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TANDEM 310

What is it?

TANDEM 310 3G/HD/SD audio embedder/de-embedder for AES and analogue audio3G/HD/SD audio embedder/de-embedder for analogue and digital audio.

Reason to choose it...

It's a very powerful embedding/de-embedding product: working with any video source and with the ability to embed and de-embed a mixture of up to four groups of AES and two groups of analogue audio at the same time. Further functionality includes audio and video processing, integrated fibre connectivity and flexible delay compensation.

Ideal for...

Any applications where you need to embed or de-embed external analogue or digital audio – whether you require both embedding and de-embedding at the same time, or you want to buy just one device to embed or de-embed as required. See who's using it.

Control it...

Try out the TANDEM 310 with analogue audio VisionWeb demo or the TANDEM 310 with digital audio VisionWeb demo (opens in new window) – you'll see how easy it is to operate TANDEM 310 from your web browser, while exploring the full functionality of the product.

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

Main features

  • 3G/HD/SD audio embedder/de-embedder for AES and analogue audio
  • Use it with a variety of sources: works with 3Gb/s, HD and SD video and both AES and analogue audio
  • Saves money: ideal for applications requiring both embedding and de-embedding at the same time, or for those who want to buy just one device to embed or de-embed as required
  • Flexible embedding and de-embedding of external audio: use piggybacks to configure it as a two group analogue audio embedder/de-embedder or a four group AES embedder/de-embedder - or mix analogue and digital piggybacks
  • Three piggybacks available: 3G-AIP2 (for embedding two analogue stereo pairs or four mono channels), 3G-AOP2 (for de-embedding two analogue stereo pairs or four mono channels) and the DIOP4 for embedding or de-embedding four AES stereo pairs
  • Powerful audio routing: full channel shuffling and overwriting
  • Short minimum delays for both the audio and video to help prevent system lip-sync complications
  • Easy to match all your signals: additional audio delay of up to 400ms (adjustable in 1ms steps) and additional ten frames of video delay (adjustable in one frame steps)
  • Ideal for Dolby E users: allows embedding and de-embedding of synchronous Dolby E, while the ten frames of video delay can be used to match Dolby E delays
  • Optimise the audio: with full audio processing including individual gain adjustments, stereo to mono conversion and channel muting and inversion
  • Optimise the video: video proc-amp including RGB and YUV lift and gain controls
  • Optional integrated fibre input/output connectivity means you won't be limited by cable lengths
  • Get peace of mind by knowing the status of your signal: easily monitor a large number of video and audio alarms
  • Inputs and outputs accessed by using an appropriate rear module (either RM47, RM60, RM61, RM70 or RM74)
  • Space-saving: 100mm x 266mm module allows 12 TANDEM 310 in 2U (six in 1U and two in desk top box)
  • Flexible control: board edge, GPI, frame integrated control panel, VisionPanel remote control panel, SNMP, ASCII and JSON protocols, Statesman Lite PC software or the web browser-based VisionWeb Control
  • Five year warranty (with product registration)

Details

Powerful embedding and de-embedding

TANDEM 310 is a very powerful and flexible audio embedder/de-embedder system.

You can use it when you need to embed and de-embed at the same time or if you want a single product for use as an embedder or de-embedder as required.

TANDEM 310 can be used with a variety of signals. It works with 3Gb/s, HD and SD video and with synchronous 48kHz AES, asynchronous 48kHz AES, synchronous Dolby E and analogue audio. TANDEM 310 can embed and de-embed a mixture of up to eight AES stereo pairs and four analogue stereo pairs (or eight mono channels) at the same time. It includes video and audio processing, delay compensation and integrated fibre input/output.

Embed and de-embed analogue or digital audio (or both)

TANDEM 310's piggybacksTANDEM 310 embeds and de-embeds external audio by fitting up to two audio piggybacks to the main board.

Three different piggybacks are available.

For analogue audio the 3G-AIP2 is used for embedding two stereo pairs or four mono channels and the 3G-AOP2 for de-embedding two stereo pairs or four mono channels.

For digital audio the DIOP4 piggyback is used for embedding or de-embedding four stereo pairs, with four bi-directional AES ports available on each piggyback - giving you the option of embedding or de-embedding each stereo pair independently.

By fitting two of these piggybacks TANDEM 310 can be configured as a two group analogue audio embedder/de-embedder or a four group AES embedder/de-embedder. Alternatively analogue and digital piggybacks can be mixed to create a hybrid system – ideal for those using analogue microphones with digital audio mixers in the studio.

TANDEM 310 is aware of which piggybacks are fitted and adjusts the menus and audio routers to reflect the options available.

Which piggybacks can I fit?

These are the combination of piggybacks that can be fitted to TANDEM 310...

TANDEM 310 piggybacks
Front position Rear position
None None
DIOP4 None
3G-AIP2 None
3G-AOP2 None
DIOP4 DIOP4
DIOP4 3G-AIP2
DIOP4 3G-AOP2
3G-AIP2 3G-AIP2
3G-AIP2 3G-AOP2
3G-AOP2 3G-AOP2

The ideal embedder/de-embedder for Dolby E users

TANDEM 310 is ideal for Dolby E users. It allows the embedding and de-embedding of synchronous Dolby E, while TANDEM 310's additional video delay can be used to compensate for the one frame of audio delay introduced when converting to or from Dolby E.

When transporting Dolby E, any Dolby E stream must be treated as a stereo pair and no audio processing applied to ensure integrity of the audio.

Powerful audio routing

TANDEM 310 includes powerful audio routing, allowing full shuffling and overwriting of the mono channels taken from the incoming video input and input piggybacks.

At the heart of TANDEM 310 are two mono audio routing matrices. The first is the Embedder router which is used to select which of up to 32 audio input channels should be embedded into up to four groups on the output video. HANC cleaning removes the original version of old groups. The second router is used to select which of up to 32 audio input channels should be output as external AES or analogue audio, and is known as the Analogue output router if a 3G-AOP2 piggyback is fitted and as the AES output router if a DIOP4 (and no 3G-AOP2) piggyback is fitted.

Select your audio from up to 16 channels de-embedded from the input video, or 16 channels from two input piggybacks.

Route this audio to 16 channels for embedding into the output video, or up to 16 channels for output as external AES or analogue audio via appropriate piggybacks.

Easy to match all your signals

As well as featuring short minimum delays for both the audio and video to help prevent system lip-sync complications, TANDEM 310 makes it easy to compensate for any delay between the incoming video and audio and match all the signals.

An adjustable audio delay of up to 400ms (adjustable in 1ms steps) provides flexibility in compensating for any audio delays introduced by other equipment.

Up to ten frames of video delay (adjustable in one frame steps) can be used to match any big system delays, such as those created by Dolby E encoding and decoding or transcoding to AC3 and re-embedding. This allows the video and audio timing to be brought back into alignment at points where it matters (such as when switching signals or approaching a mixer) and therefore avoid lip-sync errors.

Optimise the audio

TANDEM 310 includes full audio processing of the linear AES.

The audio levels can be increased or decreased to match the rest of your system, or even be muted to silence. There are 32 audio gain controls, one for each of the available input channels. Each gain control is independently adjustable between +18dB and -18dB in 0.1dB steps.

Each of the audio input channels can also be individually inverted – allowing you to correct for any reversed wiring of differential pairs. Stereo to mono conversion is available to help those broadcasting a multi-language service.

Audio resampling is set by default (except for Dolby E) and is used to seamlessly match the timing of audio signals when the user-controlled delay is altered.

Optimise the video

It’s not just the audio that can be improved. TANDEM 310 additionally includes a video proc-amp for picture optimisation, with adjustment of the video gain, black level and independent RGB and YUV gains.

Fibre connectivity - on the board

If you need to embed and de-embed signals from beyond your local equipment bay, it’s easy to give TANDEM 310 integrated fibre connectivity. Just order either the FIP fibre input option, FOP fibre output option or FIO fibre input and output option.

Fibre connectivityWith a fibre option fitted you could easily, for example, take signals from another part of the building and de-embed audio into the audio mixer, or embed audio from the audio mixer and then send the signals to another area.

Designed for SMPTE 297-2006 short-haul applications, the FIP is used to receive an optical input and the FOP to transmit an optical output using a Class I laser. The FIO can do both - giving you simultaneous fibre input and output.

With a FIP or FIO fitted you can select your video input source to be taken either from the input BNC or the optical input.

Having the fibre integral to the board reduces the need to use up additional rack space for separate fibre optic transmitters and receivers – as well as saving you money.

TANDEM 310 can also support a CWDM laser if required.

Save rack space

Crystal Vision frameTANDEM 310 is a space-saving 100mm x 266mm module which is housed in the Indigo frames – available in 2U, 1U and desk top box sizes – with up to 12 boards fitting in 2U.

TANDEM 310 can be used with a variety of different frame rear modules to access the inputs and outputs.

Select from the RM47 (for standard 110 ohm AES or analogue audio applications), RM60 (when using 110 ohm AES or analogue audio with a fibre input or output option fitted), RM61 (for 75 ohm AES fibre applications), RM70 (when using 110 ohm AES or analogue audio with a fibre input and output fitted) and RM74 (for standard 75 ohm AES applications).

Easy and flexible control - and signal monitoring

TANDEM 310 is very straightforward to operate, with control options including board edge switches, an integrated control panel on the AE frames, the VisionPanel remote control panel, GPIs, SNMP, the Statesman Lite PC software and the VisionWeb web browser control. Try the TANDEM 310 with analogue audio VisionWeb demo or the TANDEM 310 with digital audio VisionWeb demo...

Up to 16 user-defined presets, containing the board setup data, may be stored and recalled.

Two GPI outputs are reserved for alarm indication and may be assigned any number of video and audio alarms, allowing comprehensive signal monitoring. (See the Specification section for full list of 51 alarms, including which are available when different piggybacks are fitted.) The silence alarms can be delayed before triggering to prevent false alarming during quiet periods in the audio.

 

Specs

MECHANICAL

Standard Crystal Vision module 266mm x 100mm

Weight: 200g

Power consumption: 9 Watts; 0.6 Watts (FIP and FOP); 1 Watt (FIO)

VIDEO INPUT

One 3Gb/s or HD or SD input

When using FIP or FIO fibre input options allows selection between one optical and one electrical input

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

The video formats supported are 625, 525, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080p50 and 1080p59.94

3Gb/s cable equalisation up to 80m using Belden 1694A. 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

Automatic de-embedding to SMPTE 272 or SMPTE 299-1

VIDEO OUTPUTS

Using RM47 and RM74 rear modules: Two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs

Using RM60 and RM61 rear modules with FIP fibre input option: One 3Gb/s, HD or SD output

Using RM60 and RM61 rear modules with FOP fibre output option: Two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and one on BNC)

Using RM70 rear module with FIP fibre input option: Two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs

Using RM70 rear module with FOP fibre output option or FIO fibre input and output option: Three 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and two on BNC)

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

Audio is embedded to SMPTE 272 or SMPTE 299-1

INTEGRATED FIBRE OPTIONS

TANDEM 310 can be given integrated fibre connectivity by fitting the FIP fibre input option, FOP fibre output option or FIO fibre input and output option. The chosen option should be fitted at the factory

To access the optical inputs or outputs an RM60 (for 110 ohm AES or analogue audio), RM61 (for 75 ohm AES) or RM70 (for 110 ohm AES or analogue audio) frame rear module must be used

When fitted with a FIP, FOP or FIO, TANDEM 310 can be housed in any frame slot position but due to its extra height it is not possible to place most Standard Definition or audio boards directly above it when the TANDEM 310 is in even numbered slot positions. 3Gb/s and HD boards do not share this restriction

FIP, FOP and FIO meet the SMPTE 297-2006 short-haul specification, allowing operation with single-mode and multi-mode fibre

Connector type: SC/PC

FIP or FIO input:

Optical wavelength: 1260-1620nm

Input level maximum: -1dBm

Input level minimum: Typical -20dBm (-18dBm 3Gb/s pathological)

FOP or FIO output:

Optical power: Max 0.0dBm, min -5.0dBm

Fibre pigtail: Single-mode 9/125uM

Optical wavelength: 1290-1330nm (1310 typical)

Extinction ratio: 7.5dB

Laser safety classification: Class 1 FDA and IEC60825-1 Laser Safety compliant

CWDM laser can be fitted on request. The 18 output wavelengths defined by the ITU are 1271, 1291, 1311, 1331, 1351, 1371, 1391, 1411, 1431, 1451, 1471, 1491, 1511, 1531, 1551, 1571, 1591 and 1611nm. For CWDM, order the FOP-CWDM and specify the wavelength required

AUDIO INPUTS AND OUTPUTS

Piggybacks can be added to the main board to enable either input or output of 4 x AES or 2 x analogue stereo pairs

Use 3G-AIP2 to input analogue audio. Fit one piggyback for one audio group or two piggybacks for two audio groups

Use 3G-AOP2 to output analogue audio. Fit one piggyback for one audio group or two piggybacks for two audio groups

Use bi-directional DIOP4 to input or output 75 ohm AES or 110 ohm AES audio. Each channel can be independently configured to be either an AES input or AES output 24 bit stereo pair. Fit one piggyback for two audio groups or two piggybacks for four audio groups

Different piggybacks can be used together, allowing embedding and de-embedding at same time and mixture of analogue and digital audio

There are rules regarding which piggybacks can be fitted in the front and rear positions

TANDEM 310 can embed or de-embed analogue audio, synchronous 48kHz AES, asynchronous 48kHz AES and synchronous Dolby E. Linear AES can be resampled. Dolby E cannot be resampled. A manual resampler on/off control allows TANDEM 310 to embed synchronous compressed audio such as AC3

DELAY THROUGH BOARD

Minimum video in to out delay: <1 line

Minimum embedding audio delay: <200us

VIDEO DELAY

Optional ten frames of video delay adjustable in one frame steps allows compensation for any big system delays such as Dolby E encoding and decoding and transcoding to AC3 and re-embedding

AUDIO DELAY

Adjustable audio delay of up to 400ms on each stereo pair will compensate for any delay between the incoming video and audio signals. Delay is either on or off for any given stereo pair or can be set to follow the video frame delay

AUDIO REPLACE

TANDEM 310 has two input/output mono audio routing matrices. The first is the Embedder router; the second is either the Analogue output router (if a 3G-AOP2 piggyback is fitted) or the AES output router (if a DIOP4 piggyback is fitted and a 3G-AOP2 is not fitted). This second router will not be shown if neither 3G-AOP2 nor DIOP4 piggybacks are fitted

These audio routers are auto configured according to the piggybacks fitted to the motherboard, to a maximum of 32 x 16 for each router

HANC cleaning removes the original version of old groups

AUDIO PROCESSING

Audio processing can be applied to linear AES only. It cannot be applied to Dolby E

Gain level adjustment on each channel between +18dB and -18dB in 0.1dB steps with 0dB calibration. There are a total of 32 audio gain controls, for the 16 channels of audio de-embedded from the video audio and 16 channels of external AES audio

Mute

Inversion

Stereo to mono conversion

VIDEO PROCESSING

Video proc-amp for picture optimisation, with adjustment for the video gain, black level and independent RGB and YUV gains

Video gain: Modify the gain of the whole video signal from 0 to +200%

RGB lift: Offset the colour component by +/- 10%

RGB gain: Modify the gain of the colour component from +80% to +120%

Y lift: Offset the luminance component by +/- 10%

Y gain: Modify the luminance gain from 0 to +200%

U/V lift: Offset the U or V component by +/- 10%

U/V gain: Modify the U or V component gain from 0 to +200%

ANCILLARY DATA

Ancillary data passed unless set to blank (by enabling VANC blanking)

LED INDICATION OF:

Power supplies on board

Video input HD/SD

Input audio groups present

GPI output 5 active

GPI output 6 active

PRESETS

The current board settings can be saved in one of 16 locations to be recalled as required

GPI INPUT LEVELS

Active pull to ground, pulled up to +5V through 10 kohm

GPI OUTPUT LEVELS

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

GPI INPUTS

Four GPI inputs can be used to recall stored presets

GPI OUTPUTS

Two GPI outputs (GPI 5 and GPI 6) are reserved for alarm indication. They may be assigned any number of video and audio alarms. 23 alarms are available as standard, with an additional 28 alarms available depending on the piggybacks fitted to TANDEM 310. Video missing, video black, video frozen, input groups missing and AES channels missing will all assert an alarm immediately. The silence alarms can be delayed by up to 127 seconds before an alarm is asserted to prevent false alarming during quiet audio periods

 

Standard alarms:

Video missing

Video black

Video frozen

Input group 1 missing

Input group 2 missing

Input group 3 missing

Input group 4 missing

Silence group 1 channels 1 and 2

Silence group 1 channels 3 and 4

Silence group 2 channels 1 and 2

Silence group 2 channels 3 and 4

Silence group 3 channels 1 and 2

Silence group 3 channels 3 and 4

Silence group 4 channels 1 and 2

Silence group 4 channels 3 and 4

Dolby E on input group 1 channels 1 and 2

Dolby E on input group 1 channels 3 and 4

Dolby E on input group 2 channels 1 and 2

Dolby E on input group 2 channels 3 and 4

Dolby E on input group 3 channels 1 and 2

Dolby E on input group 3 channels 3 and 4

Dolby E on input group 4 channels 1 and 2

Dolby E on input group 4 channels 3 and 4

 

With front DIOP4 fitted:

Missing AES 1

Missing AES 2

Missing AES 3

Missing AES 4

Silence AES 1

Silence AES 2

Silence AES 3

Silence AES 4

 

With rear DIOP4 fitted:

Missing AES 5

Missing AES 6

Missing AES 7

Missing AES 8

Silence AES 5

Silence AES 6

Silence AES 7

Silence AES 8

 

With front 3G-AIP2 fitted:

Silence analogue audio channels 1 and 2

Silence analogue audio channels 3 and 4

 

With rear 3G-AIP2 fitted:

Silence analogue audio channels 9 and 10

Silence analogue audio channels 11 and 12

LOCAL CONTROL

Intuitive board edge interface with two select buttons, shaft encoder and ten character alphanumeric display

REMOTE CONTROL

Control from integrated control panel on AE frames and remote panel

Statesman Lite allows control 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 and control available as a frame option

Control using ASCII and JSON protocols

 

3G-AIP2 DUAL ANALOGUE AUDIO INPUT PIGGYBACK

MECHANICAL

Power consumption: 1.6 Watts

AUDIO INPUTS

Two analogue stereo pairs or four mono channels. 24 bit quantising A to Ds. High input impedance (20 kohm) balanced

INPUT LEVEL RANGE

0dBFS = +28dBu max / 0dBFS = +12dBu min

Factory set default: 0dBFS = +18dBu or +24dBu by on board link

SIGNAL TO NOISE

99dB (+18dBu) rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION

0.004% THD+N rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

INTERCHANNEL CROSSTALK

-110dB at 1kHz, -90dB at 20kHz, rms., typ.

 

3G-AOP2 DUAL ANALOGUE AUDIO OUTPUT PIGGYBACK

MECHANICAL

Power consumption: 1.5 Watts

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Two analogue stereo pairs or four mono channels. 24 bit quantising D to As. Low output impedance (66 ohm) balanced

INPUT LEVEL RANGE

0dBFS = +28dBu max / 0dBFS = +12dBu min

Factory set default: 0dBFS = +18dBu or +24dBu by on board link

SIGNAL TO NOISE

99dB (+18dBu) rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION

0.002% THD+N rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

INTERCHANNEL CROSSTALK

-110dB at 1kHz, -90dB at 20kHz, rms., typ.

 

DIOP4 QUAD DIGITAL AUDIO INPUT AND OUTPUT PIGGYBACK

MECHANICAL

Power consumption: 0.9 Watts

AUDIO INPUTS AND OUTPUTS

Four 24 bit stereo pairs

Software selectable as 110 ohm AES/EBU balanced or 75 ohm AES3-id unbalanced on a per-DIOP4 basis (all four connections have the same impedance)

Individually configurable as inputs or outputs

Asynchronous audio to video 48kHz + or - 50ppm

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION

With asynchronous inputs: < 0.0001% (-120dB)

 

What outputs do I get?

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

The Indigo rear modules slot on to the back of the frame and typically feature BNC, D-Type, 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.

There are five rear modules available for the TANDEM 310...

RM47 rear module label and connections

More about the RM47

Connectors: 4 BNCs and 1 26-way high density D-Type

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: Standard non-fibre applications using 110 ohm AES or analogue audio

Also used for: SYNNER 310

Real RM47 rear module

RM47 rear module label for TANDEM 310

TANDEM 310 inputs and outputs with RM47 rear module

 

RM60 rear module label and connections

More about the RM60

Connectors: 2 BNCs, 26-way high density D-Type and 1 optical input/output connector

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: 110 ohm AES or analogue audio applications requiring either fibre input or fibre output

Also used for: No other boards

Real RM60 rear module

RM60 rear module label for TANDEM 310

TANDEM 310 inputs and outputs with RM60 rear module

 

RM61 rear module label and connections

More about the RM61

Connectors: 11 BNCs and 1 optical input/output connector

Frame slots used: 2

Boards in 2U: 6

Boards in 1U: 3

Boards in desk top box: 1

Why use it: 75 ohm AES applications requiring either fibre input or fibre output

Also used for: SYNNER 310

Real RM61 rear module

RM61 rear module label for TANDEM 310

TANDEM 310 inputs and outputs with RM61 rear module

 

RM70 rear module label and connections

More about the RM70

Connectors: 5 BNCs, 26-way high density D-Type, 1 optical input connector and 1 optical output connector

Frame slots used: 2

Boards in 2U: 6

Boards in 1U: 3

Boards in desk top box: 1

Why use it: 110 ohm AES or analogue audio applications requiring both fibre input and fibre output at the same time

Also used for: SYNNER 310

Real RM70 rear module

RM70 rear module label for TANDEM 310

TANDEM 310 inputs and outputs with RM70 rear module

 

RM74 rear module label and connections

More about the RM74

Connectors: 12 BNCs

Frame slots used: 2

Boards in 2U: 6

Boards in 1U: 3

Boards in desk top box: 1

Why use it: Standard non-fibre applications using 75 ohm AES audio

Also used for: SYNNER 310

Real RM74 rear module

RM74 rear module label for TANDEM 310

TANDEM 310 inputs and outputs with RM74 rear module

 

For more visual technical information, download the TANDEM 310 block diagram.

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

TANDEM 310
3G/HD/SD audio embedder/de-embedder for up to four groups of AES and two groups of analogue audio (allows fitting of up to two audio piggybacks)

Select the appropriate audio piggybacks to fix to the motherboard, depending on whether you're embedding or de-embedding external AES or analogue audio...

3G-AIP2
Analogue audio input piggyback (two stereo pairs or four mono). Select one piggyback for one audio group or two piggybacks for two audio groups
3G-AOP2
Analogue audio output piggyback (two stereo pairs or four mono). Select one piggyback for one audio group or two piggybacks for two audio groups
DIOP4
Digital audio input or output piggyback (four stereo pairs). Select one piggyback for two audio groups or two piggybacks for four audio groups

To get integrated fibre connectivity select one of the following...

FIP
Fibre input option for TANDEM 310 motherboard
FOP
Fibre output option for TANDEM 310 motherboard. For CWDM laser options, contact Crystal Vision
FIO
Fibre input and output option for TANDEM 310 motherboard

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...

RM47
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of TANDEM 310 in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Suitable for 110 ohm AES or analogue audio. Gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input, two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs and all audio inputs or outputs
RM60
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of TANDEM 310 in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Designed for applications using fibre inputs or outputs. Suitable for 110 ohm AES or analogue audio. When using fibre input, allows you to select between one fibre and one electrical 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and gives out one 3Gb/s, HD or SD output and all audio inputs or outputs. When using fibre output, gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input, two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and one on BNC) and all audio inputs or outputs
RM61
Two slot frame rear module. Allows six TANDEM 310 in 2U, three in 1U and one in desk top box. Designed for applications using fibre inputs or outputs. Suitable for 75 ohm AES. When using fibre input, allows you to select between one fibre and one electrical 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and gives out one 3Gb/s, HD or SD output and all audio inputs or outputs. When using fibre output, gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input, two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and one on BNC) and all audio inputs or outputs
RM70
Two slot frame rear module. Allows six TANDEM 310 in 2U, three in 1U and one in desk top box. Designed for applications using both fibre inputs and outputs. Suitable for 110 ohm AES or analogue audio. When using fibre input, allows you to select between one fibre and one electrical 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and gives out one 3Gb/s, HD or SD output and all audio inputs or outputs. When using fibre output, gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input, two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and one on BNC) and all audio inputs or outputs. When using both fibre input and output, allows you to select between one fibre and one electrical 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and gives out two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and one on BNC) and all audio inputs or outputs
RM74
Two slot frame rear module. Allows six TANDEM 310 in 2U, three in 1U and one in desk top box. (Note that board sits in rear module bottom slot.) Suitable for 75 ohm AES. Gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input, two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs and all audio inputs or outputs

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 TANDEM range of audio embedders/de-embedders include...

  • 4KXL (UK)
  • ABN (Malaysia)
  • Advanced Broadcast Services (UK)
  • Advanced System Integrated Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • A.F.M. Medientechnik (Germany)
  • Al Basrah University (Iraq)
  • Antenna TV (Greece)
  • ANTV (Vietnam)
  • ATG Broadcast (UK)
  • AVC (UK)
  • Barcud Derwen (UK)
  • Bath Spa University (UK)
  • BBC (UK)
  • BBC America (USA)
  • BBC Millbank (UK)
  • BBC Moscow (Russia)
  • BBC Northern Ireland (UK)
  • BBC Scotland (UK)
  • BBC Studios and Post Production (UK)
  • BFE Studio (Austria)
  • Bonito TV (Germany)
  • Bowtie TV (UK)
  • BPS UK Ltd. (UK)
  • BRF (Belgium)
  • British Telecom (UK)
  • BSkyB (UK)
  • CAST (UK)
  • Channel 4 (UK)
  • Channel 5 (UK)
  • Channel 10 (Greece)
  • Channel Television (Jersey)
  • Chukyo TV Broadcasting (Japan)
  • Church Conference Centre (Malaysia)
  • City University London (UK)
  • CineHD (UK)
  • Coronation Street/ITV Studios (UK)
  • Crete TV (Greece)
  • CTV (UK)
  • CVP (UK)
  • Czech TV (Czech Republic)
  • dB Broadcast (UK)
  • Dega Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • Digital Garage (UK)
  • DigiTurk (Turkey)
  • DirecTV (USA)
  • Diversified Systems (USA)
  • Doordarshan Kendra (India)
  • DRAC Broadcast Services, S. L. (Spain)
  • Dreamtek (UK)
  • Duna TV (Hungary)
  • E to E (UK)
  • Editworks (UK)
  • EMMRC - Educational Multimedia Research Centre (India)
  • FAL Systems (UK)
  • Fifa Studios (Switzerland)
  • Emmerdale/ITV Studios (UK)
  • ENGs – Electronic News Gathering Services (Greece)
  • EPIC (UK)
  • ERT (Greece)
  • ESPN Star Sports/Fox Sports (Singapore)
  • FAL Systems (UK)
  • FB TV (Turkey)
  • Fedex TV (USA)
  • Flash TV (Greece)
  • Fountain Studios (UK)
  • Gearhouse Broadcast (UK)
  • Gee Broadcast (UK)
  • Gems TV (India)
  • Genesis House Studios (South Africa)
  • Gestmusic (Spain)
  • Giga-Com (UK)
  • GMTV (UK)
  • Gunk TV (Belgium)
  • Habertürk TV (Turkey)
  • Hangzhou Justtong Network Technology (China)
  • Hangzhou TV (China)
  • Hanoi TV (Vietnam)
  • HB Communications (USA)
  • HD Vietnam (Vietnam)
  • Hollyoaks/Lime Pictures (UK)
  • Houses of Parliament (UK)
  • Ideal Shopping Direct (UK)
  • INA TV (Greece)
  • Input Media (UK)
  • International Criminal Court (Netherlands)
  • Interspot (Austria)
  • IPE (UK)
  • ITN (UK)
  • ITV (UK)
  • Jewellery Maker (UK)
  • JVC (Egypt)
  • Kanal 24 (Turkey)
  • Konatus (Turkey)
  • Kriti TV (Greece)
  • KT - Korean Telecom Media (South Korea)
  • Kydon TV (Greece)
  • MAD TV (Greece)
  • Megahertz Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • MEGA TV (Cyprus)
  • Ment TV (Belgium)
  • Modern Media Systems (Saudi Arabia)
  • Mohegan Sun (USA)
  • Molinare (UK)
  • MTV (Greece)
  • MTV (Hungary)
  • MTV+ (Greece)
  • MTVA (Hungary)
  • News 24 (Albania)
  • Nine Network (Australia)
  • Ntl Pro, LLC (USA)
  • Orange Telecom (Poland)
  • ORF (Austria)
  • ORS (Austria)
  • ORT TV (Greece)
  • Pinellas County Communications (USA)
  • Pinewood Studios (UK)
  • PLD Production (Greece)
  • Plus Productions (Greece)
  • Polish National Film & TV School (Poland)
  • Portland TV (UK)
  • PrimeTel (Cyprus)
  • Prolink Television Facilities (UK)
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media (Germany)
  • Radio Televisyen Malaysia (Malaysia)
  • RAI (Italy)
  • Red Bee Media (UK)
  • Revelation TV (UK)
  • Riyadh TV (Saudi Arabia)
  • Royal College of Music (UK)
  • RTC Télé Liège (Belgium)
  • RTP (Portugal)
  • RTV Slovenija (Slovenia)
  • RTVS (Slovakia)
  • Russia Today – London Bureau (UK)
  • S4C (UK)
  • Sat-Comm (UK)
  • Savvakis-Karipiadis (Greece)
  • Scottish Parliament (UK)
  • Services Sound & Vision Corporation / BFBS (UK)
  • Show TV (Turkey)
  • Siemens (UK)
  • SIS Live (UK)
  • SKAI TV (Greece)
  • Skynet Solutions SRL (Italy)
  • Sony (Italy)
  • Stefi Productions (Greece)
  • Studios A/S (Denmark)
  • StudioTech (Poland)
  • STV (Spain)
  • STV (UK)
  • Supersonic TV (Albania)
  • Survision Satelite (Spain)
  • Swedish Space Corporation (Sweden)
  • TBS (Taiwan)
  • Telefonica O2 (Czech Republic)
  • Telegenic (UK)
  • Telemedia (South Africa)
  • TeleSambre (Belgium)
  • TeleStudio Modena (Italy)
  • Teletech (Japan)
  • Teltechco (Vietnam)
  • Televideo (UK)
  • Thameside (UK)
  • The First Baptist Church of Panama City (USA)
  • The Greek Research and Technology Network (Greece)
  • The Hospital Club (UK)
  • The Jewellery Channel (UK)
  • The London Studios (UK)
  • The Military Broadcasting Centre (Vietnam)
  • The Moving Picture Company (UK)
  • The One Show (UK)
  • TNS Media (UK)
  • TRT (Turkey)
  • TSL (UK)
  • Türkmeneli Televizyonu (Turkey)
  • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. [Network Operations Division] (USA)
  • Turner Studios (USA)
  • TV 2 (Denmark)
  • TV3 (Malaysia)
  • TV 360 (Turkey)
  • TV18 (India)
  • TV AlHijrah (Malaysia)
  • TV Globo (Brazil)
  • TV Lux (Luxemburg)
  • TVNZ (New Zealand)
  • TVP (Poland)
  • TV Skyline (Germany)
  • TV SYD (Denmark)
  • Universal Media Services (USA)
  • University of Central Florida (USA)
  • University of Lincoln (UK)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (USA)
  • University of York (UK)
  • USTV (Taiwan)
  • Vinh Puhc TV (Vietnam)
  • Videocation (Germany)
  • Videowork Srl (Italy)
  • Visionmed (UK)
  • VIVA TV (Hungary)
  • VSC Design (UK)
  • VTC (Vietnam)
  • VTV5 (Vietnam)
  • Vysoká škola Danubius (Slovakia)
  • Westminster Live (UK)
  • WGGB-TV (USA)
  • William Hill (UK)
  • WJHG-TV (USA)
  • WMBB-TV (USA)
  • WTS Broadcast (UK)
  • WXXV-TV (USA)
  • Yugra TV (Russia)
  • Zvezda TV (Russia)

Video demo

Discover how to get the most from TANDEM 310 by watching the ten minute video demo...

 

 

 

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Audio embedding

From the Indigo frame system...

  • TANDEM 320 3G/HD/SD dual channel AES/analogue audio embedder/de-embedder

From the Vision frame system...

  • TANDEM10-VF 3G/HD/SD AES/analogue audio embedder/de-embedder

Not sure which product is best for your application? Have a look at our audio embedders comparison chart to help you make a decision...