3G (1694A coax)
SDI Outputs
Connector TypeBNC
Data Rates19 Mbit/s through 3.0 Gbit/s
Re-clocking Data Rates2.97 Gbit/s, 1.485 Gbit/s, 270 Mbit/s
Output Return Loss> 15dB @ HD, > 12dB @ 3G
Output Impedance75 Ohms +/- 1%
Output Level800 mV P-P +/- 5%
Output Jitter< 0.2 UI
SDI Standards
SD Formats625i25 PAL and 525i29.97 NTSC
HD Formats720p23.98, 720p24, 720p25, 720p29.97, 720p30, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p24, 1080PsF24, 1080p25, 1080PsF25, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p30, 1080PsF30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
3G Formats1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
2K Formats2048 x 1556p23.98/24/25
ComplianceSMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 425M-A, SMPTE 425M-B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601
Video Sampling4:2:2 and 4:4:4
Audio Sampling24 bit @ 48 KHz
Color Precision4:2:2 and 4:4:4 10 bit
Color SpaceYUV or RGB
Metadata SupportAncillary data as defined by SMPTE 352M
Reference Sync
Connector TypeAnalog BNC with pass-through
FormatTri-Level Sync and NTSC/PAL Black Burst