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3GDA204R

What is it?

3GDA204R 3G/HD/SD dual channel reclocking distribution amplifier with signal reportingDual channel 3G/HD/SD reclocking distribution amplifier with signal reporting.

Reason to choose it...

You need a device that allows you to double the outputs on a couple of video feeds. You'll get excellent jitter performance, save yourself rack space (with an impressive 24 channels fitting in 2U) and your control system will know whether every DA has got an input thanks to the remote monitoring.

Ideal for...

Distributing signals in multi-standard big systems with lots of channels, where you want status information about your signal. See who's using it.

Control it...

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  • Main features
  • Details
  • Specs
  • What outputs do I get?
  • What do I order?
  • Who's using it?

Main features

  • 3G/HD/SD dual channel reclocking distribution amplifier
  • Gives you multiple copies of a signal, with two outputs of each channel
  • Equally suited to distributing 3Gb/s, HD or SD signals - and no need to rush out to replace it when you upgrade
  • All outputs are DVB-ASI compatible
  • Distribute two different standards at the same time
  • High performance distribution with signal reclocking and excellent jitter performance
  • Avoid data errors with high quality cable equalisation
  • Ideal for big systems: remote monitoring of input present and signal type
  • LED indication of input and board power supplies present
  • Auto detection of input – recognises whether the standard is HD or SD and switches the output slew rate automatically
  • Inputs and outputs accessed by using an appropriate rear module (either RM75 or RM76)
  • Dual relay bypass protection option available on RM76 rear module
  • Housed in Indigo rack frames
  • Space-saving: 100mm x 266mm module allows 12 3GDA204R in 2U (six in 1U and two in desk top box)
  • Flexible control and monitoring: board edge, GPI, frame integrated control panel, VisionPanel remote control panel, SNMP, Statesman Lite PC software or the web browser-based VisionWeb Control
  • Five year warranty (with product registration)

Details

Dual channel distribution in multi-standard environments

SourcesThe 3GDA204R is a dual channel reclocking distribution amplifier providing high quality distribution of 3Gb/s, HD or SD sources, with two outputs per channel.

It is the perfect product for those who need to double the outputs on a couple of video feeds.

The two channels are independent allowing you to put different standards through each - perfect, for example, if you have HD and SD copies of the programme you want to distribute.

It can be configured instead to be single input to meet a change in requirement, with input 1 then driving the outputs of both channels.

All outputs are DVB-ASI compatible - a useful feature given the wide use of ASI within the broadcast environment - with all outputs non-inverted.

It is suited to providing high performance distribution for any multi-standard environments, for broadcasters who need to distribute 3Gb/s now or in the near future, and for engineers who want to 'future proof' their SD or HD installations.

Excellent performance

The 3GDA204R gives excellent jitter performance on long cable runs.

With auto detection of input, it will recognise whether the standard is HD or SD and switch the output slew rate automatically, in addition to illuminating the appropriate LED.

The 3GDA204R will always choose an appropriate cable equaliser for the signal type, ensuring an SD cable length in excess of 250m with Belden 8281 or equivalent, and up to 140m for HD and 80m for 3Gb/s with Belden 1694A - with no data errors.

Local monitoring is available, with LED indication of inputs and power supplies present.

Monitor your signals

The 3GDA204R is ideal for those seeking information about their signal, especially in big systems.

Your broadcast control system will know whether every DA in the system has got an input. It provides remote monitoring of input present and 3G/HD or SD signal, using either the integrated control panel on the AE frames, a remote control panel, GPIs, SNMP, the Statesman Lite PC software or the VisionWeb Control web browser software. Try the 3GDA204R VisionWeb demo...

SNMP additionally allows alarms to be set on loss of input and change in signal type.

Save rack space - and protect your output

Crystal Vision frameFitting in the Crystal Vision Indigo frames (available in 2U, 1U and desk top box sizes), this space-saving single height 100mm x 266mm module sits in one frame slot allowing up to 12 DAs (24 channels) in 2U.

It uses either the RM75 frame rear module or the RM76 rear module to access the two 3Gb/s, HD or SD inputs and two outputs per channel.

The RM76 includes dual relay bypass protection on power failure or board removal, protecting both inputs to give that extra layer of security and prevent signal loss.

 

Specs

MECHANICAL

Standard Crystal Vision module 266mm x 100mm

Weight: 140g

Power consumption: 3.5 Watts

VIDEO INPUT

Two independent 3Gb/s or HD or SD inputs. Channels can be of different video standards

270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to SMPTE 259 or ASI data, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A

3Gb/s cable equalisation up to 80m with Belden 1694A or equivalent

HD cable equalisation up to 140m with Belden 1694A or equivalent (approx. 100m with Belden 8281)

SD cable equalisation >250m Belden 8281 or equivalent

Input return loss: -15dB for 50MHz to 1.5GHz

Auto detection of input – recognises whether the standard is 3G/HD or SD and switches the output slew rate automatically

VIDEO OUTPUTS

Two reclocked 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs per channel using RM75 or RM76 frame rear modules

The RM76 frame rear module provides dual relay bypass protection. An electromechanical relay switch needs power to hold the switch in one state and will revert to the other state (board bypass) on loss of power. It prevents signal loss by mechanically connecting each input of the 3GDA204R to its first output on complete frame power failure or board removal

270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to SMPTE 259 or ASI data, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A. Output follows the input format

All outputs are DVB-ASI compatible, with four non-inverted outputs

DELAY THROUGH BOARD

50ns max

LED INDICATION OF:

Board edge LEDs showing:

Input 1 3G or HD

Input 1 SD

Input 2 3G or HD

Input 2 SD

LED pair unlit for no input or unrecognised input

Power supplies okay

GPI OUTPUT LEVELS

Electrically: Open collector transistors 30V, 270 ohm current limit resistors. Pulled up to +5V through 6800 ohm

GPI OUTPUTS

Six GPI outputs asserted when:

Input 1 preset

Input 1 SD

Input 1 3G or HD

Input 2 present

Input 2 SD

Input 2 3G or HD

REMOTE MONITORING

Monitor from integrated control panel on AE frames and remote panel

Statesman Lite allows monitoring from any PC on a network

VisionWeb Control is available via the web server on the frame and allows operation using a standard web browser on a PC or tablet

SNMP monitoring available as a frame option

Monitoring of inputs present and 3G/HD or SD signal

 

What outputs do I get?

Signal inputs and outputs are accessed by using an appropriate rear module.

The rear modules slot on to the back of the frame and typically feature BNC, D-Type, 'easywire' DIN 41612, RJ45 and optical connectors. The single and double slot rear modules can be used with all three frame sizes, while the quad slot rear modules just fit the 2U frames.

The 3GDA204R is DVB-ASI compatible: all outputs are non-inverted.

There are two rear modules available for the 3GDA204R...

RM75 rear module label and connections

More about the RM75

Connectors: 6 BNCs

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: It's the default rear module for the 3GDA204R - use it when you don't need relay bypass protection

Also used for: No other boards

 

RM75 rear module label for 3GDA204R

3GDA204R inputs and outputs with RM75 rear module

 

RM76 rear module label and connections

More about the RM76

Connectors: 6 BNCs

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: You want relay bypass protection

Also used for: No other boards

 

RM76 rear module label for 3GDA204R

3GDA204R inputs and outputs with RM76 rear module

 

For more visual technical information, download the 3GDA204R block diagram.

What do I order?

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Items for quote

First you need the 100mm x 266mm module...

3GDA204R
3G/HD/SD dual channel reclocking distribution amplifier with two outputs per channel and signal reporting

Next choose your frame size and power supplies - from 2U to desk top box...

Indigo 2AE
2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 2SE
CoolFlow 2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1AE
1U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1SE
1U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1AE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1SE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo DT
Desk top box with passive front panel for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply
Indigo DTSE
Desk top box with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
PSU-160i
160 Watts power supply for 1U (non-DP) and 2U frames. 1U frames require one PSU-160i (no redundancy). 2U frames require either one PSU-160i (no redundancy) or two PSU-160i if power supply redundancy is required

You need a rear module to access your inputs and outputs...

RM75
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of 3GDA204R in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Gives access to two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs and two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs per channel
RM76
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of 3GDA204R in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Provides relay bypass protection of the two inputs. Gives access to two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs and two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs per channel

Finally - control. Use board edge switches, the integrated control panel if you've selected one of the 'AE' frames, a web browser running the free VisionWeb Control (included within the frame software), or alternatively order one of the items below...

VisionPanel
3U Ethernet remote control panel with touch screen
Statesman Lite
Free-of-charge PC Control System - download the latest version
SNMP
SNMP monitoring and control available as a frame option

 

Who's using it?

Users of the 3GDA digital video distribution amplifiers include...

  • 4KXL (UK)
  • ABN (Malaysia)
  • Advanced System Integrated Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • A.F.M. Medientechnik (Germany)
  • Antenna TV (Greece)
  • ANTV (Vietnam)
  • Arabsat (Saudi Arabia)
  • Astro (Poland)
  • ATG Broadcast (UK)
  • AVC (UK)
  • Bắc Ninh TV (Vietnam)
  • Bath Spa University (UK)
  • BBC (UK)
  • BBC Millbank (UK)
  • BBC Moscow (Russia)
  • BBC Northern Ireland (UK)
  • BBC Studios and Post Production (UK)
  • Services Sound & Vision Corporation / BFBS (UK)
  • BFE Studio (Germany)
  • BRF (Belgium)
  • British Telecom (UK)
  • BSkyB (UK)
  • Calvary Chapel Melbourne (USA)
  • CBS (USA)
  • Chicopee Telecom (USA)
  • Church Conference Centre (Malaysia)
  • City of Glasgow College (UK)
  • City University London (UK)
  • Coronation Street/ITV Studios (UK)
  • Cotswold Communications (UK)
  • Custom Consoles (UK)
  • CVP (UK)
  • Czech TV (Czech Republic)
  • dB Broadcast (UK)
  • Dega Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • DigitalWide srl (Italy)
  • Doordarshan Kendra (India)
  • Duna TV (Hungary)
  • EastEnders (UK)
  • EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani Srl (Italy)
  • Editworks (UK)
  • Elektronika (Slovakia)
  • Emmerdale/ITV Studios (UK)
  • Encore Broadcast Solutions (USA)
  • ENGs – Electronic News Gathering Services (Greece)
  • ERT (Greece)
  • ESPN Star Sports/Fox Sports (Singapore)
  • FAL Systems (UK)
  • FB TV (Turkey)
  • Fedex TV (USA)
  • Feltech (UK)
  • Fountain Studios (UK)
  • Fuji TV (Japan)
  • Gearhouse Broadcast (UK)
  • Gems TV (India)
  • Gestmusic (Spain)
  • Giga-Com (UK)
  • Habertürk TV (Turkey)
  • Hai Duong Radio and Television Station (Vietnam)
  • Hangzhou Justtong Network Technology (China)
  • Hangzhou TV (China)
  • Hanoi TV (Vietnam)
  • HB Communications (USA)
  • Hollyoaks/Lime Pictures (UK)
  • Houses of Parliament (UK)
  • IBC - International Broadcasting Technology Development Joint Stock Company (Vietnam)
  • Ideal Shopping Direct (UK)
  • INA TV (Greece)
  • Input Media (UK)
  • International Criminal Court (Netherlands)
  • Interspot (Austria)
  • ITFC (UK)
  • ITV (UK)
  • JKS Inc. (USA)
  • KT - Korean Telecom Media (South Korea)
  • Links Broadcast (UK)
  • LoveWorld TV (UK)
  • MAD TV (Greece)
  • Media Broadcast Technology (Vietnam)
  • Mediaplus Group UK (UK)
  • Mediaspec (UK)
  • Megahertz Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • MEGA TV (Cyprus)
  • Mike Vasilinda Productions (USA)
  • Mitcorp (UK)
  • MST (UK)
  • MTV (Greece)
  • MTVA (Hungary)
  • National Performing Arts Center (Taiwan)
  • News 24 (Albania)
  • Nos Energies GIE (Belgium)
  • ORF (Austria)
  • Pinellas County Communications (USA)
  • Pixagility (France)
  • Playbox Technology (UK)
  • Plazamedia (Germany)
  • Polish National Film & TV School (Poland)
  • Portland TV (UK)
  • Proactive UK Ltd. (UK)
  • Prolink Television Facilities (UK)
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media (Germany)
  • RAI (Italy)
  • Red Bee Media (UK)
  • Roundhouse Trust (UK)
  • Royal College of Music (UK)
  • Royal Opera House (UK)
  • RTC Télé Liège (Belgium)
  • RTV Slovenija (Slovenia)
  • RTVS (Slovakia)
  • Russia Today – London Bureau (UK)
  • Sanoma Publishing (Hungary)
  • Sat-Comm (UK)
  • Satcom Scientific, Inc. (USA)
  • Savvakis-Karipiadis (Greece)
  • Scottish Parliament (UK)
  • Screen Subtitling Systems (UK)
  • Services Sound & Vision Corporation / BFBS (UK)
  • Show TV (Turkey)
  • SKAI TV (Greece)
  • Sirina TV (Greece)
  • Sirius Satellite Services (Latvia)
  • SIS Live (UK)
  • Solo Satellite Communications (UK)
  • Spectra Television (UK)
  • Studios A/S (Denmark)
  • STV (Spain)
  • STV (UK)
  • Supersport (South Africa)
  • Survision Satelite (Spain)
  • Telefe (Argentina)
  • Télésambre (Belgium)
  • Teltechco (Vietnam)
  • Televideo (UK)
  • Telewave (Greece)
  • The Edit Store Group (UK)
  • The London Studios (UK)
  • The Military Broadcasting Centre (Vietnam)
  • The One Show (UK)
  • Tilts Integration (Latvia)
  • TRT (Turkey)
  • TSL (UK)
  • Türkmeneli Televizyonu (Turkey)
  • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. [Network Operations Division] (USA)
  • TV 2 (Denmark)
  • TV 360 (Turkey)
  • TV AlHijrah (Malaysia)
  • TV Lux (Luxemburg)
  • TV Nova (Czech Republic)
  • TVNZ (New Zealand)
  • TVP (Poland)
  • TV Skyline (Germany)
  • TV Visjon Norge (Norway)
  • Universal Broadcast Company (Singapore)
  • University of Central Florida (USA)
  • University of East Anglia (UK)
  • Universal Media Services (USA)
  • University of Essex (UK)
  • University of Lincoln (UK)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (USA)
  • University of York (UK)
  • Video Design (UK)
  • Video Europe (UK)
  • Video Service Production srl (Italy)
  • Viettel (Vietnam)
  • Vizrt (Austria)
  • VSC Design (UK)
  • VTC (Vietnam)
  • VTV5 (Vietnam)
  • Vysoká škola Danubius (Slovakia)
  • West Ent Productions (UK)
  • Westminster Live (UK)
  • WGGB-TV (USA)
  • William Hill (UK)
  • WMBB-TV (USA)
  • WMGT-TV (USA)
  • WTS Broadcast (UK)
  • WXXV-TV (USA)
  • XL Video (UK)
  • YFM (South Africa)
 

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